Course Category: Camping Setup

Camping Kickstarter Kit

Smaller tent with marquee

Avoid the usual “trial and error” associated with buying camping gear with our camping setup for beginners. This is the list we wish we had when we first started camping.

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What Makes a Great Car and Tent Camping Setup

We can help you choose a camping setup for trailer-free camping and touring to suit your circumstances, now and into the foreseeable future, from your car right down to your kitchen utensils and everything in between.

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Checklist – Packing

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Many camping horrors are linked, at least in part, to being ill-equipped for camping – either you didn’t know you needed a critical item or you forgot to bring it with you.

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Camping Setup – Clothing

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Choose durable clothing to suit the weather and your planned activities when you’re camping, and you’ll stay comfortable in the great outdoors.

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Camping Setup – Sleeping and Bedding

Kids in sleeping bags in tent

Our philosophy is “buy well and buy once”, and that is never more so relevant than to both your bedding and tent. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have good quality and reliable sleeping gear that can provide you with the best possible night of sleep.

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Camping Setup – Furniture

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The increasingly greater choice of camping furniture and chairs on the market in the camping stores may tempt you to splash out on that special item of comfort without thinking too much about its size or weight.

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Camping Setup – First Aid and Safety

Knowing what to do in an emergency is only half the battle. Being organized and properly equipped with a well-stocked first aid kit and other useful items can really give you peace of mind knowing you are doing everything you can for your health and safety.

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Camping Setup – Bathroom and Laundry


Keeping clean and fresh while camping can be achieved with simple solutions and without the need for elaborate and bulky items which, in the context of our style of car camping without a trailer, will be impossible to transport.

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Camping Setup – Refrigeration

Your refrigeration options for camping are fairly broad from the fairly lightweight esky’s to the higher cost and heavy compressor fridges. You don’t need a large icebox or fridge for 4-5 people if you are smart about how you manage your fridge and food/drinks.

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Camping Setup – Kitchen and Cooking

Campfire cooking

Camping in the great outdoors is a hungry business for everyone, and there is absolutely no reason why meals prepared in our somewhat limited camp kitchen can’t be easy, stress-free, extremely rewarding, and just plain delicious!

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Camping Setup – Lighting

Tent under night sky

A good lighting setup will provide a mixture of general or ambient light for general illumination, task lighting for reading / cooking / playing games, and directional lighting for spotlighting and pathways.

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Camping Setup – Tools

Children pitching tent

Setting up and maintaining a campsite doesn’t require a lot of bulky and heavy tools and equipment, but you will need some carefully chosen items for camping.

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