Camping Checklist

Camping is a fun activity but requires a little bit of preparation and organization. Here’s an easy checklist to help you prepare.

General Set up
• Tent and tent stakes
• Extra tarps for the ground or to add to the tent in case it rains
• Hammer
• Repair kit for tent, air mattress, etc.
• Canopy or sunshade
• Dust pan and brush to help keep the tent tidy
• Lantern
• Radio
• Flashlight
• Folding table and chairs
• Firewood

Bedding
• Sleeping bag
• Sleeping cot or air mattress
• Pump for air mattress
• Pillow
• Extra blankets

Food Preparation
• Cooler
• Ice and ice packs
• Camper stove with propane
• Matches or lighter
• Paper towels
• Spices/sugar
• Cooking oil
• Trash bags
• Biodegradable dish soap
• Utensils
• Knives
• Cutting board
• Plates and bowls
• Cooking pans
• Aluminum foil
• Ziploc bags
• Food storage containers
• Mugs
• Coffee/tea
• Condiments
• Water bottles
• Dry goods
• Food items ready to cook (pre-chopped, marinated, etc.)
• Cooking/grilling utensils
• Snacks
• Coffee pot/kettle
• Dishwashing tub

Personal Care & Recreation Items
• Flip flops or shower shoes
• Camping/quick dry towel
• Shower bag
• Shampoo and soap
• Hand sanitizer
• Medications
• Sunscreen
• Toilet paper
• Bug repellent
• First aid kit
• Sunglasses
• Toothbrush and toothpaste
• Clothing
• Swimsuit
• Hiking boots
• Backpack
• Rain gear
• Camera
• Binoculars
• Maps and local information
• Fishing equipment
• Frisbee
• Games