Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:00 pm

Let's discuss the best equipment, what to buy and what is a waste of time.

Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:00 pm

Instant pop up tents do not last, I see them as disposables.

Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:01 pm

A good tent will last years with a bit of care .

Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:01 pm

forestgump wrote:Great idea,
Instant pop up tents do not last, I see them as disposables.


True, but great if you have to move around on daily basis with clients.

Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:02 pm

What about an icemachine when camping in KTP during Dec. Thats a must and at least a 120m electrical cable in case you did not get a camping site with power. -O

We normally forget matches/ firelighter and once all the meat at home. Luckily not the beer. -O -O The important stuff for me is lights that work, torches, chairs, Leatherman or Gerber tool and a pump (not the one you thinking of BO ) for the blow-up mattress.

I've braaied before without a braaigrid at Port St Johns when you still required a passport, but the best is to remember to pack one.

Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:02 pm

I take an old truck rim modified that I can make a fire ,just off the ground.Better to sit around a fire, at night.

Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:03 pm

The ideal thing for banging in tent pegs is a nylon panelbeater's hammer. They are made of heavy duty nylon with a lead weight in the head and they last forever - I've had mine for about 20 years.

Thor's tentpeg hammer! About 30cm long and weighing in at just over 1Kg.

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Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:07 pm

How many torches do you take along on a (proper destination without electric plugs) camping trip, and how many do you own in total ?

Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:07 pm

I take 2 torches and a Headlamp(with a set of spare batteries for each), that is for about 2 week camping

I do own 3 mag-lites(1 LED), Led Lenser Torch and 1 Headlamp

Re: Essential Camping Equipment

Wed May 23, 2012 4:08 pm

2 torches with a spare set of batteries, 1 LED lamp and 2 fishing head lamps with 2 x 7A/h batteries (if more than 4 days)