Aussies share their ‘must have’ items when camping ahead of the Easter long weekend – and the best meals to pack to feed the whole family
- Australians have named their ‘must have’ items to pack when camping
- The suggestions were made on Facebook after a woman was seeking advice
- Popular recommendations included a kettle, insect repellent and coffee plunger
- Others revealed the best food to bring if kitchen items and power is limited
Australians around the country have named the ‘must have’ items they always pack when preparing to go camping.
The suggestions were made in an online Facebook group after a woman was seeking advice ahead of the Easter long weekend.
Of the 100 comments, the top picks included a kettle, a coffee plunger, a barbecue, insect repellent, wine and chocolate.
Other unique suggestions included a lolly box for the kids, a fan or a good mattress if possible.
Australians around the country have named the ‘must have’ items they always pack when preparing to go camping. The suggestions were made in an online Facebook group after a woman was seeking suggestions
Of the 100 comments, the top picks included a kettle, coffee plunger, barbecue, insect repellent and wine or chocolate
Others said they can’t go without fishing gear and camping furniture, such as fold-away camping chairs
The camping items Aussies can’t go without
- Coffee plunger
- A good mattress
- A kettle or pot to boil water
- Wine or beer
- Bug spray
- A book
- Portable toilet
- Toilet paper
- Lolly box
- Fishing gear
Those who enjoy roasting meat said they never go camping without a barbecue, which is also a suitable cooking option if you don’t have a fridge or stove.
Regular campers prefer to prioritise cleanliness and said they always bring a portable toilet and toilet paper.
Others who attract mosquitoes said they always pack cans of Mortein to deter bugs and flies away from the campsite.
Those who can’t go without digital devices for emergencies recommended bringing phone charges and a source of power.
Others also can’t go without fishing gear and camping furniture, such as fold-away camping chairs.
Other unique suggestions included a lolly box for the kids, a fan or a good mattress if possible
What are the best ideas for camping meals?
- Baked spuds wrapped in foil and placed in hot coals before adding coleslaw sour cream and cheese
- Tuna and rice stuffed capsicums (I’d use microwave rice and tinned tuna, plus take a little zip lock with herbs/spices pre portioned). Wrap in foil and cook on coals
- Bacon and egg rolls, sausage sandwiches, ham steaks and pineapple, fish and salad
- BBQ meals: spaghetti bol, camp roast, baked spuds in foil with coleslaw, sour cream and bacon
- Wok on the campfire: Slice beef or lamb and freeze it in a ball shape to stay colder until the second night. Pre-cut the veg and make the sauce in a jar. Then, it’s just a matter of throwing it all in, along with some long-life noodles.
In the same Facebook group, another woman sought recommendations for what food to bring when camping.
‘Hopefully you can help! I’m writing a shopping list for our camping trip and I’ve come to a complete blank,’ the woman wrote.
‘I’ve written down a few basics and snacks, but I can’t think of any meals I could cook. The first night I’ll have access to a fridge but not the second night.’
Top suggestions included tinned fish, pasta, burgers, barbecue meats, baked potatoes filled with sour cream and vegetables and rice.