Camping Gear for Two People at Christmas

Hey OzB Family,

First time into camping.

Christmas time. travelling from NSW to QLD.

Two people, wife and I. + a puppy.

Would love your advice for Camping gear and things needed. Many Thanks !

Comments

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    Cheapest way is tent, mattress and sleeping bags.
    Better way is swag which you only unroll at night time to sleep.
    If you're near town just take an esky, bowls, spoons, milk and cereal. You can eat in town for dinner and lunch.

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      Question is too broad - might as well ask how long the piece of string is. Vehicle, crowded, remote, water, facilities, camp cooking etc?

      Less is better. Forget sleeping bags - doona or blanket. Get your cooking gear from vinnies and use a 3l coffee can or catering can with wire handle for a billy.

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    Depends on the facilities of where you're staying. On the basics you'll tent a tent, sleeping gear and a light. Other things you might need/want table, chairs, esky/food storage, stove/pots/pans/kettle, plates and cutlery, dishwashing gear, another shelter for sitting under during the day, solar power, water.

    That's all I can think of off the top of my head, but others should add more.

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    My favorite camping movie about NSW outback I highly recommend watching.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4728386/

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    Sleep: Tent, Tarp for under tent, Airbed, Sleepingbag/Bedding, Pillow, tent light
    General: Handheld Torch, Headlight, Extention Leads for power, powerboard, Camp Chairs, Toilet paper! Thongs for the shower! Laudrey Detergent
    Food: Esky, Camp Cooktop, Pan, Utensils for cooking, Plates, Bowls, Tub to wash up (unless using disposable items), bin liner for rubbish.
    Dog: Bed, Long lead with tether poll, jacket for the cold, waterbowl, food, sunscreen if it is white.
    Fire: Axe, firelighters, Tongs for fire, Lighter

    This is my basic list.

    Here is a more detailed basic list. https://www.cozi.com/blog/family-camping-checklist-and-a-few...

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      Thanks! where for gears?

      Wife'd really love a tent with roof features to see sky/stars.

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        Camping stores, Kmart are good for basic stuff, but your tent needs to be half decent if you plan on using it more than once so look for specials at major stores.

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    Become a nudist

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      too cold at night

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        Find others for shared body heat.

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      Now that's what I call stripping down to the bare essentials