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Camping Checklist

Camping checklist to help make your camping trip perfect!

Camping is one of the best ways to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and get back to nature. Nothing quite like sleeping under the stars, listening to the sounds, and waking up to the smell of fresh air.

Disconnect from technology, spend quality time with loved ones and make unforgettable memories.

But before you head out into the wilderness, it’s important to ensure you have everything you need to make your camping trip successful. That’s why we’ve put together a fun and helpful camping checklist to ensure you’re fully prepared for your outdoor adventure.

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What is Camping?

Camping is an outdoor activity where people spend time in nature and stay overnight in tents, caravans, RVs or other types of temporary shelters.

It often involves additional activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, and campfire gatherings and BBQs.

Planning a Camping Trip

Looking forward to an exciting and adventurous experience that can be enjoyed with family and friends. However, there’s nothing more frustrating than realising you’ve forgotten something essential to camping.

That’s why having a comprehensive camping checklist can be a lifesaver. Following a camping checklist can ensure that you have everything you need to be packed for the perfect trip.

Whether you’re an experienced camper or a first-timer, a camping checklist is a must-have to help you remember all the essentials. It takes away the stress of packing, allowing you to focus on the excitement of the trip ahead.

Camping Checklist

Packing for your camping adventure

Tent, guy ropes and tent pegs. Don’t forget a Mallet to hammer your tent pegs in with. Groundsheet, carpet

Emergency Repairs: Tent repair kit, gaffa tape, paracord, cable ties

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags for sleeping in.

Think about what type of sleeping bag you need depending on temperature and season.

Camping Pillow, Spare blankets

Camp Bed

Its important to be comfortable and cosy for the night. There are a number of options:

Folding Camp Bed: With legs to lift you above the ground

Blow up Beds: Remove a pump whether hand or 12v electric pump. Repair kit for air bed

Hiking/ Backpacking: Sleeping Mat / Roll mat – Self Inflating Mat


Torches and flashlights you can never have too many. Think about evening lighting in the tent.

Head torch to easily walk around in the evening

Spare batteries, portable charger for tech and charging cables for rechargeable torches.

Camping Furniture

Camping Chairs so you can relax in the sun in comfort.

Camping tables, camping stools,

Camp Stove

Camp Stove – Gas stove for cooking on and boiling a kettle

BBQ – Portable BBQ, Gas BBQ

Matches, lighter, spare gas, firelighters, Charcoal

First Aid Kit

Basic First Aid Kit – Plasters, Antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, gauze pads, tweezers, scissors and safety pins.

Medicine: Personal Medications, Painkillers, antihistamine, Suntan Lotion, Bug Repellant and After Bite

Fire extinguisher/Blanket

Kitchen Equipment

Crockery: Plates/ bowls, Cutlery, Mugs/cups, cutlery, Glasses

Cooking: Pots, pans frying pans, kettle, tin opener, bottle opener, vegetable peeler, cooking utensils, chopping board

Water carrier, Coolbox, Washing Up Bowl,

Tea towels, kitchen roll, tin foil, bin bags, Dish cloths and sponges

Camping Adventure

A well-planned camping trip can be an unforgettable adventure, filled with new experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

Preparing in advance, you can rest easy knowing that you have everything you need for a successful trip. So pack up your gear, grab your friends and family, and head out into the great outdoors for a camping trip you’ll never forget!

Other Useful Checklists

If you are planning on doing your Duke of Edinburgh award we have a DofE Checklist if you are planning to camp at a festival this summer we have a Festival Essentials Checklist and a Glastonbury Festival Checklist

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