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Basic Camping Checklist

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This basic camping checklist can be used as a general guideline. It lists the bare essentials needed for camping and is an excellent starting point for your trip to the great the outdoors.

Additional checklists from more specific camping categories are found on the “Checklists” page. Use them as additions to this one. Remember, good checklists are subject to change often just as your experience and needs change.

Basic Camping Checklist

Basic Camping Checklist

Shelter/Sleeping

_____ Tent/Poles/Rope
_____ Ground Tarp
_____ Air mattress
_____ Air pump
_____ Mallet

Cooking Items

_____ Camp stove
_____ Can opener
_____ Fuel for stove
_____ Cooler
_____ Plates/Bowls
_____ Cooking utensils
_____ Paper towels
_____ Hotdog sticks
_____ Pots/Pans
_____ Coffee pot
_____ Glasses/cups
_____ Dish towel
_____ Silverware

Personal Hygiene

_____ Tooth brush
_____ Tooth paste
_____ Soap
_____ Washcloths
_____ Towels
_____ Comb/Brush
_____ Razors
_____ Shaving cream
_____ Toilet paper
_____ Shampoo

First Aid

_____ Personal Medicine
_____ Bandages
_____ First Aid kit
_____ Burn ointment
_____ Antiseptic wipes
_____ Antibiotic cream
_____ Hydrogen peroxide
_____ Eye wash
_____ Ice packs

Miscellaneous

_____ Water bucket
_____ Trash bags
_____ Clothesline
_____ Bug spray
_____ Flashlight
_____ Firewood

Recreational Items

_____ Binoculars
_____ Backpack
_____ Camera & Film
_____ Frisbee
_____ Camp chairs

Clothing

_____ Extra Socks
_____ Underwear
_____ Camp shoes
_____ Sleepwear
_____ Laundry bag
_____ Jeans