Ultimate Camping Checklist

Ultimate Camping Checklist

Heading out for a few days?

Use our camping checklist so you don’t wind up in S#@t creek.



Summer is well and truly here, which means it’s prime time to get out amongst the nature. Around this time of year thousands of us will venture to the outer fringes of this land in search of the ultimate Aussie getaway. Whether you’re looking for adventure, reconnection or just a lazy few days under the canvas – bring these basics and you’ll be set for whatever the Aussie wilderness can throw at you!


  1. 1. Shelter

Your shelter will be home for the next few days. Depending on the environment and your style, you may opt for a: Tent, hammock, swag or the tray of your ute. At the very least we recommend you bring yourself some type of mosquito proof abode.


  1. 2. Water

You’re 60% water. We recommend you try keep it that way. Try to bring 5 litres per person per day.

  1. 3. Food

When it comes to food, keep it simple.


Cereal, toast, spreads and fruit.


Sausages in bread, noodles and sandwiches (try our vegemite and jerky sandwich).


Stick with big dishes you can share with your mates: Pasta, stew, chilli, etc. Sprinkle in some Jack Link’s beef jerky for a delicious flavour kick and added protein.


Snacks are a big deal. And so is our beef jerky (the pinnacle of the snack hierarchy).  Perfect for fueling your day or to compliment an ice cold beer at the end of a hot summer’s day.

  1. 4. Shovel

Whether you’re digging yourself out of a bog, hammering tent pegs, creating a makeshift dunny or fighting off those pesky drop bears – the benefits of a shovel are numerous. An Australian with a shovel will outperform a Swiss Army Knife any day.


  1. 5. Light

A good light source is important if you want to avoid tripping over camping chairs. Get yourself a decent headlamp for when you need to dig some jerky out of your bag or bait up a hook. You’ll also want to bring a lantern for those late night card games.


  1. 6. Sunscreen

No one’s tougher than the sun! Bring yourself a decent sunscreen (SPF 30+) so you can focus on what’s important.


  1. 7. Sleeping

Sleeping on top of your spare laundry isn’t ideal. Pack yourself a sleeping mat, sleeping bag and a pillow (in that order).


  1. 8. Esky

It holds beer and jerky. Not much more needs to be said really…


In the end, the main thing is to enjoy yourself and the company around you. Armed with this list you’ll be set to feed your wild side and tackle the great outdoors.

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