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Camping Checklist

Updated: Sep 16

It’s beginning to look a lot like camping weather! Fall is my favorite time to hit the trails and set up camp. It’s not the hot during the day and the nights are perfect for sleeping, plus the bugs are not as bad. When loading up my Subaru, I am bound to forget at least one thing. Luckily, its not something important like a sleeping pad, but it’s still annoying when I have camp all set up and realize I forgot the lighter.

 

Here is a checklist of all the items to bring along while camping that won’t require a quick trip to the closest Dollar General.




 

Campsite

  • Tent and poles

  • Footprint/Tarp

  • Sleeping Bag or quilt

  • Sleeping Pad

  • Camp Pillow

  • Chairs

  • Table

  • Hammock

  • Camp Rug

  • Tarp or canopy in case of rain

Kitchen

  • Table Cloth

  • Stove

  • Fuel

  • Matches/Lighter

  • Fire Starter

  • Pot/Pan & Pot Holder

  • Cooking Utensils

  • Knife

  • Cutting Board

  • Plates, Bowls, and Cups

  • Cooler

  • Trash Bags

  • Forks and Spoons

  • Foil

  • Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

  • Environmental Friendly Soap

  • Hand Towel

  • Scrub Brush

  • Collapsible Tub for washing dishes.

  • Bottle Opener

  • French Press/Pour-Over (or some way to make coffee in the morning)

 

Tools

  • Lantern (and extra batteries)

  • Hand Lamp

  • Backpack (for day hikes)

  • Multi-tool

  • Duct Tape

  • Battery pack and charging cords

  • Mallet

  • Small broom and dustpan

Clothing

  • Moisture-wicking underwear

  • Moisture-wicking t-shirts

  • Quick dry shorts/pants

  • Boots

  • Sandals

  • Socks

  • Sleepwear

  • Rain Jacket

Hygiene

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

  • Brush

  • First Aid Kit

  • Quick-dry towel

  • Prescription Meds

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Lip Balm

  • Bug Spray

  • Baby Wipes

Dog Items

  • Dog food

  • Dog Bowls for water and food

  • Extra water

  • Leash (Optional: Extra Long Leash)

  • Run (a couple carabiners and a long rope to tie between trees)

  • Toys & Treats

  • Dog Bed/Blanket

  • Towel





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