We all know the feeling of forgetting something we just can’t live without please feel free to use our easy camping checklist below to help you prepare for your next outdoor trip.

Please note this checklist is not exhaustive and your camping checklist will vary according to the type of camping activities you have planned and the time of year. There are varying degrees of what we can all live without so please adapt to your own requirements.

Vehicle & 4x4

  • Aerosol tyre inflator
  • Driver’s licence
  • Identification documents
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Spare fuses, light bulbs & spare tyre checked & pumped
  • Tie down straps
  • Tyre Compressor
  • Warning triangles
  • Wheel spanner & jack
  • 4x4 Recovery Kit

Miscellaneous Travel

  • Sleep ware
  • Beanie
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Camera charger & battery
  • Camera film / memory stick
  • Clothing
  • Games & card
  • Hats
  • Hiking boots
  • Music / radio
  • Sandals
  • Sunglasses
  • Swim wear
  • Thermal jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Clothing
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Laptop
  • Bag / Backpack

Cooking Accessories

  • Aluminium foil
  • Bottle opener
  • Bread knife
  • Can opener
  • Clingwrap
  • Coffee pot / peculator
  • Cutlery container / bag
  • Cutting board
  • Dish detergent
  • Dish towels
  • Dishing spoons & salad
  • Dishwashing stand
  • Draining rack
  • Fabric softener
  • Flask
  • Food storage containers
  • Glasses
  • Kettle
  • Knives, forks, spoons & Microwave dishes
  • Mugs
  • Oven mitts
  • Paper plates & containers
  • Paper serviettes
  • Paper towels
  • Pegs
  • Plastic food storage bags
  • Plates & cereal bowls
  • Rags
  • Refuse bag
  • Salt & pepper containers
  • Scissors
  • Scouring pads
  • Servers
  • Spatula
  • Tablecloth
  • Teaspoons
  • Toaster
  • Jars / containers
  • Utility pan
  • Vegetable knife / Peeler
  • Washing powder
  • Water container
  • Water purification tablets
  • Wine glasses
  • Zip sealer bags

Toolbox

  • Cable Ties
  • Glue & duck tape
  • Hammer
  • Locks
  • Multi-purpose knives
  • Pliers
  • Screwdrivers
  • Shifting Spanner
  • Side Cutter
  • Spare Ropes
  • Tent peg puller

Hygiene

  • Biodegradable soap
  • Biodegradable toilet chemical
  • Comb and hair brush
  • Disposable razors
  • Hairdryer
  • Mirror
  • Portable toilet
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Shower & bathroom bag
  • Shower groundsheet
  • Shower tent
  • Soap & dish
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimming towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet tent
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Towels
  • Shower 12v

Cooking & Braai

  • Braai tongs
  • Portable Braai
  • Braai grid
  • Burner regulator
  • Cast iron burner
  • Cylinder key
  • Firelighters
  • Frying pan
  • Gas braai
  • Gas cooker top
  • Gas cylinder
  • Gas pipe
  • Grid brush
  • Lighter
  • Lighter fuel
  • Matches
  • Microwave
  • Potjie lid holder
  • Potjie & lid
  • Potjie lid lifter
  • Pots
  • Skottle / wok
  • Wood / briquettes
  • Charcoal Bag

Lighting

  • Spotlight
  • Braai / area light
  • Fluorescent light
  • Lantern battery
  • Lantern gas
  • Lantern wicks / fuel
  • Lanterns
  • Spare bulb
  • Spotlight battery / charger
  • Torch
  • Torch batteries / charger

Camp Furniture

  • Bath & basin plugs
  • Brush & dust pan
  • Chairs
  • Clothes horse / washing line
  • Table
  • Wash basin / Mini Kitchen

Food Items

  • Bottled water
  • Bread & spreads
  • Butter
  • Canned meats & tuna
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereals
  • Cheese
  • Coffee
  • Cooking oil
  • Energy bars
  • Fresh fruit juices
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Maize meal
  • Meat
  • Milk (long life)
  • Mustard, mayo, chutney & Nuts
  • Pasta
  • Pepper
  • Powder milk / creamer
  • Pretzels & crackers
  • Rice
  • Salt
  • Soups
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Tea
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chutney

Electrical

  • AC/DC converter
  • Battery charger
  • Caravan plug adaptor
  • Inverter
  • Multi plug adaptor
  • Phone and other chargers
  • Portable power
  • Power extension cord

Sleeping

  • Air mattress & bag
  • Air mattress spare plug
  • Foam Mattress
  • Mosquito nets
  • Pillows
  • Pump & accessories
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Sheets
  • Sleeping bags & liner
  • Stretchers
  • Thermal blanket

Tent & Accessories

  • Gazebo
  • Floor saver
  • Guide rope
  • Nylon rope
  • Peg bag
  • Poles & bag
  • Rubber Mallet / Tent pegs
  • Rubber rings
  • Storm straps
  • Tent & bag
  • Tent seam sealant
  • Tent extension
  • Tent repair kit
  • Windbreaker
  • Flysheet

Fridges & Coolers

  • Fridge / freezer
  • Fridge / freezer accessories
  • Hard cooler bag
  • Ice / ice containers
  • Ice bricks
  • Ice sheets
  • Soft cooler bag
  • Thermal jug

Navigation & Destination

  • Destination information
  • GPS & vehicle mount
  • GPS charger & accessories
  • Maps / atlas
  • Reservation confirmation
  • Compass

Survival Safety

  • Copies of prescriptions
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical aid cards
  • Medicine
  • Survival blanket
  • Whistle

Insect Protection

  • Citronella candles
  • Citronella lamp & oil
  • Citronella soaps
  • Insect killer coils
  • Insect repellent
  • Mosquito net
  • Tick repellent