The Complete Camping Checklist

Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment & experience of your camping trip. We have complied together the ultimate camping checklist to ensure that you are prepared for you next great outdoor adventure!

Camping Gear

1. Tent
2. Tent fan to keep you cool at night
3. Extra tent stakes
4. Backpack for hiking and excursions away from your campsite
5. Lantern for use at the campsite
6. Flashlight or headlamp for on-the-go activities
7. Shelter
8. Compass or map
9. Tarp
10. Shovel to clear out your campsite or to dig a fire pit
11. Multi-purpose tool
12. Firewood
13. Camp axe for splitting wood
14. Rope and stretch cords
15. Waterproof matches or fire starters


1. Airbed or camp pad
2. If you prefer to sleep higher off the ground or have a hard time getting up off the ground invest in a camp cot
3. Sleeping bag
4. Pillow

Camp Cooking

1. Portable sink
2. Coffeemaker
3. Camp stove or grill
4. Fuel
5. Cookware
6. Utensils
7. Plates, cups & bowls
8. Salt & pepper shaker
9. Extendable cooking fork for cooking over the fire and roasting marshmallows
10. Knife for food prep
11. Can opener
12. Plastic wrap & tin foil
13. Table & chairs
14. Cooler (Bring a separate cooler for drinks and food)
15. Ice or ice substitutes
16. Plenty of food
17. Egg carrier to save your eggs from breaking
18. Water carrier
19. Trash bags

Personal Care

1. Extra clothing in case it gets colder than expected or your clothes get wet
2. Rain gear
3. Towels
4. PFD for swimming or engaging in water sports
5. Biodegradable soap
6. If you don’t feel comfortable using the outhouses provided at a camp site or the bush invest in a portable toilet
7. Toilet paper
8. Clothesline
9. Cards & games for entertainment
10. First aid kit
11. Citronella candles
12. Sunglasses
13. Sunscreen
14. Bug spray
15. Radio