Camping for beginners


Are you planning to go on a camping holiday and want to make sure you don’t forget anything? This list might help!

Cash / travellers cheques / credit card
Navigation device
Copy of valid ID card or passport
Customs information
Check to see which routes charge tolls
Pack the BVCD camping guide and/or download the BVCD app
Driver’s license
Towing vehicle/trailer insurance card
Towing vehicle/trailer documents
“Agreed Statement of Facts on Motor Vehicle Accident” form
Insurance documents (e.g. travel insurance, vehicle insurance)
Member cards (e.g. Camping Key Europe, ADAC)
Ferry tickets
Documents for animals (EU pet passport)
Camping gear (e.g. ropes, tent pegs, mat)
Camping kitchen (e.g. towels, cutlery, dishwashing liquid)
Oil / coolant reserve tank / car battery
Spare motor oil
Spare wheel & car jack
First aid kit
Warning triangle / reflective vest
Battery jumper cable
Flash light
Tool kit
Check gas supply
Drainage pipe
Adapter or adapter cable from CEE to Schuko socket
Adapter or adapter cable (with ground) for all other plugs such as CH, CZ, F, PL and SK
Check empty trailer weight + loaded weight
Attach bike, canoe etc. to external carrier