The Ultimate Car Camping Checklist


Camping Hacks


This list is for car campers and is intentionally extremely long. There is nothing worse than forgetting something absolutely essential to enjoyable camping trip. The editors of TrailMob compiled this list to ensure, forgotten sleeping pads, memory cards for camera no longer sour an otherwise amazing trip. Yes we realize this list is long and clearly you will not bring everything on here.


Camping sleeping and general gear checklist


Air mattress (s)
Backcountry Backpack
Bikes
Daypack
Extra Blanket (s)
Firewood
Fishing Gear
Folding chairs
Hatchet
Headlamp (s)
Knife
Lantern (batteries or fuel)
Large Backpack to store everything else
Multi-tool
Pet food (with favorite bowl)
Pet tent
Pet toys (such as Chuckit!)
Pillow (s)
Sleeping bag (s)
Sleeping pad (s)
Survival / First Aid Kit
Tea Candles
Tent (with stakes and guylines)
Tent Footprint
Water filter

Camping clothing checklist


Bandanas or buffs
Boots
Clothesline with clips (Paracord and bread clips work well)
Extra Layers
Gloves
Hats
Long underwear
Long-sleeve shirts
Moisture-wicking T-shirts
Pajamas
Pants
Rain Jacket (s)
Sandals
Shorts
Socks
Sweatshirt
Swimsuit
T-Shirts
Umbrella
Underwear

Camping cooking and kitchen checklist


Bottle opener / corkscrew
Bowls, plates, mixing bowls
Cooler (s)
Cutting Board
Egg holder (Empty Water bottle works great & saves space.)
Foil
Fuel
Ice
Lighter
Matches
Mugs
Paper Towels
Paring knife
Pot scrubber
Pots & pans
Resealable storage bags
Roasting sticks
Soap
Spatula
Stove
Trash bags
Utensils
Water bottles
Whisk
Windscreen

Camping food staples checklist


Appropriate airport alcohol bottles
Bagels
Beer
Bread
Btl of Liquor
Btl of Wine
Charcoal (In Egg Carton)
Cheese
Chocolate / sweets
Cocoa
Coffee Filters
Coffee Ground
Condiments
Cookies, Oreos work great for s'mores.
Crackers or Chips
Drink Mixes (Including Coffee VIA)
Eggs (freeze-dried or fresh)
Energy Drinks
Freeze-dried meals
Fruit
Gallon of Water (Frozen, save money on cooler ice)
Graham Crackers
Granola
Hot Dogs
Ice
Jerky
Lunch Meat
Marshmallows
Oatmeal
Oyster Crackers
Ramen
Recipe Ideas
Soda
Some sort of Bars, Nature Valley etc.
Soup
Spice kit (Tic Tac Containers work great)
Steak / Burgers
Tea
Vegetable Oil (In small canister)

Camping electronics and paperwork checklist


Atlas
Binoculars
Camcorder
Camera
Campsite reservation confirmation
Car Charger
Cell Phone
Cell Phone Charger
Computer w/ Charger
GPS receiver
Guidebook
Interpretive field guides (flowers, insects)
Maps
Memory cards
Notebook
Parks passport
Pencil
Pens
Portable Charger
Radio or music player with headphones
Reading material
Sketchpad with art supplies
Solar Charger
Star chart/night-sky identifier
Two-way radios
Write in the Rain notebook

Camping personal hygiene checklist


Alcohol or antiseptic wipes
Biodegradable soap
Comb
Cosmetics
Earplugs
Female hygiene products
Floss
Hand sanitizer
Insect repellent
Lip balm
Mirror
Portable shower
Prescription medications
Quick drying towel
Sunscreen
Toilet paper
Toothbrush
Toothpaste

Campfire fun and games checklist


Board games
Bocce ball
Boomerang
Footbag
Frisbee
Geocaching materials (with GPS receivers)
Horseshoes
Kites
Paddle ball set
Playing cards
Puzzles
Water toys