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Having a complete camping checklist checked off before you leave is one of the most important parts of your camping trip. It doesn’t matter if you are a first time camper or an experienced outdoor explorer, it is vital that you have a complete camping checklist.

It can be quite exciting to gather up your family to spend quality time in the outdoors enjoying Mother Nature or even going out alone or with friends.

However, there is nothing like being in the middle of your camping trip to only remember that you forgot an important item at home. That is where a camping checklist comes in handy.  Preparation is important when camping and can mean the difference between having a safe and fun camping trip or a disastrous one.

This is the reason that every camper needs to have a camping checklist before leaving to their outdoor adventure. Below is a complete camping checklist, but first we will also go over a basic essentials camping checklist of items you will need for smaller camping trips.

Shelter: In most cases you will need a tent or at minimum a tarp. This is important to keep you out of bad weather and offers protection against the elements.

Sleeping Bag: Make sure to ensure that your sleeping bag is appropriate for the weather conditions that you will be camping in. A summer rated sleeping bag won’t do well in colder weather just like a winter bag won’t be comfortable in summer weather.

Clothing: You always want to bring a sweater, jacket and rain coat. It’s better to bring more layers of clothing than not enough.

Cooking Stove: It is a good idea to have a stove with you to cook food on. Make sure to have fuel with it. If you plan to cook over a campfire, always have plenty of matches and a lighter.

Food: Bring enough food for your trip. Can goods and snacks are a must.

Water: Always bring plenty of water. Don’t forget, you’ll be using the water not only to drink, but for many other reasons such as, cleaning and extinguishing your fire.

Pack: In most cases if you are hiking to your camp spot, you’ll need an appropriate size pack to carry all your items and supplies. You may also want to bring a fanny pack to put important small items in, such as matches, lighters, first aid kit, knife and multi tool, compass, map, etc…

 

These items are the minimal essentials that you should include in your camping checklist.

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Tent

Water

Cooler

T-Shirts

Tooth Brush

Tarp

Bread

Camp Stove

Shorts

Tooth Paste

Tent Stakes

Buns

Mess Kit

Jeans/Pants

Wash Rag(s)

Sleeping Bag

Can Goods

Can Opener

Socks

Towel(s)

Sleeping Pad

Lunch Meat

Charcoal

Shoes/Boots

Soap

Headrest

Cheese

Smoker

Camp Shoes

Shampoo

Cot

Fruit

Dutch Oven

Hat/Cap

Deodorant

Comforter

Vegetables

Hot Dog Sticks

Sweater

Comb/Brush

Throw Rug

Meats

Pie Irons

Rain Poncho

Nail Clippers

Pillow

Eggs

Chairs

Underwear

Razor

Book

Pancake Mix

Folding Table

Swim Suit

Toilet Paper

Blankets

Syrup

Table Cloth

Gloves

Bug Repellant

Butter

Butane Lighter

Pajamas

Sun Block

Sugar

Screen

Laundry Bag

Lip Balm

Honey

Pot Holders

Sunglasses

Jam

Paper Towels

Ketchup

Napkins

Mustard

Trash Bags

Mayonnaise

Tongs & Spatula

Salt & Pepper

Aluminum Foil

Herb & Spice

Measuring Cups

Cooking Oil

Plastic Silverware

Coffee

Paper Plates/Bowls

Hot Cocoa

Plastic Cups

Peanut Butter

Zip Lock Bags

Jelly

Knives

Milk

Cutting Board

Popcorn

Cork Screw

Pam

Ice

Marshmallows

Ice Chest

Graham Crackers

Stove & Fuel

Chocolate Bars

Campfire Grill

Measuring Cups

Food Containers

Dish Soap

First Aid Kit

Pet Food

Broom

Toys

Axe

Bandages

Extra Water

Dust Pan

Diapers

Binoculars

Aspirin/Tylenol

Flea Protect

Whisk Broom

Wipes

Bird Guide

Medical Tape

Brush

Lawn Rake

Play Pen

Bungi Cords

Sterile Gauze

Dishes

Dish Pan

Clothes

Batteries

Elastic Wrap

Leash

Detergent

Blankets

Camera

Antiseptic Wipe

Collar

Dish Rags

Baby Food

Candles

Antibiotic Gel

Ground Stake

Pot Scrubber

Shoes

Cards & Games

Burn Ointment

Scooper & Bags

Bottles

Cell Phone

Sunburn Lotion

Snacks

Clothes Pins

Peroxide

Treats

Teething Ring

Compass

Scissors

Child Books

Duct Tap

Tweezers

Color Books

Fishing Gear

Eye Wash

Crayons

Fishing Gear

Sanitary Wipes

Flashlight

Snake Bite Kit

Frisbee

GPS

Kites

Knife

Lantern

Maps

Money & ID

Pen & Paper

Rope

Sewing Kit

Shower Bag

Tools

Umbrella

Water Filters

Whistle

Outdoor Guide

 

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