The Australian Summer is already here. For many, it’s time to start planning for a summer holiday camping trip.
To help you, we have put together our shortlist of must-pack camping essentials so you can enjoy a comfortable and fun Summer camping trip.
Top 5 Camping Essentials
Consider a Camper Trailer or Hybrid Caravan
We know we’re biased, but instead of trying to squeeze all your camping gear into the back of the car and then wrestle with tents to get your camp set up, consider investing in a camper trailer or hybrid caravan.
A camper or caravan already has many camping features built-in, plus it also acts as a trailer to hold all your additional camping items such as camp chairs and beach umbrellas so you don’t have to try and squeeze everything into the car.
Though there are many camper trailer choices on the market, be sure to choose a camper company that is multi-awarded and is truly made for the Australian outback. Also, make sure that the camper/caravan is a towing fit for your vehicle.
Investing in a trailer or caravan for is a great option for those seeking a more dependable shelter, more storage capacity for when you’re on the road, and a more comfortable stay no matter where you set up camp.
Fire and Cooking
Part of the adventure in camping is preparing and cooking your food. Whilst iconic scenes like sitting around a campfire are not always appropriate for Australian summer camping, Camper trailers and hybrid caravans already have cooking features such as gas stoves and water heaters to make cooking easier and more practical.
Be sure to carry enough head torches, one or two larger lamps, and LED lighting so that once the sun goes down you’re not left in the dark.
Campers and caravans have built-in solar power features so that you can charge your LED lights and gadgets.
LED strip lighting is a great addition to your interior rooms, whilst lamps and torches are perfect when portable lighting is required. Be sure to bring spare batteries for your battery-powered torches and lamps.
First Aid Kit
The Aussie bush carries its share of mozzies, ticks, ants, snakes, and other creepy crawlies.
Make sure your first aid kit is well stocked for insect and snake bites as well as repellents and antiseptics for cuts.
Also, bring some medicine for fever or pain relief and aloe vera gel in case of sun burn.
Sleeping Bags and Mattresses
It can get cold at night, even in the middle of summer. A good sleeping bag is essential for camping even if you have a camper or caravan. Temperatures can drop significantly after dusk or when bad weather blows in.
For added comfort, you can have roll-out or thermal mattresses under your sleeping bag.
Cooking/eating utensils and other miscellanies
Before setting out camping, check to ensure all your cooking/eating utensils are complete.
Be sure to check other miscellaneous but essential items such as tongs, can openers, no-peg clotheslines, bin bags (never leave any trash behind), and sweep/dust-pan for any sand and dirt that gets tracked into the camper.
JAWA Off Road Campers
To invest in a worthy and high-quality camper, you only need to get in touch with JAWA. Why JAWA? Because JAWA Campers are different from the rest.
JAWA is a 100% owned and operated Australian company based in Queensland. We understand the importance of quality campers designed to withstand the toughest Australian conditions. Browse our range of campers and hybrid caravans here or give us a call for more info.
Jawa Camper Trailers are the number 1 choice for hundreds of families in Queensland and all around Australia. We build products we stand behind and with thousands of kilometres travelled across some of the most rugged roads in Australia, we are ready to find you the camper that will get you where you are going!
When travelling with a camper, you don’t want to be held back by the terrain. Jawa Camper Trailers combine quality components with great designs and outstanding features to make your trip enjoyable.