A while a go I wrote a checklist for travelling with a babyย and last month we went camping at Geronimo festival. We forgot to take towels so didn’t shower all weekend! We forgot the raincover for the pram and we didn’t know how to use the cooker we took. We had a great weekend regardless but thought I would write a list for next time.


Camping checklist


  • Tent including pegs/stakes/guy ropes/ground sheet/mallet
  • Sleeping bags/blankets
  • Air bed and pump
  • Pillows
  • Cooker
  • Bottled gas
  • Matches/lighter
  • Cool box
  • Washing up bowl
  • Pans, pots, plates, cutlery, cups, glasses
  • Cooking utensils, e.g. large spoon, fork, ladle, tongs
  • Tin opener, bottle opener, corkscrew
  • Bin bags
  • Washing up liquid
  • Dishcloths and tea towels
  • Milton hand gel (kills 99% germs without water)
  • Milton antibacterial spray
  • Milton antibacterial wipes
  • Food and drink supplies
  • Toiletries (shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush etc)
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary towels
  • Wet wipes
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kit including plasters, paracetamol, calpol
  • Clothes including waterproofs and wellies
  • Phone/tablet/camera
  • Charger cable andย varta powerpack, we took a powerpack to Geronimo and it was fab, kept our phones charged all weekend and we went Fri-Mon.
  • Varta head lamp
  • Varta lantern
  • Visit here if you would like to purchase camping supplies.


The lovely people over at Varta have offered to giveaway a head torch and powerbank 2600 and Milton have offered to giveaway some antibacterial hand gel, cleaning spray and wipes making a must have camping bundle. For your chance to win, enter below x



148 Comments on Camping checklist

  1. I havent been camping for years but I’m going again in a few weeks time so your checklist will come in handy. Will definitely pick up some of the Milton products xxx

  2. This would be awesome for my Daughter who is camping this very moment, she sent me a photo earlier of our Son-in-Law wearing his gardening shoes, turns out in his hurry to pack the car and get going, he put his garden shoes on to put the bins out and then got straight in the car still wearing his garden shoes and only discovered this after they had got to their camp site……..he has no other shoes and they are not near any shops!

  3. I searched your checklist hoping i could be a clever clogs and suggest something you had forgotten- but no I think you have thought of absolutely everything!!!

  4. Pillows are an absolute essential on camping trips, a little piece of home from home. And I go through so many wipes while camping too aha!

  5. This is an amazing list of things, we are planning on taking our two daughters this summer so I will definitely look at this when we go

  6. The list is a great help -thanks – listing most of the things we have forgotten in the past, except, for camping in the UK – an umbrella big enough to cook under if possible!

  7. brilliant! were planning to take our children camping this summer (their first time) amazing bundle!

  8. Fab giveaway & very useful checklist. We have never been camping before but we are meeting friends next month at their caravan & we will be camping next door.

  9. there is everything I need for a prefect family weekend away with my boys x bring on the summer holidays

  10. This ian amazing I’d really love to win for Munich family we love camping!! Thank you very much for the chance

  11. This is an amazing bundle. We have wanted to go camping for ages but costs too much to get all the bits and bobs together!

  12. Thank you for the very helpful checklist i always forget something lasy year it was the camping stove oops thanks for the chance,

  13. I’ve never been camping but am looking at going. Will definitely be using your helpful checklist to make sure I have everything whenever I decide to bite the bullet and go for it ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Brilliant check list, we’ve never been camping but my boys would love it, keeping this list for the future thank you

  15. Love the unpredictableness of camping. As much as you try to be organised something inevitably goes wrong or different as i say.

  16. We recently went camping for the first time and have definitely learnt what to do and what not to do – we’ll definitely be taking a power pack next time and going for an electric hook up – our tent collapsed at 5:30am in 40mph wind so we had to take a 30 minute drive to the nearest camp shop and buy a new tent – but despite this, we had a blast and my children thought it was amazing – we are looking forward to our next trip away x

  17. The children love camping, I used to love it so much as a child too, and I’m glad I can pass on my camping fun, but maybe a little more organised than my dad was

  18. We are planning a family camping trip this summer and I found this blog post so useful. Thank you for sharing.

  19. This would be amazing to win! We would love to take our girls camping! It’s something I did with my parents when I was little so would love to introduce a love of camping to our girls.

  20. We have had a tent for the last 3 years and still haven’t used it, we really must get motivated to trying it out.

  21. Ive just bought some camping stuff and this list is a great help for my first trip this month. Great giveaway liking n sharing thanks for the chance to #WIN

  22. I would be extremely grateful for this prize and am so for your check list! As a total camping novice and having the bright idea of throwing our family in the deep end with a weeks camping holiday booked for the beginning of September, i was started to think i had lost my mind!!

  23. I didn’t think of many of the must haves on that list!! So it would amazing to win so I wouldn’t forget it ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. We’ve just come back from a week away camping and only forgot the washing up liquid so we did really well! A checklist for each time you go is a great idea though

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