Camping Checklist

A free and interactive checklist of your next camping trip.

From solo hikers to families this checklist will ensure you don’t forget anything at home. You can click to expand items. Check off the things you have already packed!

Camp Set-Up

Here are the essentials you will need to set up your campsite.

Tent

Put a Tent Over Your Head

  • Sunshade
  • Tarp camp shelter
  • Windscreen
  • Footprint
tent camping
Shelter Additions & Accessories

Stay Stress Free

  1. Vestibule tent addition
  2. Screen house
  3. Tent rainfly
  4. Stakes, guy-lines, guy-line markers
  5. Extra tent stakes
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tent camping at night
Shelter Light

See in the Dark

  1. LED lanterns
  2. headlamps
  3. flashlights
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flashlights use for camping
Sleep

Get a Good Night’s Rest

  1. Sleeping pad
  2. Inflatable/ Air mattress with pump
  3. Cots
  4. Sleeping bag
  5. Sleeping bag liner
  6. Extra blanket
  7. Hammock and bug netspace
  8. Pillows
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hammack in between trees

Itinerary, Permits, and Personal

Camping Paperwork

Get Official with the Right Paperwork

  1. Park/ Trail maps and guides
  2. Campsite reservations, confirmation number
  3. Fishing permit, if applicable
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trail map
Money

You Never Know When You’ll Need It

  1. Cash
  2. Credit cards
  3. Checks
  4. ATM card
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Identification

Yourself Again

  1. Driver’s license
  2. State-issued identification
  3. Emergency medical information
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General Clothing

Footwear

Travel Far with Proper Foot Protection

  1. Hiking boots
  2. Terrain-appropriate shoes
  3. In-camp sandals/ Slippers/ Booties
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Liner Clothing

You Never Know What the Weather May Bring

  1. Moisture-wicking tops
  2. Tank tops
  3. Sleepwear
  4. Long-sleeve shirts
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tops
Underwear

Keeping Clean and Fresh Even When Roughing It

  1. Boxers/ Briefs
  2. Panties
  3. Bras
  4. Thick socks
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hanging socks under the sun
Quick-Drying Bottoms

Don’t Let a Little Stream Get in the Way

  1. Pants
  2. Shorts
  3. Convertible pants
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pants
Sweatshirts

For Chilly Mornings and Nippy Nights by the Fire

  1. Fleece
  2. Lightweight cotton
  3. Hoodie
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Jackets

Keep Snug When the Temperatures Drop

  1. Lightweight
  2. Waterproof
  3. Hooded
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Sports/Outdoor Activities

Fishing Gear

Grab Your Pole

  1. Rod & Reel
  2. Line
  3. Tackle
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complete fishing gear
Bicycles

The Best Wilderness Exploration on Two Wheels

  1. Helmets
  2. Locks
  3. Tire repair kit
  4. Portable tire pump
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two boys riding a bicycle
Kayak/ Canoe and Gear

Get Out On the Water

  1. Life jackets
  2. Paddles
  3. Repair kit
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Food and Water

Water

Hydration Essentials for Any Trip

Make sure you have enough water for your trip. There are good reccomendations on how much water to bring here.

 

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bottled water
Food

Pack enough food (and a little extra) for your trip. We suggest you check out our full camping food checklist for a detailed list of items. You can view it here.

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cooking food on camping
Drinks

Though water is most important you may want to bring a few more drinks. In our food camping checklist we have a list of drinks you may want to bring (can you say coffee).

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water from the river
Snacks

If you’re going on a hike you are going to want to bring snacks. Or a few marshmallows for around the fire. We have a full list of snacks that are great for camping in our food checklist [View Checklist].

 

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Kitchen Supplies

If you want to cook food you need to bring some kitchen supplies. We have a detailed list in our food checklist. It covers all the basics and extra items that you may need. 

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kitchenware to cook your food on camping

First Aid

Medications

Keep Your Body Healthy and Pain-Free

  1. Pain medication
  2. Allergy medication
  3. Prescription medication
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first aid kit
Emergency Kit

Because Accidents Happen

  1. Antiseptic wipes, BZK or alcohol-based
  2. Antibacterial ointment/ Cream
  3. Bandages 
  4. Medical tape
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Allergy Care

Don’t Let Allergies Ruin Your Trip

  1. Anti-itch cream/ lotion
  2. Antihistamines for allergies
  3. Epi pen
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allergy medicine
Common Ailment Treatments

Quick Treatments to Keep You on Your Feet

  1. Aloe Vera gel or other sunburn spray/lotion
  2. Diarrhea medication
  3. Antacids
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hand sanitizer
First Aid Tools

Essential Tools for Every First Aid Kit

  1. Fine-point tweezers
  2. Safety pins
  3. Latex gloves 
  4. Scissors
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Optional Seasonal Clothing

Hot

Clothes to Keep You Cool

  1. Quick-dry swimsuit
  2. Swim shorts
  3. Water shoes
  4. Flip-flops
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flipflops
Rainy

Keep Dry in Any Weather

  1. Waterproof jacket 
  2. Poncho with hood
  3. Galoshes
  4. Wellies
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raincoat
Cold

Cold Weather Clothing to Keep You Cozy

  1. Insulated jacket
  2. Fleece or wool gloves/ Mittens
  3. Knit/ Fleece hat
  4. Long underwear
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Packs and Outdoor Gear

Travel Luggage and Bags

Organize Your Trek with the Right Luggage

  1. Laundry bag
  2. Daypack
  3. Fanny pack
  4. Backpack
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backpack for camping
Sun Accessories

Make the Most of the Sun

  1. Sunglasses
  2. Bandana
  3. Hat
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Personal Hygiene and Health

Dental Hygiene

Keep Those Pearly Whites Clean

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Dental floss
  4. Mouthwash
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toothbrush and toothpaste
Skincare and Cosmetics

Beauty Regime in the Woods? Why Not!

