Camping trips don’t always have to be based on a ‘go hard or go home’ mentality. Whether you’re dipping your toes into the wonderful world of camping or simply craving a mini getaway, a one-night stay will just make every moment of your trip all the more precious.
With such a small window of time to enjoy the great outdoors and embrace the camping lifestyle, it’s vitally important for you to prepare for your getaway accordingly. After all, you don’t want to leave essential items off the list and make certain tasks or activities longer and harder to carry out. Fortunately, we’ve prepared the perfect solution to help you out: the only camping checklist you’ll ever need to guarantee a smooth-sailing one night stay.
Make sure to check off the following essentials when packing for your overnight camping trip:
1. An Easy To Set Up Tent
The first thing you’ll be wanting to grab is your tent, one of the most important items you’ll take on your camping trip. If you’re only going to be staying the night, you’ll want something that is quick and easy to setup. One of our favourite options to recommend is this Cool Quick 2 Tent, a lightweight, two-person tent which can be easily set up within three minutes! This tent is absolutely ideal for beach trips in particular. So, if you’re planning a one-night stay by the waves, consider adding this to your camp shopping list!
2. Basic Bedding
If you’re only going to be staying one night, you might not feel it’s necessary to lug your air bed, sheets and blankets down to the campsite with you. If you’re particular about getting a good night’s sleep, we say shoot for the stars. However, if you’re fine with getting by on the basics, we’d say you’d only really need a foam mat and an appropriately sized sleeping bag, plus some extra blankets if you’re going to be camping out somewhere cold.
One of the best things about camping for only one night is that you don’t have to bring your entire wardrobe along with you, or deal with a mountain of dirty laundry when you return home. Depending on the season, as well as what activities you’re planning on doing throughout the day, different types of clothing are recommended. If you’re camping in the summer, a couple of t-shirts, long-sleeves and shorts or leggings are ideal for bringing along. On the other hand, if you’re camping in the winter, make sure you bring along warmer alternatives like sweaters, beanies, and a solid waterproof jacket. Also, don’t forget to bring along a versatile pair of footwear like boots or sneakers.
4. Food, Snacks and Water
Even if you’re only going to be staying for one night, you can never bring enough water on your camping trip. After all, you don’t want to be suffering from dehydration after participating in strenuous outdoor activities. Moreover, water is essential for a lot more than drinking – don’t forget cleaning and washing! As for the food situation, we’d say that bringing a premade meal is a lot easier than dragging all your camp cookware down and spending valuable time preparing, cooking and then cleaning up after a hearty dinner. Bringing healthy snacks like cut vegetables, popcorn, nuts and power bars will help to satiate your cravings and keep you energised in-between main meals. As for your main course, try to make something the night before heading off on your camping trip. Alternatively, you can bring ingredients for a quick and easy dinner like hamburgers, hot dogs, jaffles, wraps and salads.
5. First Aid Kit
No matter how long you’re planning on staying at your campsite, a first aid kit is always non-negotiable. Keep in mind that accidents and injuries can happen at any time when you’re out exploring the great outdoors. So, if you want to avoid having your short trip spoiled by a minor injury that eventually escalates into a larger one, make sure you’re prepared for anything by bringing along a fully stocked first aid kit.
Don’t forget that when the sun sets, your campsite will be covered in darkness. So, unless you want to hit the hay as soon as it starts to get dark, lighting in the form of flashlights, lanterns and matches are essential. With a properly lit campsite, you’ll be able to participate in a whole lot more even after it gets dark, which, as you can probably imagine, is important if you’re only staying at your campsite overnight. If you want to get the most out of your one-night stay, a well-lit campsite is essential for drawing out your activities. Headlamps are also a great idea to consider, since they will light the path in front of you while leaving both of your hands free for other things.
7. Outdoor Furniture
Unless you want to sit around on the cold, hard campsite floor, you’ll be wanting to bring outdoor furniture like foldable tables and chairs along on your one-night stay. Thankfully, these versatile products are ideal for a wide range of applications- and not just camping. So, even if this is your first time camping and you realise that it’s not for you, you can always use your newly bought outdoor furniture for other purposes, like picnics, outdoor movie theatres, and other events.
Check All These Essentials Off at Supex Products
Need to stock up for your one-night camping trip? Find all the essentials mentioned in this post at your local Supex Products stockist. From tents and bedding to cookware, starter packs, camping furniture and more, we have all your needs covered with our extensive suite of products. Built from high-quality materials to resist against the harsh Australian conditions, you can expect all our camping equipment to last numerous trips, helping to make your outdoor adventures better than ever.
To get your hands on any of our camping essentials, head into your nearest Supex Products stockist today!