Whether you’re pitching the tent for a family camping trip in the countryside, pulling on your wellies for a festival with friends, or simply heading out on your solo adventure; there are some outdoor necessities you don’t want to forget when camping. So, while you’re packing why not use this handy camping checklist to make sure you have everything you need.
If you’re planning on having any sleep, a tent is a must (obviously!). Whether it’s a single or an 8-man tent, you’d be missing the whole point of camping without one!
Spare Tent Pegs
You have your tent but keeping it in place is essential. So spare tent pegs are always a good idea, in case one or two get lost or broken.
Make things a little easier when you’re putting up your tent with a mallet to hammer in the tent pegs and keep it secure – it’s a must when you’re pitching up on harder ground!
It’s likely to get pretty cold outdoors at night so a sleeping bag is on our camping checklist of must-haves. Extra blankets are a good idea to have on a camping checklist for families especially, to make sure everyone stays warm.
Sleeping Mat & Pillows
Perhaps not an essential, but it’s always nice to have a little extra comfort especially when sleeping outdoors.
Again, maybe not entirely essential but when you’re back from a day of adventure, a camping chair is nice to have to put your feet up around the campfire.
A torch is a trusty tool to battle the dark evenings. You might even want to bring a camping lamp or lantern to keep around your tent.
If a camping site has toilets, you can’t always rely on them having toilet roll, or those toilets being close enough to you when you wake up during the night. Toilet roll is also on our camping checklists for festivals; unless you’re glamping you’ll need it for the Portaloos, and even if you are it’s good to have to wipe away any extra glitter!
Staying hydrated is always important, and even more so when you’re not near any amenities and you’re outdoors adventuring all day.