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Camping Check List

The following items are just a guideline to help give you an idea of what you may need to pack on a 4 or 5 day trip in moderate weather conditions. 


  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 canvas or cotton shirts
  • 1 fleece top or wool sweater
  • an extra pair of underwear
  • 3 pairs of socks
  • 2 pairs of long pants (no cotton or blue jeans)
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • running shoes or sandles for around your campsite
  • hiking shoes or boots
  • baseball cap or wide-rimmed hat
  • sunglasses
  • rain gear


  • toothbrush & toothpaste
  • toilet paper
  • beach towel
  • hairbrush
  • hair ties
  • biodegradable soap
  • razor
  • any medications
  • contact lens solution for those who wear contacts
  • extra pair of glasses and glasses case

Cooking Supplies

  • 1 large, medium and small cooking pot with lids
  • 1 nonstick frying pan
  • spatula
  • plastic travel mug
  • plastic plate
  • cutlery
  • aluminum foil
  • waterproof matches and a butane lighter
  • tea towel
  • camp stove with fuel containers
  • water bottle and water purification gadget
  • sugar, peanut butter, coffee, butter, maple syrup, jam, spices
  • various plastic containers of different shapes and sizes
  • meals can be packed in seperate containers and stored in one large food bag or cooler

Sleeping Gear

  • tent
  • sleeping bag
  • sleeping pad
  • tarp or ground sheet that fits the inside of your tent
  • large rain tarp


  • stuff packs of various sizes for clothing and other items
  • internal or external - frame pack
  • day pack
  • camera bag
  • barrel or seperate pack for food

Personal Items

  • bug spray
  • hand lotion
  • first-aid kit
  • maps
  • compass
  • camera
  • extra resealable bags
  • a few strong garbage bags
  • playing cards
  • repair kit
  • pocketknife
  • a writing journal and pen
  • roll of duct tape
  • flashlight
  • camping permit