DON'T GET CAUGHT UNPREPARED!
Here's a quick Camping Gear checklist to help you get ready for your next camping adventure!
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__ Hiking Boots/Trail Shoes suitable for the terrain
__ Area Maps in waterproof case
__ GPS Receiver (optional)
__ Flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs
__ Food: snacks, high-energy, etc.
__ Canteen or Vacuum Bottle
__ Hiking Clothes (see below for details)
__ Medical/First-Aid Kit
__ Pocket Knife or Multi-Tool
__ Waterproof Matches in sealed container
__ Sunglasses and Sunscreen
__ Insect Repellent
__ Walking Stick
Hiking And Camping Clothing:
Pick the items to fit your route, destination and weather conditions.
__ Long-sleeve Wicking or Pile Shirt
__ Pile or Wool Vest
__ Pile Jacket or Wool Sweater
__ Moisture-wicking long underwear
Tops And Bottoms
__ Pile or Wool Pants
__ Quick-drying Pants/Shorts
__ Fast-drying Swimsuit
__ Sun Hat (with brim)
__ Pile or Wool Hat
__ Pile or Wool Gloves/Mittens
__ Waterproof Jacket and Pants
__ Waterproof Mittens
__ Heavy or mid-weight Wool or
__ Moisture-wicking Liner Socks
__ Camp Shoes, Sandals
__ Mosquito Netting
General Camping Gear:
Choose items to fit your trip needs, and the level of luxury desired.
__ Tent, Tarp or Bivy Sack
__ Ground Cloth
__ Sleeping Pad
__ Gear Repair/Sewing Kit
__ Sleeping Bag in waterproof Stuff Sack
__ Sit Pad or Sleeping-Pad Chair Kit
__ Cook Stove and Fuel
__ Food: breakfast, lunch, dinner plus high-energy snacks
__ Cookset: Dishes and Utensils
__ Liquid biodegradable Soap and Pot Scrubber
__ Garbage Bag
__ Extra Plastic Bags
__ Water Bottles
__ Collapsible Water Container (2-3 gallon capacity)
__ Water filter or Purifier and Water-Purification Tablets
__ 100-ft. Accessory Cord
__ Backpacker's Hoe/Trowel
__ Field Guides
__ Camera and Film
__ Notebook and Pencil
__ Portable Shower
__ Fold-Down Shovel
__ Fold-Down Saw
__ Camp Stool
__ Watch/Alarm Clock or Altimeter Watch
__ Lip Balm
__ Toilet Paper
__ Portable Potty
__ Toothbrush and Toothpaste
__ Small Bath Towel
__ Personal Medicine: eyewash,
aspirin, lotion, etc.
__ Other personal Toiletry Items
__ Trail Pass, Wilderness Permit, Trailhead Parking Permit, Camping/Fire Permit (where required)
__ Fishing line, hook, sinker, bait, small lure (for survival)
__ Map and Trip Itinerary including name and phone number of nearest ranger station, left with someone at home
For a fine assortment of Tents, click here.
For a fine assortment of Sleeping Bags, click here.
For a fine assortment of Backpacks and Bags, click here.
For a fine assortment of Camp Kitchen equipment, click here.