Outdoor Camping Tips

Arriving at your camping destination and realizing you’ve left something major behind at home can put a major damper on your entire camping trip. Here is a camping list that you can use the next time you’re packing for a trip to the great outdoors:

  1. Air mattress, mattress pump, mattress repair kit
  2. Aluminum foil
  3. Bag for dirty towels and clothing
  4. Bath soap
  5. Bath towels
  6. Batteries
  7. Binoculars
  8. Bleach
  9. Books/magazines
  10. Bottle opener
  11. Bug repellant, candles
  12. Camera, extra film or extra memory cards
  13. Camping chairs
  14. Camping/hiking guides
  15. Can opener
  16. Cash, travelers checks, credit card, debit card
  17. Cast iron pans and skillet
  18. Cell or satellite phone, charger
  19. Clothesline, clothesline clips
  20. Coffee, coffee pot, filters
  21. Compass/GPS
  22. Condiments
  23. Cooking oil, Cooking spray, Cooking butter
  24. Cooking stove
  25. Cookware
  26. Coolers
  27. Cups
  28. Cutting board
  29. Dish soap, dishtowels, dishpan and drying rack
  30. Duct tape
  31. Emergency phone numbers
  32. Extra blankets
  33. Extra set of car keys
  34. Fanny pack
  35. Fire extinguisher
  36. Firewood/charcoal, newspaper, lighter fluid
  37. First-Aid kit in waterproof container
  38. Flashlight, headlamp, or lanterns (extra bulbs/mantles/fuel)
  39. Folding chairs
  40. Folding table
  41. Food
  42. Funnel for food, funnel for stove, and lantern fuel
  43. Games, balls, Frisbee, playing cards
  44. Hand soap
  45. Hats: toboggans, sun visors, baseball hats
  46. Ice
  47. Insurance card
  48. Laundry soap
  49. Maps
  50. Measuring spoons, measuring cups
  51. Medication
  52. Nail clippers and file
  53. Note pad and pen
  54. Outerwear: jackets, coats, scarves, mittens, or gloves
  55. Pants: sleep pants, casual pants, sweatpants, hiking pants
  56. Paper towels
  57. Pillows
  58. Plastic baggies
  59. Plastic food containers
  60. Plastic wrap
  61. Plates and bowls
  62. Port-a-potty/chemicals
  63. Pot holders
  64. Pot scrubber
  65. Radio with weather and batteries
  66. Rain gear: umbrella, water-resistant clothing
  67. Rope
  68. Scissors
  69. Screen tent
  70. Shampoo
  71. Seam sealer
  72. Sewing kit
  73. Sharp knife
  74. Shirts: long sleeve shirts, short sleeve shirts, sweatshirts
  75. Shoes: walking shoes, hiking shoes, water shoes, shower shoes, lounging shoes
  76. Shorts: sleep shorts, casual shorts, swim shorts
  77. Shovel
  78. Silverware
  79. Sleeping Bags
  80. Small hatchet or hand saw
  81. Small broom and dustpan
  82. Socks: warm socks, hiking socks, extra socks
  83. Spatula, tongs, ladle
  84. Spices, seasonings
  85. Stake hammer/puller with a big rubber/plastic head
  86. Sunscreen
  87. Superglue
  88. Swiss Army Knife
  89. Tablecloth
  90. Tent (poles, extra stakes, rain-fly, gear-loft)
  91. Tent ground cloth or tarp
  92. Thermos
  93. Toilet paper
  94. Tool kit
  95. Trash bags
  96. Travel alarm
  97. Umbrella
  98. Underwear: regular underwear and long underwear
  99. Walkie-talkies
  100. Walking stick
  101. Washcloths
  102. Watch
  103. Water, water containers
  104. Waterproof matches
  105. Whistle, flares, and mirror for emergencies
  106. Wipes

Print out this camping list and use it the next time you go camping. If you do, you should arrive at your destination with everything you need for a comfortable trip. Happy camping!