Camping Gear Checklist – Be Sure You Don’t Forget Any Camping Gear


A complete camping gear checklist will help you enjoy a stress-free an fun filled weekend. Forgetting any of the camping essentials will make for a long and uncomfortable weekend. If you’re just getting started with your camping gear checklist, use the list below as a template, then add your own items that you like to bring. Having your own custom camping gear checklist is vital whether you go camping once a year or once a week!

Essential Camping Gear Checklist

We’ll start with the essentials, start your camping gear checklist here. Forgetting these items could mean a rough trip. Don’t forget a thing and you’re sure to have more fun.

Shelter Items

  1. Tent
  2. Rain fly
  3. Tarp
  4. Sleeping Bags
  5. Sleeping Pads
  6. Pillows
  7. Extra Blankets

Cooking Gear

  1. Propane Camp stove
  2. Barbecue
  3. Campfire cooking equipment
  4. Can opener (or multi-tool)
  5. Cooler
  6. Propane (or other fuel)
  7. Water Jugs
  8. Folding Camping Table
  9. Pots & Pans
  10. Utensils
  11. Plates & Bowls
  12. Food
  13. Water
  14. Dish soap

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Other Essential Camping Gear

  1. Firestarter/matches
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Tooth brush
  4. Toothpaste
  5. Washcloths
  6. Towels
  7. Toilet Paper
  8. Feminine Hygiene
  9. Shovel
  10. Rake
  11. Toolkit
  12. Flashlights
  13. Extra Clothes
  14. Extra Shoes
  15. Rain Gear
  16. Splitting Maul
  17. Rope
  18. Whistle
  19. Lantern

Optional Camping Gear Checklist

Along with the list of essential gear there’s also a lot of optional camping gear that you can take as well. These items will make your camping trip more fun, easier, more convenient, etc. Decide how many luxuries you want on your camping gear checklist then plan accordingly. =)

Optional Shelter Gear

  1. Camping Cots or other bedding
  2. Mat for outside tent
  3. Broom
  4. Pavilion

Optional Cooking Gear

  1. Camping coffee pot
  2. Extra coolers
  3. Folding camping chairs
  4. Spices
  5. Mugs
  6. Can coolers
  7. Cutting board
  8. Pie irons
  9. Cooking sticks
  10. Aluminum foil
  11. Steak knives
  12. Dutch oven
  13. Table cloth
  14. Butane lighter
  15. Pot holders
  16. Tongs/Spatulas
  17. Ziplock bags
  18. Corkscrew

Other Optional Camping Gear Checklist

  1. Camera
  2. Binoculars
  3. Camping Games
  4. Pen & Paper
  5. Chainsaw
  6. Bungi cords & tie downs
  7. Books or Kindle
  8. Bug repellant
  9. GPS
  10. Sunscreen
  11. Extra batteries
  12. Fishing Gear
  13. Radio
  14. Backpacks
  15. Sunglasses
  16. Hammock
  17. Garbage bags
  18. Duct tape
  19. Work gloves
  20. Hand wipes
  21. Fire extinguisher
  22. Scissors
  23. Watch/clock

Making Your Own Camping Gear Checklist

Making Your Own Camping Gear Checklist

Use the above camping gear checklists as a template, then add your own items as you think of them. Copy them all into your own word document so you can add/subtract as needed. If you ever see a piece of camping gear that you need but isn’t on the list, just write it in and change it when you get home.

Having your own custom camping gear checklist is by far the easiest and most efficient way to pack for camping. You’ll be stress-free knowing that you have everything you need and be able to have more fun as a result.

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