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 โ€“ 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

724 Replies to “Camping Checklist”

  1. Wow mole skin really? What a question obviously you have never heard of hiking and getting blisters cause mole skin is an amazing cure I used it most summers as I was stationed in Japan and California

  2. I didn’t see a pack mule on the list. Holy cow. Please Lord don’t let my wife see this list and think we need all this.

  3. “They really need a section for optional There must be over 150 items on this list!”

    You don’t have to feel obliged to take everything on the list. I hope that you don’t feel obliged to do everything the internet tells you to do.

  4. I agree Carnwval. I was reading through it and I saw S’MORE SUPPLIES. Who puts s’more supplies on a camping list? They really need a section for optional There must be over 150 items on this list!

  5. um me and my friends are going camping in a few years and i made my own list. we want to tough it out and do like the pioneer’s did a long time ago. but what food items would we take to make good meals for about a week?

  6. I personally think this is a really good list. We are camping for more than a week with eight children so believe me all this stuff is needed when you’re cooking every single meal on fire or grill, taking multiple age kids from teen to baby, needing to wash dishes/clothes, having big messes,etc. just being prepared for anything is priceless…b/c with a big family, anything can happen.

  7. Love this list! Yes, I do not take all of it but it sure is a great reminder…and hot chocolate was an awesome suggestion since it will be cool nights and give my beverage choices a variety. and to other commenters, yes, moleskin is great for where shoes/hiking boots rub you in that “one little spot” (my pinky toe) and yes NOOK/Kindle, much lighter to carry than several books. I tend to stay around camp more than hike all day ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Wow, I don’t mean to bring this list down, but this really is all the supplies you need if your going away for a week or two. But thumb tacks, shower shoes, and I would not find all the items in “Basic First Aid” Basic. But then again it is a great list if you will be gone for a while and needed to take a shower or broke an arm.

  9. Great List! I didn’t see allergy medicine, so maybe add it for my fellow allergy-ridden friends!

  10. New to camping and heading out in a pop up with 3 kids- this is EXACTLY what I was looking for!! Thank you!!

  11. Very interesting list, but certainly not one for ‘wild camping’. It’s certainly exhaustive. One would need a lorry to carry all the above.
    Picking the essentials is the key here, certainly not the kitchen sink…

  12. Are there camp chairs on this list. Very important for sitting around the fire at night.

  13. Best camping list ever. I’ve been using it as a guide and reminder of things to take for the past few years

  14. Holy cow people this isn’t a minimalist camping list! This is obviously a camp and park list. Ultra light backpack camping is handled elsewhere. All in all a good list. All it is, is a reminder list. You are free to pick and choose what you wish.

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