I’ve always deeply believed that thorough preparations are the best way you can enjoy your camping trip to the fullest. Going to a lake in the middle of summer? Better bring a sweater, you might get chilly. That’s the kind of person I am. So, if you’re anything like this, you’ll enjoy the following list of 33 items that I believe are essential for a safe and enjoyable camping trip. Enjoy the read!
This portable tire inflator is one of the most useful things you need when going camping. If you’re travelling by bike or by car, this will keep your tires inflated. It can inflate a standard size tire which is P195/65 R15.
Within 4 minutes your job will be done and you’ll be able to travel carelessly. This portable digital tire inflator comes with high compatibility – 12V DC, which is compatible with your motor car or even cigarette lighter inside your car.
At the same time, LCD display will help you in many situations – it will keep the pressure gauge and give you the exact measurements. At the same time, standard flash light which can be found on the left side will help you during the night time of even in some case of emergency.
There is another helpful feature – with this FMS Portable Digital Tire Inflator you can inflate your airbed, swimming pool and your kid’s toys. This was very helpful to me because after a long trip my family and I just wanted to set up our camp as soon as possible. This gave us lots of free time for playing and enjoying the nature.
Now you can have all the comfort you ever wanted. With ChillaX Inflatable Securing Travelling Camouflage you can rest and enjoy wherever you want. By using an FMS Portable Digital Tire Inflator you can relax on the ground, near your camp and, oh imagine this one - you can float on the water! Isn’t that just incredible?
This ChillaX Inflatable is much better than classical water mattress because it’s designed to increase durability. This multi-layered material is water repellent and still very light and thick. Because of this feature, you can use it on many different terrains – when camping on mountains, on the sand or just resting on the water.
One of the coolest things about this one is three different stitched pockets for your favourite items. It’s incredible cool that you can also rest your head by using a Headrest feature. Believe me, this will become your top one favorite air sofa bed for your camping and for everyday use.
With Coleman Evanston Screened Green 6 Person tent you don’t have to worry about discomfort. Imagine you can have a second home when camping – it’s possible now! With the footprint of 15 by 12 feet with a 72-inch center height you can wiggle all night long and still don’t be afraid to disturb someone.
Four large windows will ensure you maximum ventilation all day long and during the night. If you’re worried about insects, now you have a fully screened front porch which will protect you from bugs and mosquitoes.
Because it’s made of polyester it will keep your tent dry even in the worst circumstances.
The sleeping bag is a must and, maximum protection sleeping bag is the right choice for you. Made of 100% polyester material it will ensure you with the best protection while you’re sleeping. It’s durable, water resistant and it’s made for temperature from 20 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit. This feature allows you to wash it in machine after your camping trip.
I was camping in the mountains, the temperature dropped below 20 degrees over night. I didn’t experience the cold and the moisture at any point. My family and I were perfectly dry and warm. Coleman Brazos Sleeping bag is made of Fiberlock Construction which will keep it inflated for very long time.
This camping pad is static V insulated version. There’s also a non-insulated version to purchase. You don’t have to worry about additional weight on your shoulder because this sleeping bad is ultra light and it weights around 18.6 Ounces. Dimensions are 72" x 23" x 2.5" or in other words 183 cm x 59 cm x 6.5 cm. Designed for easy inflation and deflation – quick and simple to use.
This one is made of polyester to ensure you from moisture all day and night. If you’re interested in design and the aesthetics matters to you, Klymit Static Light weight Sleeping Green camping pad has the perfect design. It’s green on the top and black on the bottom which will make you a perfect camouflage and protect your sleeping bad from dirt.
If you’re camping or just enjoying the picnic, this Practico outdoors blanket will be the best choice for you. This blanket is made of a special material with premium 100% polar fleece to ensure you with protection while resting.
The bottom material is water resistant and if needed you can use this side to cover up during the summer time to keep the temperature cool. This polyester bottom is also water and wind resistant. This means that you can camp anywhere you want and still don’t have to worry about a rainy and a windy day.
You can even use for the beach, picnic or any other outdoor activity. It’s a light package weighing 1.3 Ibs and folds down to 10" x 16". With two styles to choose from, standard and premium, this Practico outdoors blanket will keep you satisfied and protected.
This Therm-A-Rest 6437 lumbar pillow is one of the most practical items you will use. It’s made using Pressure Mapping Technology, which lets you maintain the air pressure and to reduce the pressure along the spine, and can be used in almost any situation.
