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.

Checklist PNG

By popular request, we’re now offering a printer friendly camping checklist in PDFย or as PNG image!

NEW! Camping checklist is now dynamic! You can now mark completed items and they will be saved in your local browser storage.

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

719 Replies to “Camping Checklist”

  1. Just getting into the camping scene, and this list is just great.. Me and my wife are so excited get onboard this adventure..
    Folks who have visited this website for info are responsible campers wanting to the right thing n we wish u all good luck..

  2. Geez people! Everyone is complaining that the list is too long! Better it be too long and you leave off what you don’t want to take than not long enough and you don’t have something you really need! It’s a camping list. Not a hiking or a backpacking through the mountains list. Just an average person or group going camping. It’s a good and useful list. If you think it’s too much then don’t pack everything! But some people like the joys of nature with the comforts of home. Thanks for the list!

  3. Thank you so much for this helpful list. I am planning an outing for the local boys and girls club and I totally would have forgotten key items like: Saw/axe, road flares, duct tape, razors, ipecac, and a small mirror! My trip will be a success now!

  4. thnx so much for the info am going camping for the first time, with my school ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. I think this list is helpful. My husband and I take our little ones out site camping and this list ensures that I pack EVERYTHING we ALL may need. Thank you so much!!!

  6. I have been camping like 55 times and I’m 11 and we don’t need all ove this not been mean just saying but I do like you list I think it is very yousfull if you are growing more for Cidy camping bout we do more earthy camping lol

  7. What a brilliant list, I Had to build a camping trailer to accommodate all my gear. Going camping for a week now and your list has helped me remember lots of small stuff.

    Cheers

  8. I dont see Fabric softener sheets on your list… Put them in your tent when folding up, or sleeping bag/bedding. When you get them out the next time they smell FRESH!!

  9. Sure is a lot of supplies for a camping trip. A backpack with water, canned goods, dried beef, dried fruit, change of clothes, toothbrush, toilet paper, first aid kit, and tent and sleeping bag should be plenty.

  10. Awesome resource! I used this to add to my current list. I laminate it so we can check it off as we pack, then erase it and use it again next time. Since there is some stuff we only need on some trips it makes it easy to keep track of it all every time. Thank you!

  11. Wow, I’ve been going camping ever since I was 5 and never took half of this stuff with me lol, but then again I was never prepared:p

  12. this is a very good website. But the only problem is that we are actually going camping. how in the world are we meant to cary this on our back the whole time. If you were going in a caravan trip it would be fantastic. But when you are going camping, bringing all of thT STUFF is like bringing your whole house. But yes it is very handy

  13. This looks like a bring your whole house camping list.
    Not “a house on your back” camping list.
    But kidding aside, this is quite helpful for a family camping, in a campsite.
    Not for a hiker like me,
    Have a great time camping with your family.

  14. OMG this list was so amazing it helped me so much! i remember last time i went camping i forgot to bring so much things! like i didnt pack extra underwear! and i was on a hike and i had to poo so bad! i started running pack to the site and it just dripped right out! my undies were filled with poo! then i also got my period and it was just horrid mmmm it was coming out like lava! im glad im set for this trip now! (hopefully nothing bad happens) xoxoxoxo Muneet <3

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  16. Dude, I never comment on shit like this, but I felt compelled. This camping list is very thought-out and efficient. It will help me when I go camping this weekend. Thank you.

  17. Good list but think it would be too much gear for the average weekend camper to take with them. If your camping for a fortnight or more it makes more sense but I found the list more useful for seeing what I might forget and pinpointing certain things. Such as a bottle opener which would be easy to forget, or Travel Alarm Clock…that type of thing. Thanks for list.

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  20. Thank you I had fun when o went camping there was stuff i for got.
    About that you told me to bring came really usesful thank you.

  21. Thank you for the list! I’m going camping for the first time solo after six years with someone, so this is very helpful.

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