There are two kinds of camping people –

There are those who take the scouts motto to heart and pack as though they’re going on an expedition to some unchartered territory. These are the people that always have extra tent pegs and toilet roll and fancy themselves the next Bear Gryls, whipping out a flint and steel when they realise you forgot the lighter. The camping checklist type!

And then, there are those who shrug and chuck in a bunch of random stuff, saying ‘Meh, we can always pop to the supermarket.’ These are the people who ‘make do.’ They have saggy tents because they forgot to check the peg bag and they are heard whispering ‘just go behind the tent’ during the night. They’re the ones begging people for tin openers and forks and complaining about how much they ache because the air bed had a hole or they forgot the pump.

Here at Bellisima, we believe in harmony… in yin and yang and all that hippy stuff – so, we aim for a bit of balance.

We created a camping checklist and now every one can be organised (without being a show off!!!)

You can tick items off as you’re leaving and then run around looking for errant gear, flapping like angry birds because there’s always something that seems to have grown arms and legs and run away, just when you needed it.

You’re welcome…

CAMPING EQUIPMENT

• Tent / pegs / poles / mallet / peg remover
• Camping beds
• Sleeping bags / duvet / pillows / blankets
• Camping chairs
• Camping stove / gas / BBQ / firepit
• Pans / kettle / cooking equipment
• Crockery / cutlery / cups / glasses / flask
• Lighting / torches
• Washing up bowl / washing up liquid / sponge / small towels
• Cooler / ice blocks
• Brush & dustpan / bin bags / cleaning wipes / batteries / pump / tape / repair kit / tent spares / multitool / lighter / cling film or foil / pegs
• Clothes / underwear / shoes / thermals / coats / hats / gloves / swimming costumes / towels
• Kid stuff: baby slings / prams / nappies / bum wipes / toys / bikes / scooters / snacks

LUXURIES / EXTRAS

• Power – camping mains cable
• Heater/ electric blanket / hot water bottles
• Water carrier
• Carpet / rugs / picnic blankets
• Tarp / poles / guy ropes
• Camping furniture / kitchen units / tables
• Windbreak
• Urinal / night toilet

PERSONAL

• First aid kit / medicine / suncream / fly repellent
• Money / phone / watch / chargers
• Toothbrushes / toothpaste
• Soap / shampoo / dry shampoo / mirror / deodorant / shaving / make up / hair styling
• Games / electronics / books / speakers

If you spot something we have missed off the camping checklist, feel free to message us at info@bellisimacamping.co.uk and let us know… See you out there!