Camping Trip – equipment list

Gear

Basics (general equipment):

  • Tent
  • Tarp
  • Hammer (or find a rock to hammer the pegs in with!)
  • Rope (clothes line + a million other things)
  • Esky (+ ice helps)
  • Insect repellant
  • Matches + newspaper
  • Camping chairs + table
  • Shovel (digging trench around tent / fireplace / a loo)

Basic personal items

  • Sleeping bag + liner
  • Sleeping mat / mattress
  • Sleeping mattress pump (if needed)
  • Pillows
  • Torch
  • Beanie

Cool stuff

  • Hammock
  • Camera (with tripod for shooting at night)
  • Book / Kindle
  • Desk of cards

Personal – clothes / toiletries:

  • General clothing for the daytime (both wet / cold / sunny / hot)
  • Shoes (walking/hiking)
  • Thongs (for beach / communal showers)
  • PJ’s
  • Raincoat
  • Hats / sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
    • Toothbrush / toothpaste / floss
    • Soap
    • Towel
    • Face washer
    • Wet-wipes

Food

Find out what meals you’re looking to put together before rushing out and buying everything under the sun… Get the ingredients for those, plus some snack food & fruit as well is a good one.

Remember you probably won’t have a fridge to put stuff like milk in so only pack what you can fit in an esky! Also – you don’t have a dishwasher to shove the dishes in, so the less mess to clean up after – the better!

Meal Ideas for camping

General necessities:

  • Plates / bowls / cutlery / cups
  • Foil
  • Butter / oil
  • Can opener
  • Bread (sandwiches / toast + nutella / jam)
  • Tongs
  • Bucket (for doing the washing up in)
  • Washing detergent & sponge / brush
  • Garbage bags
  • Salt / Pepper
  • Trangia & gas bottle if no fires are allowed
  • Frying pan
Pet / Dog things (if you’re bringing one!)
  • Dog bed & blanket
  • Water (at least a liter a day)
  • Food (2 meals a day)
  • Coat

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