Have you ever gone camping and realized that you left a valuable piece of camping equipment at home? Whether it’s a big or small item, not having what you need can be a real problem. Rather than devote everything to memory it pays to have a camping checklist so you can make sure you have everything you need.When creating a camping checklist it helps to start with the essentials. Camping equipment that you just couldn’t live without like your tent, sleeping bags, food, and drinks are a must. Here’s some of the major categories of the items you’ll need while camping. The camping checklist headings I use for creating my list are Shelter and Bedding, Cooking Utensils, Camp Cleanup Supplies, Outdoor Apparel, Personal Hygiene, First Aid, and Miscellaneous Camping Gear.
You should keep in mind that your list will vary depending on the type of camping you will be doing, time of year you’ll be going, and the weather conditions. Backpack camping will require a lot less gear than car camping, so plan your trip according to the type of camping you’ll be doing.One thing you want to avoid doing is buying food, water, or equipment after you’ve arrived at your destination. This can cause you to spend much more money than you normally would by purchasing your gear at your local sporting goods store. Plus, who wants to shop after you’ve arrived at your camping spot. Instead you should plan your trip correctly so you can spend more time doing the activities you enjoy. One thing you should always do is check with the campground for reservations, entry requirements, and hours of operation.