Your Ultimate Family Camping Checklist

The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to go camping for many families. With so much to think about before you head off, having the ultimate family camping checklist is vital.

Like any holiday, you want to be able to relax and have fun when you get to your destination. When you have to remember to take everything including the kitchen sink, the best chance you have of relaxing is to be organised and well prepared before you go.

We’ve put together a free downloadable list of everything you need to make your next camping trip a success. As with all things, you will need to modify this list to suit your exact requirements, dependent on where you’re going, how much room you have in the car, what the weather’s like, and how many people are coming along.

It’s a good idea to write down any changes you make to the checklist, and then again when you get home from camping, about things you could have left at home and anything you were missing.

The added bonus of a family camping checklist, is if you are looking for help from the boys. A good list can come to your aid by clearly showing everyone in the family what needs to be packed.


Write down a food plan to include every meal while you are away. This will take some of the pressure off you when you’re camping and will also ensure you have all the ingredients you need. Label your meals and freeze as many as possible beforehand. When you’re packing your esky/cooler, try to put them in order of when they’ll be eaten, with the meals for the end of your holiday at the bottom.

What is the one essential thing you always take camping with you? Let us know over on Facebook.

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