Camping checklist

Camping checklist

I love camping! I think it’s a great way to experience living in the wild among the nature which is at its best. And Australia has many beautiful camping sites that have spectacular views. Some of the camping sites are just along the beaches. Since my friends and I are in preparation of a camping trip in the month of March, I thought it would be a good idea to have a camping checklist listed on my blog for everyone to refer to.

Camping Checklist


Note: If you have a barbecue area at the camping site, then portable stove is not required.

  • Portable Stove
  • Cookware
  • Cooking and Eating Utensils (Pan, Plates, Cups, and Bowl)
  • Knife for Food Prep
  • Coolers if required
  • Food (Groceries – I don’t like cooking, so all I carry is bread, vegetables like cucumbers, tomatoes & onions, mayo, salt & pepper, Coffee, tea)
  • Paper kitchen towels and Trash Bags
  • Foil for Wrapping Food
  • Beverages & Drinking Water
  • Water Bottle
  • Plastic Zipper Bags
  • Plastic Wrap

Gear & Sleeping

  • Air Bed with air pump
  • Mat
  • Bed sheet
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tent Fan and Light
  • Tent, Poles and Stakes
  • Lantern or torch
  • Portable GPS
  • Flashlights with Extra Batteries
  • Multipurpose Knife
  • Pillows

Personal Care

  • Towels
  • Insect Repellent
  • Clothing & undergarments
  • Rain Gear


  • Toilet Paper
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Comb
  • Ear buds
  • Tissues
  • Soap
  • Extra bags to put wet clothes


  • Digital Camera with Extra Batteries
  • Go Pro
  • Power bank
  • Charging cables and adapters
  • Cards and Board Games
  • Mirror
  • Pad of Paper, Pencil or Pen
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

First aid kit

Having a first aid kit with some basic medicines is a must for every travel. The first aid kit is the collection of the basic medicines and equipment to administer anyone at the first stage before getting the medical help. This post aims at the things that I carry in my first aid kit.

I maintain a small pouch with:

  • Waterproof band aids
  • Bandages with either a sticky tape or butterfly clips
  • Block out for treating the sun burn
  • Aeroguard insect repellent
  • Panadols (pain killers)
  • Anti-nausea tablets
  • Tablets for loose motions
  • Tablets for constipation
  • Antiseptic cream/wipes (Dettol wipes)
  • Wet wipes
  • Disprin (headache tablets)
  • Scissors & tweezers
  • Medicines for cough and sore throat
  • Eye drops

Note: Ensure you check the expiry date before using any of the medicines. And ensure you don’t carry the scissors and tweezers with the first aid kit if you wish to take the kit as a carry on baggage.


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