Experts Share the Camping Packing List – As Almost Half of Brits Take an Annual Trip

May 26 21:39 2023

42% of Brits go camping at least once a year. That’s according to the findings of a recent camping poll, which quizzed 2,000 Brits.

The same poll also found that the Lake District is still Brits’ favourite camping spot.

While almost half of Brits will camp annually, there are some far keener people amongst us too. For more than 1 in 10 people, camping is something they do at least every 2 months, making for an average of 6 trips per year.

Millions will likely make their first ever camping trips this year and if that’s you, experts at Ubuy compiled a comprehensive list of kit required.

A spokesperson told us:

“There are so many lists out there of essential items like tents, cooking stoves and things. I we think it’s important to list the essentials for first time campers. But camping is meant to be fun. So we added thing to our list that are non essential but help make the trip. A mini speaker, for example. Over a third of Brits use Spotify according to our data, and you don’t even need signal to listen to music with an app like that. So we included entertainment options and other things that you don’t necessarily need but that you might want!”

Ubuy shared their list:


  • Tents and other tent components
  • A mallet
  • Spare tent pegs just in case
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping mats
  • Torches and lanterns
  • Pillows
  • Extra blankets just in case you get cold!
  • Camping chairs and table
  • Water container
  • A cooking stove 
  • Gas for your stove (or wood/charcoal if you’re cooking on fire)
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Pans
  • Coolbox and ice to keep your fresh food cold
  • A camping kettle
  • A bowl to wash up in
  • Heat proof glove
  • Sun cream
  • Insect repellant
  • Small first aid kit
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Towel
  • Toiletries 
  • A portable charging device to keep your essential devices charged


This section of the list is the non-essentials but they are really fun!

  • A mini bluetooth speaker or pair of headphones for music 
  • An iPad or similar with movies downloaded
  • A pack of cards – they’re small and portable and hours of entertainment
  • A football – lots of games and again a small thing to take
  • Board games – lots of them have travel editions
  • Frisbee 
  • A good pair of hiking boots – get out walking!
  • If you’re camping by water and have the space in your car, a paddleboard is a great watersport activity
  • Paper and pens for drawing/writing/colouring (and yes, that applies to the grown ups too)

A spokesperson at Ubuy added, “As camping season approaches in the UK, we hope everyone planning a trip has a brilliant time.”


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