Camping gear I personally use
I have listed more various items below, but here are my top personal picks that I carry to every camping trip. They add another level of comfort (or are absolute necessities).
A car camping tent (SUV tent) – extend your living space:
My top picks (see full review here)
I go camping with my girlfriend and dog, and this tent is more than enough.
I’d recommend this one for bigger families or even longer camping trips for 2 people – always good to have more room :).
A foldable camping table – to eat from, cook, play games
You can sleep in your car, but if you don’t have a camping box fitted with a table – you’ll want some flat surface to put your coffee/tea/beer on. And breakfast, lunch, dinner. And cards or any other table game. And your portable cooker. Well – there’s plenty of need for a camping table + chairs. Make sure it’s a foldable one!
I have bought this one – it’s the smallest I’ve found (including 4 chairs) and pretty light. Works well for 2 and I’d say even more people. The chairs are basic – no backrest, I’m probably going to buy 2 bigger ones. But the table is still great – you won’t find any better at this price – 39.99 GBP.
Need a dedicated cooking area you can fold away when finished?
Stay fit – portable exercise equipment
Exercise works best if kept regular – no need to stop if you are going camping – I carry these little helpers with me on every longer camping trip. You can find out more about them in my full portable camping exercise equipment review + other items I recommend.
I personally use and can vouch for this 3-pack from Decathlon.co.uk at £4.99
Suspension trainer (TRX)
I personally use and can vouch for this suspension trainer from Decathlon.co.uk at £14.99
I personally use and can vouch for these Decathlon.co.uk rings at £24.99
Other camping gear I carry with me
Aeropress coffee maker
Because there’s never a good time for bad coffee! Quickly Makes Delicious Coffee Without Bitterness.
Because there’s always something to fix.
More camping gear you might want to take
Car camping cooking stoves & sink/hob combo
(the URL will link to Amazon best for your country, despite the prices being in GBP)
Storage nets for car camping
…because there’s never enough storage space 🙂
Car camping other useful gear
Car / SUV tents & awnings
Extend your living room + shaded area