Camping Gear Checklist

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CAMPING GEAR SHOPPING CHECKLIST:

SHELTER/BEDDING:
_____ Sleeping Bag
_____ Air Mattress
_____ Camping Cot
_____ Inflator for Air Mattress
_____ Pillow
_____ Tent
_____ Small Bluescrew Ground Anchors (For Canopies & Tents)
_____ Seam Seal
_____ Rubber Mallet
_____ Ground Cloth (can also be used to cover firewood)
_____ Sun Shade Shelter
_____ Portable changing room (shower or outhouse use)
_____ Chairs
_____ Rug for inside/outside Tent

LIGHTING:
_____ Flashlight (does it work?)
_____ Lantern
_____ Cooler light
_____ Weather radio
_____ Spare batteries & bulbs
_____ Spare Lantern mantles
_____ Spare propane bottles/fuel
_____ Tent Light LED type

COOKING/KITCHEN SUPPLIES:
_____ Stove with fuel & lighter
_____ Fire starters
_____ Weatherproof matches (water & wind proof)
_____ Firewood or charcoal
_____ Griddle or frying pan
_____ Hot dog skewers
_____ Pot or sauce pan with lid
_____ Can opener
_____ Pot lifter or pot holders
_____ Cooking and eating utensils
_____ Egg holder
_____ Plates & cups
_____ Bowls
_____ Nature friendly dish soap
_____ Cleaning sponge
_____ Dutch oven
_____ Paper towels
_____ Table Cloth
_____ Table cloth clips
_____ Trash bags
_____ Portable Trash Can (multi use)
_____ Aluminum foil
_____ Grate/grill for cooking over fire

MEDICAL SUPPLIES:
_____ Sunscreen
_____ Bug repellant spray,cintronella candle, etc

_____ Mosquito Repellant Coils
_____ Aspirin,ibuprofen
_____ Antacid/pepto bismal
_____ Tweezers for splinters and ticks
_____ First aid kit
_____ Foot care kit
_____ Snake bite kit
_____ Pocket tissues

PERSONAL ITEMS:(NATURE FRIENDLY)
_____ Body soap (bio-degradeable)
_____ Washcloth
_____ Shampoo (bio-degradeable)
_____ Toothpaste & toothbrush
_____ Comb, brush & rubber bands
_____ Towel
_____ Toilet paper (1 ply breaks down quicker)
_____ Deodorant
_____ Baby powder (keeps you dry when hot outside)
_____ Baby wipes (very useful)

MISCELLANEOUS:
_____ Shovel
_____ Multi tool
_____ Compass & map
_____ Safety Whistle
_____ Zodi hot water system
_____ Duct tape ( don't leave home without it)
_____ Cell phone w/car adapter (for use in emergency)
_____ Camera for that kodak moment
_____ Video camera to make memories
_____ Photo ID and have cash (some places don't accept cc's)
_____ Binoculars for viewing the scenery
_____ Rope ( handy when needed)
_____ Basic tools
_____ Camping Tips How To Handbook

CLOTHING:
_____ Hat
_____ Proper jacket
_____ Rain poncho
_____ Pants
_____ Belt
_____Underwear
_____Shirts
_____Footwear
_____Socks (have plenty, dry feet are happy feet)
_____Work gloves
_____Shorts
_____Sweat pants & shirt
_____Sunglasses
_____Sleep wear (kept dry for better sleeping)

PACKING:
_____ Backpack for hikes
_____ Duffle bag for storing and transporting
_____ Dry bag (waterproof)
_____ Cooler
_____ Ice (best to store in freezer or pick up on way to campground)
_____ 5 gallon bucket has multiple uses
_____ Large sealable containers or zip lock bags for food storage

WATER:
_____ At least 1/2 gal. a day per person
_____ Filter system if getting water from the river

FOOD:
_____ Dehydrated meals
* Plan your menu before shopping to make sure you have enough food to feed everyone by planning each meal for best results. The key is to K.I.S (keep it simple), keep in mind what your planned activities will be and make sure the menu fits your needs, as an option we carry an assortment of dehydrated meals that not only pack well but are tasty too!

As a courtesy, when it's time to break camp "leaving no trace", leave the campsite better than when you arrived.