You can use it while flying, riding a car or bike, sleeping in a tent or just relaxing in your camp site. Filled with urethane foam it will give you the best anatomic experience. The outside material is polyester to ensure you and protects it from water.
Item dimensions are 2 x 7 x 8 inches and it weighs 0.31 pounds. Light, durable, for full comfort in any possible situation. It can fit in your lap top suit case or a small purse. You can carry it anywhere and soon it will become your first one accessorize.
If you’re camping in some specific area – you’re hiking and biking on the mountains, camping hammock is the best solution. It’s important to check all the measurements before you purchase the hammock because it must perfectly fit your body height and weight.
This hammock is made of quality heavy duty 210T parachute nylon. This material will keep it strong and durable for a very long time period. There’s another feature – you can check between the SingleOwl which is 9ft long by 4 ½ ft wide and weights around 16 oz. If you don’t want to be separated from your camping partner, you should check out this great DoubleOwn hammock for two persons that is 10ft long by 1/2ft wide and weigts only 26 oz.
If you’re adventurous person and you need to be able to move around and by constantly on your feet, this WASING Internal frame back pack will be your favorite thing. Sometimes it’s just incredible how much can fit into this back pack – you’ll be amazed! Made with zippered access and with an internal zippered divider you’ll be able to separate your luggage.
Made of polyester to keep the water out. One of the best features is anatomic molded foam back panel which will keep your body straight. Contoured aluminum frame on the back can be modified to suit your height and the shape of your back. The size of this WASING internal frame back pack is 27.1 x 12.5 x 9.8 inches.
Portable Outdoor LED camping lantern is made with a military grade for long durability in many different circumstances. In this package you’ll get 30 individual low powered LED bulbs which will save you power and prolong the lifetime. You’ll also get AA battery with enough capacity to last up to 12 hours in continuous use.
This little life saver can be used in emergency cases and you can feel free to keep the light all night long if your kids are afraid of the dark in the wilderness. That’s a big plus!
This J5 Tactical V1-Pro Flashlight Original runs off a single AA battery, standard or rechargeable. It can run off with a single battery for approximately an hour.
It’s important to mention that batteries and charger aren’t included in the package. It has a very high maximum output of 300 Lumens; the intense light beam it produces can reach up to 600 feet. Its intelligent design gives you the possibility to switch between high and low strobe modes (wide and narrow) to suit different needs and situations.
It’s water resistant which is very important especially when camping. I use it in everyday situations: from finding the keys in my suit case to light up in the dark in my backyard.
If you’re looking for something that won’t cost you much but also something that will help you in many situations, TAC Force TF-705 Tactical Folding Knife is the best choice. At the same time it will become your most practical tool during everyday life. Black half-serrated stainless steel blade will become the best tool during your camping. This folding knife offers one-handed deployment for quick and easy use. When you’re not using it you can lock it up with liner lock.
It’s small and handy- with 4-1/2-inch closed length, 3-1/4-inch blade length with 3mm thickness, you can easily put it in your pocket. Another great feature is the glass breaker for emergencies – this is a very smart move because it helps me in lots of situations when I need some strong and durable tool.
This Estwing special sportsman’s axe is manufactured from 1055 carbon steel, with special bar quality. It’s manufactured to treat ASME safety requirements – 45-60 Rockwell standards. It’s forged in one piece and it has a beautiful sharpened cutting edge with a handle made of stacked leather.
That’s why it fits perfectly in your hand giving it a strong and steady touch. Firmly balanced ax for everyday use – it will serve you a long lasting period in many different situations – for knocking small limbs, for making a fire, preparing your camping food and, not to forget – for emergency cases.
When you’re camping, your body is exposed to a different kind a bacteria and you’re never completely sure when it comes to drinking water in your area. That’s why Sawyer Products SP128 Filtration System is the best for camping, hiking or any other outdoors activity. It removes all the bacteria, like salmonella, cholera and E.coli. and around 99.99% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium.
At the same time, it’s handy and it weighs just 2 ounces with 0.1 Micron hollow fiber membrane inline filter. You can filtrate up to 100,000 gallons and you can attach it directly to your water source and drink. This package included a 16-ounces reusable squeeze pouch, cleaning plunger and 7-inch drinking straw to ease the process.
