With the school (summer) holidays now upon us, it is that time of year we’ve all be waiting for, the family holiday. This year, as with the previous few, has seen a massive decrease in foreign holiday bookings, meaning that more and more people are staying in the UK for their family holidays. However, as with all things camping holidays take a lot of preparation – you’ve already found a camp site and booked your pitch… you’ve planned what attractions and walks you may do together… it’s now time to pack up and get on the road.
From experience we all know what it is like to get a few miles down the road or even to be at the camp site only to notice that you have forgotten some vital piece of kit. To ensure you never have this problem again CheapTents has drawn up a checklist of equipment and supplies, essential to all families going camping this summer.
Where You Sleep
- Tent(s) – including pegs, ground sheet & mallet.
Check our guide to choosing a perfect family tent.
- Sleeping Bags
- Roll Matt or Air Bed (with pump)
- Blankets, Sheets & Pillows should be considered
The Basics Camping Equipment
- First Aid Kit
- Torches & Lamps
- Fold-Up Chairs
- Matches & Lighter – take both
- Multi-use Tool / Handy Knife
- Spare Rope
- Map / GPS
Camp site Cooking
- Camp Stove & Fuel
- Cooler / Cold Box
- Pots, Pans, Cooking Utensils, Plates, Cutlery & Glasses (plastic is best)
- Tin Opener & Sharp Knife
- Thermos Flask(s)
- Bin Bags
- Washing Up Bowl & Liquid (plus cloth/sponge)
- Food & Drink Supplies
Personal Care / Camping Hygiene
- Soap & Shampoo
- Toothbrush & Toothpaste
- Toilet Roll
- Antiseptic Wipes
- Any medications
- Waterproof Clothing – Jackets, Trousers etc.
- Walking/Hiking Shoes & Boots
- Summers & Winter Hats (plus gloves)
- Normal Clothes (of course)
- Beach Wear (also stops embarrassing shower moments)
Miscellaneous Camping Gear
- Mobile Phone (plus solar charger)
- Spare Batteries
- Toys & Games
- Pen and Paper
- Safety Pins & Sewing Kit
- Duct Tape
- Cash (there is never a cash point when you need one)
- Midge Repellent
- Sun tan lotion
- Travel Clock
So, if you and your family are going camping this summer don’t forget a thing. Use our checklist and have a fantastic holiday.
Tell Us about your camping holidays
Have you been camping this year? let us know about it, where you went, what you did, would you recommend it etc … To tell us about your camping adventure simply leave a comment below.