Tent Camping Checklist

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Tent Camping Checklist

  • At least 1/2 gallon per person/day -- Water filter if relying on natural water sources
  • Water bottle, to carry while hiking
  • Tent 
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Shade Canopy & Rope & Stakes
  • Extra pair(s) of shoes
  • Pillows
  • Overhead rain tarps (not just shade).
  • Mattress or pad - Inflator for air mattress 
  • Hats
  • Camp axe or hammer to pound tent stakes
  • Large (18-30 gal) Rubbermaid(tm) container for food storage
  • Ice Chests
  • ICE!
  • Backpack, daypack, and/or fanny pack 
  • Portapotty with grocery bag liner (easy cleanup)
  • Two way radio(s) (ham, CB, Family)
  • Small shovel
  • Rope or String
  • sunblock
  • Pocket Tool
  • Guitar/Harmonicas/Other musical instrument(s)
  • Fishing pole and gear (+ license & bait!)
  • Compass and Map
  • Camp Chairs 
  • Small Folding Table
  • Canoe or boat
  • Camera w/good battery and extra film
  • Binoculars 
  • Bike/Seats/Helmets
  • Basic tools (screwdrivers, pliers, etc.)
  • Flashlight and/or headlamp
  • Gas lantern (and/or electric)
  • Camp Stove (two burner for families and one burner for individuals)
  • Firewood
  • Table cloth for picnic tables
  • BACON!

Personal Cleaning Items

  • Bar soap
  • Comb/hair brush/clips/bands/hair ties
  • Contact lens supplies
  • Deodorant
  • Dish rack
  • Dishwashing soap and rubber gloves
  • Feminine supplies
  • Hand Sanitizer (waterless)
  • Laundry Detergent (biodegradeable preferred)
  • Make-up bag
  • Razor & shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • To save space, unroll toilet paper and reroll it and put inside the tube
  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Towel
  • Washcloth
  • Whisk broom to clean table and tent site
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