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?

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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.

Jac­ques Al­ber­tyn

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.

Thi­nus Kotze

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.

Piet Botha

I take a small tool kit with a few screw driv­ers, pli­ers and ca­ble ties. Noth­ing more than that.

Gideon Carstens

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.

Gus­tav Somers

I just take my air com­pres­sor and tyre re­pair kit. Then I’m fine.

Willem Brits

I don’t travel with a spe­cial tool kit, but I do have the essen­tials in the car­a­van.

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