It’s the summer of staycations, and for many this means a good old fashioned camping trip! Explore the best of the Great British outdoors by heading to a campsite for fun with family or friends. Explore an area nearby or head further afield, from the highlands of Scotland to Penzance in Cornwall, there are plenty of great places to camp this summer.
No need to worry about what to pack, we’ve put together a guide for camping essentials for you, all available with a One4all Gift Card!
the Perfect Tent
First things first, you can’t camp without a tent! It’s important to pick the best tent for your needs, if you’re camping with more than just your other half, you might want to invest in a slightly bigger tent with enough compartments so that everyone has their own space and privacy. This one from Argos has two compartments, as well as a middle section for communal living, ideal for slightly longer camping trips away.
ProAction 6 Man 1 Room Tunnel Camping Tent, £80 from Argos
Snug Sleeping Bag
Make sure you get a good nights sleep while camping out under the stars with a cosy sleeping bag. Although the summer months can be warm, it still gets cold at night so it’s important to wrap up warm and this Outwell Campion Lux Sleeping Bag from John Lewis is a great choice. With the ability to be completely unzipped and a hood for comfort, it takes care of all your needs.
Outwell Campion Lux Sleeping Bag, £37.60 from John Lewis
Spending long evenings around the campfire is a traditional part of any camping trip and a favourite for many, however it can often get uncomfortable if you don’t have the right seating. If you’re tired of using the same old camping chairs, then why not try the Quest Snug XL option from Robert Dyas? The fabric wraps around you as you sink in making it the ultimate chair for relaxing while you sing some campfire songs.
It gets very dark at night so make sure you are prepared by bringing a trusty torch on your camping trip with you. A simple item, buying a torch is far more dependable than relying on your phone for light and its batteries won’t die nearly as fast!
Keep all your snacks and treats fresh by using a cool box. Perfect for making sure water doesn’t get warm, bringing a cool box or bag with you will be more useful than you think. Helpfully this one from Halfords comes on wheels so you don’t have to worry about carrying it after you’ve filled it up for your camping trip!