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What you need this Camping Season

campsite sleeping gear

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.


Campsite and Sleeping Gear

what you need to go camping

Camping Tent

Choosing the right tent will largely depend on the type of trip you’re thinking of taking. Going with the family will require a much different equipment than a solo backpacking trip. Here are our selection for:

Family tents

High Peak Tessin 4 - The Tessin 4.0 offers space for 3 – 4 persons with camping gear. Ideal for first time family campers or comfortable weekend camping.


High Peak Nevada 5 - The Nevada 5.0 offers space for 4-5 persons. Quick and easy to pitch ideal for weekend camping.


Vango Beta 450XL - The popular Beta 450XL 4-man tent is a 3-pole tunnel tent that offers generous sleeping space, combined with a large, functional porch area for storing your camping essentials. The Beta is ideal for slightly longer trips and will also appeal to campers seeking a more spacious and comfortable weekend tent.


Backpacking tents

High Peak Nevada 2 - This easy to pitch tent is perfect for a weekend camping trip for 2 people.


High Peak Sparrow - This is a great tent for trekking - backpacking and for active campers looking for light functional gear with small pack size. Can accommodate up to 2 people.


Essential Camping Gear

    - Sleeping bag(s)

    - Camping mats

    - Camping pillow

    - Camping chairs

    - Lanterns

    - Headlamps


    Optional Camping Gear

      - Repair kit for your Airbed

      - Airbed

      - Air pump

      - Storage unit

      - Camping chairs and folding table


      Camp Kitchen Gear

      campsite essential kitchen gear

      Cookware and Utensils

        - Stove with fuel supply

        - Pots and pans with lids

        - Potholder and oven gloves

        - Cooking utensils (spatula, tongs, serving spoons)

        - Silverware (knives, forks, spoons)


        Food Prep and dish-washing supplies

          - Matches or a lighter

          - Fire starters or newspaper

          - Cooking oil

          - Food

          - Drinks

          - Aluminium foil

          - Bin bags

          - Scrubbing sponge

          - Eco washing up liquid

          - Tupperware

          - Thermos flask

          - Tea towels


          Optional Kitchen Gear

            - Kettle

            - Tin opener / Bottle opener / corkscrew

            - Mixing bowl and colander

            - Jug

            - Barbecue and charcoal

            - Cool box and freeze blocks

            - Water storage container

            - Water purification tablets

            - Plastic crockery and cutlery


            Camping clothing and Personal items

            what to wear for camping

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            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.



            - 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.