It’s a given that you’ll need tools at some stage while camping. But do you need to pack your whole tool shed when hitting the road?
Who takes their entire tool kit and who only takes pliers and a piece of wire? We asked our Facebook friends. Johan Hattingh
My caravan has its own small tool kit that always travels with. In it are the essentials like pliers, a small hammer, insulation tap, and cable ties. I don’t cart around a load of tools.
I take my pocket knife, a flat-head and Torx screw driver, and cable ties. That’s it.
Chris and Alida Laing
I only take the things I think I might need. Between my own tool kit and my brother-in-law’s one we’ve managed to fix problems like a leaking tyre. We even take pruning shears and a small saw. Anything we don’t need to use while on holiday is a blessing from above.
I take a lot of equipment when we go camping. Just in case... I don’t want to have to struggle, and I don’t like borrowing other people’s things.
Mandi van den Berg
We pack cable ties, a tyre repair kit, Q20, a carpet knife, hammer, and fuses. For anything else we play MacGyver.
Petro Doman Jordaan Nel
We always take our tool kit and make sure we have the things we needed in the past.
Gerhard du Toit
I’m a mechanic and I don’t take any tools. What if there’s someone in need of a mechanic with tools? I don’t want to work when I’m camping. If you’re looking for tools in the campsite, look for someone driving a Land Rover – they can never be without tools.
I take a small tool kit with a few screw drivers, pliers and cable ties. Nothing more than that.
I have a small tool kit in my vehicle, but I don’t use it often. I keep a small selection of tools and other equipment in my caravan. The kids always make fun of me because I take “Justin” along – that’s obviously “just in case” – but I don’t want to struggle if a problem does arise.
I just take my air compressor and tyre repair kit. Then I’m fine.
I don’t travel with a special tool kit, but I do have the essentials in the caravan.