Whether you are a beginner or a pro, camping is a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. Even for those whose idea of sheer horror is sleeping outside with nature will find something pleasurable about camping. We can almost guarantee it!

The anticipation of freedom can be stress-relieving, while being at one with nature can really boost your mood. And the simplicity of it all makes you slow down your pace, meaning you can enjoy that cup of coffee you brewed ever so slowly, without gulping it down as you dash out of the front door to work like you normally do.

Whatever your location or destination for camping, we’ve put together our top tips for helping you camp in style!

Loading the Car:

The first and most important thing to put in your car boot is the tent. Yep, believe it or not, there have been occasions where people have forgotten their tent, almost rendering their trip a complete disaster! Try to put the tent at the bottom of the boot near the door or slide it in sideways so you don’t end up having to unpack the whole boot before you even begin anything! Avoid stacking items on top to prevent stress fractures in the tent.

It also may be worth investing in a roof box to give you some extra room, particularly if there is a whole bunch of you going on this camping trip!


Pack small items such as utensils, food and drinks into boxes and label them. This will make finding things so much quicker when you are ready to eat dinner but can’t find the forks! Just like moving house, a labelled box will make life easier.

Take extra car bulbs, just in case! The last thing you need when you’ve broken down, or you’ve driven off the wrong track is to be in partial or complete darkness because your car bulb(s) have blown! Pack in a box labelled “For emergencies” alongside a first aid kit and anything else you might consider in need for an emergency.

Don’t forget:

1. Extra tent pegs – You’ll thank us later when you realise some have been broken or bent on route.

2. Bottle/Tin opener – It’s such a horrible feeling when you suddenly remember the opener is sitting in the kitchen drawer at home when you’ve got a tin of soup in your hand.

3. Toilet paper – Pretty self-explanatory, you will always need extra even if it’s for mopping up spills.

4. Doormat- Camping can get pretty muddy, so the last thing you need is your littlest wandering into your tent leaving muddy footprints everywhere. Also a great solution for drying off those trainers that got a bit soaked.

5. Duct tape – This will be your lifesaver on more than one occasion. Taping up tears and holes as well as sticking things back together.

If you have any tips to share, feel free to let us know. Happy camping!