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Camping Checklist

Planning a camping trip this summer? Whether you are setting up camp for a weekend in a park campsite or roughing it in the bush, here are necessities you’ll need to bring along:

Basic equipment

  • Tent and groundsheet
  • Tarpaulin (to hang over a picnic table so you can stay dry in case it rains).

Kitchen Stuff

  • Cooking stove and fuel
  • Eating and cooking utensils (crockery, cutlery, kettle, cooking pots and pan)
  • Cooler Box (if it’s not wildlife-proof make sure you store it carefully at night or anytime you are not at your campsite)
  • Waterproof matches/ lighter
  • Can opener
  • Drinking/ cooking water

Night Time

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillows (optional)
  • Roll mat or air mattress
  • Several Torches with extra batteries

Cleaning Up

  • Biodegradable washing up liquid and a washing up bowl
  • Small broom and dust pan
  • Aluminum foil (great for cooking on the camp fire and wrapping up leftovers)
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Bin bags
  • Rope (to make a clothesline) and clothes pegs

Personal Equipment

  • Clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun cream
  • Biodegradable shampoo & soap
  • First Aid Kit