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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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

799 Replies to “Camping Checklist”

  1. Absolutely! Your comprehensive checklist covers all the essentials for a successful camping trip. One item I’d highly recommend adding is an elevated tent or a camping hammock, especially if you’re venturing into areas with uneven terrain or expecting inclement weather. It not only enhances comfort but also provides added protection from ground moisture and critters. Happy camping!

  2. Thanks for your article. I am planning to go camping outside after this month. At least I was able to prepare well. Please make more articles like this.

  3. What an amazing checklist made my job so easier. Now I can sleep peacefully without panicking that I might have missed something.

  4. I am planning to do outdoor camping after this pandemic and thanks I get across your article. At least I could make good preparation. Please make more articles like this.

  5. thanks this is a great list, very organised and well short out. thanks, I am going to canalven gorge

  6. Great list! Would also be helpful to have a list version with two columned check boxes. One labeled “Have” and the other “Need”.

  7. thank you so much!! we go camping every year but we never remember what to bring!!

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  9. Great list! We have camped in many different situations and this list covers all items needed for different places and lengths of time. I’m going to save this for sure!

  10. Awesome checklist!! We were thinking about going camping after this crisis is over and this will really help me out! Bookmarked for reference. Thankyou for this…

  11. This list was exactly what I needed. It helped me a lot and I didn’t forget anything.

  12. Great comprehensive list guys. Just wondering do you guys use cupboards to keep your personal gear organised in your tent? We don’t at the moment, but thinking of getting some to prevent having stuff all over the floor.

  13. I agree, Pilar, this is a comprehensive list – take what you need from it. Why would someone think it is suggested to take all? Why would you take golf/toys/popcorn if you don’t want to? Get a clue, people.

  14. Nice list of camp travel checklist. I love to travel and camp. Thanks a lot for your valuable sharing and experience.A very informative article. I enjoyed reading. Keep sharing more with us.

  15. What a great idea. A printable checklist for camping essentials is just what I need to make sure we don’t forget anything. Thanks! Once when I was little, my dad forgot the fly to the tent and it rained! That was pretty uncomfortable.

  16. Thank you so much for your awesome listings. This is the list I find useful and appreciate your time for the information. All good information provided.

  17. Great list. We started developing our checklist about 20 years ago. Most of it was from trial and error… like forgetting a sleeping bag. The checklist helps take your mind off of the not-so-important-stuff and lets you enjoy the experience of camping.

  18. Great List!
    I haven’t gone tent Camping in Years… This list really refreshed my memory on a lot of items I may have forgot if I didnt read your Recommend list.. Thank You !

  19. Thanks for a very amazing checklist it will really help me a lot for my incoming camping trip even though that I have my own list. But I will surely bring the things that really important like the first aid kit. Thanks Again!

  20. Super helpful list for camping!! I’m so glad it included antacids LOL – my boyfriend gets heart burn that only strikes at night, but never remembers to bring Tums. This weekend we’re heading to an area with a small lake, so will also be packing float tubes and a pump. Also, for people going to areas where cell service still works, don’t forget to add chargers to your list.

  21. Excellent detailed list. I am one of those who love the basics. Few articles are useless. The campsite is very nice. We made some of them. Tip: First check the local weather, as the experience may slow down the rain.

  22. GREAT LIST!! Additionally,I always take a firearm, an a bit of ammo. Which one depends on where and the type of camping.

  23. Hydrogen peroxide should probably be taken off the list, at least if it’s on the list for skin cleaning. It hasn’t been recommended for wound care for a while because it actually damages healthy skin.

  24. Thank you for providing your camping checklist. My list is just as long and it keeps me in check so that I don’t forget the essentials. It’s a living breathing checklist that changes & improves with each camping trip. I’m going to review yours as you may have some things that I can add to mine. Thanks again.

  25. Great detailed list, I’m one that likes to take just the basics an not a lot of unnecessary items camping is a lot of fun we have done quite a few just a small tip check the local weather first, rain can dampen the experience.

  26. Great list. Don’t forget your pets supplies.

    Bath soap
    Treats if you use them.

  27. Very good list, thank you. In regards to the complainers about it being too long: the list serves as a guide for things to bring. Use what works for you and dismiss what doesn’t. How difficult was that?…I thought so 🙂

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