The Beginner’s Guide to Prepping for a Camping Holiday with the Family

The Beginner’s Guide to Prepping for a Camping Holiday with the Family is a must-read if you’re looking to enjoy a stress-free camping holiday this year. From packing the right gear to preparing your food, covering everything you need to know before hitting the open road. Sleeping under the stars, making sure that all electricals are on the run, taking a little of the luxury from home with you will be covered.  So sit back, relax and enjoy the reading.

1)  Packing the suitcases

The most important part of planning any camping holiday is packing the right gear. You’ll need a tent, sleeping bags, clothing suitable for the weather and environment, cooking equipment such as a stove or barbecue and plenty of food. If you’re bringing children along, you might want to pack some extra items like toys or games to keep them entertained. Make sure that your bags are well-stocked with everything you need but don’t overpack – remember that space in the car is limited!


2)  Planning meals

Eating out on a camping holiday can be expensive, so planning your meals in advance can save you a lot of money. Before you go, make sure to pack all the ingredients needed for the meals and snacks you plan on having while away. If you’re looking for more variety than just sandwiches and hotdogs, consider dishes like chilis or pastas which are easy to make over an open fire. Don’t forget the marshmallows for roasting!

3) Setting up camp

Setting up camp doesn’t have to be a stressful experience – it’s actually quite fun if done correctly. Start by choosing an area with enough space for both tent and car parking. Once that’s done, lay out the tent and sleeping bags, organize any furniture you’re bringing along and make sure all the electricals (phone chargers, lights etc.) are working properly.

4) Checking the lights and freezers

One of the most important things to do before you hit the road on your camping holiday is to check all the lights and freezers. Thinking to yourself, not sure what size power station do I need, or what type of solar panel I can use well here is your answer. There are a variety of different options available and the size you need will depend on the number of devices you’d like to power while away. Make sure that any lights inside or outside have new batteries, as well as any portable freezers or fridges. And don’t forget to check for gas tanks – you don’t want them running out halfway through your trip!

5) Taking the luxuries

You can still take a little bit of home with you while camping, so don’t feel like you need to leave everything behind. Portable speakers, comfy cushions and blankets, board games and even a small television are all possible luxuries that can make your camping experience more enjoyable. Just remember not to overdo it so that space may not be taken unnecessary.


In conclusion,  a camping holiday with the family can be a great way to make lasting memories and bond together as a unit. With some good preparation, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or stressful – just remember to pack all the essentials and take some luxuries along for a comfortable stay! Have fun and enjoy your trip!


Candid Mama

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