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How to Pack for a Camping Trip

How to Pack for a Camping Trip

Camping is one of the world's most popular past-times for a reason. It's an affordable way to holiday, especially for families, and allows you to truly reconnect and get in touch with nature.

If you're a new camper, we've got you covered with our camping checklist. Here are the essentials you will need before you set off on your adventure.

The Basics

  • Tent (make sure you know how to put it up)
  • Sleeping bag(s)
  • Air Mattress(es)
  • Sleeping Pillow(s)
  • Flashlights and headlamps
  • Lanterns
  • Mosquito Net
  • Blankets

If you are planning on staying for more then a night or two, you also may wish to consider bringing along some cooking supplies.

  • Pots, pans and other utensils
  • Plates
  • Cooking or Spray Oil
  • Big old knife
  • Cutting board
  • Table and chairs
  • Kettle and mugs
  • Portable Stove or Portable BBQ
  • Gas
  • Firewood/waterproof lighter

If you want to keep the dingoes and other random wildlife that our beautiful country has to offer away from your site, you best clean up after each meal.

  • Portable sink or dishpan
  • Dish soap and washcloth
  • Esky and/or packing containers to secure your leftovers

Speaking of cleaning, you may also want to keep yourself as clean as your dishes. In which case, you should bring along a towel and the QUECHUA Pressure-Balanced Solar Shower.

Other noteworthy mentionables

  • Shovel
  • Toilet paper
  • First aid kit
  • Ear plugs (incase them nighttime critters are too loud)
  • Tinned food (as a just in case)
  • Extra batteries
  • Lots of water
  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste
  • Sunscreen

Camping is an excellent way to reconnect with nature and enhance your sense of adventure but failure to bring the correct supplies with you can turn what would have been an amazing trip, into a bad memory.

So be sure to take the right supplies for the location. Always bring plenty of water, food and a first aid kit with you. And always let someone know where you are going and your intended day back home - especially if you're a solo camper.


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