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Camping check list
This page has the camping checklist for car camping.
Other kinds of camping lists:
Canoe Camping Checklist
Money, ID and quarters (for laundry, showers etc).
Cooking and area:
Rope and several bungee chords
Tarp or screened kitchen tent
Cooler with ice or ice packs
Container for dry food
Stove and Fuel
Spoons and knives
Pots and pans with lids (nested with handle)
Dish Soap and tea towel and scrub brush and oven mitt
Soap for outside of pots
Matches and lighter
Firestarter or newspaper
Axe or saw
Campfire Grill (if not provided at site)
Plastic table cloth
Seasoning/salt and pepper/sugar/condiments
S’more ingredients! Graham crackers and chocolate and marshmallows
Marshmallow stick (bent open coat hanger with ribbon at end).
Coffee maker or small filter for coffee
Hot chocolate, tea and coffee
Tent with groundsheet (extra tent pegs)
Sleeping pad (therma rest, or pad)) (with pump if needed)
Repair kit for sleeping pad
Matt for tent entrance
Small dust pan or brush
Alarm clock (optional)
Quick dry/ light weight pants NOT Jeans!
Undies for number of days (and bras)
Hat or Bandanna
Socks (for number of days)
Running shoes / hiking shoes
Flip flops (for beach and shower)
All things personal
Soap in plastic case
Sunscreen and bugspray
Medication and dental appliances (retainer),
Camping shower (if facilities don’t have)
Extra toilet paper (important, but don’t leave in the woods)
For each person
Camera with extra charged battery and extra memorycard/film
Journal, writing paper
Flashlight and extra batteries
Lantern with Mantles
Camping chairs for around the campfire
First Aid kit with tweezers and band-aids and safety pins
Small sewing kit
Boat safety kit
Lifejackets with Whistle
Inflatable boat with pump if needed
Books or Magazines that you haven’t had time to read, or group books that everyone could enjoy.
Compass or GPS for Geocaching
Musical instruments for around the fire
Park map and Trail maps
Cards or board game if it starts to rain (family favorite is travel chess)
Bikes and helmets
Bum-pack for hikes- it’s not fashionable, but they are handy…
Things you DO NOT NEED for car camping, (although may be needed on other types of camping such as canoe camping)
Canoe repair kit
Satellite phone or radio
Jeans- NEVER TAKE JEANS CAMPING EVER!
This camping check list is meant as a car camping list.
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