Autumn Checklist Next Victorian Camping Adventure
March 29, 2021 POSTED BY Retreat Caravans

Autumn Checklist For Your Next Victorian Camping Adventure

Are you and your family planning to do some camping in Victoria this Autumn? Not sure what to bring with you? Autumn can be a spectacular time of year for camping in Victoria however, you can often experience four seasons in one day. As a result, this can make it very difficult when preparing for a camping trip.

However, don’t worry as we’ve got your back. In this article, we’ll quickly go over a brief Autumn checklist for your next Victorian camping adventure that covers all you need to know including:

  • Camping Gear
  • Kitchen and cooking equipment
  • Clothing
  • Personal items
  • Miscellaneous items

Camping Gear

Camping gear will be the most important part of your Autumn checklist, and it is important to bring all the essentials especially if you plan to camp for a few days or more. Along with the basic camping gear such as camping chairs, sleeping bags, and more, here are a couple of other camping essentials to bring on your trip:

  • Warm blankets
  • Tents, including poles, stakes and ground cover
  • Hammer and pegs
  • Tarps and rain canopies
  • Gear repair kit
  • Air mattress and air pump
  • Flashlights or headlamps
  • Hanging lanterns
  • Bedding, including sheets, pillows and extra blankets
  • Batteries

Autumn Checklist Next Victorian Camping Adventure

Kitchen And Cooking Equipment

After a day full of camping fun, you’ll want to make sure that you have all the food, water, and nutrition that you need. Along with packing your favorite snacks, make sure to bring along some kitchen and cooking equipment to keep you and your crew going. Some kitchen and cooking gear that you should consider bringing on your trip include:

  • Portable stove
  • Fuel for stove
  • Frying pan
  • Lighter and matches
  • Cooking pot
  • Kindling
  • Rubbish bags
  • Cooler
  • Water bottles
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Cutting board
  • Cooking utensils
  • Aluminium foil
  • Paper towels
  • Sponge, dish soap and towel
  • Dish drying rack
  • Food storage containers
  • Cooking oil


Clothing is often taken for granted on camping trips, so it is critical to keep prepared and ensure you have the right pieces of clothing with you, especially in Autumn when it gets cool at night. Some of these items might include:

  • Day clothes
  • Warmer clothing for night time
  • Sleepwear
  • Swimsuit
  • Swimming towel
  • Rainwear
  • Gloves, scarf, beanie
  • Casual shoes, hiking shoes and water shoes
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Laundry bag

Personal Items

When embarking on any trip, you should never forget your personal items, especially when it comes to maintaining good hygiene and protecting yourself against nature! 

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush and other toiletries
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Insect repellent
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Prescription medications
  • Feminine products
  • Razor
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel or washcloth

Autumn Checklist Next Victorian Camping Adventure

Miscellaneous Items

When in doubt, always bring items that could potentially be important for you in the future, especially in cases of emergencies or minor mishaps. After all, you never know if your flashlight’s batteries might die, or if you’ll need a spare storage bag. Aside from camping gear, cooking equipment, clothing, and personal items, here are a few other necessities to take with you on your camping trip:

  • Storage bags
  • Ziplock bags
  • Clothing line and pegs
  • Compass/GPS
  • Camera and spare battery
  • Hand shovel and other tools
  • Duct tape
  • Sewing kit with scissors
  • Umbrella
  • Notepad and pen
  • Spare batteries
  • Bikes and toys
  • Pet supplies and food
  • Campsite reservation and phone number
  • Map and area information

Final Thoughts

When embarking on your next Autumn camping adventure, you can never go wrong with being prepared for inclement weather or potential camping emergencies. With this Autumn checklist for your next Victorian camping adventure, we’re sure that you will be able to have the best time in your camping adventure! 

Please remember that you don’t need to bring everything on this checklist, this is just a basic guide. Feel free to mix and match the listed items to suit your own personal requirements.

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