Camp trip essentials

Camp trip essentials to make your staycation adventure a blast

Published by Anne B (July 16, 2020)

Many of us are longing for a vacation this year,  but are looking for safer travel options. With the ability to use your own equipment, less virus transmission outdoors and the fun of the camp trip adventure, a camping trip could be an excellent choice for many families  Sleeping under the stars, in an idyllic setting, telling ghost stories around the campfire while eating smores are memories to treasure.  If you haven’t camped in a while and are unsure what camp trip essentials to take, read on as we list all you need to make your staycation adventure a blast.

Camp trip equipment basics

  • Tent with poles, stakes and ground sheets
  • Mallet
  • Sleeping bag for each person
  • Mat/inflatable mattress for each camper
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Chairs
  • Flashlights (with extra batteries)

Camp trip cooking essentials

  • Stove
  • Camping gas/fuel
  • Matches
  • Cooking equipment and utensils
  • Chopping board
  • Coffee pot
  • Corkscrew
  • Toasting forks (for marshmallows etc)
  • Trash bags
  • Foil and plastic bags
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Water bottles
  • Plates, bowls, silverware
  • Mugs
  • Dishwashing essentials including soap
  • Paper towels

Clothing and personal needs checklist

  • Clothing depending on the season
  • Warm layers
  • Sleepwear
  • Rain gear
  • Swimwear
  • Shoes for hiking and around camp
  • Hats
  • Face masks
  • Toiletries including hand soap and hand sanitizer
  • Bath towels/beach towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • First-aid kit and medication

Miscellaneous checklist

  • Phone/Camera
  • Dog food, food and water bowls, harness and leash, and waste collection bags
  • Dog first-aid kit
  • Tick removal tool
  • Maps
  • Bikes
  • Toys/games/sports equipment

Camping equipment for your car

Is your car properly accessorised to be able to comfortably and securely transport all your camping equipment? Installing a vehicle-specific barrier allows you to really make the most of every square inch of your trunk space.  A Travall Guard means you can stack the trunk to the roof and all of your camping equipment will stay securely positioned in the boot away from passengers. For some people it also makes sense to install a vehicle-specific trunk divider. Travall offers a divider that works exclusively with its Travall Guard. This allows you to pack camping gear on one side while your dog sits comfortably on the other side.  Take a look at what’s available for your car!

Anne B

Anne is a digital marketer who enjoys writing to help people navigate life more comfortably. In addition to her day job, she is mom to 2 amazing boys and loves to travel and hike with her family (spaniel included). Anne tries to experience the best of life’s journey – why not join her?

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