  1. Face cleaner/ Wipes
  2. Shaving cream/ Gel
  3. Razor
  4. Cosmetics
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for shaving
Toiletry Kit

Everything You Need to Keep Clean in the Rough

  1. Shampoo/ Conditioner
  2. Biodegradable soap/ Body wash
  3. Body lotion
  4. Deodorant
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organic or herbal shampoo
Personal Hygiene Tools

Tools to Keep your Inner Mountain Man at Bay

  1. Small mirror
  2. Comb/ Brush
  3. Towels
  4. Ear plugs
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Balms, Lotions, and Repellents

Soothe, Salve, and Save Your Skin

  1. Hand sanitizer
  2. Lip balm with SPF
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Insect repellent
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hand sanitizer
Consumables

Hygiene Necessities You Can’t Live Without

  1. Toilet paper
  2. Tissue
  3. Biodegradable wet wipes
  4. Menstrual/ Feminine hygiene products
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toilet paper
Vision Care

Keep Your Vision Clear

  1. Spare eyeglasses
  2. Contact lens supplies
  3. Solution
  4. Case
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spare eye glasses
Sanitation

Supplies for Times When Nature Calls

  1. Biodegradable, sealable toilet liners
  2. Toilet tablets
  3. Female urinary products
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portable toilets in the fields
Shower

Luxury Shower Necessities for Any Campsite

  1. Portable camp shower bag
  2. Shower screen/ Shelter
  3. Shower caddy
  4. Shower mat
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shower

Emergency Gear

Lost and Found

Location Aids to Send Out an S.O.S.

  1. Satellite messenger
  2. Personal locator beacon
  3. Whistle
  4. Rescue signal flash mirror
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pipe whistle
Stranded in the Elements

When You’re Far from Safety

  1. All-weather/ Emergency blanket
  2. Windproof lighter/ Matches
  3. Hand/ Feet warmers
  4. Glow sticks
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windproof lighter
Multi-Purpose Emergency Items

Don’t Leave Home Without This Double-Duty Gear

  1. Medical shears
  2. Paracord
  3. Radio
  4. Maps
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map

Electronics

Camera/ Video Gear

Record Those Memories

  1. Batteries
  2. Selfie stick/ Tripod
  3. SD card
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dslr camera on grass
Location and Communication

Keep in Touch

  1. GPS device
  2. 2-way radios/ Walkie-talkies
  3. Cell phone
  4. Emergency radio
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gps navigator
Personal Electronics Power Sources

Dead Batteries Be Gone

  1. USB/car chargers
  2. Portable USB battery packs
  3. Extra batteries
  4. Solar power converter
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power bank

Camp Furniture

Furniture Essentials

Sit Back and Relax

  1. Camp chairs/ Ttools
  2. Foldable/ Portable camp table
  3. Ground sheet
  4. Tablecloth
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camp furniture
Optional Camp Furniture Accessories

Luxury Camping Living Space

  1. Cup holders/ Trays
  2. Umbrella/ Canopy
  3. Ottomans
  4. Camp rug/ Mat
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umbrella

Leisure

Reading Material

Curl Up with a Good Book

  1. Books
  2. Magazines
  3. E-reader
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books
Music

Set the Mood

  1. MP3 player
  2. Portable Bluetooth speaker
  3. Headphones
  4. Acoustic musical instrument
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mp3 music player
Games

Let the Games Begin

  1. Playing cards
  2. Frisbee
  3. Balls
  4. Travel-sized board games
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playing cards
Age-Appropriate Toys

The Cure for Boredom

  1. Building blocks
  2. Plastic shovel and pail
  3. Teething rings
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building blocks
Nature Activities

Become One with Your Surroundings

  1. Local flora and fauna guides
  2. Star charts
  3. Binoculars
  4. Firewood, found nearby
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Hardware, Utility and Repair

Utility Accessories

Quick-Fix Hardware for Any Camp Site

  1. Duct tape
  2. Carabiner clips
  3. Tent seam sealer
  4. S-hooks
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hook
Camp Tools

Prepared for Any Situation

  1. Camping multi-tool
  2. Survival knife
  3. Saw/ Axe/ Hatchet to cut wood
  4. Mallet/ Hammer
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survival knife
Ropes and Lines

Tie it Up

  1. Utility cord
  2. Rope/ Twine
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knit rope
Cleaning Supplies

Keep Your Camp Site Tidy

  1. Small broom and dustpan
  2. Clothesline 
  3. Collapsible drying rack
  4. Small shovel
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Repair Kits

Because Things Happen Sometimes

  1. Tent pole
  2. Sleeping pad
  3. Air mattress
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Pet Supplies

Pet Essentials

Camp Living Space for Your Canine Pal

  1. Bed/ Mat
  2. Food/ Treats 
  3. Collapsible food/ Water dish
  4. Leash/ Harness/ Tether
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Misc. Camp Set-up Items

Power Sources

Plug in and Power Up

  1. Portable solar power source
  2. Electric hook-up
  3. Extra batteries, fuel
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power bank
Optional Items

For Those “Just in Case” Scenarios

  1. Dry sacks 
  2. Plastic bins for storage
  3. Notepad 
  4. Pen/ Pencil
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notepad
Man hiking in mountains

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