Best Equipment for Camping


Equipment for Camping is essential in making sure you have the best stay when you enjoy the outdoors.

However, having a comfortable and convenient setup can make your experience even better. 

If you’re new to camping, it may be a good idea to borrow or rent some of the necessary items. As you become more experienced, you’ll likely discover that part of the fun is figuring out what to bring along to meet your needs.

It is important to always bring water, whether bottled or from home, as drinkable water may not be available at your campsite.


Camping Equipment Essentials

Camping Essentials
  • Tent (Don’t forget your pegs)
  • Sleeping bags or Blankets
  • Sleeping pad/ inflatable mattress
  • Pillow
  • Flashlights (Don’t forget extra batteries)
  • Camp chairs and table
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent


Kitchen Equipment Essentials

  • Gas Burner
  • Matches, lighter, firestarter
  • Cooking Pots
  • Frying Pan
  • Utensils for cooking and eating
  • Plates/Bowls
  • Mugs
  • Cutting Board
  • Cooler
  • Ice or Ice packs
  • Water Bottles
  • Bucket or Collapsible bin for dishes
  • Soap
  • Sponge/ Scrubber
  • Rubbish bags
  • Dish Towels
Camping List

Now when it comes to camping, there are many ways one can enjoy the outdoors. Whether it’s Glamping, tenting or having a caravan. There’s a way for everyone to enjoy camping outdoors.




With amazing deals at BCF and Tentworld for 3 Person – 9 Person tents, you can always be sure you have the perfect tent for your trip. A quick tip – Get a tent that is suited for double the number of people on your camping trip i.e. You have 2 people? Get a 4 person tent. This way you have ample room for storage and leg space. And always make sure you test it out at home first to ensure you have all the parts needed and you an 


Thankfully with tent camping, you can generally pitch up anywhere on site unlike trailers, caravan and RV’s who can have restrictions due to accessibility. This means you can take advantage of the nicer views and good shade or sun, its completely up to you. 


Here is a list of things you want to remember when looking for the best camping site to set up.

  • Checking for loose or dead trees or branches above your spot
  • Checking the distance to facilities (if there are any)
  • Choosing a flat spot for sleeping
  • Looking for sharp object or insect buildings that could compromise your campsite
  • Setting up on a high point or a hill if flat enough to avoid flooding
  • Keeping a respectable distance from neighbours camping


When it comes to tent camping, I always make sure I have extra pegs, tape and a tarp just in case the weather becomes unsuitable. It is always good to take a gas burner as well, even with a campfire sometimes wind can make it a little difficult to cook on and you don’t wanna miss out on a meal when you’re out in the wilderness. 




Caravan and RV camping is the luxury side of camping. With new models and larger vehicles becoming available every day, this allows for those who aren’t too fond of the outdoors to still enjoy the wonders of camping without the dirt.


Now when it comes to Caravan camping there are a few things to keep in mind. 

When it comes to the ideal camping spot, always make sure you do some research and the area is Caravan friendly and has access points for your vehicle.


Some campsites have allocated areas for Caravans and RVs, which can limit your choices of the perfect campsite so always check beforehand to make sure it meets your needs.


Now some good tips for beginners of Caravanning.


Fridge maintenance before your Holiday

  • Make sure you pre-cool your perishables in your household fridge and have your caravan fridge on overnight to ensure it is working correctly, last thing you need is for it to not work while your on the road.


Fridge maintenance after your Holiday.

  • Make sure you clean our your fridge once you arrive home to prevent any unpleasant odours and to kill any germs you may have picked up along the way.


Pre-Holiday checklist

  • Make up a checklist before you start your trip, including things such as checking tyre pressure, gas bottles are full, you have extra water for emergencies, all lights are functioning properly and you have spare batteries, be sure to check all wheel bearings and connections from your Caravan to your vehicle.


Allowances for access 

  • Make sure you have made allowances for your vehicle’s size, allowing a little extra to ensure your camping spot can fit your vehicle and extra space for gear and awnings.


Be aware of your surroundings

  • Always be aware of other road users when travelling with a Caravan. If you see a build-up of cars following, just ease over to the side of the road and allow other cars to pass. Make sure the road is wide enough for this first and you can do so safely.


When looking to buy or rent Caravans, make sure you do your research first. 

If you’re forking out the money for a good quality caravan, buy direct from the dealership such as Snowy River Caravans, Crusader Caravans or New Age Caravans that way you’re covered should anything go wrong. If you’re on a budget and just looking for something small and user-friendly, check out sites such as or even check out Auctions such as Pickles or Grays Online sometimes they have hidden gems for great prices, plus if it is out of state then we can always help you move it home.

Thinking of going camping? Need transport to get your equipment there?

Contact the team at Door to Door Car Carrying today on 1800 366 723, or simply enquire online.