What to Bring on a Camping Trip: A Camping Checklist

I always get asked what to bring camping.

Well, I’ve finally put together a list! The list is pretty comprehensive: you don’t need to bring anything. Still, the list will help remind you of something you might have otherwise:

Shelter and Bedding Checklist

Essentials:

  • tent
  • tarp
  • sleeping bag (3)
  • sleeping pad (2)
  • headrest/pillows

Optionals:

  • books
  • cot
  • comforter
  • throw rug
  • pillow

Cooking and Dining Checklist

Essentials:

  • water
  • food
  • cooler
  • camp stove
  • mess kit
  • can opener
  • charcoal

Optionals:

  • charcoal chimney
  • smoker
  • Dutch oven
  • hot dog sticks
  • pie irons
  • folding chairs
  • folding table
  • table cloth
  • butane lighter
  • screen room
  • Chuck Box Items:
    • salt and pepper
    • herbs and spices
    • cooking oil
    • pot holders
    • paper towels
    • napkins
    • plastic trash bags
    • tongs and spatula
    • aluminum foil
    • measuring cups
    • plastic silverware
    • paper plates/bowls
    • plastic cups
    • zip lock bags
    • knives
    • cutting board
    • cork screw

Menu

Breakfast

  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Cereal
  • Milk
  • Lunch
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hummus
  • Tofurky slices
  • Bread

Snacks

  • Tofu Jerky
  • Trail Mix

Dinner

  • Saturday – Tortellini and Sauce/cheese
  • Sunday – Portabello Mushroom Burgers with Shallot Vinaigrette
  • Monday – Grilled Sesame Tofu

Beverages

  • Beer
  • Gatorade
  • Izzes
  • OJ

First Aid Kit

  • personal medication
  • bandages
  • aspirin, Tylenol
  • medical tape
  • sterile gauze
  • elastic wrap
  • antibiotic wipes
  • antiseptic cream
  • burn ointment
  • sunburn lotion
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • eye wash
  • sanitary napkins
  • snake bite kit

Personal Hygiene

  • tooth brush
  • tooth paste
  • wash rag(s)
  • towel(s)
  • soap
  • comb/brush
  • nail clippers
  • razor
  • toilet paper
  • contact lenses

Cleaning Items

  • broom
  • dust pan
  • whisk broom
  • lawn rake
  • dish pan
  • detergent
  • dish rags
  • pot scrubber

Clothes

  • t-shirts
  • shorts
  • jeans/pants
  • socks
  • shoes/boots
  • camp shoes
  • hat/cap
  • sweater
  • rain poncho
  • underwear
  • swim suit
  • laundry bag

Miscellaneous Items

  • binoculars
  • bird guide
  • bug spray
  • bungi cords
  • camera
  • candles
  • cards, games
  • cell phone
  • clothes pins
  • compass
  • duct tape
  • fishing gear
  • flashlight
  • frisbee
  • GPS/Maps
  • kites
  • knife
  • lantern
  • matches
  • pen and paper
  • rope
  • shower bag
  • sun block
  • toys
  • tools
  • trail descriptions
  • water filters
  • whistle
  • music

Dog Items

  • Dog Food
  • Dog Bowls
  • Backpack
  • Dog Treats
  • Dog Bed
  • Towel
  • Poop Bags
One comment on “What to Bring on a Camping Trip: A Camping Checklist
  1. mellisa says:

    thanks it really hepled

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