Tip & How-To about Camping, Backpacking & Hiking
If you are new to the camping experience or travelling with your kids for the first time, it's essential that you use a good checklist for packing so that you don't forget anything essential.
No one wants to go camping with half their house packed into the car, but if you forget the important stuff - like a tent, you're not going to have a good holiday.
Obviously what you take will depend on how long you are going for, if you are really roughing it in remote areas or using an official campsite and whether you are hiking, with kids or just heading off with your mates, but here's a basic guide for everyone:
Tent Ground Cloth Hammer, poles etc for putting tent up Sleeping bag/ sleeping mat/ air mattress Stove with fuel Matches Bar b q/ coals/ lighters etc Food (don't forget breakfast) Bowls / plates / cutlery / cups Pans for cooking Fold-up table Bin bags Portable toilet/ waste bags Camping towels Deodorants Camping soap/shampoo etc Toothbrush/ toothpaste Medications Maps First aid kit There are many more items you could take with you if you have the space but the above list gives you some of the basics that you can't be without.
Good Luck and enjoy your camping trip - it's great fun.
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