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The Ultimate Backpacking Checklist for the Perfect Camper

Camping is an activity enjoyed by many of us, regardless of age, gender or location. It's a unique time to enjoy the simple things in life.

While camping can be a peaceful time to share, the experience can also go wrong if you leave badly equipped.

It is therefore essential to think about all the things you will need to live your experience to the fullest.

We have therefore prepared a (long) list of useful camping accessories. Of course, not all of them are indispensable for a successful expedition, but they can be useful in complex situations.

If you are looking on how to pack your camping backpack, we have crafted a dedicated post here


The 10 essentials to go camping

  • Tent with mallet and sardines
  • Waterproof floor mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Packing cubes
  • Lightweight towel
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Swiss knife (with a screwdriver, saw and scissors)
  • First aid kit
  • Garbage bags

 

Camping equipment for the tent 

  • Tent with mallet and sardines
  • Spare tent canvas
  • Mosquito net
  • Scraper for digging a gutter around the tent in case of rain
  • Waterproofing spray
  • Tent repair kit
  • Hanging lamp
  • Electric torch or headlamp
  • Windscreen
  • Padlock

 

Camping equipment for cooking and eating

Cooking equipment 

  • Gas stove
  • Gas cartridge for a stove
  • Barbecue, charcoal
  • Stackable cookware set
  • Kettle
  • Hermetically sealed food cans
  • Sharpening stone
  • Blue cooler and ice packs
  • Aluminium foil
  • Can opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Lighter or matches
  • Thermos
  • Coffee maker for a stove
  • Cutting board
  • Pair of scissors
  • Kitchen knife
  • Bottle opener
  • Stove
  • Jerrican or water bladder
  • Aluminium foil
  • Thrifty knife
  • Strainer

 

Staple foods

  • Salt / Pepper / Herbs / Spices
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Tea and coffee
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa powder
  • Milk
  • Pasta and rice
  • Canned food
  • Mustard
  • Dried biscuits
  • Rusks / crackers
  • Water

 

Eating utensils and accessories

  • Metal cups
  • Reusable plastic cups
  • Reusable metal or plastic cutlery
  • Reusable metal or plastic tableware
  • Isothermal flask
  • Folding table
  • Folding chairs
  • Picnic blanket

 

Camping equipment for sleeping 

  • Floor mats
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Inflator or pump
  • Mattress repair kit (patch, rasp and glue)
  • Pillow
  • Sheet or meat bag
  • Cover
  • Sleeping bag
  • Alarm clock

 

Camping equipment for hygiene

To take care of yourself

  • Biodegradable soap or shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Solar shower
  • Foldable brush or comb
  • Nail clippers
  • Bath towels
  • Cotton bud
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Tampons / pads
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Contact lenses + product

 

For the laundry

  • Clothesline and clothes pegs
  • Bassin
  • Laundry powder or washing powder in small bundles
  • Canvas bag for dirty laundry

 

For the dishes

  • Bassin
  • Sponge, scraper, washing-up liquid
  • Tea towels
  • For general maintenance
  • Broom and shovel
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Garbage bags
  • Sponges or wipes

 

Camping equipment for pharmacy and health

  • Ongoing medical treatment with renewal prescription
  • Earplugs
  • Contraceptives
  • Water purification tablets
  • Spray
  • Anti-blister bandages
  • Sun cream
  • Lemongrass or mosquito repellent lotion
  • Venom Aspirator
  • Survival blanket
  • Arnica
  • Disinfectant
  • Cream for burns and sunburn (Biafine type)
  • Anti-inflammatory cream
  • Bandages
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Sterile strips
  • Anti-pain analgesic
  • Medicament for motion sickness
  • Tulle gras

 

Camping equipment for children

  • Paper, felt-tip pens and coloured pencils
  • Holiday Book
  • Mini-game console / portable DVD player
  • Diapers, wipes, bottles, powdered milk
  • Sun cream index 50
  • Sunglasses
  • Doudous
  • Toys
  • Foldable stroller
  • Pacifier
  • Baby bathtub
  • Bibs
  • Bike / scooter
  • Inflatable buoy / armbands

 

Camping equipment for relaxation

  • Portable radio / MP3 player with batteries / charger
  • Laptop / tablet with charger
  • Books / magazines
  • Card or board games
  • Camera and film/memory cards, feeder
  • Abroad: Socket adapter
  • Beach Snowshoes
  • Petanque balls
  • Fishing equipment and fishing licences
  • Bicycle, helmet and pump
  • Kite
  • Bucket and shovel
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Inflatable boat
  • Parasol
  • Guides / road maps
  • Hiking poles / compass

 

Camping equipment for small crafts

  • Tensioners
  • Hooks
  • Elastic bands
  • Sewing kit (threads, needles, safety pins)
  • All-purpose string or cordBasic toolbox (screwdriver, pliers, hammer, wrenches)

    You now have your destiny in your hands! Of course, it's difficult to carry all the items in the list (unless you like to travel with a caravan strapped to your back). That's why this list is here to give you ideas and good advice. It's up to you to sort it out and choose what you need! Let's get your canvas backpack ready and let's go for the adventure. 

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