Camping is one of the great Australian traditions. There are just so many amazing places you can set up a tent and enjoy the beauty of nature. Here at Outbax, we make sure you get all the best outdoor gear and even have items you forgot to add to your camping checklist.
Sleep comfortably under the stars in one of our swags or family tents. Make sure that your campsite is safe and keep those lights on at night with a portable generator. Need something to top up your power stations and keep your gadgets charged? Check out our selection of solar panels that fit every type of camping need and style.
Planning a glamping trip with friends or family? Our air mattresses are not just affordable, they look great and can withstand the rigors of the Australian outdoors. Want to enjoy flame grilled meals but staying in an area where campfires aren’t allowed? We have portable fire pits that are safe and easy to use!
Worried about bathroom accommodations in the wild? Our shower tents and portable toilets ensure that you get to have these creature comforts wherever you go. Don’t have a huge RV to travel in? Maximise your vehicle space by adding roof racksand never leave any of your essential outdoor gear behind. You can also make your vehicle outdoor-ready with our selection of high quality and affordable 4WD accessories
At Outbax, we put a lot of value in quality and we believe that you shouldn’t spend a fortune to have reliable camping gear with you. Need help choosing products? Give us a call and one of our friendly camping experts would be happy to help you out.
No more second-guessing if you’ve left something essential at home or whether there will be enough TP at the campsite. Here, we cover everything you need to put in the vehicle as you get ready to leave town for a relaxing getaway — and what to do with it all when you get to camp.
Camping at a drive-in campsite makes packing easier than backpacking or being in the backcountry. You don’t need to worry about weight or carrying everything on your back. So bring a few more luxuries and make the most of your camping experience!
Camp Gear for Beginners
A camping tent is a home away from home in the great outdoors. It will keep you warm and dry if rain or snow is in the forecast. The two biggest things to keep in mind are the weather and how big you want your tent.
Sleeping Pad & Bag
One of the biggest worries people have when getting ready for their first camping trip is whether or not they’ll be able to sleep. A sleeping pad or air mattress is the secret to snoozing all night.
A pillow is a camping luxury, but if you aren’t backpacking, you should enjoy it! There are plenty of inflatable camping pillows to choose from.
- Many campgrounds have communal showers, which makes it easy to stay clean. However, if you’re dry camping, this will not be an option.
2. Toilet Paper
- Bring toilet paper! Even if the campsite advertises full amenities, you’ll never regret having your own.
3. Sun & Bug Protection
- When camping, you’re often exposed to the sun all day. You should be wearing sunblock, even if the forecast calls for overcast skies. Depending on the season and location of your camping trip, bug spray is a worthwhile investment as well.
You’ll only need one /first-aid kit for your entire group. While serious injuries are less likely, slivers and minor scrapes are pretty common. Especially if you have adventurous kids!
Pack basics like bandages, gauze, tweezers, and over the counter medications such as ibuprofen and antihistamines.
Backpacks are an area where the distinction between camping and backpacking matters. If you’re camping, you arguably don’t need a backpack at all (though you want a good day pack if you’re planning on small hikes). In the backpack world, there are three main distinctions for sizes: day packs, overnight, and long haul. Which you need depends completely on what you plan on doing.
Water Filtration Systems and(or?) Treatment Tablets
If you’re camping, you can (and should) bring along as much water as you’d possibly need in your car, so it’s easily accessible. Some campsites even have fresh water available, but you should bring some anyway. If you’re backpacking however, that’s not an option, so you’ll need a water filtration system.
Regardless of whether you’re camping or backpacking, there’s a good chance you will not have cell phone service. Get a map of wherever you’re going before you get out there, then learn how to read it and not to rely on GPS, even if you bring a stand-alone satellite GPS unit.
A few lighting options are good to have. An inexpensive headlamp or flashlight is essential when you’re looking for things in your tent after dark — or taking a midnight walk to the bathrooms.
Camp Chairs & Table
Beyond lighting, don’t forget to pack a few chairs and a table. Some campgrounds will provide picnic tables, but you can’t sit around the fire at a picnic table.
Plan All Your Meals
Camp food doesn’t have to be boring, but keeping the food prep basic makes cooking and cleaning up much easier.
Make sure you bring enough water to drink, cook, and wash dishes. Usually, if you’re in a campground, it will have water on sight. You may want individual coolers with spigots for your water and a top-opening cooler for your food and ice.
And while cooking over a campfire sounds idyllic, a portable stove is a practical choice to have when it comes to preparing all your meals. You can go with a smaller, backpacking-style stove.
The gear best suited for each usually has to do with weight and packability, so make sure you consider which you’ll spend more time doing when you shop for gear. Backpacking gear tends to be pricier because it focuses on weight, but it’s great for both camping and backpacking. That dual-use nature is good for anyone planning on doing both. You should consider your specific needs instead of relying on a generic checklist, but the list of essential items for most trips remains the same.
All of our Camping Gear are made from quality materials that are guaranteed to be safe, comfortable and will last for a long time.
If you have never tried ordering Camping Gear online before, feel free to call us at 02 888 10 333 and ask questions about our products. We will be happy to assist you.