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Family Camping checklist

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Checklist for a Family Camping Trip

There’s nothing worse than arriving at a campsite and discovering you’ve forgotten to bring an essential piece of kit. 

Follow this list and you should be fine. Ideally you could have many of the items packed away in a large plastic box, ready to be loaded into the car.

Print the list off and keep it to hand every time you head off on a camping trip, and make any additions of your own.

ESSENTIALS
  • Family tent
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Pillows
  • Airbeds/sleeping matsEssential camping gear for family camp
  • Pump
  • Lantern
  • Washing line
  • Torch
  • Spare batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Bottle opener and corkscrew
  • Washing-up liquid and scourer
  • Carrier for dirty dishes
  • Fire extinguisher/fire bucket
  • Tea towel
  • Matches
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Bin bags or carrier bags
  • Water carrier
  • Mini toolbox
  • Penknife

FURNITURE
  • Table
  • Kitchen unit
  • Folding camping chairs
  • Storage cupboards

COOKING
  • Double gas stove and gas bottle
  • Pots and pans
  • Kettle
  • Plates, bowls, cups
  • Cutlery
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board
  • Plastic glasses
  • Tin opener
  • Barbecue and tools
  • Coolbox
  • Kitchen roll
  • Coffee,tea,sugar

PERSONAL
  • Wash bag
  • Toilet paper
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap/shampoo/shower gel
  • Towels
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun screen and after sun

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
  • Electrical hook-up lead
  • Kids’ games
  • Camera/camcorder
  • iPod and speakers
  • Solar charger
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