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Outdoor Camping Checklist

Camping is a great way to explore the world along with your capabilities and adoption power to nature. If you want to get rid of the chaotic urban life for a few days and feel the nature, camping is the best option for you. But to survive in nature is not easy and you will require a lot of things to take along with you. Choosing the basic and most important things for camping is indeed a challenging task. You will need to start preparation at least one month before the designated days.

Planning and listing out the important things is the important phase of preparing camping checklist. The checklist should not be too broad, but you have to keep all the necessary things in it. Picking the most important things and dropping out the unnecessary thing is also a kind of challenge to prepare a camping checklist. So, for your convenience and better understanding, I have prepared this infographic form where you will get a vivid idea of what to include and what not on your camping checklist.

Shelter & Sleeping

The first thing you need to concern about during the camping time is your shelter. You should take necessary things to set up a secure shelter where you can sleep peacefully at night. If you want to set up a tent, you need to take all the essential things to set up and support your tent. Make sure your tent is suitable for the weather condition of your camping destination.

Item should be check:

  • Tent
  • Ground Cloth
  • Extra Stakes
  • Poles/Rope
  • Axe/Hammer
  • Dust Pan/ Brush


After securing your shelter, you will need to prepare a checklist for bedding. Proper sleep at night is important to preserve energy for the next day. Sleeping bag, pillows, sheet, etc. are must while going camping.

Item Should be Checked:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sheets
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Air Pump
  • Utility Bag For Storage


Without food, we can’t survive. So, careful planning is required while preparing your camping checklist. As you have to take minimum things for cooking, you need to plan carefully about what to include in your camping cooking checklist. Water, dry food, stove, firewood, matches, fuel, etc. are essential items to take along on outdoor camping. Few more items you must consider are given below-

Item should be check:

  • Large Water Jug/ Water Bucket
  • Coolers/Ice
  • Stove With Fuel/Propane
  • Watches/Lighter
  • Charcoal/Firewood.Buddy Burner
  • Campfire grill/BBQ Grill
  • Tablecloth/Thumb Tacks/Clips
  • Plates & Bowles/ Paper Plates & Bowles
  • Measuring Cups
  • Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil
  • Paper Towels
  • Trash Bags
  • Dish Soap
  • Clothes Pins
  • Cooking Oil/ Pam Spray
  • Potholders/ Oven Mitts
  • Cook Utensils-Spatula, Knife, Spoon
  • Skewers/ Grill Forks
  • Folding Table
  • Mugs/ Paper Cups
  • Cutting Board
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Napkins
  • Dish Pan
  • Potato Peeler


Clothing requirements are depended on the personal choice and duration of the camping. Your activities will also tell you a lot about your clothing needs. If you want to swim, you should take swimsuit along with you. Clothes and shoes which will offer you durability and functionality during the camping time should be taken.

Item should be check:

  • Shoes/Boots
  • Jeans/Pant/Belt
  • T-shirts
  • Socks/Extra Socks
  • Hat
  • Sleeping Clothes
  • Rain Gear
  • Swim Suit/ Towel

Personal Accessories

Some personal accessories items should also be included in your camping checklist. Soap, toothbrush, toilet paper, etc. are few basic things you must take along with you on the camping.

Item should be check:

  • Shower Shoes/ Flip Flops
  • Soap in Plastic Case/ Shampoo
  • Tooth Brush/ Tooth Paste
  • Comb/Brush
  • Razor
  • Toilet Paper

Basic First Aid Kit Box

First aid kit item is the most important thing which you should not forget to take along with you. As camping will be held in the outdoor area, anything can happen. For the safety, you must take a first aid kit box along with you. It will help you tackle minor accidents, injuries, and sickness during camping.

Item should be check:

  • Roll Bandages
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Tweezers
  • Razor Blades
  • Small Mirror
  • Misc. Band-Aids/ Bandages
  • Anti Acids (Tums, Rolaids)
  • Antibiotic Cream
  • Sunburn Lotion
  • Snake Bit Kit
  • Eye Drops
  • Heat/ Cold Packs
  • Latex Gloves
  • Thermometer
  • Road Flares
  • Nail Clippers


Few things can’t be categorized on the basic needs but most important to take along while camping. Camera, power bank, torch light, camp chair, batteries books, playing and entertaining stuff etc. should also be included on your camping checklist. Few more things you can consider are-

Items Should be Checked:

  • Lantern With Fuel/ Mantles
  • Extra Batteries/ Bulbs
  • Compass/GPS
  • Whistle
  • Camera/ Battery/Flim/Videos
  • Books/ Magazines
  • Radio
  • Camp Chairs
  • Sunglasses
  • Hammock
  • FlashLight
  • Pocket Knife
  • Binoculars
  • Safety Pins
  • Travel Alarm Clock
  • Work Gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Scissors
  • Watch

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