Two tents in a forrest

4 essential items to take on your next camping trip

As the Summer gets into full swing, then we all love to head into the great outdoors. This is especially true for London residents who can get out of the city when warmer and into the countryside. If you are planning a camping trip out of the capital, then it is key to take along the right gear. If not, you could find yourself not enjoying the trip or not being able to stay safe. But what are the camping essentials for any Summer getaway?

Tent and sleeping bag

We will start with the most obvious gear you will need as a gentle reminder. After all, you do not want to turn up at your campsite to find out no-one packed them! Naturally, a tent is essential to give you somewhere safe and warm to sleep in at nights. A sleeping bag is also vital so you can rest in comfort and not be directly on the hard ground.

First-aid kit

Although you hope no-one will fall ill or get injured when camping, you just never know. It is much more sensible to have a well-stocked first aid kit on hand to be sure. As well as obvious things like bandages, antiseptic wipes and antiseptic cream, you may also want to include painkillers, hay fever medicine, indigestion tablets and medicine for upset tummies.

Pocket knife

Like a first-aid kit, you may think you will never use a pocket knife when camping out. This is usually not true as they come in very handy at times. From cutting rope to opening packets or carving wood, they will be useful in a number of situations when in the great outdoors.

Gas bottle and stove

The thought of making your own fire when camping is very romantic but often leads to fruitless hours of frustration. This is especially true if you are hungry and just need something warm to eat quickly. With this in mind, packing a gas camping stove and a gas bottle to use is much better. These can be set-up in a few seconds and allow you to simply enjoy your camping trip more.

Buy gas camping bottles before you leave

If you live in the London area and are heading out on a camping expedition, remember to buy your gas camping bottles before you go. If you need the best value gas bottles London has to offer, give London Gases a call.