What you need this Camping Season

As soon as the weather brightens up (as much as it can in the UK) you can guarantee us Brits will be breaking out the camping gear. So why not get a head start? Make sure you have everything you need with this guide.

 

 

Whether you are a new or experienced camper, putting together a camping kit list will help make your trip as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. When putting together your camping list it is important to take into consideration where you are going, what you will be doing, when you are going and how long for.

 

 

Packing whatever you can before-hand helps ensure you are not rushing on the day and you won’t forget anything. For example, you can pre-pack your camping kitchen items and any furniture.

 

 

Some kitchen essentials may include:

Stove with fuel supply
Pots and pans with lids
Potholder and oven gloves
Cooking utensils
Water storage container
Water purification tablets
Kettle
Jug
Tin opener / Bottle opener / corkscrew
Plastic crockery and cutlery
Mixing bowl and colander
Cool box and freeze blocks
Matches or a lighter
Barbecue and charcoal
Fire starters or newspaper
Cooking oil
Thermos flask
Aluminium foil
Bin bags
Tea towels
Scrubbing sponge
Eco washing up liquid
Tupperware
Food
Drinks

 

Furniture:

Sleeping bags
Pillows
Spare blankets
Airbed
Air pump
Repair kit for your Airbed
Camping chairs and folding table
Storage unit

 

Clothing is something that needs considering. Prioritising will be key and you will need to think about how often you are prepared to wash. You will also need to think of any personal items and sanitary products you wish to bring.

 

Clothing:

Waterproofs
Spare trousers
Warm fleece or jumper
Walking boots
Several pairs of warm socks
Flip flops (for the showers)
Wellies
Sufficient underwear
Shorts
T-shirts
Long-sleeved shirts
Hat (for protection from the sun or cold)
Scarf and gloves
Sunglasses
Sleepwear
Swimming costumes
Beach towels
Dirty laundry bag

 

Personal items:

Toothpaste and brushes
Shower gel or soap
Shampoo and conditioner
Hand sanitiser
Lip balm
Towels
Deodorant
Hairbrush or comb
Hair ties and/or clips
Feminine hygiene products
Toilet paper
Tissues
Wet wipes
Camping shower
Medication
Sunscreen and after-sun
Insect repellent
Bite and sting cream
Contact lenses and solution
Cosmetics
Small mirror
Hanging toiletries bag

 

From here, you can look at how much space you have and add any extras you wish to bring including any electronics and chargers.

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