Camping Essentials for Women [UK Checklist + PDF]

A printed women's camping essentials checklist for female campers lying beside a map and compass

Hey there, girls! Fancy a night under the stars with your girlfriends, filled with laughter and shared stories? Sounds dreamy, doesn’t it? But, what about packing? Figuring out camping essentials for women can feel a tad overwhelming, right?

No worries! We’ve got you covered with our camping checklist for girls that takes the stress out of preparing for your outdoor adventure. This list ensures you’ll have everything you need for a comfortable, and most importantly, fun camping trip.

So, sit back, relax, and let’s conquer this camping prep together. Get set for an unforgettable adventure full of joy, camaraderie, and the beauty of nature. Let’s get packing, ladies!

Shelter and Bedding


Don’t forget to double-check the temperature rating of your sleeping bag to match the weather conditions. It’s super important to make sure you stay cozy and comfortable throughout the night.


Cooking and Eating


Pack more water and food than you think you’ll need.


Women’s Clothing List


I recommend bringing at least one pair of long walking trousers and a top that covers your shoulders.

You may need to walk through gorse which can be brutal on unprotected skin. And wearing clothes when walking through braken that better cover your body will help protect from ticks.


Spare clothes are must-haves in case the temperature drops or your clothes get wet.

Seasonal Clothing for Hot or Cold Weather

These are a mixture of non-essentials and essentials depending on what conditions you will be camping in.

Female Hygiene & Toiletries


If possible, non-disposable menstrual products are recommended for the environment’s sake.


Family Items

I’ve purposefully not marked any of the below as essential, “must bring” items as it can vary so much depending on your needs and what sort of trip you are taking.

Leisure Items

Everything below is non-essential, although some sort of entertainment is highly recommended!



Packing List For more Advanced Campers

Some of you might be planning a more intense wild camping adventure. Here is a list of a few extra bits of equipment that you might want to consider.

Ok Ladies – Let’s Make the Best Women’s Camping Checklist!

Have you thought of any items that you think should be in our packing list above?

All of us are different and we each camp in our own style – but we want to create the most comprehensive camping packing list for women in the world, so that no one has to go through that sinking feeling of “I’ve definitely left something behind”.

I would be super appreciative if you could post any suggestions you have in the comments down below!

Alternative Ways to Download The Camping Checklist

You can view our downloadable camping list for women pdf here.

Or, alternatively, I have included these as images below. You can download the images by clicking on the image, waiting for it to pop up, right clicking and then selecting “save as”.

A note from James: As a man, this is an article I didn’t feel comfortable writing, so many thanks to Kara Froggatt for creating this wonderful checklist. Thanks also to several of my female friends that have helped update it over time.

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