Camping List

List of Items to Bring Camping


Inspired from my blog post about camping and fishing trips, I’ve put together a list of a whole bunch of items for camping. This list is pulled from forums, camping websites, and personal experience. Hopefully you can use it to your benefit when planning for a camping trip this summer. Remember, you don’t need everything on the list, just the basics to get started. As you get into camping more, then you should focus on more leisure items.

Camping gear

  • Tent
  • Tarp
  • Saw
  • Rope/bungee cords
  • Lantern, including extra fuel/batteries/mantles
  • Waterproof Matches/lighter
  • Compass, Maps and Portable GPS
  • Flashlight/Headlamp
  • Multi Tool or Knife
  • Lawn chair


Cooking equipment for the camp

  • Cook stove/grill
  • Fuel (usually propane or kerosene)
  • Skillet
  • Cookware
  • Cooking/eating utensils
  • Sharp knife for cutting food
  • Pot Holders
  • Plates, Cups, and Bowls
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Can Opener
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Coolers/ice
  • Trash Bags



  • Air Bed, Cot or┬áSleeping Pad
  • Air Bed Pump
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Pillow
  • Fan
  • Flashlight
  • Mosquito Net



  • First Aid Kit
  • Bug spray/insect repellent
  • Rain Gear
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towel


Always Helpful:

  • Plastic Bags
  • Soap and rags
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Tools
  • Tent Repair Kit
  • Axe/hatchet
  • Fire starters: paper, lighter, magnesium stick, cotton balls
  • Firewood
  • Cards/Games
  • Survival kit (premade)
  • Weather Radio
  • Sunscreen