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Camping Supplies List


Camping Supplies

Before you begin your outdoor adventure, think of everything you would like to bring on your trip, check the weather forecast and lay out your items before beginning to pack. The below checklists can help you get started.

Camping Essentials Checklist

  • Tent with stakes and guylines
  • Mallet or hammer for tent stakes
  • Canopy
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Air mattress & air pump
  • Backpack
  • Daypack
  • Folding chairs
  • Folding table
  • Hydration pack
  • Water bottle
  • Camp storage
  • Cooking supplies (see Camping Cooking section)
  • Trekking poles
  • Flashlight or lantern
  • Spare batteries
  • Hiking boots
  • Matches or fire starter
  • First Aid kit

Depending on where your camping trip takes you, the following items may also come in handy.

Additional Camping Supplies

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Cot
  • Water filter or treatment tablets
  • Bikes
  • Inflatable boat with paddles
  • Canoeing or kayaking gear
  • Fishing gear and license
  • Life jackets
  • Moisture-wicking clothing
  • Sun-shielding hats
  • Swimsuit
  • Bandana
  • Wool socks
  • Long underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Insulated coat
  • Insulated pants
  • Warm hat
  • Mittens or gloves
  • Rain jacket
  • Shower sandals
  • Soap
  • Cooler
  • Toiletries
  • Medications
  • Camera or camcorder
  • Binoculars
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Crank or emergency radio
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Umbrella
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