The Ultimate Camping Packing List

We have all been there. The morning before a long trip to the camp site, and you think you have everything packed, only to arrive at the site many hours and miles later just to realize you forgot something. You probably want to toss your keyboard at this point. And how about the times you see another camper arrive with a technology or tool you did not even think, and the only thing you can mutter underneath your breath is, “ Why didn’t I think of that?” 


Anyhow, we want to save you from regret and before you embark on your next camping trip, we highly recommend that you go over our ultimate camping packing list. Trust me, we have thought about everything.



  • Tent (do not forget the stakes)

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping Pads

  • Camping Pillow

  • Headlamp and Flashlights

  • Extra Batteries

  • Camp Chairs

  • Extra Blankets

  • Lantern

  • Extra Fuel or Batteries for Lantern

  • Sunshade, Tarp, screen house

  • Hammock

  • Cots

  • Sleeping bag liners

  • Firewood

  • Camp Rug

  • Tablecloth (with clips or tape)

  • Clothesline with clips



While many campgrounds have drinkable water, you should still bring your own and these things:

  • Stove and Fuel

  • Cooking Pots and Pot Holders

  • Matches or Light (fire starter)

  • Frying Pans

  • Eating and Cooking Utensils

  • Bottle/Can Opener and Corkscrew

  • Sharp Knife

  • Plates/Bowls

  • Mugs/Cups

  • Cutting Board

  • Portable Fridge (ICECO)

  • Water Bottles

  • Camp sink

  • Biodegradable soap

  • Trash/ recycling bags

  • Dish Towel

  • Camp Grill and Fuel

  • Grill Rack

  • Griddle

  • Dutch Oven

  • Charcoal

  • Portable Coffee/Tea Maker

  • Rolling Ice Cream Maker

  • Roasting forks for Marshmallows

  • Food Storage Containers/Bags/Foil

  • Large Water Jugs

  • Large Plastic Bins for Storage


Health and Hygiene:

  • Toilet Paper

  • Hand Sanitizer

  • Tooth Brush and Paste

  • Toiletry Kit

  • Quick Dry Towel

  • Menstrual Products

  • Prescription Meds if needed

  • First Aid Kit (Of Course)

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun Hat

  • Lip Balm

  • Insect Repellent

  • Baby Wipes

  • Mirror

  • Alcohol Wipes

  • Brush/Comb


Do Not Forget the Tools:

  • Multi-tool

  • Nylon Strap

  • Duct Tape

  • Extra Cord

  • Tent-pole repair sleeve

  • Pad/mattress repair kit

  • Mallet or Hammer (for the tent stakes)

  • Saw or Axe (cut firewood)

  • Small Broom and Dustpan