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Camping Trip Checklist

When going camping don't forget to make a check list before you go. There can be nothing worse than getting to a site after a long journey, and unpacking to find you've forgotten the sleeping bags!!! This list is not supposed to be exhaustive, and obviously everyone is going to want to take different things. However you could use it as a basis, (print it out and modify as necessary?) Click here for printer friendly version!!


  • Backpack
  • Bags - Tent bag, plastic bags, etc.
  • Cardboard boxes if needed
  • Ice Chests
  • ICE! Ice Packs
  • Bucket

Lighting - Check batteries!

  • Gas lantern (these are superb)
  • Lighter (as in cigarette)
  • Matches (preferably water proof)
  • Spare batteries and bulbs
  • Spare lantern fuel and mantles


  • TENT!!
  • Sleeping bag
  • Duvet (if you've got room!)
  • Ground Sheet
  • Mattress or pad - Inflator for air mattress
  • Pillow
  • Windbreak
  • Hammer to sink tent pegs


  • Suntan Lotion (ever optimistic!)
  • Insect Repellent - Spray
  • Aspirin, Paracetemal etc
  • Tweezers for splinters and ticks
  • Antiseptic, plasters and bandages
  • First Aid Kit (may include all the above items)
  • Pocket Tissues

Cleaning and Personal Items

  • Soap
  • Flannel
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Comb/hair brush/clips/bands
  • Make-up bag
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Towel
  • Deoderant
  • Toilet Paper (essential)


  • Swiss Army knife
  • Compass and Map
  • Safety pins
  • Mobile phone / extra battery and car adapter
  • Camera / good battery and extra film
  • Camcorder / good battery and extra tapes
  • Books, radio, cards, games, toys, etc.
  • MONEY, credit card, etc
  • Guitar
  • Bike ?
  • Binoculars
  • Chairs
  • Travel Clock
  • Clothesline and pegs
  • Basic tools (screwdrivers, pliers, etc.)
  • Maps!


  • Stove with fuel and lighter
  • Newspapers for lighting a campfire
  • Charcoal and Grill for BBQ
  • Frying Pan
  • Sauce pan - ; With lid
  • Can opener
  • Thermos flask?
  • Corkscrew / Bottleopener


  • Plates
  • Mugs
  • Sharp knife
  • Knives, Forks, Spoons and Teaspoons
  • Dish Cloth
  • Tea Towel
  • Washing Up Liquid


  • Paper towels
  • Rubbish bags
  • Paper plates, cups, bowls, etc.
  • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • Aluminum Foil

Food and Drink

  • Cooking Oil
  • Baked Beans
  • Crisps
  • Butter
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Tomato sauce
  • Cheese
  • Onions, mushrooms, Tomatoes
  • Bread
  • Salt, Pepper, Spices, Sugar
  • Fruit - Small fruit cups or fresh fruit
  • Veggies
  • Coffee and Tea (don't forget SUGAR!)
  • Milk, juice, soft drinks
  • Beer !!!!!!!!!! (don't forget this!)

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