Camping Checklist

When planning your trip, it's best to begin with a basic checklist with all of the essentials and add on additional items as needed. Once you perfect your list, save it and use as a master guide for your next camping excursion. The following list is for packing your necessities and personal belongings. Depending on where you're going, or whether your taking tents or a camper or RV, you should add on and omit items to fit your requirements.

Personal Belongings

  • Activities, books, cards
  • Blankets
  • Camera and film
  • Clothing, underwear, bathing suit
  • Compass
  • Hand lotion or cream
  • Jacket or coat
  • Lip balm
  • Personal flashlight or lantern
  • Pillow
  • Prescription medications
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad or ground tarp
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Whistle

Supplies Checklist

  • Backpacks for hiking
  • Cooking supplies, equipment, food
  • Firewood
  • Fishing Gear
  • Garbage bags
  • Hatchet for firewood
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlights
  • Folding chairs
  • Insect and bug repellant
  • Lanterns
  • Maps
  • Paper towels and moist towelettes
  • Plastic bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap
  • Tables
  • Tarps
  • Toilet paper
“The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” - Henry Ward Beecher