Camping Checklist – The Basics

Heading camping for the first time in over 20 years with some friends, and wondering what to take. A quick search online revealed some great check lists of practical things to take for myself and the family.  Feel free to download the attached list, or give me some feedback on great items that you include in your Camping Checklist –

The Basics (Word Doc or PDF) – Updated 18/11/16

The Basics

  • Tent
  • Ground Cover / Tarp
  • Sleeping Bags, Sheets & Blankets
  • Sleeping Mat or Air Mattresses
  • Pillows
  • Kids’ Favourite Items for Sleep Time
  • Air Pump / Bike Pump
  • Matt for Tent Entrance
  • Dustpan / Brush
  • Mallet

Clothing (Extras for the kids)

  • Pyjamas
  • Jackets, Hats & Gloves
  • Bathers & Beach / Pool Towel
  • Shoes & Boots
  • Jeans / Pants / Belts
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Socks / Extra Socks
  • Active Wear
  • Hats
  • Sweatshirt / Jacket
  • Underwear
  • Sleep Clothes
  • Rain Gear
  • Nappies / Pull-Ups

Helpful Equipment

  • Camp Chairs (Adults and Kids)
  • Foldable Trestle Table
  • Beach / Picnic Rug
  • Baby Wipes
  • First Aid Kit
  • Toiletries
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels for Shower
  • Flashlights / Headlamps
  • Matches or Lighter
  • Spare Rope / Paracord
  • Insect Repellant / Wrist Bands
  • Laundry Bag
  • Shower Shoes / Thongs
  • Medication
  • Sunscreen / After Sun Cream
  • Chapstick
  • Radio / Bluetooth Speaker
  • Sunglasses
  • Phone Charger
  • Umbrella
  • Storage Tubs
  • Toolbox (Gaffa Tape, Basic Tools, Mutli-Knife, Cable Ties)
  • Camp Shovel

Camp Kitchen

  • Mugs, Plates, Cups & Utensils
  • Esky with ice or Ice Blocks
  • Tea / Coffee / Hot Chocolate
  • Bottled Water / Juice / Cordial / SoftDrink
  • Beer, Wine, Sprits
  • Food items for Meals
  • Crackers, Biscuits or Popcorn,
  • Marshmallows, Lollies & Chocolate
  • Tablecloth / Thumb tacks / Clips
  • Dish Washing Soap
  • Scrub Pads / Chux
  • Washing Bucket
  • Camp Stove & Gas Bottle
  • Pots, Pans & Cooking Utensils
  • Reusable Drink Bottles
  • Bar-B-Mate and Tongs
  • Can Opener / Bottle Opener
  • Containers for food storage
  • Paper Towel
  • Tea Towel / Hand Towel
  • Trash Bags
  • Folding Table
  • Cutting Board
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Napkins
  • Water Bucket

Fun & Games

  • Bubbles
  • Glow sticks
  • Cards and Board Games
  • Coloring Books & Crayons
  • Journal, Writing, Drawing Materials
  • Books for Bed Time
  • Bikes & Helmets
  • Bike Lock
  • Football / Cricket Set
  • Tennis Racquet & Balls’
  • Scooters / Skateboards
  • Backpack
  • Selfie Stick / Tripod

Picture Source: Nagambie Lakes Tourism 

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