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Essentials to Pack for a Camping Trip

No matter if you’re using camping as a quick get away from the hustle and bustle of life or you’re on a long week away 4wding, it’s vital to have the right gear and supplies. There is plenty of fancy camping gear out there, but if you don’t remember to pack the essentials you will probably be in for a long and uncomfortable night.

Remembering everything you need to pack can make you feel like you’re going crazy, so that is why we have put together the ultimate camping essentials list.



  • Swag or Tent
  • Pegs and a hammer
  • Bedding (mattress, pillow and sleeping bag)
  • Camp chairs
  • Camp table
  • Plates, cups and utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Gas cylinders
  • BBQ or cooktop
  • Esky
  • Fridge
  • Bin and bin bags
  • Paper towels
  • Dishwashing bucket, dishwashing liquid and a sponge
  • Battery operated or rechargeable torch
  • Battery operated or rechargeable lantern
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • First Aid Kit
4WD Accessories
  • Maxtrax
  • Recovery Gear
  • Water Jerry Can
  • Fuel Jerry Can
  • Generator and oil
  • Battery Charger
  • Device Chargers
  • Jump Starter Pack
  • Inverter
  • Shovel
  • Chainsaw
  • Fire Extinguisher
There are of course some other essential items that you need to remember when you go camping, things like clothes and shoes, the number one thing to remember when packing apparel for the trip is pack to the weather conditions!

Practice makes perfect when it comes to packing for a camping trip, the more times you do it the less times you’re going to forget things. One of our top tips is to have a ‘camping’ box that you can keep stored in your garage that is full of all the nonperishable essential items, this will save you so much time and stress when you decide to get away on a last-minute adventure

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