Camping Equipment

So having taken the plunge on my first solo camping adventure in the MGB GT I bought a whole load of stuff (cheap) but seemed to do the job. So whilst this isn’t the best stuff you can buy I had no complaints given what I spent and I had a very comfortable night camping.

Naturehike Pop Up Tent (3 person)Amazon£89Not sure about 3 persons but easy to put up and down and seemed to be a well made tent for the money
WolfWise Pop Up Toilet TentAmazon£50Easy to put up and down, this had the optional rain cover and floor
REDCAMP 180x210cm Large Waterproof Ground SheetAmazon£12
TREKOLOGY Portable Camping TableAmazon£25Great little fold out table but surface is slippery! Consider some sort of rubber mat for cups of tea!
Odoland 16pcs Camping CookwareAmazon£34Great set! Included mini stove which was very useful
BISINNA Sleeping Bag with PillowAmazon£38Not sure about 4 season but was fine in cold-ish weather and comfy
Deeplee Camping MatAmazon£27More comfortable than it looks, not sure how durable it is though, was fine for the one night
Terra Hiker Portable Camping Gas StoveAmazon£20Great little fold out stove, seems well made
Thetford Porta Potti 345 Portable ToiletAmazon£55Great little compact toilet, very convenient, wouldn’t recommend dropping ‘number 2’s since it makes emptying it worse by a factor of 10.
Zone Tech Car Roof Cargo BagAmazon£50Used on roof rack to keep things dry, worked well but not tried it directly on a roof.
Vinclus Portable Camping Fire PitAmazon£15Cheap but worked better than expected, I used heat-logs on it but would go for hardwood next time

There’s a whole load of other stuff I’ve not listed as they are pretty much standard items but other things I bought were: camping soap, first aid kit, hot water bottle, gas canisters (Coleman C300), organic toilet fluid, water container, camping stool and various stackable storage boxes from Wilkos.

I also had a coolbox and roof rack already, the coolbox was too big but was decent (made by Coleman) and roof rack was an eBay jobby.

Full packing list as follows (car road trip tools listed in separate post).

  • Tent/groundsheet
  • Table
  • Camping stool
  • Light/Torch
  • Hot water bottle
  • Sleeping bag/roll mat
  • Cups
  • Water container
  • Cool box
  • Utensils/cookware/mess tins
  • Frying pan
  • Stove/gas
  • Washing up bowl
  • Soap
  • Toilet tent/toilet
  • Bin bag
  • Fire pit/matches/wood/kindling
  • Toilet roll
  • Multi-surface wipes (safe for hands)
  • Umbrella
  • Food – including stuff to cook with
  • Drink – stuff to make tea and beer