What is a camping checklist and why is it important?….

Well, it is not absolutely necessary to have a checklist of things to have available for camping, but life sure will be a lot easier if you do not have to run out to the store while you are trying to set up camp.  The closest store is 10 miles away in some of the places that we camp….. so talk about putting a damper on things.

Having a family camping checklist on hand can make getting ready for a quick trip so much easier. Keep this list handy and have a camping go-box ready.

Having a family camping checklist on hand can make getting ready for a quick trip so much easier. Keep this list handy and have a camping go-box ready.What are the best things to have available and on hand for family camping vacations? Well, personally, I keep several plastic boxes packed with things that we “just take on camping trips” so that we can just pick up the boxes and run out the door.  For the rest of the items, having a list handy will make things a little easier getting out the door.

 

Our camping checklist…..

The “Just Take On Camping Trips” Box

  • ponchos
  • wet wipes
  • matches/lighter
  • paper plates
  • napkins
  • plastic silverware
  • measuring cups
  • aluminum foil
  • paper towels
  • trashbags
  • rope
  • bungi straps
  • sunscreen
  • sunglasses
  • dish soap
  • cooking spray
  • food containers
  • potholders
  • spatula
  • tongs
  • can opener
  • paper cups
  • duct tape
  • small shovel
  • insect repellent
  • sewing kit
  • ziplock bags
  • brillo pads
  • potato peeler
  • flashlights
  • extra batteries
  • lanterns
  • puzzle books
  • plastic grocery bags
  • scissors

The First Aid Kit

A Standard First Aid Kit will work just fine, but here are some essentials that I like to have available…

  • benedryl
  • roll bandages
  • bandaids
  • burn ointment
  • adhesive tape
  • antiseptic wipes
  • antibiotic cream
  • eye drops
  • tylenol
  • ibuprofen
  • tums/rolaids
  • sunburn ointment

The Tool Box

My husband usually just grabs his tool box and brings it along… but here are some essentials to be sure that you have…

  • hammer
  • extra stakes
  • wrench
  • saw / axe
  • pocket knife
  • vise grips

Miscellaneous Items

Just to make life a little easier… have these miscellaneous items around….

  • maps
  • fishing gear
  • bikes/helmets
  • tarps to set up chairs on
  • camp chairs
  • dust pan / brush

 

Needless to say, you will need all of your personal items, food items, and cooking utensils. You can usually get firewood at your campground…..

After checking your camping checklist…. ready, set, have a fun family camping vacation…..

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