Camping

basicsESSENTIALS
clothingCLOTHING
foodFOOD
toiletriesTOILETRIES
handyHANDY STUFF
first aidFIRST AID
extrasEXTRAS

CAMPING GEAR
PACKING LIST

Here's our handy LIST to pack for camping trips - short and long.

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Road Trip

TIP: Take ONLY what you need.
TIP: Pack light, but be prepared.
TIP: Before leaving remember to:
· check this packing list
· turn off / unplug all electric items
· tell someone where you are going


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basicsESSENTIALS
  1. backpack
  2. tent or tarp (test tent before trip)
  3. sleeping bag/blanket/sheets
  4. air mattress/ground pad/foam insulation mat
  5. fanny pack/day pack
  6. money (cash, credit card)
  7. camping reservation information
  8. cell phone/phone card/coins
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clothingCLOTHING

ESSENTIALS:

  1. hiking boots / sneakers / sandals
  2. 2 T-shirts
  3. sweatshirt
  4. pants and belt
  5. shorts with many pockets
  6. fleece type jacket
  7. underwear 

  8. (1 set per day - up to 4 sets)
  9. socks 

  10. (1 set per day - up to 4 sets)
  11. hat/cap
  12. sunglasses
  13. 2 cloth handkerchiefs
  14. bandana (many uses: head gear, neck sunblock, first aid)

EXTRAS:

  1. raincoat
  2. sweat/fleece pants
  3. long underwear (for mountains, winter)
  4. wool socks (for nighttime)
boots


TIP:
Do bring at least 2 of everything - in case it rains you want a change of clothing!

TIP:
Don't bring more than 4 of one item - you can wash your clothes and rotate them.

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foodFOOD

COOKING UTENSILS:

  1. stove & fuel
  2. mess kit or plates
  3. pots
  4. cups
  5. ladle , spatula
  6. cutlery

FOOD STAPLES:

  1. traveling snacks (nuts, chips)
  2. sugar and spices (salt, pepper, chili, soy sauce, garlic)
  3. cooking oil/margarine
  4. condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, relish, parmesan cheese)

DRINKS:

  1. canteen, water bottle, bottle opener
  2. plenty of extra water
  3. water purifier (iodine)
  4. beer/wine/spirits (medicinal purpose)
  5. black and herbal tea, instant coffee, cocoa

BREAKFAST:

  1. powdered milk
  2. instant granola
  3. dried fruits
  4. pancake mix, syrup

LUNCH:

  1. crackers
  2. spiced dipping oil
  3. bread spreads (peanut butter, middle eastern zaatar mix)

DINNER:

  1. vegetables
  2. canned food (stew, beans)
  3. instant soups / ramen noodles
  4. dehydrated foods (mashed potatoes)

SNACKS:

  1. trail mix, fruit bars, power bars
  2. marshmallows (roast and add graham crackers and chocolate for smores)
  3. candy & gum

PERISHABLES:

  1. fruits
  2. vegetables
  3. bread
  4. cheese
  5. ice

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TIP:
Use a sturdy container to store utensils & nonperishable food items.

 

TIP:
Get CONDIMENT packets from restaurants

 

TIP:
Plan
your meals ahead of time

 

TIP:
Buy perishables last minute
(fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese)

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toiletriesTOILETRIES

ESSENTIALS:

  1. toilet paper
  2. small towel
  3. toothbrush & toothpaste
  4. biodegradable soap & shampoo
  5. sunscreen, skin lotion (aloe vera)

EXTRAS:

  1. shaving gear/mirror
  2. paper towels, Kleenex
  3. handy-wipes/rags
  4. lip balm
  5. solar shower (black plastic bag)
toilet paper
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handyHANDY STUFF

ESSENTIALS:

  1. pocket knife/leatherman
  2. flashlight, torch (pocket flashlight for hikes, head strap light for night activites)
  3. matches, lighter, candles
  4. electric or propane lantern
  5. wood/newspaper/fire starter/axe
  6. zip lock bags/plastic bags (garbage)
  7. writing tools (pad, pencil, eraser, pen)
  8. paper clips, twisties, rubber bands
  9. 40' rope, bungee chords

EXTRAS:

  1. tent peg hammer
  2. shovel
  3. compass
  4. sewing kit (pins, safety pins, needle)
  5. radio/cassette player/extra batteries
  6. film canisters (to store stuff)
  7. maps, guide books
  8. foldable chair(s)
  9. beach mat/beach towel
  10. inflatable pillow
flashlight
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first aidFIRST AID
  1. emergency medicine & drugs
  2. band aids & antiseptic
  3. aspirin/alka-seltzer
  4. insect/mosquito repellent (coils, lotion,electric)
  5. Pepto-Bismol
  6. tweezers, scissors
  7. thermometer
  8. eucalyptus/mint oil (tiger balm)
band aid

TIP:
For a more complete first aid kit visit Emergency Action.

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extrasEXTRAS
  1. camera & film / extra batteries
  2. recharegeable batteries and solar battery charger
  3. binoculars, sky map, red flashlight
  4. reading material (pocketbook, magazines and newspapers that are also good for fire starting)
  5. toys and fun stuff (Frisbee, hacky sack, kite, balls, cards)
  6. cards
  7. pet food & gear
camera
TIP:
Keep your extras to a bare minimum - you'll find plenty to do while camping!
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GOING ON A BUSINESS TRIP?

Check the business trip packing list from Kahl Consultants. There's a short business packing list and a long one too. There's even a Techie Travel Kit


 
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