2019 Ultimate Camping Checklist

"Turn around, I forgot to pack the X"


Planning the trip itself is a rather straightforward process. Decide where you are going, for how many days and nights, then decide what you want to do during that time. Plan it out in advance and it's easy as pie. If you want, you can even leave the decisions of the camping activities to be mulled over en-route. A nice little car journey activity as a matter of fact.


However, when it comes to camping gear, everything you bring with you is everything you have for the entire camping trip. Better pack smart.


Don't Get Lost in the Details - Before you get overwhelmed, just remember, camping is meant to be fun. If you wanted, you could whittle this list down to only the bare minimum. In reality, if you have the clothes on your back, a tent, a sleeping bag, some food, and drink, you are pretty much set.


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Campsite Gear

 Tent (Make sure you have everything)
 Stakes / Pegs
 Hammer / Mallet
 Dustpan and Brush
 Mat For Tent Entrance
 Ground Sheet
 Pop-up Gazebo
 Repair Kit
 Camping Chairs
 Camping Table + Cloth
 Headlamps or Flashlights
 Camping Lantern 
 Clothesline + Pegs

For The Night

 Sleeping Bag (For Each Camper)
 Pillows (For Each Camper)
 Air Mattress / Air Pad (For Each Camper)
 Air Pump 
 Sheets / Blanket
 Repair Kit For Air Mattress

Optional Extras


Cooking Equipment

 Camping Stove
 Cooler Bag
 Pots / Pans
 Cooking Utensils
 Sharp Knife
 Plates / Bowls 
 Cups / Glasses
 Eating Utensils
 Bottle Opener / Corkscrew
 Can Opener
 Large Water Bottles
 Camping Sink + Washing Equipment
 Dish Towel
 Bin Bags
 Cutting Board
 Cooler Bag
 Coffee Maker / Tea Maker

Personal Items

 Clothes for Daytime (Including Spare Shoes!)
 Rain Gear
 Warm Clothes - Hats, Gloves, Scarf, Fleece
 Hiking Boots
 Hiking Backpack
 Hiking Poles
 Lip Balm
 Baby Wipes
 Phone Charger
 Prescriptions / Medications

More Optional Extras

 Pet Supplies + Food
 Toys and Games
 Bear Spray
 Fishing Equipment
 Matches / Firelighter
 Books / Notepad

Camping Gear You Always Forget!

 Toilet Paper
 Credit Card / Cash
 Campsite Reservation Confirmation
 Playing Cards
 Picnic Blanket

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