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Camping Setup Essentials

Fast-track your family camping adventures

in 6 simple steps

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Our Camping Setup Essentials Program will help you to put together your ideal car-based camping setup.

No longer will you need to go through all that trial and error just to give the kids real camping experiences. No more guessing what kind of tent suits you, wading through hundreds of often conflicting social media comments (including our own :), hundreds of hours of videos and thousands of blog posts.

No more worries about arriving at camp and not knowing what to do, because you have planned your setup, you are prepared and you have everything you need for a successful camping trip so you can spend more of your precious time with your family.

So, what's in the program?

The Camping Setup Essentials program consists of six elements. In this program you will:

  1. 1
    Plan your perfect setup: Our planning workbook will help you decide what kind of camping setup suits you.
  2. 2
    choose from 8 camping setup inspirations: Or come up with your own combination.
  3. 3
    "Walk" through our Kickstarter Kit: This is the setup the program is based on, but feel free (within the spirit of the program) to add your own touch.
  4. 4
    Develop a Spending plan: Calculate how much it is likely to cost and budget accordingly.
  5. 5
    Start a Packing checklist: Personalise your packing checklist to suit you.
  6. 6
    Guilt free shopping spree: Armed with a list of what you need, it's time to start getting it all together.

AND, you will receive all future updates to these plans.

When it comes to your setup, this covers all of the camping essentials you need.

About Joanne Simon

Joanne Simon

Hi there, when I say "we", well it's mostly me!

My name is Jo Simon, I live in Melbourne, Australia and I'm the camping trailer free obsessive.

I'm an accountant by profession, which won't surprise many of you given the nature or this program, and after a stint in private practice, I have spent most of my career in the not-for-profit sector in business, corporate governance and financial management roles. Now I do this!

I guess you'd say I'm keen to help as many people as possible, especially families, to enjoy the many benefits of camping.

And for many families, the big barriers to camping include the lack of know-how, especially if you haven't grown up in a camping family or culture, the time and trial and error it takes to gear up for camping, and also the lack of storage space for the bulky camping gear and the trailers and caravans that many camping families tow.

I'm not against towing something - I'm just offering an alternative to those for whom towing something isn't an option.

But regardless, my Camping Setup Essentials program will suit anyone seeking to get a tent camping kickstart, with or without a trailer.

I look forward to meeting you!




  • A 6-step process
  • 1: Planning your perfect setup
  • 2: Camping Setup Inspirations
  • 3: Kickstarter kit walkthrough
  • 4: Camping cost worksheet
  • 5: The ultimate camping checklist
  • 6: Your guilt-free shopping spree
  • BONUS: Eco-Friendly Camping Guide
  • BONUS: Health And Safety Guide
  • BONUS: 10 Camping Comfort Must-Haves
  • BONUS: The Three Keys To Camping Trailer Free
  • All future updates to this plan
  • Prices are in Australian dollars

Lifetime Day Money-Back Guarantee

You will receive our lifetime no questions asked money back guarantee.


What kind of camping setup are you talking about and what if it doesn't suit me?

We aren't talking about a minimalist setup. It's a proper setup with a decent tent, good undercover shelter and a well equipped kitchen. If you are camping trailer free, here is a sneak peek of types of camping setups possible. Our personal setup is top left.

We think our camping setup is pretty good, and has been optimised for a family of four travelling in at least a mid-size car (not all, just those with a sizeable boot / trunk and the required payload for what it is required to carry).

If this doesn't suit you, there will still be a lot of information that you could find useful in the program. But, if you sign up and don't see the value, we have a 30-day money back guarantee.

4 camping setup examples

What if I have never camped before?

Camping for the first time can be daunting, especially with kids in tow. That is essentially the purpose of this program - to break down the barriers to camping, especially for families, by addressing the main challenges for camping newbies.

We'll show you in this program how to put together a great family camping setup. The Camping Kickstart Program may be better suited to you if you are looking for more broader support.

How much will the setup cost?

We certainly encourage you to buy well and buy once to minimise the chance of your gear failing you and your family at the worst possible time and ending up in landfill before you know it. However you can go as cheap as you like.

That said, for, say, a family of 4, if you want a durable setup with good tent and comfortable sleeping arrangements, we recommend you should start with a budget of $3,000.

Over a 5-year period, this equates to just over $10 per person per day if you were to camp for just 14 days per year. And the better prepared and equipped you are the more likely you are to enjoy camping and want to go more often.

What if I don't live in Australia?

Yes, we are based in Australia. Melbourne to be precise. This program is very much Australian influenced, but is designed to apply anywhere. There may still be some local requirements that you might need to research yourself, but that doesn't mean you need to start from scratch.

Just like any recipe, we show you what to look for, not the specific products. So, for example, much like a recipe, we tell you to buy 60 gram eggs, not the Sunny Side Up brand. You will know what to look when buying products, but not the specific products themselves.

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