Camping Checklist
Provided courtesy of Lanier's Campground, Surf City, NC
910-328-0995 or Toll-Free 877-665-5347  |  www.lanierscampground.com

Reservations

  • __ Reserve campsite in advance, if possible
        Camp Site #___, Reserved for ___/___/___

Packing - Put food on the bottom (you'll need other items first)

  • __ Backpack, daypack, and/or fanny pack
  • __ Bags - Tent bag, grocery bags, etc.
  • __ Cardboard boxes if needed
  • __ Ice Chests
  • __ 5 gallon bucket or similar container.

Lighting - Check batteries!

  • __ Maglight - The larger, the better.
  • __ Gas lantern (and/or electric)
  • __ BIC lighter
  • __ Matches (preferably water proof)
  • __ Spare batteries and bulbs
  • __ Spare lantern fuel and mantles

Shelter/Bedding

  • __ Sleeping bag
  • __ Space Blanket
  • __ Ground Cloth - Tarp for big tents
  • __ Mattress or pad - Inflator for air mattress
  • __ Pillow
  • __ Tent
  • __ Camp axe or hammer to pound tent stakes

Medical

  • __ Sunscreen
  • __ Bug Repellent - Spray, Citronella Candle, etc.
  • __ Poison Oak remedies - Special soap, antihistamine creams.
  • __ Allerest
  • __ Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin
  • __ Alka Seltzer, Maalox, Tums
  • __ Antibiotics - Whatever you need. Micatin for fungus, for example.
  • __ Tweezers for splinters & ticks.
  • __ Antiseptic, Band-Aids and bandages.
  • __ First Aid Kit (may include all the above items)

Cleaning & Personal Items

  • __ Bar or bottled soap
  • __ Washcloth
  • __ Pre-moistened Towelettes
  • __ Shampoo
  • __ Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • __ Comb or hair brush
  • __ Tampons/pads
  • __ Razor
  • __ Towels
  • __ Toilet Paper
  • __ Whisk broom to clean table and tent site

Miscellaneous

  • __ Small shovel
  • __ Swiss Army knife
  • __ Compass and Map
  • __ Fishing pole and gear (+ license & bait!)
  • __ Duct tape &/or electrical tape
  • __ Safety pins
  • __ Cellular phone w/extra battery and car adapter
  • __ Camera w/good battery and extra film
  • __ Camcorder w/good battery and extra tapes
  • __ Books, radio, cards, games, toys, Bible, etc.
  • __ MONEY, credit card, ID

Clothing

  • __ Hat
  • __ Sleeping cap
  • __ Bandanna
  • __ Jacket - As weather dictates. Eskimo style, mackintosh, windbreaker, etc.
  • __ Poncho - Doubles as emergency tent/lean-to.
  • __ Pants/Overalls, with belt
  • __ Underwear - 2
  • __ Shirt - 2 or 3 (one light, one flannel)
  • __ Shoes, shower shoes, HIKING BOOTS
  • __ Socks - 2 pair
  • __ Work gloves & warm mittens/gloves
  • __ Swim suit

Cooking

  • __ Stove with fuel & lighters, (take a couple of lighters, if you only have one
            it will invariably get lost or fall into a bucket or creek)
  • __ Newspapers for lighting a campfire
  • __ Firewood
  • __ Charcoal or wood & Grill for BBQ.
  • __ Frying Pan - Nonstick w/plastic spatula is nice.
  • __ Cooking skewers (for hot dogs, s'mores, etc.)
  • __ Pot or sauce pan - Big enough to cook noodles for all. With lid.
  • __ Can opener - If you have canned goods.
  • __ Thermos
  • __ Tongs
  • __ Coffee maker & filters
  • __ Pot lifter &/or pot holders
  • __ Wine cork puller for those tres yup trips
  • __ Tablecloth

Dishes

Reusable

  • __ Plate - Partition tray/plate is nice.
  • __ Mug/cup - Sierra Club Cup or Coleman Mountain Mug style
  • __ Kitchen knife - Nice to have. In general, carry a pocket knife.
  • __ Small mixing bowls
  • __ Knife, Fork, Spoon, Spatula
  • __ Scrub Pad
  • __ Dish Pan

Consumables

  • __ Paper towels & napkins
  • __ Trash bags
  • __ Paper plates, cups, bowls, etc.
  • __ Plastic knives, forks, spoons
  • __ Ziplock Bags
  • __ Aluminum Foil
  • __ Dish soap

Water

  • __ At least 1/2 gallon per person/day.
    • __ Water filters and purifiers if relying on natural water sources.
  • __ Water bottle, to carry while hiking

Food & Drink

  • __ Pancake Mix - Bisquick, 1/2 cup per person per day (need large skillet)
  • __ Cooking Oil - About 1 oz per person per day.
  • __ Syrup - About 2 oz per person per day.
  • __ Butter - 1/2 stick per person per day.
  • __ Malt-o-meal, or Cream of…{wheat, rice, ...}
  • __ Oatmeal - Instant single serving packs
  • __ Potatoes - 1-2 per person per day. Freeze dried if packing.
  • __ Bacon - 2 slices per person per day.
  • __ Eggs - 1-2 per person per day, fresh or powdered.
  • __ Noodles - Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Ramen, or shells.
  • __ Spaghetti Sauce - In cans, jars or dehydrated
  • __ Parmesan cheese
  • __ Bouillon cubes - Chicken & Vegetable
  • __ Rice packages
  • __ Soup/Chili - mix or cans
  • __ Tuna - Don't forget Mayo, pickles, and onions
  • __ Onions, lemons, mushrooms, etc.
  • __ Bread - One or two loaves per day if camping with a small group.
  • __ Dry condiments - Salt, Pepper, Spices, Sugar
  • __ Catsup
  • __ Mustard
  • __ Mayo - Small jar
  • __ Salami, Bologna &/or other luncheon meats
  • __ Cheese - Cheddar, Swiss
  • __ Fruit - Small fruit cups or fresh fruit
  • __ Veggies - 2 to 3 carrot/celery sticks per person daily
  • __ Taco Stuff - (Meat, seasoning package, olives, lettuce, tortillas, buns)
  • __ Cocoa, Coffee, & Teas (don't forget Sugar or artificial sweetener)
  • __ Marshmallows, Graham Crackers & Hershey Bars (S'mores)
  • __ Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • __ Deli meat slices
  • __ Hot dogs & buns
  • __ Milk, soy milk, juice, soft drinks, etc.
  • __ Wine, beer

Baby Items

  • __ Baby carrier
  • __ Formula, cereal & strained foods
  • __ Distilled water
  • __ Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • __ Plenty of diapers, wet wipes

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Last Revised: June 21, 2015 11:32 AM

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