The Ultimate Car Camping Checklist

Packing for a camping trip often feels overwhelming.

Unless you’ve really got your shit together, packing for camping is probably a big mess. Every piece of gear always seems to be hidden in all corners of the house, attic and lesser used closets. Trust me, I’ve been there. Over the years I’ve gone from overpacked disaster to having my camping game on point. The first step to getting your act together is a solid packing list.

Fortunately for you I have a checklist obsession. I have kept a digital record of every camping trip I have gone on in my adult life along with notes on what I would or wouldn’t bring next time. The result is this, the Ultimate Car Camping Checklist.

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Campsite

▢ Tent
▢ Tent footprint (ground cover for tent)
▢ Extra Tarp/Canopy
▢ Repair Kits + Duct Tape
▢ Extra Rope/Cord
▢ Small Broom + Dustpan
▢ Sleeping Bags
▢ Sleeping Pads/Mattress
▢ Pillows
▢ Camp Chairs
▢ Headlamps/flashlights + Extra Batteries
▢ Lantern + Extra Batteries
▢ Rubber Mallet
▢ Multi-tool
▢ Battery Bank + Phone Cords
▢ Screen Tent
▢ Hammock + Straps

Kitchen

▢ Water Jug
▢ Coffee Grinder + Press
▢ Grill/Stove + Fuel
▢ Lighter/Matches
▢ Fire starters
▢ Tablecloth + Clips
▢ Cooking Pot & Frying Pan
▢ Pot Holder/Hot pad
▢ Spatula, Tongs, Cooking Spoon
▢ Plates, Bowls, Cups
▢ Forks, Spoons, Knives
▢ Cutting Board
▢ Marshmallow Sticks
▢ Aluminum Foil
▢ Paper Towel
▢ Dish sponge, soap, towel, wash bin
▢ Garbage Bags
▢ Ziplock Bags
▢ Bottle Opener/Corkscrew
▢ Can Opener
▢ Cooler
▢ Ice
▢ Food

Clothes

▢ T-shirts (short and long sleeve)
▢ Pants
▢ Shorts
▢ Sleepwear
▢ Base Layers + Extra warm layers
▢ Sweatshirt/Jacket
▢ Socks
▢ Underwear
▢ Swimsuit
▢ Hiking Shoes
▢ Sandals
▢ Water Shoes
▢ Rain Gear
▢ Gloves
▢ Hat
▢ Sunglasses

Personal

▢ Sunscreen
▢ Deodorant
▢ Toothbrush + Toothpaste
▢ Water Bottle
▢ Hair/Body Wash
▢ Baby Wipes
▢ Hand Sanitizer
▢ Menstrual Products
▢ Towel
▢ Razor
▢ Chapstick
▢ Ear Plugs
▢ Spare Eyeglasses/Contacts
▢ Bandaids/First Aid Kit
▢ Medications/Inhalers
▢ Bug Spray
▢ Wallet/Purse
▢ Cell Phone

Fun & Games

▢ Card Games
▢ Frisbee
▢ Yard Games
▢ Portable Speaker
▢ Bikes
▢ Toys
▢ Book/Reading Material
▢ Notebook + Pencil

Pet Supplies

▢ Water + Food Bowls
▢ Pet Bed
▢ Leash
▢ Tether
▢ Food + Treats
▢ Bones + Toys
▢ Medications
By |2018-12-11T16:59:55+00:00November 28th, 2018|Guides|0 Comments

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