Now that the weather is (fingers crossed!) getting a little warmer and the nights a little longer, we’re counting down the days until we can get out camping! With that in mind, we’re looking to replace some of those camping essentials we can’t live without! Here are our top camping necessities.

Sleeping Bags

Having a well-insulated sleeping bag is an absolute must! Spending a little more on this essential goes a long way! The UK’s weather can be unpredictable, so it’s important to always be prepared for the worst. After all, there’s nothing worse than a cold night’s sleep! When choosing your sleeping bag, make sure you consider which season you’ll be camping in, the shape of the sleeping bag you’re looking for, the insulation type and the lining you require. It may also be worth considering packing a sleeping bag liner!



Camping is the perfect time to get a little creative with your cooking! Packing the right equipment can make the entire experience stress-free and fun! With the right stove, you can wake up and enjoy a delicious meal to get you started for the day! When purchasing a camping stove, it’s worth looking for one that’s both portable, and powerful enough to boil water quickly or heat up pre-packed meal packs!


If you're venturing off the beaten track for a wild camping adventure, then you'll need to be able to carry all your equipment with you. By taking along an appropriate rucksack you can take everything you’ll need for a day in the great outdoors. Rucksacks come in a range of sizes so you can choose one that perfectly fits your needs. It’s also worth making sure that it’s waterproof!

Lanterns and Torches

Even when the nights are longer, you can quickly find yourself in need of some extra light! You should always take a torch when leaving your tent, just to be on the safe side! Torches can come in a variety of variations, e.g. a head torch or a hand-held torch. It’s also nice to be able to light up your tent in the middle of the night and add a little homeliness!

Bottles and Flasks

Hydration is key when out camping! Whether you want to take water for that long hike or some hot soup as a lunch time snack, a good flask or bottle is essential! Make sure your flask is well insulated and your bottle can be hung off your rucksack to save precious room. You’ll definitely thank us later!



Finally, our number one essential: invest in a good tent and it’ll last you for years to come. We have a range of sizes and shapes, so you’ll find a tent that exactly matches your every need. At Khyam you’re guaranteed a tent that can survive any adventure with ease and make your camping experience exactly what it should be; fun! 

No matter where you're planning your next camping adventure, we'd love to see your photos and stories. What camping essentials can’t you live without?!


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