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Camping Checklist

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A Master Camping Checklist…
A camping list you can make fit your camping needs.

Free printable camping checklist. From lists for camping gear and supplies, to food and kids clothes.

From beginners to veterans – a checklist can make the difference between a camping trip that is as fun as you hoped, or one you suffer through.

Checklists can be especially helpful to new campers because not only will they help organize your gear, they may also suggest camping items you might not have thought of.

From the “Master” camping gear checklist for the trip organizer, to a personal gear list the kids can do – these free printer-friendly supplies, and equipment printouts will help ensure nothing gets forgotten.

It can also help you avoid taking gear you don’t need. Why carry a heavy Dutch oven when you will only be using a frying pan? As you scan the list below, don’t get overwhelmed – remember, you will not need everything on it. It is intended to include everything you might need, not everything you have to take.

*This “master” list can be edited, (a customizable MS Word doc), to become your own personalized camping list to be printed each time you prepare for a camping trip.

*Note – all shopping links are my own Amazon affiliate links – which I only use to recommend good-quality camping gear – Gus

Complete camping checklist: personal gear, camping equipment, and camp cookware list

__ Sleeping Bag w/Stuff sack
__ Sleeping Pad/Air mattress
__ Headrest/Pillow
__ Pump for air mattresses
__ Sleeping bag liners
__ Extra Blankets/sheets

(Essentials )
__ Tent
__ Tent Stakes/Guy-lines

__ Tent Ground cloth
__ Tent Rain-fly or tarp
__ Stake Mallet and Stake Puller
__ Tent Light
__ Cot(s)
__ Mosquito/Insect netting
__ Rope for extra tie-down lines
__ Extra Tent Stakes
__ Duct Tape or Tent Repair Kit
__ Tent-pole repair sleeve
__ Sm. Wisk broom – dust pan
__ Guy-line markers
__ Entrance Door Mat/Carpet

Personal Gear
__ Backpack/Duffel bag
__ Clothes (Personal checklist)
__ Flashlight
__ Canteen/Water Bottle
__ Camping Knife
__ Lighter/Waterproof Matches
__ Drinking Cup
__ Hat

__ Personal Pocket First Aid Kit
__ Stuff Sack for dirty laundry
__ Small Stuff Sack for small items
__ Headlamp/Hat light
__ Glow Sticks
__ Camping Multitool
__ Fire sparker
__ Whistle
__ Compass
__ GPS unit
__ Extra batteries
__ Fork/Spoon
__ Toilet paper
__ Extra Shoe/Boot Laces
__ Camp Shoes – Slip-ons
__ Camp Chair/Stool
__ Safety Pins – assorted sizes
__ Cord – Nylon or Parachute cord
__ Insect Repellant
__ Sunscreen
__ Sunglasses
__ Lip Balm
__ Binoculars
__ Camera/film/data cards
__ Journal/pen/pencil
__ Book(s)
__ Deck of cards

__ Soap
__ Toothpaste/Toothbrush/Floss
__ Deodorant

__ Shampoo __ Conditioner
__ Pocket Mirror
__ Brush/Comb
__ Razor/Shaving Cream
__ Aftershave
__ Face Cloth/Hand towel
__ Shower Shoes/Flip-Flops
__ Shower cap
__ Nail Clippers
__ Special Needs Products
__ Personal medications
__ Feminine Products

Camp Tools and Accessories
General Campsite
__ Tarp for Eating/Gathering Area
__ Rope for tarp and guy-lines
__ Tarp poles/Stakes
__ Camp Shower
__ Portable camp toilet
__ Camp shovel
__ Camp rake
__ Camp axe and/or hatchet
__ Camp Saw
__ Camp Pliers – med. Size pair
__ Camp gloves – leather gloves
__ Clothesline rope/clothes pins
__ Extra rope/cord/baling twine
__ Camp water bucket (5-gal. Pail)
__ Camp Potable water containers
__ Camp wash basin
__ Caution tape/White cloth strips
__ S-hooks, approx. 6 ea. 2″ s-hooks
__ Assorted bungee cords
__ Duct tape
__ Campsite First Aid kit
__ Camp Chairs
__ Boy Scout Handbook
* it will provide answers/how-to’s
to almost any camping question
you have.

