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The Ultimate Camping Checklist

Posted on 22nd May 2017

Ultimate Camping Checklist

Camping is a bit like marmite - you either love it or you hate it. That being said, many of us have fond memories of wrapping ourselves up in sleeping bags whilst trying to ignore the fact that your tent has basically become a plastic sheet on the ground. It’s estimated that 1.2 million people go camping in the UK a year, and it is a wallet-friendly holiday that offers great experiences and time with the family.

What’s more is that the UK has so many great locations for you take your family or friends camping. From the Cotswolds to the Lake District, you’re spoilt for choice. Check out our ultimate camping checklist to make sure you have everything you need.

The Basics

  • A spacious car

  • A tent with pegs and lines

  • A mallet

  • Toilet Roll

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Tyre Repair Kit

  • Sunscreen

  • Sleeping bags

  • Pillows

  • Ground Mat

  • Air Mattress

  • Torch

  • First Aid Kit

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Batteries

  • Mobile Phone & Portable Charger

  • Booking Confirmation


  • A portable stove

  • A portable barbeque

  • Lots of water

  • Snacks

  • Marshmallows

  • Food

  • Matches

  • Tin opener

  • Plates & cutlery

  • Bottle opener

  • Cooking oil

  • Thermos

  • Bin bags

  • Tupperware

  • Washing up liquid

  • Washing up bowl

  • Condiments

  • Drinks


  • Thick socks

  • Weather appropriate clothing

  • Clean underwear

  • Walking boots

  • Waterproof shoes

  • Sunglasses

  • Warm Pyjamas

  • Towels

  • Laundry bag


  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes  

  • Shower gel

  • Shampoo and conditioner  

  • Hand sanitizer  

  • Towels  Deodorant  

  • Hairbrush  

  • Hair ties and/or clips  

  • Feminine hygiene products  

  • Toilet paper  

  • Tissues  

  • Wet wipes

  • Sunscreen

  • After-sun

  • Contact lenses and solution  

  • Make up and

  • Mirror

En Route

  • Maps and directions

  • Sat Nav  

  • Jump leads

  • Driver’s license  

  • Child car seats  

  • Travel sweets and games

Camping requires a lot of space, and a car that will be efficient when it comes to off road driving. Range Rovers and Land Rovers are an excellent vehicle that will meet all of your needs. If you’re interest in hiring a Land Rover or Range Rover, then hire one with Coutts! Get in touch today to find the perfect car.