The Complete Camping Supply Checklist

An item on a checklist.

One of the keys to a successful camping trip is organization. You can not simply throw a few things in the trunk and hope for the best, at least not if you have kids. It is all too easy to forget one or two innocent little items that wind up being crucial once you get to camp.

For the sake of getting organized, here is a list of the things that you may need for a successful camping trip. You may not need all of them, but scroll through the list before you depart.

Camp Set Up

  • Tent
  • Tent stakes
  • Tarp (for under tent)
  • Sun Shade
  • Hammer
  • Sleeping Bag or Blankets
  • Air Mattress
  • Pillows
  • Air Pump
  • Rope

Cooking

  • Camp Table
  • Propane Stove
  • Pot With lid
  • Pan
  • Coffee Press
  • Cooler
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Tongs
  • Roasting Forks
  • Pot Holder
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Silverware
  • Paper Towels
  • Lighter or Matches
  • Water Jug
  • Collapsible Sink
  • Trash Bags
  • Dish Soap
  • Dish Rags
  • Bottle Opener
  • Can Opener

Comfort

  • Camp Chairs
  • Picnic Blanket
  • Hammock
  • Fire Pit
  • Firewood
  • Axe
  • Fire Starter
  • Lantern
  • Flashlights
  • Extra Batteries

Toiletries

  • Portable Toilet
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Brush
  • Mirror
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Prescription Meds
  • Baby Wipes

Food

  • Water
  • Soda
  • Coffee
  • Snacks
  • Planned Meals
  • Cooking Oil
  • Spices
  • Tupperware

Fun

  • Radio
  • Cards
  • Sports Equipment
  • Frisbee
  • Guitar
  • Harmonica
  • Book
  • Binoculars
  • Telescope
  • Notebook

Safety

  • First Aid Kit
  • Antihistamine
  • Antacids
  • Antibacterial Cream
  • Emergency Phone Charger (Battery Powered)
  • Extra Clothing
  • Rainwear
  • Umbrella
  • Whistle
  • Weather Radio

Miscellaneous

  • Duct Tape
  • Multi Tool
  • Compass
  • Shovel
  • Camp Shower
  • Credit Card
  • ID
  • Camp Reservations

Now granted, that is a lot of stuff and you might not need it all. It just depends on how rugged you like things and who you are camping with. Hopefully, just going through this list can jog your memory in case you forgot to pack something.

Anything else I should add to the list? Let me know.

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