The Ultimate Camping Pack List
Updated: May 3
We have spent years curating the necessities for camping, so that preparing for each trip is as easy as it can be. So, find below our humble but well-worn packing list.
Or, click HERE to download a printable version to use for your own trip.
The LATC definitive camping packing list.
Your choice of sleeping vessel: tent, swag etc
Bedding: pillows, blankets, sleeping bag
The clothes to bring will vary depending on weather and duration of your trip, but these are our essentials:
Underthings: socks/jocks etc. Always pack more than you think you will need.
Bottoms: Jeans, shorts, leggings
Feet: thongs (or flip flops/jandles depending on where you live), good camping boots or winter wellies (we LOVE our Merry People boots that you can find HERE)
Tops: 3 t-shirts/tops, 1 flanno (protection from cold or from sun)
Warm things: Depends on the weather, but make sure you bring at least one jumper even if you don't think you'll need it
Wet things: bathers & a towel
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Make up wipes: our fave is 'Wot Not' makeup wipes, because they are biodegradable and compostable
Face wash, moisturiser
Brush & hair ties
Other toiletries depending on facilities and duration of your trip: dry shampoo, shampoo/conditioner, body wash etc
Dog bed: bring two (a clean one for the tent and a dirty one for by the fire)
Water and food bowls
Hat and/or beanie
Insect repellent (our choice is Bushmans)
First aid kit
Fridge or esky
Food prep: chopping board and knife
One set utensils per person (knife, fork, spoon, plate, bowl, cups)
Zip lock bags (we found these rad biodegradable compostable ones from biobag)
Olive oil (we love those new casks of oil from Grampian's)
Sauces: Soy sauce, hot sauce, tomato sauce, balsamic vinegar
Dried herbs and spices: garlic, onion chilli, mixed herbs salt and pepper
Coffee making apparatus of choice: we will cover this in another post, stay tuned!
Dishwashing liquid, sponge, tea towel
Tough bin bags
Hot plate suitable for going over a fire
Billie or bush kettle
Skillet or wok
Long tongs, long spatula
Heat source: We prefer fire cooking but realistically its not always an option (e.g. fire ban). A simple gas cooker or a BioLite are the best alternatives to a good-old-fire.
We'd love to hear about whats in your camp kit! Leave us comments below.