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A Guide of Essential Camp Equipment

A

  • Activities: Bring plenty of games and activities for the kids to play in the car or during downtime. Bring things like travel connect 4, travel chess/backgammon, cards, UNO or Guess Who

B

  • Backpack: When hiking, the last thing you want is to lug around a heavy bag all day. Choosing a lightweight hiking bag to maintain the weight of bottled water, snacks & basic first day can be a real weight off.
  • Beanie: If temps are low, beanies can be a good way to keep warm, especially during fire bans.
  • Boots: When out walking through bush and forests, or even many camp-sites, you want to know you’ve got a good pair of shoes to keep both you and the kids safe from snakes.
  • Bottled Water.
  • Bread: On that first night, it can be hard to muster the energy to cook a long meal after driving all day and setting up your camp-site, bread can be a good way to fill out a meal or make something for the kids to snack on.

C

  • Camera
  • Camp Chairs: Not all sites will have a designated picnic area, or maybe there just isn’t any tables available. Bring chairs to make the whole family is comfortable through the length of your holiday.
  • Containers to store food and leftovers in.
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cups & Mugs
  • Cutting Boards

F

  • Fire Lighters: For sites that will permit campfires, it can be real tricky to get a fire going. Fire lighters can be purchased from most camp and grocery stores.
  • First-Aid Kit: In a new place, you never know what you’ll encounter, especially with kids. So its best to always make sure you’ve got a first-aid kit handy. Keep a fully-stocked kit in your camper and a basic kit in your hiking bag.
  • Fishing Gear (rods, reels, hooks, sinkers, etc)
  • Flashlight

G

  • Gas: Gas bottles for stoves can be purchased from Bunnings either full or empty, and most service stations will have a swap and go option. But if you don’t have a swap-and-go bottle, you can get your gas bottles refilled at an affordable price (varies on bottle size) at TentWorld.
  • Gloves
  • Glow Sticks: Keep the kids entertained, or for young children who may be wary of sleeping away from home, use glow sticks to put them at ease.

H – Hand Soap/Sanitiser

I – Insect Repellent

M

  • Maps & Local Guides
  • Matches/BBQ Lighter
  • Milk

N

  • Non-Perishables

P

  • Pocket Knife
  • Pots & Pans

R

  • Radio
  • Rain Coats & Ponchos

S

  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sleeping Mats/Cots & Bags: if your camper or caravan doesn’t have quite enough beds, or maybe your teenagers want some space from younger siblings, camp cots or sleep mats can take the edge off the hard ground overnight.
  • Snacks & Energy Bars
  • Sunscreen

T

  • Tables
  • Tarp/Gazebo/Annexe
  • Tea/Coffee & Sugar
  • Thick Socks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels

U – Utensils

To download our camping checklist, follow the link Camping Checklist

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