Camping Packing List
A useful list to print and use is on the Mumsnet website.
Compare and cross-check with the packing list article found on the CampingExpert website.
There can be nothing worse than travelling for miles on a camping trip only to find that when you reach your destination you’ve forgotten a vital piece of kit. Planning is the key to any successful camping expedition and it’s important that you draw up a checklist of things that you’ll need (or want) to take with you.
Of course, there are many variables that will make one person’s checklist different from somebody else’s and even your own checklist will have to be altered from time to time based upon a number of factors which could include things like the length of time you’re going to be away, the climate, the terrain, the number of people in your party, whether you’re carrying everything on your back or in a car etc.
Therefore, there is no definitive checklist that will cover all eventualities. However, here is an example of a camping checklist which covers most of the basic essentials and it will enable you to get a feel for the kinds of things you need to bear in mind whenever you decide to go camping and this can be modified to suit your own individual needs.
Tent including pegs/stakes, guy ropes
Cooker, stove, barbecue kit
Bottled gas or other form of fire igniting material – wood or charcoal, for example
Pans, pots, plates, cutlery, cups, glasses
Cooking utensils, e.g. large spoon, fork, ladle, tongs
Tin opener, bottle opener, corkscrew
Sharp knife for food preparation
Food storage containers
Kitchen foil, kitchen tissue, napkins
Washing up bowl and liquid
Dishcloths and tea towels
Food and drink supplies
Soap and shampoo
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Flip flops or similar shoes for the shower block
First aid kit
Paracetamol or some other kind of pain relief
Toys, books, games, cds/dvds and cd/dvd players, radio
Outdoor ‘furniture’ e.g. foldaway chairs/tables
Miscellaneous tools, e.g. screwdriver, scissors, tweezers
Pen and paper
Safety pins, sewing kit
Spare rope, spare tarp
Map and compass