Home » Recreation and Sports

Your Essential Camping Checklist

Nov 28, 2007
For some campers who are stressed out by packing because they cannot distinguish what's essential and what's not, those that are tempted to bring the whole house just to make sure they have not forgotten anything, or are apprehensive about the thought that they missed putting something important on their checklist, here's a helpful checklist that is divided into categories to ensure that you're not forgetting anything and to make packing easier.

Camping gear

1. A reliable and durable tent. Choose one that has sturdy poles, durable fabric, heavy duty zippers and sufficient ventilation to make the atmosphere inside the tent fresh and breezy.

2. Comfortable sleeping bag with insulation for cold nights.

3. A lantern and flashlight to provide you with light.

4. Catalytic heaters like the Coleman SportCat ™ Perfectemp™ Catalytic Heater specifically designed to be used indoors or in enclosed areas such as tents.

5. Portable water heater

6. Ropes and strings that can be used for a variety of purposes: putting clothesline, pitching up the tent and many others.

7. Plastic bags for storage and trash.

Food and Cookware

1. Cooking utensils such as pots, pans, spatula.

2. Dining utensils like spoons, forks, knives, plates. It's a good idea to pack sporks which are a combination of spoon and fork to save space in the bags.

3. Camp stove or grill

4. Fuel for the stove

5. Meal ingredients which are previously measured at home and placed in resealable plastic bags with labels.

6. Snacks

7. Water

First Aid Kit

1. Dressings like pads, sterile eye pads, sterile gauze pads or bandages to be applied in any event of someone getting a cut or wound.

2. Elastic bandages which are used for sprains, and pressure bandages.

3. Thermometer

4. Antiseptic/anesthetic ointment or spray

5. Anti-itch ointment

6. Medications for headache, tummy pain and fever reducers.

7. Sterile eye wash like saline which if sterile can also be used to clean wounds.

Personal Essentials

1. Cash. Be sure you have extra for any emergency expenses.

2. Identification cards. These are very important and you should never leave without them.

3. Car keys

4. Cellular phone. This is especially important if you're camping in a far away site. You should always have a means to reach someone in case of urgent situations.

5. Camera, film, batteries to capture memorable camping moments.

6. Binoculars

7. Map

8. Sufficient clothes

Hygiene Supplies

1. Soap and shampoo

2. Lotion, sunscreen and insect repellent spray to keep unwanted insects off your skin.

3. Sanitizer and alcohol

4. Towels and hankies

This checklist which seeks to help you have a memorable camping trip without failing to bring along any essential camping gear is simply a guide and may not encompass all your personal needs. That's why it is important that you add to this checklist any other items (like medications for an allergy that you have or your favourite pocketbook) that were not mentioned.

Always remember that aside from planning the camp activities, it is also imperative that you are able to plan carefully the things you have to bring. You don't want to suffer from an aching back because of an overloaded backpack or to be in the middle of the woods without the things you need most.
About the Author
For more tips and information about Catalytic Heaters, check out http://www.summitcampinggear.com.
Rating:
Please Rate:
(Average: Not rated)
Views: 122
Print Email Report Share
Article Categories
    • Artists
    • Gambling
    • Humanities
    • Humor
    • Movies
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Tattoos
    • Television
    • Classic Cars
    • Motorcycles
    • Recreational Vehicles
    • SUVs
    • Trucks
    • Vans
    • Branding
    • Business Opportunities
    • Careers and Jobs
    • Corporate
    • Customer Service
    • Direct Mail
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Ethics
    • Financing
    • Franchising
    • Home-Based Business
    • Human Resources
    • Import and Export
    • Leadership
    • Management
    • Market Research
    • Marketing and Advertising
    • Negotiation
    • Network Marketing
    • Networking
    • Organizational
    • Presentation
    • Project Management
    • Public Relations
    • Small Business
    • Strategic Planning
    • Team Building
    • Telemarketing
    • Training
    • Data Recovery
    • Databases
    • Games
    • Hardware
    • Networks
    • Operating Systems
    • Programming
    • Security
    • Software
    • Spyware and Viruses
    • Ask an Expert
    • College and University
    • Home Schooling
    • K-12
    • Languages
    • Online Education
    • Psychology
    • Accounting
    • Credit
    • Currency Trading
    • Debt Consolidation
    • Insurance
    • Investing
    • Leasing
    • Loans
    • Mortgage
    • Mutual Funds
    • Personal Finance
    • Stock Market
    • Structured Settlements
    • Taxes
    • Wealth Building
    • Coffee
    • Cooking
    • Gourmet
    • Recipes
    • Wine and Spirits
    • Acne
    • Aerobics
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Beauty
    • Cancer
    • Cosmetics
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Diseases and Conditions
    • Fitness Equipment
    • Fitness
    • Hair Loss
    • Heart Disease
    • Medicine
    • Men's Health
    • Muscle Building
    • Nutrition
    • Skin Care
    • Supplements and Vitamins
    • Weight Loss
    • Women's Health
    • Yoga
    • Arts and Crafts
    • Babies
    • Collecting
    • Elderly Care
    • Genealogy
    • Hobbies
    • Parenting
    • Pets
    • Pregnancy
    • Woodworking
    • Feng Shui
    • Gardening
    • Home Appliances
    • Home Security
    • Interior Design
    • Landscaping
    • Affiliate Programs
    • Article Marketing
    • Auctions
    • Audio
    • Banner Advertising
    • Blogging
    • Broadband
    • Domain Names
    • E-Books
    • E-Commerce
    • Email Marketing
    • Ezines and Newsletters
    • Forums
    • Internet Marketing
    • Link Popularity
    • Pay-Per-Click
    • Podcasting
    • RSS
    • Search Engine Marketing
    • Search Engine Optimization
    • Security
    • Social Media
    • Spam
    • Video
    • Viral Marketing
    • Web Design
    • Web Development
    • Web Hosting
    • Copyright
    • Cyber Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • National, State, Local
    • Patents
    • Regulatory Compliance
    • Trademarks
    • Buying
    • Selling
    • Dating
    • Divorce
    • Marriage
    • Weddings
    • Astrology
    • Buddhism
    • Christianity
    • Faith
    • Hinduism
    • Islam
    • Judaism
    • Meditation
    • Metaphysical
    • New Age
    • Cable and Satellite TV
    • Cell Phones
    • Communication
    • Gadgets and Gizmos
    • GPS
    • Satellite Radio
    • Video Conferencing
    • VoIP
    • Addictions
    • Coaching
    • Goal Setting
    • Motivational
    • Stress Management
    • Time Management
    • Clothing
    • Electronics
    • Fashion
    • Gifts
    • Jewelry
    • Causes and Organizations
    • Environment
    • History
    • Holidays
    • Men's Issues
    • Nature
    • Philosophy
    • Politics
    • Women's Issues
    • World Affairs
    • Air Travel
    • Camping
    • Cruises
    • Destinations
    • Outdoors
    • Article Writing
    • Book Reviews
    • Copywriting
    • Fiction
    • Non-Fiction
    • Poetry
    • Quotes
    • Screenplay
    • Tools and Resources