Family Camping Kit Checklist

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Ever forgotten to take something on a family camping trip? After putting together a kit list of what things to take camping with my parents, this list of things to take on your next family camping trip will help you.
I have tried to make this an exhaustive list, so don’t feel you have to take everything on your camping trip.

Things to Take Camping

Camping Kit List of Things to Take Camping

– Tent
– Mallet
– Stove
– Fuel for the stove (e.g. gas cylinders)
– Tools for connecting fuel to stove
– Fridge or cool box
– Mains electrical hookup (this should have both an Residual Current Detector trip and Breaker switch)
– Groundsheet for the doorway to the tent
– Groundsheet for inside the tent
– Sleeping bags
– Airbeds or carrymats
– Pump for inflating airbeds
– Table for stove
– Table for preparing food
– Kettle
– Toaster
– Light
– Torches
– Spare batteries for torches
– Foldaway picnic table with seats
– Matches
– Picnic mats or rugs for sitting on and for acting as a carpet in the tent
– Duvets
– Pillows
– Blankets
– Folding chairs
– Windbreak
– Portable TV
– Radio
– Heater
– Chopping Board
– Kitchen Cutlery
– Water Containers
– Plates
– Bowls
– Cutlery
– Cups or Mugs
– Saucepans
– Frying Pan
– Ice blocks for coolbox
– Black permanent marker pen for writing your name on the ice blocks (for when you are refreezing them with everyone elses’)
– Kitchen Roll
– Insulated mugs with lids
– Insect Repellent
– Bin Liners
– Washing up Bowl
– Tea Towel
– Towels
– Washing up Liquid
– Clothes Washing Liquid
– Washing Line
– Pegs for washing
– Soap
– Washing up cloths and scourers
– First Aid Kit
– Travel Games
– Portable DVD Player and DVDs, mains lead
– Wellies
– Mobile phone charger
– Hot Water Bottle
– Flask
– Pop Up rubbish Bin
– Pop Up Storage bins
– Swimming Costumes
– Waterproofs
– Coats
– Beach Toys
– Camera
– Mirror
– Hairdryer
– Clothes

This is an excellent list of what things to take camping, but if you can think of anything that has been missed from this family camping kit list, then email Active Outdoors with your suggestion, or post it on Facebook.

If you want some helpful hints and advice on going camping with your boyfriend or girlfriend, then read our article Camping with your boyfriend or girlfriend.

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