Camping Checklist

Sleeping

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  • Blanket
  • Ground cloth for under tent
  • Entrance mat for tent
  • Sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Tent and stakes
  • Camp axe
  • Battery-operated tent light and spare batteries
  • Small whiskbroom to clean tent

Campfire and Lighting

  • Flashlight
  • Small flashlight to put on lanyard
  • Gas lantern
  • Disposable butane lighter
  • Waterproof matches
  • Spare batteries and lightbulbs
  • Spare lantern fuel and mantles

Cooking

  • Stove with fuel and lighter
  • Newspaper or firestarter
  • Firewood
  • Charcoal
  • Frying pan
  • Cooking skewers
  • Large pot
  • Can opener
  • Thermos
  • Tongs
  • Coffee pot
  • Pot lifter
  • Table cloth
  • Stew pot
  • Sandwich maker
  • Pot for boiling water
  • Plates, cups, utensils, coffee cups
  • Trash bags
  • Water cooler
  • Cooking and eating utensils

Clothing

  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Rain Poncho
  • Pants
  • Underwear
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • Hiking boots
  • Shower tongs
  • Extra socks
  • Gloves
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Long pants

Other Essentials

  • Knife and/or leatherman tool
  • Small shovel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Compass
  • Fishing gear
  • Duct tape
  • Safety pins
  • Cell phone with extra battery and car charger
  • Camera with extra film and batteries
  • Deck of cards
  • Money for spending
  • Pocket tool
  • Binoculars
  • Whistle
  • Chairs
  • Travel clock
  • Cothesline and clothespins
  • Rope or string
  • Nails
  • Hatchet and/or small saw
  • Water canteen
  • Walking stick
  • Water container

Personal Hygiene

  • Bar of soap
  • Washcloth
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Brush/comb
  • Towel
  • Toilet paper (store in ziplock bag)
  • Paper towels (store in a ziplock bag)
  • Deodorant
  • Razor and shaving cream

First Aid and Medical

  • First aid kit
  • Antiseptic, band-aids and bandages
  • Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin
  • Neosporin
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Bug repellant
  • Benadryl sinus tablets
  • Allergy eye-drops
  • Campho-phenique (good for minor burns, cuts, scrapes and poison ivy)
  • Moist towelettes (for cleaning wounds and poison ivy)
  • Tweezers
  • Pocket tissues

Food

  • Cooler and ice
  • Soft drinks/bottled water
  • Snacks and fruit
  • Popcorn
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Bread
  • Hot dogs and buns
  • Trail mix
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