Campfire Camping check list


We hope this lovingly curated check list, which has been evolved since mid 90s Big Chill days will prove useful as you think about packing for that weekend (or longer) trip...


  • Lawn Chair
  • Tent
  • Pegs
  • Mallet
  • Torch (with extra batteries/bulbs)
  • Sleeping bag or duvet
  • Groundsheet
  • Pillow(s)
  • Foam mat/airbed
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Blanket/Rug
  • Loo roll
  • Wash bag (with toothpaste)
  • Towel
  • Refuse Bags                                                     
  • Clothes
  • Waterproof jacket/trousers (or poncho)
  • Warm/walking boots
  • Wellington boots
  • Plastic glasses
  • Bottle opener
  • Lighter
  • Large water container
  • Small water bottle
  • Warm pullover/fleece
  • Suncream
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent                                                              
  • Portable ashtray
  • Earplugs & eye mask (if you’re a light sleeper)
  • Condoms (if you’re not)
  • Map
  • Wet wipes
  • Instant hand wash
  • Radio (with spare batteries)



  • Fire pit / bowl with lighters
  • Logs and kindling
  • Gazebo
  • Folding table & chairs
  • Cold box
  • Gas stove
  • Pans
  • Plates/bowls/cups/cutlery
  • Dishcloth, tea towels
  • Washing-up liquid (bio-degradable please)
  • Scourer
  • Medical kit
  • A book or two
  • Camera (with film if you’re old skool)
  • Frisbee, football etc
  • Flip-flops
  • Drawing pad/paper
  • A pack of cards
  • Inflatable armchair
  • Something comfortable to sit on during the day
  • Facial spray mist
  • Fancy dress
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Battery powered fairy lights


If you’re bringing children…

  • Toys
  • Dressing-up box
  • Skipping ropes, batons, boules
  • Bubble machine
  • Water squirters
  • Swing-ball
  • Musical instruments


Final Check

  • Ticket confirmation (inc & live-in vehicle ticket if you need space)
  • Mates


Campfire Camping Top Tips

  • Bring something to sit on – a rug and/or a cushion Camping shops generally have good value plastic or foam cushions, or look at an inflatable option.
  • Bin liners, for sitting on, using for waterproofing socks in the event of a muddy festival and to put all your rubbish in when done.
  • Li-lo.
  • A small torch (a white LED bike light is handy in your tent).
  • Clean up after yourself.
  • Sensible shoes
  • Sun hat for day – warmer hat for
  • Umbrella (rain or sun cover)
  • Flag for tent pole – good for easy recognition


Prohibited Items

  • Glass – no glass is allowed anywhere onsite for safety reasons
  • Illegal substances
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Portable Laser Equipment and Pens
  • Unauthorised Professional Film or Video Equipment
  • Audio Recorders
  • Megaphones
  • Air Horns
  • Spray Cans
  • Fireworks
  • Flares
  • Chinese or Sky Lanterns
  • Any item which may reasonably be considered for use as a weapon
  • Sound systems
  • Unauthorised items for trading

Excessive amounts of food, alcohol and cigarettes may be refused entry to the site

*Thanks for Neil for Prohibited Items suggestions

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  • published this page in News 2016-08-03 17:09:48 +0100