Camping Essentials

There’s a place in the world for all of us and for every person who enjoys a pampered lifestyle inside a spa, there are just as many who love the out and about. Camping can be one of the most pleasurable things on the planet. Opening up that tent and seeing one of the most beautiful sights you’ve seen for years can be enough to place you in a good mood for a whole day. However, preparation is central to a good camping trip. As the boy scouts motto goes – fail to prepare; prepare to fail. So, what are the necessities for a good camping trip?


A good tent is certainly a must, especially if you intend on camping in the UK. No one wants to wake up first thing in the morning only to realise their socks are sopping wet from the weather the previous night. Buying a high quality tent can prevent this from happening and ensure you get a good night’s rest and don’t end up packing your The North Face base camp duffel to go home early.

Sleeping Bag and Mat

Whether it is a foam mat or an inflatable version you need something to place your sleeping bag on if you intend on getting a good night’s sleep. Sure, you can sleep without one but Sod’s law would dictate you’ll find the only rock in the whole campsite to lie on and end up with a pain in your body the next morning. Be safe and sound in your sleeping bag and pack a mat of some sort into your The North Face Base Camp Duffel.

Tilly Lamp

Though around for a long time now, it’s hard to beat the traditional Tilly lamp for light when in the camp. Of course, many of the Tilly lamps we see nowadays are electric or even are solar powered, but the same simple premise continues and they provide the best all round practical light for hanging or for using to go to the toilet at 3am.


Whether, a fisher man’s chair or something more substantial, having something to sit on aside from the ground is something of a necessity if you intend on camping. From digestion of food, to just somewhere to sit above the often wet ground, a chair of some sort is a necessity. Remember the size of the likes of The North Face Base Camp Duffel, means packing one shouldn’t be much of an issue in size terms once it folds up to some degree.

Rain Jacket

Last and far from least, bring a rain jacket in your The North Face Base Camp Duffel. The likelihood is that you’ll get some sort of water falling from the sky and a rain jacket is a necessity. If it’s going to be colder add a fleece to the list, as you can wear them separately or together to impressive effect.


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