Do You Even Have A Camping Checklist?



What necessary essentials are required on every camping checklist?

Every camper wants to have a safe, comfortable, experience, so here you will find a checklist for just about any kind of camping you enjoy. Make your own from the following. This list is not in any order of importance.

  • Water/Container
  • First Aid Kit and Snake Bite Kit
  • Matches or Fire Starter/Waterproof Container
  • Rope
  • Tarps
  • Pocket Knife or Multi-tool
  • Rain Gear
  • Flashlight/Extra Batteries
  • Maps, GPS, Compass, Cell Phone, Altimeter
  • Watch
  • Eye Glasses
  • Musical Instrument
  • Deck of Cards or other games
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Fishing or Hunting Gear
  • Licenses and Permits
  • Insect Repellent
  • Bear Spray
  • Leave a trip itinerary left with a friend and one in the car
  • Earplugs
  • Plant, star, animal Guidebook
  • Trekking Pole
  • Lantern
  • Chair
  • Small Mirror for Signaling
  • Cot
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sleeping Pad or Mattress/Repair Kit
  • Table
  • Pillow
  • Blanket
  • Tent/Repair Kit
  • Footprint
  • Emergency shelter – a tent, bivy, reflective blanket
  • Nylon Cord
  • Hatchet and Saw
  • Hunting Knife
  • Filet Knife
  • Extra clothes for all weather, jacket, swimsuit, wool socks
  • Hiking Boots/other comfortable shoes
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sun Protection – Sunblock, wide brim hat, sunglasses, bandana
  • Soap
  • Towel and Wash Cloth
  • Toothbrush, paste, floss, comb or brush, toiletry kit etc.
  • Waterless Hand Cleaner
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Dish Soap
  • Shovel
  • Knife, Fork, Spoon
  • Mess Kit
  • Water Treatment
  • Stove/Fuel
  • Frying Pan
  • Dishes
  • Cups
  • Coffee Percolator and other appliances
  • Container to use as a sink
  • Food Supply
  • Energy Beverages
  • Large or Small Kettle or Pot
  • Dutch Oven
  • Backpack for Day or Expedition
  • Bowls
  • Garbage Bags
  • Plastic baggies or food containers
  • Hot Pads or Handle Lifter Grabber
  • Cooking Utensils
  • A jar of peanut butter for quick protein
  • Energy food or trail mix
  • Salt & Pepper, other spices
  • If taking a baby or child remember their needs
  • Fan/Light
  • Journal/Pen or Pencil
  • Reading Material
  • Spot Light
  • Boat or Jet Ski and supplies
  • Life Jacket for everyone
  • Anchor, Locks, Keys that will Float
  • A Smile
  • Leave worries behind
  • Make It A Great Time!!!

 This camping checklist is long, but if I left something out, please leave a comment.  Use this checklist as your guide to making your own. It all depends on the style of camping you do, the items you take with you.

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