A Quick Guide To Camping

22 Oct 2019 | Henstent News

Camping is the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors without breaking the bank. To camp there are a few essentials you are going to need to take with you to make your camping experience as easy and enjoyable as possible – a long term investment if you are looking to go camping regularly.

Camping isn’t for everyone though, so it is important that you don’t splash too much cash, especially if after your first camping trip you don’t ever go again. However, if you aren’t ready to take the leap just yet you could try out glamping which allows you to explore nature whilst staying in luxury with heating, power and a proper bed. Best of all, no set up for you as they are set up on your arrival. The only downside to glamping is you are limited to where you can stay and you can’t move spots after a few nights if you wanted to.

There are a lot of common mistakes when it comes to camping, and if you are serious about camping, having the right equipment will set you on the right path and a long time into the future.



  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Camping pillow
  • Headlamp or flashlights
  • Camp chairs
  • Camp table
  • Lantern


  • Sunshade, tarp or screen
  • Sleeping bag liners
  • Tablecloth & Clips
  • Games & Toys
  • Books
  • Solar & portable power
  • Notebook & pen/pencil

Tools & Repair Items

  • Duct Tape
  • Multi-tool
  • Extra cord
  • Tent pole repair
  • Mattress repair kit
  • Mallet


  • Stove & fuel
  • Matches/light/firelighters
  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Utensils & Cutlery
  • Plates/Bowls
  • Bottle opener
  • Sharp knife
  • Mugs
  • Cool Box
  • Water bottles
  • Bin Bags
  • Towel
  • Washing up liquid & sponge


  • Underwear
  • T-shirts
  • Quick drying trousers/shorts
  • Long sleeve tops
  • Fleece/Jacket
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Sleepwear
  • Rain Jacket
  • Insulated tops/trousers
  • Warm hat & Gloves
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothbrush & paste
  • Quick dry towel
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Mirror
  • Brush/Comb
  • Baby wipes
A Quick Guide To Camping
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A Quick Guide To Camping
Go explore the great outdoors and try out camping.Take a look at our quick guide to help you on your next camping trip at Henstent Park.