Camping Gear Essentials

Camping Gear

Getting the right camping gear at JamHz is important to ensure that your next camp trip is comfortable and enjoyable. It’s also important to organize your camping gear to make it easy for you to find what you need without having to hunt around your garage or shed for items.Camping Gear

Tarps are used for everything from covering tents to providing water-resistant protection. They are a must-have piece of camping gear.

A few essential camping accessories can make a big difference in the comfort and enjoyment of your trip. These items include tarps, a canteen or water bottle, and a first-aid kit. A tarp is a large piece of weather-resistant material that can be used in a number of ways. It can be pulled over a tent to protect from rain, put under the tent to keep the ground from getting wet, and much more. Rope and bungee cords are also essential camping gear items, as they can be used with tarps and other equipment to secure them to the ground.

A canteen or water bottle is an essential camping item because it provides a portable source of clean, fresh drinking water. This can be especially useful if you plan on venturing out of your camp site for long periods of time, where drinking water may not be easily available.

If you prefer something other than a canteen or water bottle, this cute wine & drink tumbler set from Hydroflask is a great option. The insulated design keeps drinks cold or hot for hours, and it comes in a variety of fun colors to suit your style.

Whether you’re car camping or backpacking, it’s important to bring along a few basic toiletry items, like soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrush. It may not seem like a big deal, but you’ll be glad to have these items on hand if they ever become necessary during your trip.

A few more cool camping accessories that you should have on hand include a flashlight and headlamp, which are important for navigating the outdoors in the dark or if the weather turns bad. You’ll also want to have bug spray and sunscreen on hand, as they are essential camping items that you don’t want to forget.


Whether you’re car camping with all the comforts of home or backcountry backpacking in the woods, it’s important to have camp kitchen gear that will let you prepare and enjoy meals on the go. This includes cookware, utensils and dishes that are lightweight, durable and easy to clean.

If you’re camping in the backcountry, it’s likely you won’t have access to running water, so choosing camp kitchen gear that is both easy to wash and quick to dry is key. Look for items such as sporks and cooking utensils with nesting features that minimize packing space. It’s also a good idea to pack an extra roll of paper towels for quick and easy cleanup and to bring a bag of eco-friendly dishwashing soap that will be kind to the environment, especially if you’ll have to use a river or lake for water.

If there’s a fire ring at your campsite, a cast-iron skillet is a must-have piece of camp cooking equipment. This versatile tool can be used to sear meat, fish or vegetables over an open flame and even doubles as a campfire hot plate when you need more surface area for your meal. A small camp stove is another camping essential. This portable canister-mounted unit boils water quickly and offers a push-start igniter, wide burner head for more efficient heating and a wind shield to prevent blowing flames.

An insulated water bottle is another great addition to the camp kitchen. Not only does it keep your beverage cold for a long time, but it also keeps the drink cold longer when you’re hiking to and from the campsite. You’ll also want a few large bowls for food prep and to mix drinks, and smaller bowls that are easy to fit in your backpack as you hike.

A clear bin is a handy place to store all of your camping gear. It’s easy to see what is inside and will let you easily identify any items that need to be restocked. It’s also a good idea, if you’re camping with others, to label bins and keep a master list of contents inside the container in case any gear gets lost.

Pots & Pans

When the sun sets and you’re hungry for a good meal it’s important to have quality camp cookware. A nonstick pan and pot set is great for easy clean up. This one is packed full of all the essentials for a campfire feast, including mugs, plates and bowls, utensils and two pots and a frying pan with strainer lids.

If you’re an avid camper that likes to do a bit of hiking with your camping adventure this ultra lightweight and packable dry bag is for you. This 20 litre bag clips to the outside of your backpack and is perfect for keeping your gear, food and clothing dry on any river, lake or beach. It even comes with a handy grab handle for carrying.

For the ultimate campfire experience you’ll need a decent fire pit. This clever design maximises the amount of heat from your wood and makes a smoke free fire that’s great for cooking over. It also comes with a lid that’s designed to protect the embers so you can keep your tent and belongings safe in the event of a lightening storm or windy conditions.

A solid camping tent is essential, especially if you plan on sleeping outdoors or want a bit of privacy from the neighbours. This super comfortable tent is ideal for solo or couples campers and has a cosy double insulated foam mattress with two quilted inflatable pillows and a fitted sheet. It also comes with a portable Bluetooth speaker that can pump out some tunes while you’re chilling in your tent or cooking up a delicious campfire feast.

Whether you’re backpacking or car camping it’s a good idea to bring toilet paper for your campsite latrine duties. A lot of campgrounds don’t provide toilet paper, and using leaves or branches for latrine duty can lead to a chapped backside and painful sitting position. This ultra compact and foldaway portable toilet is a convenient alternative to bulky traditional camping toilets and has a hygienic, antibacterial seat cover that can be easily cleaned with water.

If you’re a fan of savoury snacks such as sandwiches and quiches a camping pie oven is a must-have piece of camping equipment. This one from Rome is super easy to use and has a non-stick coating for ease of baking and grilling. It’s also fully oven and stove compatible so you can rustle up some baked campfire goodness at your campsite.

Cooking Utensils

For those who don’t mind lugging around heavy pots and pans, or those who want to be ready for whatever meal is on the menu, a camp cooking set is a good choice. These sets typically come with everything you need, from pots and frying pans to a kettle and casserole dishes. They’re also usually made from materials that are easy to clean and withstand high heat, such as stainless steel or aluminum.

When selecting a camping cookware set, pay attention to the type and thickness of the material used. Thin metal utensils can warp over time under extreme heat, while thin ceramic or pottery pieces break easily. Choose a thicker material such as enameled cast iron or lined anodized aluminum, which distributes heat more evenly.

You can also find a variety of other camping kitchen tools that help you prepare meals on the trail. For example, many campers like to bring a portable electric food processor, which makes quick work of chopping and blending ingredients for stews, pastas and sauces. Other campers enjoy a versatile multi-tool that features a knife, fork and spatula. For easy meal prep on the trail, a cutting board is also an essential tool.

In addition to your stove and utensils, you’ll need a few other necessary camping gear items to keep your campsite comfortable and convenient. A good camp chair is essential for sitting in and relaxing after a long day on the trails or at dinnertime. You can find a variety of lightweight and durable camp chairs to suit any budget, from simple mesh models to deluxe rockers that provide support for your back.

If you’re planning on making a trip to the campgrounds this weekend, make sure you have all your camping supplies and accessories ready with the help of our handy checklist. Protect yourself from the elements with tents in every size and shape, and ensure you have plenty of sleeping options with Sleeping Bags, Cots & Air Mattresses. Store your food, drinks and extra camping gear in top quality cooler bags, and get ready to eat well with the right camp kitchen and cooking supplies.