Camping Pack List

Camping Packing List

There can be nothing worse than traveling 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.

Sleeping Quarters
Tent including pegs/stakes, guy ropes
Sleeping bags/blankets
Air bed/lilo
Cooking Equipment
Cooker, stove, barbecue kit
Bottled gas or other form of fire igniting material – wood or charcoal, for example
Cooling box
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
Bin bags
Kitchen foil, kitchen tissue, napkins
Washing up bowl and liquid
Dishcloths and tea towels
Food and drink supplies
Personal Hygiene
Soap and shampoo
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Toilet paper
Wet wipes
Warm clothes
Cool clothes
Boots/walking shoes
Flip flops or similar shoes for the shower block
Sun hat
Woollen hat
First Aid
First aid kit
Insect repellent
Sun cream
Paracetamol or some other kind of pain relief
Miscellaneous Items
Mobile phone
Camera, binoculars
Toys, books, games, cds/dvds and cd/dvd players, radio
Spare batteries
Outdoor ‘furniture’ e.g. foldaway chairs/tables
Miscellaneous tools, e.g. screwdriver, scissors, tweezers
Pen and paper
Safety pins, sewing kit
Duct tape
Spare rope, spare tarp
Map and compass

Reproduced courtesy of – everything a camper needs to know about camping