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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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