6 Items You Need To Take With You On Your Camping Trip

So you’ve recently decided to start your travel adventure and discover the love of camping - but here’s six items you definitely need to ensure your trip is as comfortable and enjoyable as it can be.


Probably the most important thing you’ll need for a successful camping trip - without a tent unless you’re planning to sleep in a caravan or a car (which are a bit more ‘glamping’ than camping), then you’ll want to find a tent that suits your needs. Just you, or even yourself and one other person? Small pop-up tents are probably better for your first time, but if you’re bringing along the family you may want to invest in bigger spaces.

Sleeping Bags

Duvets and your normal bedding linen are probably best left home for your trip. Sleeping bags are great for not only keeping you warm, but helping combat different elements you may come into contact with while you’re enjoying nature’s best offerings. Most sleeping bags tend to pack a punch when it comes to staying warm, and are essential for a cosy night’s sleep.

Lanterns / Lighting

You’re probably going to want to invest in some solar-powered lighting to keep the inside of your tent well-lit while you’re camping. If not solar-powered, ensure you take enough batteries to keep your lanterns or torches on for as long as you may need. Nothing worse than trying to find something inside your tent in the pitch black of night, trust us.

Camping Chairs / Table

If you’re camping in a location that has beautiful weather, then you don’t want to stay inside your tent for the duration of your stay. Bring along some easy to carry, fold-able chairs so that you can sit elevated from the ground. The comfier the better, and if you can manage it, try and even bring along a table so that you can sit around, play card games or even eat from the comfort of your own spot.

Sleeping Pads / Airbeds

Sleeping on the ground can be pretty uncomfortable, so you might want to invest in some sleeping pads to go underneath you while you sleep. Either this, or an airbed (depending on the size of your tent) could be the one essential item you bring that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated on your camping holiday. After all, no-one likes facing a full day of activities with a sore back and zero sleep beforehand.

Cooking Grill

Now this obviously depends on how you’re choosing to camp and where you’re staying, but if your spot is somewhere where your eating-out choices are limited, you’ll probably want either a portable stove or a cooking grill. Better yet, if you’re only staying for a few days, you could even get yourself an instant BBQ. Just make sure you don’t forget all the utensils you may need to make this easier - no-one likes eating warmed up soup with a fork.

Each person’s camping experience is their own, so if you need to bring other items to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible - then do so! Don’t forget, it’s meant to be fun - so get putting together your own checklist, find a lovely spot and enjoy your new adventure!

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