Camping Checklist

Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience. Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization. Your camping list will vary according to the type of camping and activities you have planned, the places you are going, the time of year and the length of your trip. Add or remove items to suit your individual needs. Please email us with any other items that you would include in your camping checklist or write comment below.

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Shelter

Bedding

Cooking

Clothes

Personal

Miscellaneous

Basic First Aid Kit

Tell someone of your plans - give details of where you are going and when you expect to return, give directions and possible alternative roads that you may take, provide cell phone numbers, vehicle description and license plate numbers, hand-held radio channel and codes that you will use, and provide local authority phone numbers (State Police, Game & Fish Commission, Sheriff Dept, etc.) for the county or area that you will be in.

Additional First Aid Tips

  • Take a First Aid class and a CPR class – keep current on this information
  • Keep supplies in a well marked, durable, waterproof container
  • Keep the contents organized
  • Know how to use everything in your first aid kit
  • Inspect content often, re-supply as needed
  • Keep readily available at all times

719 Replies to “Camping Checklist”

  1. I don’t believe this list was made with the idea that one must bring all the items on the list to go camping. The list was constructed so that certain items could be taken camping if one chooses to put it on their own list. For example Steve doesn’t take a bike with him because where he is going does not have a bike trail but he brings a Dutch oven (aka 2 handle pot w/ a lid) because he is gonna cook a slow chili over the fire. Cindy brings an air mattress because of her bad back so also brings an alarm clock so she can wake up really early to go fishing. The collapsible drying rack I’m a little confused about I mean really,use a tree…. but i’m sure if I think about it from a different view it would make better sense. In conclusion different people different types of camping, different items needed.

  2. Thanks for the great list. Very well done. For all those negative comments, keep them to yourself. This is just a list to help people. There is no need to be ignorant.

  3. I’d add a few needles to dig out splinters, pop blisters (if absolutely necessary).

  4. What about the rice cooker and slow cooker,board games,pool toys, marshmallow sticks, lol just grab the kitchen sink while you’re at it. I do like the suggestion to use these as guidelines and make your own then purge after you gone for awhile and think about what you can do without

  5. I think this list is very helpful, thank you.
    I can select what I want to take for the site we are going to / and according to our needs. The list is a nice reminder for anything that may have been forgotten.

  6. I see that several people have negative comments about the size and details of this list however it’s just a generalized list that gives a lot of ideas depending on the level at which you camp. Honestly I have many of these items in a Rubbermaid tote that I keep prepacked for not just camping trip but can be a quick grab & go in an emergency situation. I think this list is a helpful tool and provides great direction to those looking for help.

  7. There is no way that ANYONE needs this much stuff on any camping trip EVER this is not a very good source for camping essentials I mean you might as well just bring your couch too

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