Camping Checklist

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  • In and Around Camp

  • Tent (with stakes and guylines)

  • Tent footprint

  • Tent-pole repair sleeve

  • Sun shade, tarp or screen house

  • Sleeping bags (with optional liners)

  • Sleeping pads

  • Air mattresses

  • Pad/mattress repair kit

  • Pump for air mattresses

  • Pillows

  • Multi-tool or knife

  • Daypacks (see our Day Hiking Checklist)

  • Trekking poles

  • Child carrier

  • Rolling jogger

  • Folding chairs

  • Folding table

  • Cots

  • Mallet or hammer (for tent stakes)

  • Headlamps (with extra batteries)

  • Flashlights (with extra batteries, bulbs)

  • Lanterns (with mantles, if needed)

  • Lantern fuel or batteries

  • Water filter or treatment tablets

  • Bikes

  • Bike trailers

  • Inflatable boat with paddles and PFDs

  • Fishing gear (and license)

  • Canoeing/kayaking gear

  • Clothing & Footwear Packing List 

  • Moisture-wicking T-shirts

  • Moisture-wicking underwear

  • Quick-drying pants/shorts

  • Long-sleeve shirts (for sun, bugs) 

  • Sun-shielding hats

  • Swimsuits

  • Bandanas or buffs

  • Boots or shoes suited to terrain

  • Socks (synthetic or wool)

  • Long underwear

  • Sleepwear

  • Insulating jacket or vest

  • Insulated pants

  • Gloves or mittens

  • Rainwear (jacket and pants)

  • Clothesline with clips

  • Water sandals

  • In-camp sandals or booties

  • Kitchen Supplies

  • Stove

  • Windscreen

  • Fuel

  • Fuel bottle(s) with fuel funnel

  • Matches/lighter

  • Charcoal (with fire starter)

  • Firewood sourced near campsite (if allowed, plus saw or axe)

  • Grill rack

  • Frying pan

  • Cook pots

  • Pot grabber

  • Dutch oven

  • Portable coffee/espresso maker

  • Hot-cold vacuum bottle

  • Hand-crank blender

  • Bottle opener/corkscrew

  • Can opener

  • Recipes

  • Marshmallow/wiener roasting sticks

  • Food-storage containers

  • Resealable storage bags

  • Trash bags

  • Tablecloth and clips (or tape)

  • Coolers

  • Ice

  • Water bottles

  • Plates, bowls, mixing bowls

  • Mugs/cups

  • Measuring cups

  • Measuring spoons

  • Utensils

  • Paring knife 

  • Spatula

  • Whisk

  • Kitchen organizer 

  • Cutting board or cutting surface

  • Funnel

  • Foil

  • Egg holder(s)

  • Biodegradable soap

  • Pot scrubber/sponge(s)

  • Collapsible water container(s)

  • Portable or standing camp sink

  • Drying rack

  • Quick-dry towels

  • Food

  • Coffee

  • Cereal/granola/oatmeal

  • Eggs (freeze-dried or fresh)

  • Breakfast bars

  • Batter mix

  • Syrup

  • Butter/margarine

  • Jelly/jam

  • Bread/bagels

  • Meat (fresh and jerky)

  • Soup mixes/bouillon cubes

  • Prepared or freeze-dried meals

  • Cooking oil/spray 

  • Salt/pepper

  • Tea

  • Milk (powdered or fresh)

  • Cocoa

  • Drink mixes

  • Bottled/canned beverages

  • Energy food (bars, gels, trail mix)

  • Fruit (dried and fresh) 

  • Vegetables

  • Cheese

  • Crackers/chips

  • Chocolate/sweets

  • Marshmallows

  • Spice kit

  • Herbs

  • Personal Items

  • Toilet paper

  • Sunscreen

  • Lip balm

  • Insect repellent

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Alcohol or antiseptic wipes

  • Spare eyeglasses/contact lense

  • Mirror

  • First-aid kit (see First-Aid Checklist)

  • Prescription medications

  • Toothbrush, toiletry kit

  • Menstrual and urinary products 

  • Cosmetics

  • Brush/comb

  • Eyeshades; earplugs

  • Biodegradable soap

  • Shower water bag

  • Other Items to Bring

  • Camera

  • Camcorder

  • Memory cards/film

  • Binoculars

  • Campsite reservation confirmation

  • Maps

  • Guidebook

  • Interpretive field guides (flowers, insects)

  • Star chart/night-sky identifier

  • Pet tent

  • Pet bed

  • Paperbacks/DVDs or e-Books

  • Notebook and pen/pencil

  • Sketchpad with art supplies

  • Radio or music player with headphones

  • Two-way radios

  • GPS receiver

  • Cell phone

  • Travel alarm clock

  • Umbrella

  • Pet food (with favorite bowl)

  • Pet toys (such as Chuckit!)

  • Fun Stuff

  • Playing cards

  • Rolling ice cream maker

  • Kick-around foot bag

  • Kites

  •  Geocaching materials (with GPS receivers)

  • Paddle ball set

  • Glow sticks

  • Flying discs

  • Puzzles (crosswords, etc.)

  • Board games

  • Water toys

  • Electronic toys

  • Boomerang

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