Camping Equipment Buyer's Guide
If you're off camping, you'll need some camping equipment to help you along the way. Take a look at Halfords' camping equipment buyer's guide so you know exactly what to take.
Of course, the first thing you need for camping is a tent. But once you've sorted this out, there's a whole load of camping gear available that can make your trip easier and much more enjoyable - read on to find out more.
ESSENTIAL CAMPING EQUIPMENT FOR YOUR FIRST TRIP
If you're going camping for the first time, it's a good idea to get the basics sorted before you leave. You'll need:
- Sleeping equipment such as sleeping bags, pillows, airbeds, or camping mats
- Camping lights - take a lantern for the tent and a torch for trips to the loo
- Tools to help you put up your tent, like a mallet and peg extractor
- Warm clothing and waterproofs, such as wellies and a rainmac
- A rucksack to pack everything in
Don't forget any personal items, like toiletries, money, mobile phone and cash - you never know when you might need it!
KIT YOUR TENT OUT WITH CAMPING FURNITURE
If you want a little bit of comfort, you can take along some camping furniture. Folding stools, tables and chairs are handy for relaxing, eating, reading and simply taking in the view while you're away.
Make sure you've got enough room in the car before you leave though, and think about how much space you have in the tent for storage.
CAMPING EQUIPMENT FOR COOKING
Nothing really beats cooking and eating in the great outdoors. If you think you'll be a dab hand at camping cuisine, make sure you take the right camping cooking equipment, such as:
- Camping stove and gas
- Pots, pans, and cutlery
- Plastic tableware and cups
- Coolbox for storing chilled food and cold beers
- Kettle if you want a cup of tea
- Washing up liquid and a sponge for afterwards!
It's a good idea to pick up a water carrier to save you trips to the tap and back - this can be used for all sorts of things, not just cooking.
GET YOUR CAMPING EQUIPMENT FROM HALFORDS
Halfords sells camping equipment throughout the UK, with the majority of items above available to reserve online and collect at your local store. Or if you prefer, you can buy your kit online for home delivery.
Make sure you check out our useful camping accessories too, including insect repellent, ponchos, wellies, solar showers, dry wash gel, first aid kits and much more. Order today!