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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 or ice packs
  •   Fridge / coolbox
  •   Bucket

Lighting - Check batteries!

  •   Lantern(s)
  •   Torch(es)
  •   Lighter (as in cigarette)
  •   Matches (preferably water proof)
  •   Spare batteries and bulbs


  •   TENT!!
  •   Sleeping bag
  •   Duvet (if you've got room!)
  •   Ground Sheet
  •   Mattress / pad / SIM
  •   Pump for air mattress
  •   Pillow
  •   Windbreak
  •   Mallet to sink tent pegs


  •   Suntan lotion (ever optimistic!)
  •   Insect repellent - Spray
  •   Aspirin, paracetamol 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
  •   Deodorant
  •   Toilet paper (essential)


  •   Stove with fuel and lighter
  •   Newspapers if lighting a campfire
  •   Charcoal and grill for BBQ
  •   Frying pan
  •   Saucepans with lids
  •   Can opener
  •   Thermos flask
  •   Corkscrew / bottle opener


  •   Plates
  •   Bowls
  •   Mugs
  •   Sharp knife
  •   Knives, forks, spoons, teaspoons
  •   Dish cloth
  •   Tea towel
  •   Washing up liquid


  •   Paper towels
  •   Rubbish bags
  •   Paper plates, cups, bowls, etc.
  •   Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  •   Aluminium foil


  •   Gas bottles for fridge / cooker
  •   Carbon monoxide detector
  •   Compass and map
  •   Safety pins
  •   Mobile phone / extra battery and car adapter
  •   Camera and spare battery
  •   Camcorder and spare battery
  •   Books, radio, cards, games, toys
  •   Money, credit card, wallet!
  •   Guitar
  •   Bikes?
  •   Binoculars
  •   Chairs
  •   Travel clock
  •   Clothesline and pegs
  •   Basic tools (screwdrivers, pliers, etc.)
  •   Maps!

Food and Drink

  •   Cooking oil
  •   Baked beans
  •   Crisps / snacks
  •   Butter
  •   Breakfast - bacon / eggs
  •   Tomato sauce
  •   Cheese
  •   Onions, mushrooms, tomatoes
  •   Bread
  •   Salt, pepper, spices, sugar
  •   Fruit
  •   Vegetables
  •   Coffee and tea (don't forget SUGAR!)
  •   Milk, juice, soft drinks
  •   Beer !!! (don't forget this!)

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