Must-Pack Camping Supplies

Must-Pack Camping Supplies

Been a while since your last camping trip? You might need a refresher on what to pack.

The beauty of camping lies in its simplicity; it demonstrates that we can live comfortably with minimal possessions. Whether you are going on a weekend getaway or an extended adventure, we've compiled some must-pack camping supplies that will guarantee you are well-prepared for any situation, including:

  • Bags and Luggage
  • Cooking and Kitchen
  • Furniture
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Camping Lights
  • Spare Parts and Accessories

The more you camp, the more you’ll be able to refine and tailor the packing checklist to suit your camping style. Let's take a more in-depth look at some of the camping supplies that are suitable for any camping trip.


Bags and Luggage

When you’re on the road, space is at a premium. You want to keep your items contained and organised, but you don’t want to sacrifice space to do so. Ideally, camping bags and luggage should be packable, lightweight, and minimally bulky for an enjoyable camping trip. 


Camping Storage Bags 

Camping storage bags will allow you to separate items and make packing and unpacking a breeze. As an example, the Sea to Summit range features a large, 13 litre dry sack, designed to keep items dry if not submerged, it features a white PU coated interior, so you can easily find what you’re looking for.

If time is at a premium and you need to be able to find your belongings quickly, the Sea to Summit View Dry Sack features a clear window which is durable, water resistant, and will allow you to easily locate important items.


Darche Nero Bag and Expedition Storage Box

When it comes to heavy duty storage on the road, the Expedition 134 box is simply the best choice. Unlike many other storage boxes, it can be tied down securely but still opened. This is thanks to its external tie-down points. The Expedition 134 box contains absolutely no metal components, so it is rust resistant even in harsh environments.

For a lightweight and convenient gear bag, we love the Darche Nero 190 and 240 varieties. With waterproof seams and sides, you can feel comfortable strapping these bags to your roof racks and know your belongings will remain dry and clean.


Cooking and Kitchen

We know that when you’re roughing it in the great outdoors, you still want a hot tasty meal, especially at the end of a long day. Cooking and kitchen essentials will allow you to whip up some food quickly, easily, and with minimal bulky equipment.


Quart Camp Oven 

Certain items could be considered a luxury while camping, and others are definitely camping cooking essentials. If you’re planning to cook directly over a campfire, a sturdy and durable Quart Camp Oven will help you when cooking your stews, beans, or veggies. This camp oven is a favourite among Melbourne campers for its durability.

To browse more cooking and kitchen camping supplies, head on over to Camping Adventures -- your 4x4, camping and RV specialists in Melbourne and Hobart. 


Eco-Friendly Tips

Another way to enhance your camping experience is following eco-friendly practices. Use biodegradable soaps, minimise plastic waste by using reusable containers, and always ensure you leave no trace at your campsite. Not only will this protect the natural beauty of places like Melbourne and Hobart, but it also ensures that wildlife and future campers can enjoy the pristine environments.


Culinary Tips for Campers

Elevate your camping meals by incorporating local Australian ingredients. In Melbourne, add a twist to your campfire meals with native spices, or in Hobart, try incorporating fresh, locally-sourced seafood. These small touches not only support local producers but also enrich your outdoor dining experience.



When heading out for a camping trip, one essential category of supplies that should not be overlooked is furniture. While many people associate camping with roughing it and spending time in the great outdoors, having the right furniture can greatly enhance your comfort and convenience during your outdoor adventure.


Camping Chairs Australia Loves 

Camping isn't camping without a reliable chair. A crowd favourite is the Helinox Savanna Chair. Because it weighs less than 2 kilos, this makes it the perfect companion on hikes or at the campground. If you’re looking for ultimate comfort, the EPE Monster Chair holds an incredible 200 kilos, and comes with padded mesh inserts, a cup holder, cooler bag and even a magazine holder. This chair is perfect for the camper who loves to relax at the end of a long day.


Darche Camp Chair 

The celebrated range of Darche camp chairs are top-of-the-line camping chairs, which will be turning heads no matter where you are. The Darche 260 chair features a built-in drink holder and insulated storage pocket, so your beer and snacks will stay cool and delicious even when it’s a scorcher outside. With a steel frame and wide feet, this chair will stay strong, even on soft surfaces.


Heating and Cooling

When it comes to camping, one of the essential aspects to consider is maintaining a comfortable temperature. Whether you're exploring the wilderness during summer or winter, having suitable heating and cooling supplies can make your camping experience much more enjoyable. Some must-pack items to ensure that you stay warm in chilly nights and cool during scorching days include:

Companion Aerobreeze Fan

Mr Heater Little Buddy

Sirocco II Fan

Aerohear Ducted Tent Heater


Camping Lights 

Camping should be about enjoying the great outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you need to be sitting in the dark. Our range of the best camping lights allows Australia’s camping enthusiasts, especially those in Melbourne and Hobart, to enjoy their holiday long after the sun sets.


Coleman Camping Lantern 

If you’re looking to buy a camping lantern, you can’t do better than the Coleman Rugged Lithium-Ion Lantern. With a lithium-ion battery powering a 300-lumen light, this lantern will light up your space for ages. It can also function as a portable battery for any device that is charged by USB port, making it an incredible 2-for-1 investment for campers in Melbourne and Hobart.


Camping Gear for Sale at Camping Adventures

Most campsites offer basic amenities like parking spaces and designated areas for pitching tents. Some may also have picnic tables, shared bathrooms, and running water, but not all of them. It is important to be aware of the available facilities when booking your camping trip.

For total peace of mind knowing you're fully equipped for whatever lies ahead, head on over to the Camping Adventures online store

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