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Camping Checklist – What to Take Camping

Having just returned from a weekend camping at VW Festival I thought that I would make a checklist for myself of the camping gear for next time we’re heading somewhere, and you might find it useful too.

Last updated 2nd September 2013 .. as the list will keep on growing 🙂
Edited May 2015 now that we have a Puck

Equipment

Sat Nav
Puck
Wind breaks
Mallet
Picnic Rug & blanket
Chairs
Flag pole & flag
Sleeping bags & pillows
Camping lantern
Duct tape
Bungee cords
Torches
Matches
Pebble chargers
USB charging cables (lightning & micro usb)
Big battery charger for campervan
Umbrella

Cooking

Fold away table
Gas stove & gas
Grill plate
Pan set (in puck)
2 x 10 litre and 1 x 5 litre water carriers
Plates & cups & cutlery (in puck)
Kettle (in puck)
BBQ
Fire logs
Charcoal & lighter gel
Marshmallow skewers (in puck)
Washing up bowl (in puck)
Washing up liquid (in puck)
Sponge & teatowel (in puck)
Kitchen roll

Keeping Clean

Antiseptic wipes
Antiseptic hand gel
Bin bags
Portaloo & loo tent, chemicals
Toilet roll
Tissues
Baby wipes
Shampoo
Toothbrush & toothpaste
Towel
Deodorant
Lipsil
Chewing gum
Insect repellent
1st Aid kit (in puck)
Sun Cream

Food

Ice packs
Cool boxes
Tea / Coffee / Sugar (in puck)
UHT milk
Lager / Pop / Water
Bread buns
Butter
Bacon / Sausages / Eggs
Burgers
Steak
Cheese slices
Tomato sauce
Sandwich stuff
Snacks, crisps, sweets
Baked beans
Cooking oil
Cup a soup
Marshmallows
Chocolate

For the dogs

Travel crates
Dog food
Poo bags & Dicky bag
Treats & Treat bag
Food and water bowl
Peg out stake and leads
Towels and mat
Chew toys

I think that’s it (apart from clothes to suit the weather) but at least now I won’t lose my list and I can add to it overtime. Good job we have the campervan to store all of this lot in!

Happy Camping!

4 Comments

  • Joff

    Don’t forget to check you have tent pegs too! 🙂

  • Elaine

    Interesting – not that I’ll EVER go camping, but Oll’s off to Leeds Fest on Wednesday, so wondering why the duct tape and chewing gum?

  • Becky

    Hi Elaine, he’ll no doubt have a great time at Leeds Fest. Duct tape one of the essentials for fixing lots of things, we used ours that we just had in the van a few times from fixing gazebos to using to stick up a kids basketball net. Chewing gum is a good substitute to brushing teeth 🙂

  • Ben

    Map of where you are camping – don’t rely on GPS/phone signal to bail you out when you get lost.