Camping Checklist

As new campers, we have found a checklist to be vital. We also use a checklist for food on each trip. This is our camping checklist.

Camping Gear:

  • Tent/shelter with poles and stakes
  • Binder clips if attaching tent to Trailer
  • Ground cover/rug
  • Fuel for stove
  • Lighter
  • Chairs
  • Table
  • Water hoses (2)
  • Power cable with adapter
  • Privacy tent
  • Porta-potty/tissue
  • Co-axial cable
  • Leveling blocks
  • Hitch locks
  • Flashlights
  • Extension cord
  • Duct tape
  • Heater (if cold)
  • Electric blanket (if cold)
  • Bucket if no sewer for dishwashing
  • Box of assorted tools
  • Outdoor fan (if hot)
  • Awning

Cooking Gear

Most of the following is in a large footlocker that is always packed:

  • Frying pan
  • Cooking pot
  • Plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery
  • Paring knife, spatula, cooking spoon
  • Coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Corkscrew
  • Tablecloths (2)
  • Salt/pepper/spices
  • Plastic storage bags for leftovers
  • Foil
  • Paper towels
  • Cooking spray
  • Sponge, dishcloth, scrubber
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Cooler
  • Water for drinking and cooking
  • Trash bags
  • Food

Clothing

  • Daytime clothing
  • Sleepwear
  • Rainwear, if applicable
  • Extra layers for warmth
  • Swimwear, if applicable
  • Shoes: hiking,  flip!flops
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

Personal Items

  • Sunscreen
  • Towels & washcloths
  • Soap
  • Insect repellent
  • First Aid kit
  • Medications
  • Toothbrush & toiletries in shower bag for each person
  • Hair dryer/flat iron
  • Makeup
  • Bikes, locks & helmets
  • Laundry bag
  • Laundry detergent

Other Items

  • Camera
  • Campsite reservation
  • Games
  • Tablet
  • Electronics chargers

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