Camping Gear Checklist


Camping Tip Of The Day

Alternatives to Traditional Camping Flashlights

Print out just about any camping checklist on the Web and you'll find flashlights or some kind of camp lights on the list. Even if you build a roaring fire, there are still reasons to carry camp lights with you when you go camping. First, they're handy on dark nights. If you have to make a nature call in the middle of the night, a camp light can help lead the way and make sure you don't stumble over a patch of poison ivy in the dark. Children can use them to read, color, or play before they go to sleep, and they're essential for shadow puppet shows inside the tent! So, even if you don't think you'll need a camp light or two, it's better to add them to your camping checklist and include them in your essential camping gear. For more Camping tips, visit http://Camping.lifetips.com




Here are some things to add to your camping list.

Air cleaner (if you will stay at hotels and motels).

Allergy pills

Aluminum foil

Backpack

Bags. Have 2 bags for when you take a shower. Put new clothes in one bag and use the other to put old clothes in.

Bags. Plastic bags. Trash bags.

Bandages. Bandaids. Sterile adhesive bandages in different sizes. Gauze rolls. Adhesive tape

Baseball bat

Binoculars

Blanket and sheet. Space blanket.

Brush or small hand held

Bug repellent. Citronella candles (to repel mosquitoes)

Camcorder (charge batteries). Backup battery. Tape. Bring the cord and charger, too).

Camping stove/grill.

Can/bottle opener

Car Battery charger

Car jumper cables

Cash, atm card, credit cards and wallet

CDs/Tapes (music)

Cell phone and battery (backup, too)

Chairs and stools

Clothespins and clothesline

Clothing

Club (car steering lock for a weapon)

Coffee pot (plugs into car cigarette lighter)

Cologne. Helps invigorate.

Combs and brushes

Compass

Cooking and Cleaning Supplies

Cooking pots and pans

Cooking utensil set (spoons, tongs, knives, spatulas, measuring cup)

Cooler and ice (ice pack)

Cotton swabs

Cough drops. Soar throat, too.

Deodorant and female hygiene products

Digital camera and memory card

Dish detergent

Dishes: Cups, plates

Duct tape

Ear muffs

Extra key which you keep in your wallet (which always stays with you, in your front pocket).

Eye drops/artificial tears

Eye mask (otherwise you might wake up too early)

Fire extinguisher

Firewood and kindling

First Aid Kit. First aid manual (human and pet)

Flares

Flashlight (headlamps, esp). Lantern and lantern fuel.

Flat tire repair foam

Flint stone to start fires.

Fuel. Canned heat (heat cannister). Have a few cans.

Gas can

Glasses. Reading glasses. Sunglasses with UV protection.

Gloves

Gloves (latex)

Guide book

Hair gel. Helps invigorate.

Hammer/Axe

Hats and/or caps, knit hats (beanie)

Headache (Advil, etc.)

Jacket Rain coat

Knife. Swiss army knife.

Laundry bag and detergent

Leash. Including a pole you screw in the ground and attach the dog leash to.

Lip balm/Chapstick

Lotion. Face cream (moisturizer). Lotion for insect bites, itches and rashes (including something like Gold Bond and/or Cortizone for itching). Petroleum jelly or other lubricant

Map

Matches in a waterproof container

Meat tenderizer (bee stings)

Medication

Mouthwash

Musical instrument

Needle

Neosporin (cuts)

Notebooks

Nyquil

Oil. Quart of oil

Pens and pencils

Personal Care – Medical, etc.

Pet

Pillows

Plastic wrap

Poop bags

Potholders and/or oven mitts

Prescriptions

Radiator fluid.

Radio/CD player

Razors and shaving cream

Reading material/books

Rope/string

Rubbing alcohol. Hydrogen peroxide

Rug (entry way)

Safety vest

Safety vests (water vest)

Scissors

Shampoo

Shelter bed

Shirts and t-shirts

Shoes, boots and sandals (shower sandals, etc.)

Shorts

Sleeping bags and underneath pads or cot

Snakebite kit

Soap in plastic containers. Consider bath that you can wash your body and hair so you don’t have to bring shampoo.

Socks

Sponges and scrubbers

Stomach (Tums, etc.)

Storage containers for food

Sunblock (Waterproof sunscreen with SPF 20 or higher). Err to more than normal (you don’t want a sunburn on a trip!) (Noxema aint bad).

Sunburn lotion

Sweaters

Tablecloth

Tarp. One slightly smaller than tent.

Tennis ball

Tent stakes

Tent. Outdoor, car tent.

Tick picker

Toilet seat covers (paper) so you are safer in public restrooms.

Tools

Toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss

Towels (dish). Paper and other.

Towels. Toilet paper. Towelettes/Antiseptic wipes. Paper towels. Baby wipes. Keep a roll of toilet paper under your car seat at all times.

Toys (kites, balls and frisbees, board games and deck of cards

Tub for washing

Tub to put everything in

Tweezers

Umbrella

Underwear/long johns

Vitamins (you might not eat as well)

Warning sign

Watch (many benefits: Help determine direction, psychological benefit, etc.).

Water (in case of radiator problems).

Water bottles

Water bowl

Water jug or bladder

Water purifiers

Whistles for signaling others

Winshield Wiper fluid (load it to the brim)


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