Camping Supply Checklist

Your camping supply list may vary to some degree depending on the destination, type of camping, activities, weather, and length of the trip. You may choose to add or subtract the items on the camping supply list to suit individual needs. Here is a good “jump-off point” of all the camping gear you might need for your camping supply checklist.


  • Tent (You would be surprised how many people forget this one)
  • Ground Cloth/Tarp
  • Extra Stakes
  • Shade Tarp/Poles/Rope/Stakes
  • Mat for Tent/RV Entrance
  • Chairs
  • Lantern
  • Headlamps/Flashlights
  • Clothesline with Clips
  • Firewood
  • Hammock


  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sheets/Blankets
  • Pillow(s)
  • Air Mattress/Cot/Sleeping Pad.Tarp
  • Air Pump
  • Utility Bags for Storage

Tool & Repair Items

  • Multi-Tool
  • Duct Tape
  • Extra Cord
  • Repair Kit for Mattress
  • Axe or Hammer
  • Dust Pan/Brush/Broom

Cooking Camping

  • Large Water Jug/Water Bottles
  • Camp Sink/Wash Bin
  • Cooler/Ice
  • Thermos
  • Propane Stove/Other Fuel Source Stove
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Charcoal/Firewood/Buddy Burner
  • Campfire Grill/BBQ Grill
  • Firestarter/Newspaper
  • Tablecloth/Thumb Tacks or Clips to hold it in place
  • Plates/Bowls (disposable or otherwise)
  • Plastic Forks & Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminum Foil
  • Paper Towels
  • Trash Bags
  • Biodegradable Dish Soap
  • Clothes Pins
  • Cooking Oil/Spray
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Potholders/Mitts
  • Cooking Pots/Frying Pan
  • Cooking Utensils (spatula, knives, spoons)
  • Tongs
  • Skewers/Grill Forks
  • Can Opener/Bottle Opener
  • Folding Table
  • Cups and Napkins
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Ziplock Bags
  • Dish Rags/Scrubbers
  • Seasonings & Condiments

Personal Items

  • Day Clothing
  • Sleepwear
  • Swimsuits
  • Rainwear
  • Gloves & Hats (if colder weather)
  • Shoes (Hiking/Walking/Water)
  • Shower Shoes/Flip Flops
  • Towels/Washcloths
  • Soap and Shampoo
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/Brush
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunscreen
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Medications

Other Camping Supply List Essentials

  • Credit Card/Cash
  • ID
  • Cellphone
  • Campsite Reservations Confirmation & Phone Number
  • Maps and Area Info
  • Bikes/Toys
  • Pet Supplies & Food

It’s a Wrap!

Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Making sure you have the necessary supplies and equipment can significantly increase your overall enjoyment and experience of your camping trip. Keep a camping supply checklist handy so that you don’t have to think about all the things you need to take last minute. Just grab the list, pack the items, and GO!

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