What to Bring

For Day Runs it’s simple, pack like you’re going to the beach! Sunscreen, plenty to drink, hat, sunglasses, etc.
For Overnight trips, it gets a little more complicated.

Camping Check List
+Clothing Camping List
  • Dirty clothes bag
  • Rain gear
  • Underwear, extra
+Summer Time
  • Flip flops/reef shoes/sandals for campsite lounging
  • Hat for shade
  • Long pants in case of skeeters
  • Light colored shirts, short sleeve and long sleeve. Long sleeve in case of skeeters.
  • Shorts
  • Swim suit
+Winter Time
  • Dry shoes for after the paddle and for campsite lounging
  • Gloves/mittens for those cool mornings
  • Hiking boots/shoes
  • Hiking, warm, and extra socks
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Long underwear
  • Stocking cap to retain heat on head
+Cooking Camping List - I
  • Aluminum foil (heavy duty) and plastic wrap
  • Can, bottle opener, and/or corkscrew
  • Coffee, pot, filters
  • Cooking oil/spray/butter
  • Cookware: Spatula, tongs, ladle, big fork
  • Cooler, 5 Day or better
  • Cups, rewash your Solos!
  • Cutting board
  • Dish soap, towel, and washcloth
  • Dishpan and drying rack (collapsible)
  • Food (pre-made is best, you want to relax)
  • Fuel and funnel for stoves, lanterns if your equipment uses white fuel
  • Fuel: Extra propane tanks if using propane equipment
  • Hot dog/marshmallow sticks
  • Ice
+Cooking Camping List - II
  • Knife and sharpener
  • Matches (waterproof) or other firestarter
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Pan or skillet (cast iron is popular)
  • Paper towels (use as napkins too)
  • Pie iron/hot sandwich maker
  • Plates and bowls (use paper and burn after use).
  • Pot holders or oven mitts (only if you plan on cooking on the fire)
  • Pot scrubber
  • Pots with lids
  • Silverware (metal forks, spoons, knives)
  • Smore stuff, graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate
  • Snacks
  • Spices/seasonings/condiments- salt, pepper, mustard, etc
  • Stove
  • Water container 3-7+ gallons (if needed)
  • Ziploc bags and/or plastic containers
+First Aid /Emergency Camping List

The First Aid Kit list could be the most important part of the camping checklist.
Use waterproof containers for matches, maps, and anything else that should stay dry.Cash, travelers checks, credit card, or debit card

  • Cell and solar charger for emergencies
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Extra blankets
  • Extra set of car keys
  • First Aid Kit in waterproof container- extra medications, antiseptic wipes, cotton swabs, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, bandaids, medical tape and sterile gauze, scissors, burn ointment, poison ivy creams, bee sting kit, snake bite kit, sinus medication, tissue, antacid, diarrhea medicine, syrup of Ipecac, sunburn lotion, tweezers, magnifying glass, aspirin/Tylenol, hot/cold packs, latex gloves, thermometer, elastic/Ace wrap, moleskin, soap, eye drops and wash, feminine products, safety pins, spare coins for pay phone.
  • Insurance card
  • Medication (extra prescription)
  • Multi-tool/Leatherman or Swiss Army Knife
  • Nail clippers and file
  • Note pad and pen
  • Sewing kit
  • Superglue
  • Walkie talkies, built-in GPS locators are a good idea
  • Whistle, flares, mirror, etc. for emergencies
+Miscellaneous Camping List - I

Buy some Rubbermaid plastic boxes to store dry camping gear, it’s always ready to go.Batteries

  • Binoculars/field guides for critter identification
  • Books/magazines
  • Bucket to put out campfire and sit on
  • Bug repellant and/or citronella candles
  • Bungee cord
  • Camera and film or extra memory cards
  • Camp chairs
  • Compass/GPS
  • Firewood/charcoal, tinder, newspaper, lighter fluid
  • Fishing License
  • Fishing rod/bait/tackle
+Miscellaneous Camping List - II
  • Flashlight, headlamp, or lantern & lantern pole (extra bulbs/mantles)
  • Games, frisbee, board games, dominos, and playing cards
  • Guitar/harmonica
  • Headlamps. They are awesome in the dark.
  • Lantern
  • Rope
  • Shovel (folding)
  • Small hatchet or hand saw
  • Trash bags
  • Tool kit (screwdrivers, pliers, wrench, etc.)
  • Umbrella
  • Walking stick
+Shelter and Sleep Gear Camping List
  • Air mattress/pump/repair kit, sleeping pad, cots, or hammock
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Small carpet for tent entrance inside and out to cut down on dirt & wear.
  • Small whisk broom and dustpan
  • Stake hammer/puller with a big rubber/plastic head
  • Tent (poles, extra stakes, rainfly, gearloft)
  • Tent ground cloth or tarp if not built in the tent
+Toiletries/Personal Hygiene Camping List

Make up a travel bag with your toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, shampoo, soap, deodorant, razor,
shaving cream, brush/comb, body/foot powder, lip balm, nail clippers/file, tweezers, and all your other toiletries so
you can grab it and go.

  • Shower bag if there aren’t shower facilities
  • Sunscreen
  • Towels, bath
  • Washcloth
  • Wet wipes, baby wipes