Camping Checklist

December 07, 2021

Camping Checklist

Essential Checklist for Camping

Camping is a great way to spend time outside. Whether with friends, family, or yourself, it can be a great way to unplug and reconnect with nature. While camping is a great way to live simplistically for a few days, it's also nice to be comfortable when you're in the great outdoors. This checklist will make sure you have everything you need to have a great time camping!

Campsite Essentials

Let's begin with the basics. What are you going to bring to your campsite to make your trip fun and comfy?

Well, here's an excellent place to start, these are the essentials for your campsite.

  • Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Camping Pillow
  • Camping Pad
  • Camping Chair (How about a heated one?)
  • Flashlights or headlamps
  • Lantern
  • Batteries or Fuel
  • Camping table
  • Firewood

Campsite Extras

These are the extra items that can make your camping trip a little more comfortable.

  • Tarp
  • Hammock
  • Clothesline
  • Cots
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Air Mattress
  • Tablecloth
  • Air pump

Tools

Even the most meticulous planner can't prepare for everything. However, you can always be prepared for the unexpected by packing these seven tools.

  • Pocket Knife
  • Hatchet
  • Ax or saw
  • Mallet
  • Duct Tape
  • Extra rope
  • Extra Tent Poles

Cooking Essentials

Food is essential, and a campsite kitchen should allow you to cook all the meals you love without lugging your full kitchen into the forest.

  • Stove and propane
  • Matches or a Lighter
  • Frying Pan
  • Pot
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Plates/bowls
  • Knives
  • Eating utensils
  • Mugs and cups
  • Water Bottle
  • Cooler
  • Ice substitute
  • Camping Sink
  • Cooler
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Pot scrubber or brush
  • Sponge
  • Trash Bag
  • Paper Towels
  • Oil

Kitchen Extras

If you'd like to have a variety of meals or are planning a long trip, consider packing these extra kitchen items.

  • Griddle
  • Dutch Oven
  • Portable coffee maker
  • Extra storage containers
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Skewers
  • Tongs
  • Cutting Board
  • Zip Lock Bags
  • Potholders or Oven Mitts

Clothing

Even in the summer, the great outdoors can get pretty chilly, don't forget to bring clothes for every occasion and temperature.

Personal Care

Even in the wilderness, personal hygiene is essential. While you should always check your campground for the amenities, these items will help keep you looking good even in the beautiful outdoors.

  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush/ paste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/Brush
  • Razor
  • Feminine Care
  • Toilet Paper
  • Camping Shower
  • Medications
  • Water Filtration System
  • Sunscreen

Medical Supplies

While you may not need all of these items, it is better to be safe than sorry, especially for your health. Make sure that wherever your adventure may take you that these items are included in your backpack.

  • Roll Bandages
  • Antiseptic Wipes
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Gauze Pads
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Tweezers
  • Bee Sting Kit
  • Bug Repellent
  • Tissues
  • Razors
  • Snake Bite Kit
  • Splint
  • Eye Drops
  • Latex Gloves
  • Burn ointment
  • Asprin
  • Tylenol
  • Nail Clippers
  • Twine

Miscellaneous

Camping is supposed to be fun! Don't forget to bring these extra items to make the most out of your time outside.

  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Bug Spray
  • Whistle
  • Camera
  • Books
  • Candles
  • Maps
  • Fishing Pole
  • Tackle Box
  • Cards
  • Small Shovel
  • Scissors
  • Safety Pins
  • Sewing kit
  • Bunge Cords
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Watch
  • Extra Batteries
  • Portable Phone Battery
  • Solar Powered Charger
  • Hand Sanitizer

Personal Items

In the chaos of packing up everything else, you may forget the stuff you usually bring everywhere.

  • ID or Driver's License
  • Credit Card
  • Cash
  • Cell Phone