Camping essentials - these things belong on the camping checklist

Camping-Grundausstattung – diese Dinge gehören auf die Camping-Checkliste

Are you planning your next camping vacation and don't know what you need for your basic camping equipment? In our camping checklist we've listed things you shouldn't forget on your next trip to the campsite.

Was gehört unbedingt zu einer Camping Ausstattung?

What do you need for camping?

Immersion in nature, pure relaxation, lots of fun and absolute independence - these words describe camping perfectly. Anyone who has ever been camping knows that you need to think of lots of little things to take with you on your trip.

Good organization before the trip is half the battle. You should adapt your packing list depending on whether you are traveling in a motorhome, using a tent to sleep in or owning a campervan. Small spoiler: A motorhome is of course already equipped with many things.

In the following we give you tips what to include in your your luggage for your next camping trip and which utensils will make your life on the campsite easier.

Basic camping equipment for the motorhome

A motorhome is the most comfortable way to travel. The big advantage: you don't need things like a sleeping bag, a tent or a sleeping mat, and cooking utensils are usually also available in the camper. Nevertheless, you should think about the following things:

  • Awning

Even the nicest caravan can get a little cramped in the long run. An awning not only offers additional storage space, but also allows you to sit outside on rainy days.

  • Cable reel or extension cable

You will need a supply cable that can be connected via CEE plugs so that you can connect the motorhome outdoors on the campsite. So make sure you always have a cable reel or extension cable with you.

  • Cool box

Even though many motorhomes have an integrated fridge, it doesn't hurt to have a separate cool box with you. The BOXIO cool box has a polystyrene insulating insert and keeps food and drinks warm or cold as required.

  • Mobile sink

A mobile camping sink is a hygienic solution for on the road and perfect if there is no built-in sink in the motorhome. The BOXIO-Wash works without a power and water connection and is lightweight and easy to transport. So you can wash up or wash outside in the fresh air.

Bei der Camping Grundausstattung gibt es ein paar Dinge zu beachten

What do you need for camping?

The must-haves for camping include a few more things on your packing list than when camping with a caravan. At the top of the list, of course, is Choosing the right tentThe tent should be able to withstand moisture, rain, sun and wind. The size depends on whether you are camping alone, with your family and children or with friends.

In addition to the right tent, you will definitely need the following basic camping equipment:

  • Sleeping mat or air mattress

Nobody likes sleeping on a hard surface. A sleeping mat is the perfect solution for a few nights in a tent. Sleeping mats take up hardly any space and can be laid out in no time at all. An air mattress is more suitable for those who like it a little more comfortable and have planned several nights. We recommend a self-inflating air mattress so that you don't have to pack an extra air pump.

  • Sleeping bag

Don't skimp on the sleeping bag to make your night as comfortable as possible.
Choosing the right sleeping bag for camping depends on various factors, such as the planned time of year and weather conditions, individual sensitivity to cold and the type of camping trip.

An important factor when choosing a sleeping bag is the type of insulation. A distinction is made between down and synthetic fiber insulation.

Down is very light, warm and compressible and offers excellent insulation performance. A down sleeping bag is therefore a good choice for colder nights or tours where weight and pack size play an important role.

Synthetic fiber insulation, on the other hand, consists of fibers such as polyester that are processed in a specific way to form an insulating layer. They provide good insulation performance even when wet, are more resistant to moisture and dry faster than down sleeping bags. Therefore, they are a better choice for tours with adverse weather conditions or in humid environments.

Ultimately, you are spoiled for choice. Which sleeping bag you prefer depends on your own needs and conditions.

  • Camping stove

A hot meal during the day is also important when camping. Whether it's a legendary pasta party or an omelette in the morning - a camping stove should be part of your basic camping equipment. We recommend a gas stove that does not need to be connected to the mains and is easy to use. Don't forget plates and cutlery!

  • Flashlight

Light sources that are not dependent on electricity are important when camping. Even though smartphones can easily replace the classic flashlight these days, it's not a bad idea to always have one to hand. Especially in wet conditions, it is advisable to use a flashlight instead of a smartphone.

  • Food and drink

Whether it's full meals, nutritious snacks or a packet of pasta, you should always have enough to eat and drink when camping. It's best to plan your meals before the trip, which can be easily prepared using the camping stove. With the BOXIO-Cool you can also take cheese, fresh vegetables or sausage dishes with you, which stay nice and fresh in the cool box.

What is essential to have with you when camping?

These things should definitely be part of your basic camping equipment if you want to go camping. Also a first aid kit and a pocket knife are not a bad idea. If you are camping for several days, a table and chairs for outside are also a good idea - after all, you can't stay in a tent for hours.

Beim Zelten ist die Packliste ein wenig länger als beim Camping mit dem Wohnwagen

Washing and rinsing facilities for dirty dishes and for your own hygiene are just as important. With a mobile sink and a mobile toilet you save yourself the trip to the sanitary facilities, which can be a bit of a challenge, especially at night. The BOXIO toilet and BOXIO-Wash are ideal for this.

Both products take up little space, weigh very little and are the perfect utensil for camping. They require no water or electricity connection and are mobile. Disposing of the urine-diverting toilet after use is also child's play: the solids can be easily disposed of well-packed in the residual waste and the urine canister can be emptied in any toilet.

The BOXIO-Toilet is the ideal solution if there is no public toilet nearby, if you are traveling to a festival or are spending the night in the wilderness.

The advantages of the BOXIO-Toilet when camping are:

  • Capacity for 8-10 toilet visits
  • Sustainable product made from recycled plastic
  • easy to clean thanks to separating insert
  • Stackable and easy to store
  • No electricity and water consumption

Die BOXIO-Toilet und BOXIO-Wash gehören zur Grundausstattung auf dem Zeltplatz


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Camping packing list: Important things for your next camping vacation

There is a lot to consider for your next camping trip. The basic equipment mentioned above should not be missing in your travel bag so that camping does not become an unforeseen adventure. We have put together a checklist of all the important items for your equipment for your next vacation:

Camping must-haves

  • Tent and pegs
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping mat
  • BOXIO-Wash
  • Camping stove
  • Cooking utensils
  • Food & drink
  • BOXIO-Cool
  • First aid equipment
  • table
  • Chairs
  • Awning
  • cash
  • Health insurance card
  • ID card

Camping gadgets

  • flashlight
  • Cable reel
  • lighter
  • Pocket knife
  • Powerbank

Camping hygiene

With the above packing list, you are well equipped for your next vacation as a beginner or advanced camper. The camping equipment can of course be expanded as required - depending on how long you plan to camp.

So, what are you waiting for? Off you go on your next adventure!

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