Top 203 Things To Add to Your Camping Checklist

Here are the top 203 things to add to your camping checklist.

I spend 2 days researching all the things you need to add to your camping checklist.

I saw that there is not a single article covering everything you need for camping. Every article had something missing and I was curious about it. So, I decided to make my own article. Here it is.

This list should cover most of the essentials for a camping trip. But of course, you may need to add or subtract items based on your specific needs and the type of camping you plan to do.

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Shelter:

  • Tent
  • Tent stakes
  • Tent poles
  • Tent footprint
  • Tent repair kit
  • Tarp
  • Hammock
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sleeping pads
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Air mattress
  • Air pump
  • Camp chairs
  • Table
  • Lanterns
  • Flashlights
  • Headlamps
  • Batteries
  • Lighter
  • Matches
  • Firestarter
  • Charcoal
  • Portable grill
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Cooking stove
  • Fuel for cooking stove
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Wine opener
  • Coffee pot
  • Dish soap
  • Sponge
  • Dish towels
  • Trash bags
  • Ziploc bags
  • Water bottles
  • Water filter
  • Water treatment tablets
  • First aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towels
  • Bathing suit
  • Raft
  • Canoe
  • Kayak
  • Life jackets
  • Fishing gear
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Extra batteries for the camera
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • GPS

Clothing:

  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals
  • Rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Sweater
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Shorts
  • Pants
  • T-shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Swimsuits
  • Underwear
  • Bandanas

Personal Items:

  • Shower
  • Hair Brush
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Sweater
  • Towel
  • Rain Jacket
  • Sandals
  • Running Shoes
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses
  • Contact Lense
  • Hat [optional]

Miscellaneous:

  • Backpack
  • Daypack
  • Multitool
  • Duct tape
  • Paracord
  • Carabiners
  • Bungee cords
  • Rope
  • Zip ties
  • Hand saw
  • Axe
  • Folding shovel
  • Whistle
  • Survival kit

Food and drink:

  • Breakfast foods
  • Lunch foods
  • Dinner foods
  • Snacks
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Honey
  • Cereal
  • Milk
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Powdered drink mix
  • Alcoholic beverages

Make sure to plan your meals ahead of time and pack enough food to last your trip. Also, don’t forget to store your food safely to avoid attracting wildlife to your campsite.

Entertainment:

  • Books or e-reader
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Frisbee
  • Football
  • Soccer ball
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton set
  • Horseshoes
  • Kites
  • Musical instruments (e.g. guitar, harmonica, etc.)
  • Portable speaker
  • Binoculars for bird watching
  • Star chart for stargazing
  • Nature guidebook for identifying plants and animals
  • Art supplies (e.g. sketchbook, paints, brushes, etc.)
  • Scavenger hunt lists or other group games
  • Portable movie projector
  • Outdoor movie screen
  • Popcorn maker

Electronics:

  • Phone charger
  • Portable charger/power bank
  • Solar charger
  • Laptop or tablet
  • Portable keyboard
  • Wi-Fi hotspot device
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Headphones or earbuds
  • Camera batteries
  • Memory cards or external hard drive
  • Portable hard drive
  • GPS or navigation device
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Two-way radios
  • Weather radio
  • Portable fan or heater
  • Bug zapper
  • Electric lantern
  • Electric blanket
  • Portable air conditioner

Keep in mind that while technology can enhance your camping experience. It’s essential to disconnect and enjoy the natural surroundings as well. So, be sure to balance your use of electronics with outdoor activities. And spend time enjoying the great outdoors.

Cooking Gear:

  • Kitchen Tent
  • Propane Torch (to make your fire stay loner)
  • Camping Stove
  • Pots and Pans
  • Tongs and Flippers
  • Oven Mitts
  • Silver Foil
  • Plates
  • Cutlery and Knives
  • Roasting Sticks
  • BBQ Brush
  • Dish Soap
  • Sponge
  • Tumble/cup

Essential Gear:

  • Hatchet
  • Mallet/Hammer
  • Sanitizer
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Bug Repellent
  • Sunscream
  • Flashlight/Lantern
  • Tarp
  • Rope
  • Pocket Knife

Sleeping Gears:

  • Camping Tent
  • Tent Stakes
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Blankets
  • Pillows

This list should cover most of the essentials for a camping trip. But of course, you may need to add or subtract items based on your specific needs and the type of camping you plan to do.

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Mukarim Zargar

Mukarim Zargar

Hey there, Mukarim here.

I loved camping since I was 7 years old, and I still do camping and go on outdoor adventures. I have great knowledge about camping and I can provide good quality information to you.

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