A Happy Camper Camping Essentials Checklist

Basic

  • Matches / Match Case
  • Water Bottle
  • Water Filter / Purifier
  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps / compass
  • Mirror / Whistle
  • Candles
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Nylon Cord
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Watch
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fire Starters
  • Knife

General

  • Backpack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Ground Cloth
  • Mattress / Pad
  • Tent / Pegs / Poles
  • Tarp
  • Stuff Sacks
  • Boots / Shoes
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Long Underwear
  • Swimsuit
  • Shirts
  • Pants & Belt
  • Shorts
  • Sweater
  • Poncho / Rain Gear
  • Hat / Cap / Bandana
  • Sunscreen & Lip Balm
  • Insect Repellent
  • Emergency Shelter (Tube Tent, Space Blankets)
  • Tooth Brush / Paste
  • Towel / Washcloth
  • Comb
  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Beverages
  • Stove & Fuel
  • Fuel Containers
  • Knife, Fork & Spoon
  • Spatula
  • Pots & Pans
  • Pot Grip
  • Sierra Cup
  • Bowls
  • Id / Money / Keys and Extra Set of Keys
  • Foil
  • Trash Bags
  • Can Opener
  • Grill
  • Cooking Oil
  • Safety Pins
  • Pad & Pencil
  • Moleskin
  • Gloves

Accessories

  • Pack Rain Cover
  • Hammock
  • Binoculars
  • Thermometer
  • Altimeter / Barometer
  • Knife Sharpner 
  • Head Lamp
  • Fishing Gear
  • Lantern
  • Spare Batteries
  • Saw / Ax
  • Trowel
  • Radio
  • Emergency Rations
  • Flare
  • Thermos
  • Staff / Walking Stick
  • Seam Sealer
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Kit
  • Tools
  • Tape
  • Field Guides
  • Maps 
  • Books
  • Games
  • License for Fishing / Hunting
  • Hand Warmers

With Vehicle

  • Water Cooler
  • Ice Chest & Ice
  • Shade / Screen Tent
  • Extra Fuel / Gas Cans
  • Heater / Fuel
  • Rope
  • Bar-B-Q & Fuel / Starter
  • Tackle Box
  • Fishing Pole
  • Guns / Ammo
  • Horse Shoes
  • Dutch Ovens
  • Lid Lifter
  • Cookbooks
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Folding Table
  • Water Carriers
  • Dish Pans
  • Air Mattress
  • Jumper Cables
  • Balls / Bats / Mitts
  • Camera / Flash
  • Tripod