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Your Complete Camping Checklist

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Your Complete Camping Checklist

Whether you are a beginner to camping or an adventuring veteran, having a camping packing list can give you peace of mind before you leave. Depending on the adventure, you may need to adjust your usual camping supplies list to better suit your needs.

Below is an extensive camping gear checklist to cater to whatever your next camping adventure entails. From packing the essentials of shelter, food and equipment, to some helpful items that you may not have thought to bring, our guide can make sure you’re ready to enjoy the great outdoors to their fullest.

Camping Necessities List

One of the most important items to remember to bring is your essential camping gear, including adequate clothing, personal care items and everyday necessities.


  • Everyday clothes
  • Underlayer (for locations that may get cold)
  • Wet weather clothes
  • Appropriate footwear
  • Swimsuit (if needed)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or Beanie
  • Sandals
  • Sleepwear

Personal Care

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Toiletries, including hygiene products
  • Ear plugs
  • Sunscreen
  • Hair brush
  • Baby wipes
  • Hand sanitiser

Other Necessities

  • Food
  • Water bottle
  • GPS or Map
  • Compass
  • Phone
  • Sleeping bag
  • Spare batteries
  • Backpack
  • Trekking poles
  • Medicine
  • Rubbish bags
  • Matches/lighter/ferrocerium rod
  • Rope and poles
  • Flooring
  • Towels
  • Basic repair kit
  • First aid kit


To ensure a safe and enjoyable trip, always check the location and weather conditions prior to setting out. It is also important to consider the purpose of your camping trip and what activities are likely to occur.

It can be helpful to consider how the items you bring can best serve your needs. For example, if you are planning on going on a hike during your trip, it would be appropriate to bring a durable 2 litre water bottle rather than a smaller bottle that is harder to grip.

Tarp hanging up between two trees in front of a mountainrange

Kitchen Camping List

One of the essentials to check off of your camping list is food to last you the entire trip. It is always safest to bring more food than you expect to need. Doing so ensures you are best prepared for anything unexpected. Some other kitchen items to consider bringing include:

  • Cooler with ice
  • Portable coffee or tea maker
  • Portable gas stove
  • Can opener
  • Mugs/cups
  • Cookware and utensils
  • Dishwashing supplies
  • Tablecloths
  • Foldable Table
  • Camp Chairs
  • Portable fridge
  • Paper towels 
  • Zip lock bags, containers or aluminium foil

Electrical Camping Gear List

Whilst being outdoors can be a relaxing reprieve from your phone and the internet, it is sometimes essential to have access to your devices. Some items that may be useful include:

Having the ability to charge your gadgets can help ensure your safety on a long trip. Bringing a durable mobile power station allows you to be prepared for unexpected circumstances. Paired with portable solar panels, you can relax on your trip knowing that you won’t be left in the dark.


Appropriate lighting can keep you safe whilst creating a cosy atmosphere to help you better enjoy your camping experience. Some popular lighting options include:

Bring a variety of lighting, including a headlamp, to ensure that you maintain your visibility in every circumstance. This can help prevent unexpected hassles such as arriving late to a campsite and having no portable headlamp to help you set up the site after dark. 

man putting up a tent

Campsite / Camping Essentials

Once you decide where to set up your tent, you will want to ensure you have brought everything your shelter needs. Some common campsite items include:

  • Tent
  • Camping mat
  • Pillow
  • Camping blanket
  • Sleeping bag liner (great for cold weather conditions)
  • Ground cloth
  • Sunshade
  • Hammock 

If camping in a group, coordinate with the other members to make sure you bring the essentials. You can save space on packing by bringing a two-person tent and sharing shelter. 

In contrast, a beginner hiking tent suits longer camping trips that may span multiple sites and involve a lot of relocation. Ensuring that you plan ahead and have a clear idea of what your trip will entail can save you trouble in the long run.

Miscellaneous Items

The following items may not be necessary on every trip, but can prove useful to have depending only your campsite location and purpose.


  • Camping shovel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Bucket
  • Battery charger
  • Gas cylinder
  • Car maintenance products (such as spare engine coolant)
  • Foam mattresses
  • Dust pan and a brush
  • Portable clothesline
  • Shower tent
  • Extra tent stakes


  • Fishing rods and reel
  • A deck of cards
  • Board games
  • Outdoor sporting equipment or games
  • Portable Projector

Make the Most of Your Recreation

Preparation is the first step to making sure that your next camping experience is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Whilst the above camping equipment list can help prepare you, always double check your supplies and prioritise safety.

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