Camping Checklist

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