05/11/08

  07:23:00 pm by Rahul Vats, Categories: Camping Tips

Camping Checklist

Camping is a very fun activity if done in a properly planned manner. Based on my experience following are the camping guidelines and checklist that I have prepared. You may not have to use all of it, but having it with you certainly helps you to prepare for a nice camping trip.

In and Around Camp

  • Tent (the kind that suits your need and conveinience)
  • 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
  • knife
  • 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)
  • batteries
  • Water filter or treatment tablets
  • Bikes
  • Bike trailers
  • paddles
  • Fishing gear (and license)
  • Canoeing/kayaking gear
  • ______

Clothing and Footwear

(if chilly nights are possible, come prepared)

  • 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

(select according to personal tastes and needs)

  • Stove
  • Windscreen
  • Fuel
  • Fuel bottle(s) with fuel funnel
  • Matches/lighter
  • Charcoal (with fire starter)
  • Firewood (plus ax)
  • 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

(for more options, see our Outdoor kitchen checklist)

  • 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

(tip: To more easily locate gear, keep similar items in a single duffel)

  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellent
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Alcohol or antiseptic wipes
  • Spare eyeglasses/contact lenses
  • Mirror
  • First-Aid checklist)
  • Prescription medications
  • toiletry kit
  • Cosmetics
  • Brush/comb
  • Eyeshades; earplugs
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Shower water bag
  • _______

Other Items

  • 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
  • pen/pencil
  • Sketchpad with art supplies
  • headphones
  • Two-way radios
  • GPS receiver
  • Cell phone
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Umbrella
  • Pet food (with favorite bowl)
  • Pet toys (such as Chuckit!)
  • ______

Fun Stuff

(search "toys" at REI.com for more ideas)

  • 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
  • _______ for kids

Money Stuff

  • Cash: Carry Ample cash of upto a 100$ in various forms of Bills

If you are in US please do check some of the camping gear sites from below:

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