Deluxe camping shower with the best performances: removable rip-stop polyethylene floor, two mesh roof panels designed to provide the best ventilation system and, rust-resistant ¾ diameter chain-corded steel poles – and you have your perfect camping shower!
The measurements are 87"H x 4'6" x 4"6" and it comes with a Texsport Sun Shower 5 gallons with removable towel bar outside. It’s very practical because those zipping windows can be easily reached for towel bar outside. It’s very spacious so you won’t feel any discomfort during your shower.
This 2-in-1 fire starter is probably one of the most important and the most practical item you will purchase for your camping. It comes with a 3" x 1" magnesium fuel bar with flint. Sometimes it can be romantic to just make a fire in a traditional way, but why waste your time when you can light a fire in a second?
One of the biggest pluses for this manufacturer is the fact they made a waterproof and weatherproof fire starter. It’s just exactly what I needed in emergency cases. 2-in-1 feature refers to bonus items – compass and detachable ball chain. This ball chain should be a little bit longer so it can suit your hand and the device.
Be prepared for the easiest way to light your camping fire. These natural fire starters are harvested from logging waste, from non-toxic, 100% natural pine trees. You don’t have to use any paper to start a clear, bright flame. This one package of 25 lbs can last even up to 6 months because you don’t need more than 2 or 3 sticks to light a fire. In the windy weather maybe a little bit more, but it won’t affect that much because this wood is made of a big quality.
Recycled, fast and safe way to make your camping fire at any time!
If you’re a nature lover, you’ll definitely love this one. Shefko EasyFire fire starter is made from cedar sawdust and highly refined was which ensure you with no residues or toxic chemical waste. You can set up a fire by using almost anything in your surrounding and, it will last for a very long time because each 3 1/2-inch diameter puck is broken into ¼ pieces for slow burning. Even there’s no need for that but, 100% refund is guaranteed if your expectations aren’t satisfied or your fire burns out in less than 30 minutes. What a nice deal!
This 29" Folding Fire Pit with unique modern design will complete your journey. It’s easy and portable, so you can use it anywhere you like – in your backyard, while camping with your family or anywhere outdoors. Fire Sense29 is heat resistant with painted steel bowl and fire screen which will ensure you with a top quality. This whole package includes a wood grate, cooking grate, and screen tool which will help you while preparing your food. It’s easy to unfold and to clean after use.
Cook anything you like on two different independently adjustable burners and lasts up to 1 hour with both burners on high on one 16.4-oy propane cylinder. Wind Block™ panels will protect the heat from the wind, PerfectFlow™ technology provides consistent performances and, PerfectHeat™ technology will save your money for more efficient cooking with less fuel. The power of 20,000 BTUs of cooking power is just the right adjustment for your everyday needs.
When you’re going on camping, there’s nothing better than a Coleman Bootle Stove. You woke up the morning and the only wish is to get your coffee quickly. With the cooking surface of 8-in. pan above this burner delivers up to 10,000 BTUs of cooking power – which means quick and easy.
The PerfectFlow™ technology provides consistency and PerfectHeat™ technology will save the fuel and your money. It lasts up to 2.5 hours on high on one 16.4-oz cylinder. During some windy weather, you can set up wind baffles to protect your heat – quick and easy.
One of the first things I pack when traveling is this Rome Industries 1705 Pie Iron. It’s very easy to make all kinds of sandwiches – for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can even make cakes if you’re a sugar lover. It’s incredible how your sandwich will become crispy and juicy. Overall Lenght is 28 inches made of solid cast iron with dependable chrome plated steel handle for safe use and the cooking surface is 4.25" x 4.5".
The Mallo Me is pretty much what it reads on the tin – a ten-piece mess kit with everything you need to make yourself at home out in the great outdoors. The full set includes a non-stick 1-liter pot (made of anodized aluminium) and a matching cover, a pan (also non-stick), a couple of plastic bowls (BPA-free) and a matching spoon for soup, a spork (stainless steel), a spatula (wooden), complementary sponge and travel bag, as well as a convenient recipe ebook with 10 perfect camping recipes.
Coleman’s long tradition will prove you the quality of this Coleman Camping Coffeemaker. Made for both indoor and outdoor use, it makes up to ten 6-ounce cups of coffee and it doesn’t require an electrical outlet. You’re wondering how’s that possible?
