Camping essentials checklist
All the camping gear and equipment you need for when adventure comes calling.
The essential home-from-home items that you can't go camping without.
- Sit in comfort under the stars with a camping chair.
- Keep your essentials close-to-hand with a camping rucksack.
Kit out your camp
Less camping... more glamping. These items had extra convenience to your camping trip.
- A foldable, lightweight camping table gives you somewhere to put your food, drink and any portable appliances.
- A soft and comfortable tent carpet gives your home-from-home an added touch of luxury.
- Keep your tent organised with a foldable storage unit. Ideal for bigger tents with lots of campers.
- A windbreak can help fight off nasty gusts, especially on open campsites.
Cooking and dining
Think camping means you must be without your kitchen comforts? Think again! Here’s all you need to eat al-fresco in the countryside.
- Bring some portable cutlery to cook and eat your meals with. We have a range of cooking utensils and equipment that are designed specifically for camping.
- Remember to bring a bottle opener and can opener.
- Keep your food and drink chilled with a large cool box.
Have you thought about...
These items are the ‘would have made life so much easier’ types.
- A two-way radio is a handy way to communicate without needing phone signal.
- A basic mobile phone can often last for days without needing a charge.
- If you're taking a smartphone, you might benefit from a portable power pack, which can top your battery up without requiring a mains charger.
- Create a party atmosphere with some portable speakers.
How to choose the best tent
Size and shape are the most important factors when choosing a new tent. Think about how many people will be using it and how much room you need.
Tunnel tents are long and spacious, often with different compartments, making them a perfect home-from-home for big groups and families.
Dome tents tend to have just one room, making them ideal for couples and smaller groups. They curve up in the middle and have a sturdy structure.
The main benefit of a pop-up tent is that they require minimal assembly, literally popping up into shape. They’re best for kids and small groups.
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Sleeping bag guide
How to choose the best sleeping bag
The main decisions when choosing a sleeping bag are what type, how thick and what size you need.
Types of sleeping bag
Envelope sleeping bags tend to be more spacious than mummys. They have a zip that goes all the way around, letting you use it as a blanket too.
Mummy sleeping bags are slim in design, keeping you cosily encased. They are usually just for one person and good at retaining heat.
Sleeping bag thickness
Sleeping bag sizes
Kid's camping gear
Whether they’re off on their first adventure…or just having a camp out in the garden, here’s the kit they need to start camping.