Camping Check List

Choose items that match your trip plans and the weather.

The 10 Essentials

  • Extra clothing layer(s)
  • Drinking water
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries and bulb)
  • First-aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Map of area and Compass
  • Food
  • Matches (in waterproof container)
  • Rain gear
  • Sun Protection

Warm-weather Clothing

  • Quick-drying pants/shorts
  • Long pants
  • Sweater or jacket
  • Pajamas
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Underwear

Cold-weather Clothing

  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Long pants
  • Warm pants (fleece or wool)
  • Fleece or wool gloves/mittens
  • Sleepwear (sweats)
  • Fleece jacket or wool sweater
  • Long underwear (top/bottoms)
  • Regular underwear
  • Insulated parka with hood
  • Waterproof gloves/overmitts

Outerwear

  • Raingear (poncho)
  • Bandanna
  • Wide-brimmed rain/sun hat
  • Warm hat (fleece or wool)

Footwear

  • Hiking boots
  • Hiking socks
  • Gaiters
  • Extra laces
  • Wicking liner socks

Personal Gear

  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag
  • Foam sleeping pad
  • Large plastic bag
  • Small trash bags
  • Nylon cord – 50 feet
  • Small shovel and toilet paper
  • Cleanup kit
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Washcloth
    • Small towel
  • Tent
  • Ground cloth
  • Backpacking stove and fuel
  • Eating kit
    • Pot
    • Bowl
    • Cup
    • Spoon
  • Extras
    • Swimsuit
    • Camera and film
    • Small notebook and pencil
    • Insect repellent