Camping Checklist – For Everything You May Have Forgotten!

Camping Checklist

By no means are we saying go out and all this camping checklist stuff, but what might not be important to one happy camper may be vital to another!

Preparation is important when preparing to go for camping. Having all the necessary equipment and supplies will make your trip enjoyable. A checklist will help you in your organization. Your camping list may however vary depending on the type of camping, planned activities, places to visit, time of the year and the length of the trip. Things to plan for which you might need include

Shelter

  • Tent
  • Ground cloth
  • Extra stakes
  • Shade tarp-include poles and ropes
  • Axe or hammer
  • Mat for tent entrance
  • Dust pan and brush

Bedding

Cooking

  • Coolers
  • Large water jug and water bucket
  • Thermos
  • Stove with fuel
  • Matches or lighter
  • Charcoal, firewood or buddy burner
  • Dutch oven, tin can stove or box oven
  • BBQ grill
  • Fire starters
  • Paper Plates and bowls
  • Silverware
  • Measuring cups
  • Aluminum foils-heavy duty
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dish soap
  • Cooking oil
  • Food storage containers
  • Potholders and oven mitts
  • Pots and pans
  • Tongs
  • Skewers or grill forks
  • Cans and bottle openers
  • Mugs
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting boards
  • Ziplock bags
  • Dish towels
  • Napkins
  • Scrub pads
  • Sugar and seasonings
  • Potatao peelers

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Clothes

  • Shoes-boots
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Socks – several pairs
  • Hat
  • Jacket or wet shirt
  • Sleep clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Swim suit
  • Laundry bag

Personal Items

  • Shower shoes – flip flops
  • Towels
  • Soap in plastic case
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb or brush
  • Razor
  • Feminine products
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower bag
  • Camping shower
  • Personal medications
  • Other personal items

Miscellaneous Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Lantern with fuel
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Compass or GPS
  • Tent Carpet
  • Bug repellant
  • Whistle
  • Water filters and treatment
  • Camera and video
  • Books, magazines or kindles
  • Candles
  • Maps and directories
  • Backpack
  • Camp Table
  • Fishing gear, bait and license
  • Radio
  • Musical instruments
  • Camp chairs
  • Sun glasses
  • First Aid kit
  • Collapsible drying rack
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Pocket knife
  • Binoculars
  • Ropes
  • Water bottle
  • Straps
  • Gaming items
  • Electrical tape
  • Notepad and pen
  • Reservation info or confirmation
  • Cell phone and charger or 2-way radios
  • Small shovel
  • Safety pin
  • Money, ID, credit card quarters
  • Bikes, helmets
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Work gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Hand wipes
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Small sewing kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Hot chocolate, tea bags or coffee
  • Scissors
  • Watch
  • Equipment trolley

Make a note on your camping checklist to tell someone of your camping trip. Give important details about the place you are going and when you expect to return. Also mention directions, phone numbers, hand-held radio channel and codes you might use, vehicle description, license plate numbers, alternative roads you might use and local authority phone numbers for Police, Game and Fish Commission among others for the area or country you will be in.

Basic First Aid Kit

  • Personal medications
  • Roll bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tweezers
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Bee sting kit
  • Sinus medications
  • Tissues
  • Bug repellant
  • Sterile compresses
  • Splinting materials
  • Personal information or contact person
  • Ipecac
  • Razor blades
  • Plastic bags
  • Small water bottle
  • Blanket
  • Other personal needs
  • Small mirror
  • Triangular bandages
  • Band aides
  • Anti-acids
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Iboprufen, Aspirin, Naproxin or Tylenol
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Ace bandages
  • Sunburn lotion
  • Burn ointment
  • Snake bit kit
  • Eye drops
  • Cleansers
  • Heat or cold packs
  • Small flashlight
  • Latex gloves
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Mole skin for blisters
  • Road flares
  • First aid manual
  • Nail clippers

Additional First Aid Tips

  • Taking a First Aid class and a CPR class is important
  • Keep supplies in a well marked, durable, waterproof container
  • Keep the contents organized
  • Have knowledge of using everything in your first aid kit
  • Check content often and ensure adequate supplies
  • Finally, ensure that your First Aid kit is accessible all times

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