A Packing List for Camping

To make things even easier for you, we compiled a checklist of all the camping necessities and anything beyond you will need during your trip. In order to have a clearer picture, the checklist can be divided into several categories, and it is important to note that this is a comprehensive list, hence, bring those that are deemed necessary for your trip and cross out those you think you don’t need.

Camp surroundings

  • Tent and its accessories (stakes, footprint, guylines, etc.)
  • Shelters for tent
  • Convertible chairs and table
  • Torchlights (with additional batteries)
  • Camping lanterns (with fuel or batteries)
  • Headlights (with additional batteries)
  • Sleeping bag/pad
  • Air bed (with compatible air pump)
  • Repair tools for air bed or sleeping pad
  • Pillows
  • Knives or multi-tool
  • Hiking poles
  • Daypacks
  • Child stroller and carrier
  • Cot bed
  • Water purifier or water treatment solutions
  • Bikes and compatible trailers
  • Inflatable boat with oars
  • Fishing tools
  • Equipment for kayaking

Camping apparels

If you are anticipating some cold nights during your trip, it is better to pay extra attention to your camping apparels.

  • Moisture-wicking apparels (shirts, underwear, etc.)
  • Longer underwear
  • Breathable shorts that dries quickly
  • Sun-blocking hats
  • Swimwear
  • Shirts with long sleeve to protect from sun and insects
  • Footwear that goes well with local landscape
  • Socks
  • Sleeping apparels
  • Protective jacket and pants
  • Gloves
  • Raincoats
  • Waterproof sandals
  • Bandanas

Kitchen utensils
These should be brought according to your camping needs.

  • Campfire stove
  • Combustibles
  • Matches or lighter
  • Saws and axes to cut down firewood
  • Barbeque grill
  • Frying pans and cooking pots
  • Pot lifter
  • Easy to carry coffee machine
  • Flask
  • Bottle and can opener
  • Plastic cases to store food
  • Roasting sticks
  • Storage bags that can be resealed
  • Recipes
  • Garbage bags
  • Coolers and ice pack
  • Tablecloths
  • Water containers
  • Dining utensils such as plates, bowls, forks, cups and spoons
  • Blending bowls together with measuring cups and spoons, spatula, and whisk
  • Kitchen rack for organizing
  • Chopping board
  • Funnel
  • Foil paper
  • Egg container
  • Environmental friendly soap
  • Sponges for cleaning
  • Mobile sink
  • Folding bucket
  • Rack for hanging dry clothes
  • Towels that dry easily

Food items

  • Preferred drinks such as coffee, tea, chocolate drinks or milk
  • Granola or cereal bars
  • Eggs
  • Premix batter
  • Butter and jam
  • Syrup
  • Bread
  • Fresh or dried meat
  • Instant soup
  • Prepared or ready-to- eat packet meals
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned or bottled drinks
  • Energy meals
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Biscuits
  • Cheese
  • Sweets such as chocolate and marshmallows
  • Herbs and spices

Personal effects

A tip is to keep similar things in the same bag for ease of locate and retrieve.

  • Sunblock
  • Toilet rolls
  • Lip moisturizer
  • Insect repellent
  • water-free sanitizer
  • disinfectant wipes
  • extra glasses or contact lenses
  • mirror
  • medical kit
  • toiletries
  • feminine items
  • medicines
  • make-up essentials
  • combs
  • eye mask and earplug
  • environmental friendly soap
  • water bag for bathing

Entertainment

  • cards
  • kites
  • hacky sack
  • ice-cream maker
  • glowing sticks
  • Frisbee
  • Puzzles and board games
  • Toys (electronic, water)
  • Boomerang
  • Geocaching equipment

Other miscellaneous items

  • Camera and video recorder
  • Extra films and memory storage
  • Maps and navigation guide book
  • Booking confirmation of your campsite
  • Tent and bed for pets
  • Binoculars
  • Guidebook for nature observing
  • Constellation charts
  • Notepad with pen
  • Sketch book with drawing equipment
  • Music player with headphones or earphones
  • Radio
  • Mobile phone
  • Pet food and toys
  • GPS device
  • Umbrella

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