By drawing the heat from two or three burner camping stove, it draws the heat and voalá – you got yourself the finest coffee or even hot chocolate while you’re camping. Made of fine steel, it will last for many years to come.
With YETI Roadie Cooler you can keep your food. Snacks and drinks fresh. It’s designed to produce up to 3 inches of ice thanks to PermaFrost Insulation and FatWall design. This desert tan is one of the finest cooler made of several components: T-Rex Lid, FatWall Bear-Resistant, ColdLock Gasket A freezer, LipGrip Handles, DoubleHaul Handles, Rotomolded Construction, BearFoot Non-Slip Feet, Vortex Drain System Leakproof, PermaFrost Insulation, InterLock Lid System, AnchorPoint. What more can you ask for!
The overall dimensions are 15 x 12 x 19.5 inches and it weighs 18.9 pounds.
The Rambler Series is the beginning of YETI’s small product engineering to fit in your hand. YETI Rambler is made to keep your ingredients cold or even to prolong its warmth. This feature is secured by double-wall insulated tumblers and double-wall vacuum insulation, with an 18/8 stainless material, which will keep the temperature.
You can choose between 10 oz Lowball model, 20 oz Tumbler or 30 oz Tumbler – each one with different features.
You’re never completely sure what are the best food supplies to bring on your camping trip? You need to stay firm, to have the strength to hike, bike and do other physical activities. That’s why you need to eat some serious meat while camping and the Mountain House Lasagna is a perfect choice. It comes in 6 packs with quick preparation. Mountain House freeze-dried food is a safe choice – because your food will stay fresh for a long time period; at the same time, it can become your emergency food supply if needed.
Ingredients: Milkfat, nonfat milk, sugar, corn syrup, whey, alkalized cocoa, flavours, vegetable annatoo color. These are some of the main ingredients in American Outdoor Astronaut Neapolitan. When you purchase, in a single package you’ll get 10 Neapolitan – strawberry, vanilla and chocolate dried bars. This Neapolitan is frozen to -40 degrees F, vacuumed dried and put in a special foil pouch. It’s the safest way and most delicious instant camping food you’ll ever try.
Are you like myself who can’t imagine starting a day without drinking the coffee first? I bet you are! It’s important to me that everything I eat, drink or serve to my friends of family is 100% organic like Mount Hagen Freeze Instant Coffee. This dried instant coffee weighs 3.53 oz Jars and it will last around 30-40 cups per one jar, depending on how strong you like to drink it.
With this 11.6 x 3.9 x 3.7 inches cooking set you can prepare any quick and easy food during your camping. It can be used on camp stoves or grills because the vented lid allows you to do that. It’s naturally BPA-free and it’s designed to last for a very long time and in rough circumstances and that’s why it’s made of stainless steel. It comes with two nesting 10oz/295ml cups. It’s the perfect size for travelling and it won’t take you much space.
There’s nothing better than just enjoying the nature while fishing. When I camp, I always use this Coleman Oversized Quad Chair/ Cooler beside the water. It’s very comfortable and beside that, it has a built-in 4-can cooler by side, which allows you to cool your drink and grab it without getting up. $-can cooler and side pockets with the comfortable seat and back comes it red colour with 7.5 x 7.5 x 37.5 inches per item.
Isn’t it just incredible how something so small but so annoying can ruin your whole trip? Get yourself the Termacell Portable Mosquito Repeller and protect up to 15-foot zone to protect yourself. It’s odor-free, DEET-free and you don’t have to be afraid of some noisy effect. It’s perfectly silent, portable, light and offers a 100% Mosquito protection.
When you’re preparing for your camp trip, the most important items, like your tent and sleeping bag should be made of polyester or nylon. That’s why Samsonite decided to offer you with the best there is on the market right now!
This Samsonite Tote Duffle Luggage bag is made of 100% nylon, it’s 11.5" high and 17" wide. You’ll also get an interior zippered small pocket. Be ready to be safe during some heavy weather conditions – with this nylon bag your most important items will be safe and dry.
I hope you enjoyed the list and found some useful things you didn’t even know you needed. I love camping, and wouldn’t dream of doing it without the proper gear, and over the years I’ve been making my perfect checklist.
Then it dawned on me – why wouldn’t I share it with others and help them prepare for their outback experience? Of course, the list is far from complete, so if you have something to add, please, by all means, leave us a comment and share the article to improve it. Until then, happy camping!
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