Yamp Camp’s Camping Checklist

So, you're going camping, but don't know what to bring!
Well look no further than this, Yamp Camp's Essential Camping Checklist!

1) Camping Equipment

First and foremost, you need to ensure that your equipment is suitable for yout trip

  • Tent: Make sure its big enough or maybe bring multiple pop-up tents, but you have enough helpers to erect them (Don’t forget a mallet for those pegs!)
  • Pop-Up Chairs: 1 for each person on the trip
  • Folding Table: Not too big, but big enough to fit a couple people around it
  • Lights: Fully charged or wind-up lanterns, torches
  • Blow-up Mattress or Roll-Mat: for each member of the trip
  • Air Pump: A car-powered pump will save you time, but a foot-pump will save you fuel!
  • Sleeping Bag/Bedding/Pillow: Comfort and warmth is Key!

2) Clothing

The British weather is unreliable, it is important to cover all bases when packing clothes

  • Waterproofs: Jackets, Bottoms – it’s the British summertime…don’t take any chances
  • Wellies: Keep your feet dry – if they get wet, they’ll never be warm again!
  • Walking Boots/Trainers: Make sure your feet are comfortable when hiking
  • Socks and Underwear: Bring more than you’d expect, its amazing how easily things get wet and dirty
  • Layers: It’s better to be safe than sorry, especially at night-time
  • Shorts: When the sun comes out, you’ll be glad you have them, it’s also a lot easier to get dry and warm if you have wet shorts rather than wet trousers.
  • Cap/Hat: This will help shade you in the sun, and keep your head dry in the rain
  • Swimsuit/Wetsuits: The beach is always a great family day out, but make sure you’re equipped for the British waters

3) Cooking & Food

Meals bring everyone together, so make sure things go as smoothly as possible

  • Groceries: Bring mostly preservatives that don’t need to be refrigerated
  • Tea/Coffee: You’ll need it
  • Gas Stove: Including Gas and Matches/Lighter
  • Pots and Pans: Including cooking utensils
  • Plates, Cutlery, Cups, Flask: You’ve got to eat of something!
  • Cool Box: If you can hook it up to a power source, this will be crucial for storing milk and meat or drinks for the evenings
  • Marshmallows: for cooking over the fire
  • Big Water Container and reusable smaller bottles
  • Details for a Nearby Takeaway in case things go wrong!

4) Health & Hygiene

Getting muddy is one thing, but good hygiene should always be important

  • Hand Sanitiser: Keep your hands clean
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste: Dental hygiene should never be ignored
  • Shampoo/Shower Gel: Make the most of showers if there are any
  • Deodorant: Camping is no excuse to be smelly
  • Wet Wipes: Keep your surfaces clean
  • Toilet Roll: You never know when it will come in handy!
  • Towel: Keeps you dry and warm
  • Bin Bags: Look after the environment, take your rubbish with you
  • Face Mask: Always necessary these days
  • First-Aid Kit: Its better to be safe than sorry

5) Extras

The things you might forget but can't live without

  • ENTHUSIASM & AN OPEN MIND: Speaks for itself
  • Mallet: Crucial if you’re pitching on hard ground
  • Can and Bottle Openers: Self Explanatory!
  • Portable Phone Chargers: Electricity isn’t guaranteed, make sure your devices can stay charged
  • Boardgames/Cards: Perfect entertainment for rainy days
  • Washing up Liquid/Sponge/Tea Towel: Easy to forget, but absolutely crucial
  • Umbrella: It’s Britain, you’ll probably need to shelter from the rain 
  • Brush: Keep your tent floor clean, its amazing how quickly they get grubby
  • Clothesline/Pegs: When it is sunny, it is the easiest way to dry clothes
  • Satnav/Map: You’re out in the country, you’ll need something to help you navigate
  • A Book: Sometimes you need to escae the group, this is the perfect excuse
  • Batteries: If you don’t have electricity, these will certainly come in handy
  • Sun Cream: Even in the UK, its easy to get burnt in the sun
  • Ice Packs: Great for keeping food and drink chilled on hikes and for meals
  • Frisbee/Bat and Ball/Football: Games as entertainment for the group are a must!

Personalised Bunting

Personalised Campsite Bunting

What better way to add a personal touch to our Campsites than personalised bunting? We are using the bunting for our Bell Tents and Yurts.  Thanks to Sue at Bunting Boutique we were able to add that special touch.

After hours of trying to find someone who could supply us with what we needed, Sue was more than helpful. With Sue being based in Sussex. this is great as we love supporting local businesses.

We needed our logo to be transferred onto the material. It needed to be weatherproof, wash proof and stand out on our Bell Tents which she made possible.

Take a look at this quick video below with Sue making our personalised bunting. Also, check out her Instagram as she makes lots of different styles!

If you would like to stay at one of our campsites and hire a Bell Tent, please visit our campsites page and check availability at the campsite you would prefer to stay at.

Bell Tents are an add-on of £90 per night fully furnished. The maximum number of people in one Bell Tent should be 4. You can choose single beds or double beds. Also included in the fully furnished Bell Tent are mattress protectors, pillows, cushions, blankets, side tables, rugs and of course our personalised bunting! This is perfect for camping with children as there is less to remember when leaving the house! Check our post for tips of camping with children.