__ Lanterns
__ Extra lantern mantles
__ Extra lantern fuel
__ Strike-Anywhere Kitchen matches
__ Lantern – battery powered
__ Camp Flashlight – large
__ Extra batteries
__ Table-top Citronella

Camp Kitchen and Cooking
__ Camp Stove(s)
__ Camp Stove fuel
__ Fire Grate
__ Campfire Tripod
__ Gloves – Heavy-duty
__ Folding table(s)
__ Fire-starter/Firewood
__ Charcoal/Charcoal Lighter Fluid

Camping Cookware
__ Skillet(s) __ Skillet Lid
__ Griddle __ Dutch Oven
__ Pot(s), large __ Pot, Small
__ Pot Lids
__ Coffee Pot
__ Pie Iron(s)
__ Dutch Oven lid Lifter

Cooking Gear/Utensils
__ Spatula(s) __ Serving Spoon(s)
__ Tongs
__ Knife, large __ Knife, Sm.
__ Cutting Board(s)
__ Can/Bottle Opener
__ Measuring Cup(s)/Spoons
__ Basting Brush
__ Cups __ Bowls __ Plates
__ Forks/Knives/Spoons
__ Personal Mess Kit
__ Campfire Roasting Forks

__ Trashbags
__ Paper towels
__ Toilet paper

__ ________________________
__ ________________________

Camp Kitchen/Chuck Box
__ Coffee __Tea
__ Coffee filters
__ Powdered creamer
__ Sugar
__ Hot Chocolate Mix
__ Instant cold drink mix
__ Cooking oil
__ Cooking spray (Pam, etc.)
__ Salt & Pepper
__ Spices – personal choices
__ Pot holders/Hot pads
__ Corkscrew
__ Heavy-duty Tin Foil
__ Paper Towels
__ Trash Bags
__ ZipLoc Bags
__ Dish Soap
__ Scouring Pad
__ Dish washing tubs

__ Water filters
__ Lantern Poles
__ Charcoal chimney
__ Camp heaters
__ Camp flag
__ Fishing/Sports/Activity gear
__ ____________________________

1. Each camper completes a
personal gear and camp
clothing checklist.
2. First Aid kit should be based
on # of campers and
3. Individual category checklists
are listed below.

Save/Print this camping checklist

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As a customizable MS Word format

… that you can edit to become a personalized camping list for your camping trips.
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As a PDF format

… which can also be customized with a PDF editor.
Tip: Be double sure – turn your checklist into an “X” list.

Check items when you gather them, but make that check an “X” as you actually load them. It doesn’t do any good to remember to get extra lantern mantles if you leave them on kitchen counter when you leave.

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New to camping, or just starting your planning?

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Camping Trip Planning Checklist:
An organized camping trip needs planning! This checklist will walk you through the planning stage – step by step. Almost all public camping areas have camping and campfire regulations/restrictions. To-do’s and No-no’s, you need to know to plan your camping trip!
See these: 1st Steps for Planning a Camping Trip Tips

More individual camping checklists:

Sometimes all you need is a specific individual camping list …
Particularly when it comes to personal clothing, food, and supplies.

These checklists are intended to be complete enough to cover almost any type of outdoor camping; from an over-night tent camp out in a local field, to a week-long hunting camp in the mountains, but of course there may be stuff you need to add for your particular needs.

NOTE: Each camping checklist will have printer-friendly options for print-outs in MS Word format that you can edit and customize, or as a PDF doc that you can download and save.

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Camping Checklist for Kids, Toddlers, and Babies:

Camping with young kids, toddlers, and babies means it is extra important not to forget those items that are especially important to them.

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Personal Gear/Bedding Checklist:

Whether it is a group outdoor camping event with a base camp, or a hiking trip where it is all on your back, there are some items that are basic/personal and needed no matter what type of outing you are going on.

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Camp Safety/First Aid Checklist:

Being mindful of camping safety and basic First Aid can keep minor issues from becoming major problems. This should be your most important checklist.

Tents/Shelter Checklist:
A tent camping checklist might seem pretty basic, but you only need to forget one or two small items, and what should have been a pleasure can quickly become an ordeal! Now where are those tent stakes?

Campfire Checklist:
This campfire checklist includes the basics needed to build a campfire, and what you need for campfire safety! From a small hiking campfire, to a large group-use campfire.

Campfire Cooking Checklist:
A campfire cooking checklist can be as simple as a fork, spoon, and individual mess kit, to a multi-page full camp kitchen set-up. Just evaluate your single or group meal needs to pack the right items.

Camp Tools/Accessories Checklist:
It’s easy to remember the lanterns and tarps for your campsite, but it’s amazing how often the little things that make camp life easy, (like S-hooks), get forgotten and left behind. This checklist will help.

How to customize this Master camping checklist

You can customize this to be a camping list tailored to your specific camping gear and equipment.
It is in DOC column format. So all you have to do is add or delete lines and the columns will automatically adjust.
Bingo! You have a camping checklist made Just for you. And it’s FREE. So you can print, (or even change it again), as many copies as you need for each camping trip.

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Note: This free printable camping checklist can also help involve the kids in the family camping trip. You can assign specific sections, or items, to the kids to gather and check off. If you have more than one kid, they can pass around the camping list until all items are gathered.

Don’t just use your checklist to gather your gear – it should be the last thing you look at as you get ready to leave. Scan the camping list to make sure all the stuff you remembered actually got packed and loaded – not left lying on the counter or in the garage.

A checklist isn’t just for remembering what to take, it’s also for remembering to actually take it.

A printable blank grocery checklist for camp food and recipe ingredients for all camp meals and menu items is also available: Free Camp Food Grocery Checklist

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