This list basically has everything on it that I could possibly think of - including a kitchen sink (well a bowl actually). There’s no need to take it all - you can pick and choose what you want, but I always figure it's better to have a long list and decide to leave something behind, rather than sit there racking your brains in case you've forgotten something

But remember, the most important thing is to invest in quality gear from a knowledgable retailer like Cotswold Outdoor - it will definitely be worth it in the long run.

If you think of something I’ve forgotten click here to let me know.


© archieundercanvas.com 2007

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Archie's Camping CheckList

The basics
Tent
Groundsheets and pegs
Collapsable table
Camping chairs
Tripod stools
Windbreak
Picnic blanket
Camping stove
Calor Gas or Camping Gaz
Barbecue
Briquettes/Charcoal
Barbecue firelighters
Gas lamp (best option)
Spare gas canisters
Rechargeable lamp
Torches
Toolkit
Cool box or portable fridge (one that runs on gas as well as electricity)
First Aid kit (inc insect stuff)

Sleeping gear
Sleeping bags
Pillows
Mattresses of some sort - inflatable or camp beds - self-inflating mattresses are best but cost more.

Food and drink
Cooking pots
Kettle
Vacuum teapotl
Plastic plates, bowls, cups
Cutlery
Corkscrew
Cooking utensils
Toast rack
Chopping board
Barbecue utensils
Cling film
Aluminium foil
Water container
Utensils
Washing up liquid + cloth
Washing up bowl
Tea Towels
Kitchen roll
Dettox
Bin Liners
Washing powder
Matches/lighter
Clothes pegs
Batteries
Travel clock
Mirror
Brush
Insect repelling candles
Wet wipes
Coat hangers

Personal gear
Clothes holdal(s)
Macs and wellies
Towels
Beach towels
Flip Flops
Toiletries + Suntan lotion
Rucksack(s)
Mobile phone
Camera/camcorder

Games/toys
Adult games - cards etc
Kids’ toys (football, kite, books etc)
Beach toys
Swimming Gear

Non essentials
Collapsable boxes
Tupperware box
Hanging tent tidy
Wind-up radio
Flask
Parasol
Umbrella
Travel/booking Information Maps