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Camping Checklist, Camping Essentials

A Complete Camping Checklist

Packing for a camping trip is a bit difficult if you are a new camper. There is always a fear of missing something important. For your convenience, here a complete camping checklist is given.

Let’s start with personal items.

Personal Items

In personal items, most of campers include clothing, toiletries and other essential items.

1. Clothing

  • Shirts
  • Pants/Shorts
  • Shoes
  • Hat/Cap
  • Gloves
  • Swimming clothes
  • Nightwear
  • Socks
  • Undergarments
  • Jacket/Coat

2. Toiletries

  • Toothbrush
  • Tweezers
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Mirror
  • Comb
  • Towel
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving Accessories
  • Nail Clipper
  • Antiperspirant

3. Miscellaneous Items

  • Sunglasses
  • Prescribed Medicines
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Watch

Camping Gear

  • Tent
  • Tent Carpet
  • Tarp
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Canteen
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Folding Chairs/tables
  • Camping Lanterns
  • Cooler
  • Ice Chest
  • Camping Shower
  • Hammer
  • Inflatable Cushions
  • Radio

Food Items

How can you forget about food items? You must plan your meals before setting out for a trip. Some of the most important items you should bring include:

  • Eggs
  • Bread
  • Biscuits
  • Dairy Products
  • Vegetables
  • Drinks like juice, tea and coffee
  • Snacks
  • Cooking Oil
  • Salad Dressings, Barbeque Sauce, Mayonnaise, Ketchup etc

Kitchen Items for Cooking and Food Service

  • Camping Stove
  • Fuel
  • Firewood
  • Grill
  • Can Opener
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Bowls
  • Garbage Bags
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Washing Liquids
  • Fork/Spoons
  • Tongs/Spatula

Other Essential Items

Apart from food items, clothing and camping gear, there are some other things which are necessary to bring on a camping trip. These include:

  • Cash
  • Credit Cards
  • Required Permits and Licenses
  • Toolkit
  • Emergency Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • Wallet
  • Cell Phone and its Charger
  • Camera and Film
  • Clothes Pin
  • Medical Insurance
  • Rain Gear

Things you should not bring to a Camping Trip

There are certain items which should not be brought to a camping trip such as:

  • Hunting Knives
  • Weapons
  • Pressurized Lanterns and Equipment
  • Fireworks
  • Guns and Ammunition
  • Bows and Arrows
  • Cigarettes and Tobacco Products
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Liquid Fuels
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