Tent Camping Checklist

A successful camping trip requires preparation. I am including my Tent Camping Checklist to help you get prepared.

The Tent Camping Checklist is a guide of supplies to bring on your next camping excursion. Camping trips are unique. Each camping trip may differ depending on the season, type of camping (tent, RV, cabin,etc…) and your personal preferences. Therefore, use the Tent Camping Checklist as a template. Adapt the checklist based on your families’ needs.

Shelter

___tent

___extra stakes

___floor mat

___camper lights

___extension cord

___rope

___ground tarp/cloth

___fan/heater

Bedding

___mattress

___mattress pump

___sheets

___sleeping bags

___pillows

___pillow cases

___storage container or bag

Cooking

___pan

___skillet

___liquid dish soap

___spatula

___small fold up table

___real fork

___solo cups (for scrambling eggs and for drink cups)

___toast cooker

___cans of propane

___vinyl tablecloth

___paper towels

___cutlery

___tongs

___ziploc bags (gal. size)

___aluminum foil

___propane griddle

___propane cookstove

___campfire grill/BBQ grill

___paper plates/bowls

___plastic silverware

___measuring cups

___clothes pins

___containers for food storage

___pot holders

___can opener/bottle opener

___pie irons

___dish pan

___dish rags/towels

___scrub pad/sponge

___skewers

___coffee pot

___plastic wrap

Personal

___comb/hairbrush

___hair dryer

___washing powder

___toilet paper

___towels

___wash cloth

___shampoo/conditioner

___soap

___toothbrush/paste

___mouthwash

___razor/shaving cream

___sunscreen

___flip flops for shower

___deodorant

___hand soap/sanitizer

___camping shower/shower pump

___shower bag or 5 gallon bucket

Medicine Box

___bandaids

___bug repellant

___neosporin

___gauze/adhesive tape

___sting relief

___bacteen

___ibuprophen

___benedryl

___children’s Meds (tylenol,benedryl)

___personal medications

___aspirin

___antacid

___hydrogen peroxide

___chapstick

___eye drops

___tweezers

___fingernail file

___nail clippers

Clothes

___shorts/pants

___shirts

___light weight jacket

___socks

___good, secured shoes for fishing

___sandels/flip flops

___underwear

___hat

___bandana

___sleep clothes

___swim suit

___rain gear

Miscellaneous

___compass/GPS

___whistle

___camera

___tools

___backpack

___sunglasses

___lantern pole or hanger

___pocket knife

___plastic grocery bags

___rope/clothes line

___radio with Weatherband

___first aid kit

___bungi cords/straps

___safety pins

___bikes/helmets

___umbrella

___handwipes

___small sewing kit

___fire extinguisher

___watch

___scissors

___credit card/quarters

___binoculars

___2-way radios or walkie talkies

___camp saw

___5 gallon bucket

___cellphone/charger

___lawn chairs

___duct tape

___batteries

___wire cutters

___trash bags

___totes

___lanterns

___flashlights

___citronella candles

___shovel (for ashes)

___screwdrivers(Phillips head and flat head)

___tent repair kit

___rubber tent peg mallet

___hammer/axe

___dust pan/brush

___firewood/charcoal

___matches/lighter

___fire poker

Camping Folder

___reservation confirmation

___health insurance card

___driver’s lisence

___fishing lisence

___notepad and pen

___maps

___money/credit card

___quarters

Storage Containers

___bread box (small plastic container with lid)

___large plastic storage container for food with lid

___war chest or very large container with lid. Holds the bulk of your camping supplies. Serves as storage for your camping supplies when you are not camping as well.

Detailed Meal Plan and Food for the Meal Plan

Give your itinerary to a family member or friend. Share details of where you are going and when you plan to return. Also, give them your cell phone numbers, vehicle description and license plate numbers.

I know the checklist is very detailed and quite long. I tried to include anything you might need on your camping trip. Cross out the items you don’t intend to bring.

So, what do you think? Did I leave out anything? Do you have other suggestions, we can add to the list?

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