• Tick off all the camping gear you might need
  • Five great camping gadgets to consider
  • Top camping tips from the experts

Download the LV= family camping essentials checklist to make sure you have everything you need for your family trip this year.

Our checklist includes top camping equipment tips from GO Outdoors, the Camping and Caravanning Club, campsites.co.uk and campingexpert.co.uk.

There’s even space for you to add any items that would make your family trip extra special (we haven’t included marshmallows, for example, which may well be a must-have to toast around the campfire).

A lot of the items in our list will help you save space, but it is worth checking it will all fit in the car before you check it off.

If you’re being extra prepared, pitch your tent in the garden before you go away and put everything inside – you don’t want your tent to be overstuffed once you’re at the camping site, as whatever sticks out the bottom could get wet.

We’ve also included our top five camping gadgets for 2016 to help you get the most out of your trip:

If you’re worried about packing so much and only having a tent to protect it, then find out if the insurance provider that covers your home, car, travel or even caravan can also cover your personal possessions if you take them camping.