This space is where we talk about tips for camping, bush cooking, fishing and off-road driving however in today’s post, we’re going to give you your very own checklist for when you go camping next time. Every time you feel like you’re forgetting that one thing (as we all do) before you leave, check this post out and tick off all your items! These are basics – if you have little ones, you definitely need to cater for that but these are all foundations of camping items!


  • Reservations booked for camping site/permits for the grounds you’ll be staying on
  • First Aid Kit
  • Batteries
  • Torches
  • Camp fire starters
  • Matches
  • Headlamp
  • Pocketknife
  • Phone
  • Walkie Talkie
  • Chargers
  • Solar panels for electricity if you need to charge phones
  • Camera

Camping Hardware

  • Tents
  • Rain covers
  • Tarp and extras
  • Rope
  • Sleeping bags and extra blankets & pillows

Essential Clothing

  • All necessary undergarments
  • Enough tops and bottoms
  • Warm clothing
  • Socks
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Closed shoes – suitable for hiking/walking
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • A big material bag or laundry bag to put all dirty clothing
  • Thongs

Kitchen Essentials

  • Camp kitchen
  • Camp stove
  • Bowls, cups, plates, forks, spoons (plastic is best)
  • Gas or fuel for the stove
  • Pots and pans
  • Sharp knife with a cover for protection
  • Chopping board
  • Tongs
  • Coffee making devices
  • Water bottles
  • Marshmallow sticks
  • Aluminium foil and glad wrap
  • Plastic bags
  • Tablecloths
  • Hand soap and dish washing soap

Bonfire Essentials

  • Firewood
  • Fire starter
  • Large sticks

Toiletry Essentials

  • Hand sanitiser
  • Baby wipes
  • Moisturiser with SPF
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • Shampoo and conditioner (travel sized is best)
  • Wash cloth and bathing towel
  • Contacts or glasses
  • Medication
  • Sunscreen