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Provided is a general camping checklist of items to consider when camping. Certain items may be optional depending on your specific activities and weather expectations. Not every item is required for every trip. 

 

Outdoor Necessities

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  •      Lighter/Matches/Fire starter
  •      Water bottle / Hydration Pack
  •      Water Purifier (iodine, filter, etc.)
  •      Knife


  •      Flashlight/Headlamp
  •      Compass / Map
  •      Whistle
  •      Identification


Shelter

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  •      Tent
  •      Footprint
  •      Tent Stakes
  •      Mallet / Hammer (optional)
  •      Tarp (Cooking / Shelter)


  •      Guy Lines (if applicable)
  •      Extra Cord / Rope
  •      Dust Pan / Brush (optional)
  •      Snow / Sand Stakes (if applicable)


Sleeping Gear

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  •      Sleeping Bag
  •      Sleeping Pad
  •      Mattress / Cot (if applicable)
  •      Bivy Sack (If applicable)
  •      Hammock (optional)
  •      Hammock Straps (optional)


  •      Bug Net (optional)
  •      Sleeping Bag Liner (optional – winter)
  •      Sleep Socks
  •      Book (optional)
  •      Mattress / Sleeping Pad


Camp Kitchen

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  •      Group Pot
  •      Individual Pot
  •      Fry Pan
  •      Coffee Press
  •      Bowl / Plate
  •      Re-usable Cups
  •      Fork/Knife/Spoon/Spork
  •      Kitchen Knife
  •      Wisk
  •      Cheese Grater
  •      Stove
  •      Fuel


  •      Hand Sanitizer
  •     Stove Repair Kit
  •      Insulated Mug
  •      Can Opener
  •      Sponge / Brillo Pad
  •      Biodegradable Soap
  •      Garbage Bags
  •      Ziploc Bags
  •      Lighter/Matches
  •      Cutting Board
  •      Collapsible Water Jug / Reservoir
  •      Food Storage (Bear canister / Coolers)


Hiking / Backpacking

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  •      Backpack
  •      Map / Compass
  •      GPS (if applicable)
  •      First Aid Kit
  •      Hiking Boots
  •      Trekking Poles (Optional)
  •      Rain Jacket / Pants
  •      Whistle
  •      Sunscreen / Hat
  •      Blister Kit
  •      Repair Kit / Extra Shoelaces


  •      Water Purifier or Filter
  •      Water Bottle / Reservoir
  •      Food / Trail Snacks
  •      Warm layer
  •      Headlamp
  •      Medical Information / PLB
  •      Stuff Sacks
  •      Shovel / Trowel
  •      Rain Fly / Pack Liner
  •      Trekking Poles / Walking Stick
  •      Did you tell someone where you are going?


Kayaking / Canoeing / SUP

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  •      Kayak / Canoe / SUP
  •      Paddle
  •      Extra Paddle / Paddle Repair Kit
  •      Sump Pump (if applicable)
  •      Paddle Float
  •      PFD
  •      Spray Skit (if applicable)
  •      Helmet (if applicable)
  •      Whistle (waterproof)
  •      Dive Knife
  •      Map/Compass
  •      Sunscreen


  •      Water bottle
  •      Sunglasses / Hat
  •      Dry Storage
  •      Extra Food
  •      Water Purifier / Filter
  •      First Aid Kit
  •      Paddle Gloves
  •      Water Shoes
  •      Wet Suit (if applicable)
  •      Dry Top (if applicable)
  •      Nose Plugs (optional)
  •      Did you tell someone where you’re going?


Clothing

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  •      Rain Jacket / Pants
  •      Long Sleeve Shirt / Long Underwear Top
  •      Short Sleeve Shirt
  •      Shorts
  •      Pants / Convertible Pants
  •      Underwear
  •      Socks
  •      Liner Socks (if applicable)
  •      Long Underwear Bottoms
  •      Correct Layers (see Layering Guide)
  •      Baseball Cap / Sun Hat


  •      Winter Hat
  •      Gloves (if applicable)
  •      Scarf / Neck Gator (if applicable)
  •      Bandanas
  •      Sports Bra (ladies)
  •      Underwear
  •      Gators (optional)
  •      Bathing Suit (if applicable)
  •      Camp / Sleep Booties (if applicable)
  •      Vest (optional)


Personal Items

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  •      Hand Sanitizer
  •      Toilet Paper (Biodegradable)
  •      Sun Screen
  •      Sun Glasses
  •      Lip Balm / Chap Stick
  •      Wet Wipes


  •      Prescription Medications (W/ Extra Set)
  •      Toothbrush / Tooth Paste
  •      Epipen (if applicable)
  •      Bug Spray
  •      Biodegradable Soap
  •      Toiletries


Repair Kit

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  •      Zip Ties
  •      Needles (multiple)
  •      Thread
  •      Super Glue
  •      Duct Tape
  •      Mineral Oil (small amount)
  •      Multi-Tool
  •      Extra Fast-ex Buckles
  •      Extra Cord-Locks


  •      Lash Straps
  •      Fabric Patches
  •      Mesh Patches
  •      Gore-Tex Patches
  •      Seam Grip
  •      Tent Pole Repair Tube
  •      Extra Shoe Laces / Cordelette
  •      Safety Pins
  •      Extra Batteries


 First Aid Kit

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  •      Gloves
  •      CPR Mask
  •      First Aid Quick Reference
  •      Band Aids (varying sizes)
  •      Gauze / Basic Wound Dressings (multiple)
  •      1” Adhesive Tape
  •      Tweezers
  •      Wound Cleaning Syringe (60cc w/ Irrigation tip)
  •      Trauma Shears / Safety Scissors
  •      Mole Skin
  •      Time Piece
  •      Compression Wrap / ACE Bandage
  •      Triangle Bandages


  •      SAM Splint (advanced)
  •      Stethoscope (advanced)
  •      Burn Kit (advanced)
  •      Tourniquet (advanced)
  •      SOAP Notes (advanced)
  •       O.T.C. medications (advanced)
    1.  Ibuprofen
    2.  Antihistamines
    3.  Antacids
    4.  Antibiotic Cream
    5.  Aloe Vera
    6.  Sunscreen
    7.  Throat Lozenge
    8.  Glucose Gel / Honey Packets


Optional Items

  •      Camera
  •      Folding Chair
  •      Folding Table
  •      Frisbee
  •      Cards
  •      Book
  •      Lantern
  •      Saw / Axe / Hatchet


  •      Notepad / Pen
  •      Binoculars
  •      Pack Towels
  •      Money / ID / Credit Card
  •      Travel Alarm Clock
  •      Day Pack / Hydration Pack
  •      Scissors
  •      Umbrella


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