Tent Camping Checklist.
The Camping Gear You Can’t Leave Home Without.

A list of everything you will need for tent camping. Print this checklist out and have it handy when buying camping gear.

Buy all of your gear at Backcountrystore.com. They have one of the largest Camping/Hiking sections online.

The 10 Essentials

Kitchen Supplies

  • Cook set
  • dishes
  • Cooking/eating utensils
  • Drinking cup
  • Pot grabber
  • Pot scrubber/dish towel
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Water filter/purifier
  • Water-purification tablets
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Food (adequate supply for your trip)
  • Collapsible water container
  • Stove and fuel

Camping Gear

  • Backpack
  • Funnel
  • Day/summit pack
  • Matches/lighter
  • Pack cover
  • Tent
  • tarp or bivy sack
  • Rainfly
  • Tent stakes
  • Footprints
  • Tent broom
  • Sleeping bag (in waterproof stuff sack>
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Compression sack
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sit pad or sleeping pad chair kit
  • Extra nylon stuff sacks
  • Lantern

Personal Items

  • Biodegradable soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Lip balm (with sun protection)
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Insect repellent
  • Small bath towel
  • Brush/comb

Other Camping Items

  • Repair/sewing kit
  • Binoculars
  • 100-foot accessory cord
  • Field guides
  • Axe/saw
  • Camera and film
  • Money
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Photo ID
  • Travel games
  • Camping/fire permits, if needed
  • Watch/alarm clock
  • Fishing license
  • Weather radio
  • Trip Plan (left with a responsible friend)

Remember to print this camping checklist out and have it handy when purchasing your tent camping gear.

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