Outdoor Camping and Campfires…
There are more checklist discussions and resource links directly below:
Campfire checklist ___
__ Confirmation open campfires are allowed at the site
__ Waterproof “Strike-Anywhere” kitchen Matches
__ Shovel: or folding camp shovel, or garden hand-trowel
- *even if you are using a fire-ring and don’t need to dig a fire pit or enclosure trench, this tool will help spread the ashes when you are putting out your fire.
__ Water Container:
- *at least 64oz., more is better, even up to a 5-gallon bucket for large campfires. This is what you will use for fire-control emergencies and to extinguish the coals.
__ Fire Starter – commercial or home-made
__ Firewood – tinder/kindling/large wood
__ Ax or Hatchet or Camping Saw:
- *If you have pre-cut firewood available to use, these may not be essential, (as long as your pre-cut includes tinder and kindling), but they are still very handy to have at hand around any campfire.
You can make your own wax-based fire starters for outdoor camping, (and for fireplaces and deck fire pits), but fire starters like these on the right, by Coleman, are so inexpensive and easy to use that you’ll never use paper or tinder again for your campfires.
Coleman Strike-a-Fire Fire Starters
Once you have a folding camp shovel you will wonder why you didn’t get one sooner. Like this sturdy but light-weight Coleman model that is so compact it even fits in a 10″ carry-bag. Check out some of the models available:
Folding Camp Shovel
Here are some samples of camp axes, camp hatchets, and camp saws you can find on Amazon. Just like the fire starters, once you have one of these camp tools you will wonder how you ever did without it. Especially when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.
More Outdoor Camping Checklists:
- Camping Trip Planning Checklist
- Tent/Shelter Checklist
- Personal Gear/Bedding Checking
- Camp Tools and Accessories Checklist
- Campfire Cooking Checklist
- Camp Safety and First Aid Checklist
- Overall Tent Camping Checklist