Planning a camping trip this summer? Whether you are setting up camp for a weekend in a park campsite or roughing it in the bush, here are necessities you'll need to bring along:

Basic Equipment

  • Tent and groundsheet
  • Tarp (so you can stay dry in case it rains)

Kitchen Stuff

  • Small cooking stove and fuel
  • Eating and cooking utensils (dishes, cutlery, bowls, pots)
  • Cooler (if it's not wildlife-proof be sure to store it properly at night or anytime you are not at your campsite).
  • Waterproof matches/lighter
  • Can opener

Night Time

  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping pad or air mattress
  • Flashlights with extra batteries

Clean Up 

  • Biodegradable dishwashing soap and dish pot
  • Small broom and dust pan
  • Aluminum foil (great for cooking on the fire and wrapping up leftovers)
  • Paper towels
  • Garbage bags
  • Rope (to make a clothesline) and clothespins

Personal Gear

  • Clothing
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Biodegradable shampoo & soap
  • First Aid Kit