Camping Checklist

Preparation is essential for any outdoor adventure. Having the necessary supplies and equipment can make a difference in your overall enjoyment and experience. Checklists are a great tool to help with your organization.

Your camping list will vary according to the type of camping and activities you have planned, the places you are going, the time of year and the length of your trip.

This list may contain external affiliate links to products for your convenience.

The checklist is print-friendly, simply print from your browser.

To customize this list before printing, you can drag/drop to rearrange the items, and double-click to hide items from your printed checklist.

In and Around Camp

  • Tent (with stakes and guylines)
  • Tent footprint
  • Tent-pole repair sleeve
  • Sun Shade, tarp or screen house
  • Sleeping bags (with optional liners)
  • Sleeping pads/air mattresses
  • Pad/mattress repair kit
  • Pump for air mattresses
  • Pillows
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Daypacks
  • Trekking poles
  • Folding chairs
  • Folding table
  • Cots
  • Mallet or hammer (for tent stakes)
  • Headlamps (with extra batteries)
  • Lanterns (with mantles if needed)
  • Lantern fuel or batteries
  • Water filter or treatment tablets
  • Bikes
  • Inflatable boat with paddles and PFDs
  • Fishing gear (and license)
  • Canoeing/kayaking gear

Clothing and Footwear

  • Moisture-wicking T-shirts
  • Moisture-wicking underwear
  • Quick-drying pants/shorts
  • Long-sleeve shirts (for sun/bugs)
  • Sun-shielding hats
  • Swimsuits
  • Bandanas or buffs
  • Boots or shoes suited to terrain
  • Socks (synthetic or wool)
  • Long underwear
  • Sleepwear
  • Insulated jacket or vest
  • Insulated pants
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Rainwear (jacket & pants)
  • Clothesline with clips
  • Water sandals
  • In-camp sandals or booties

Kitchen

  • Stove
  • Windscreen
  • Fuel
  • Fuel bottle(s)
  • Matches/lighter
  • Charcoal (with fire starter)
  • Firewood (if allowed, plus saw or axe)
  • Grill rack
  • Frying Pan
  • Cook pots
  • Pot grabber
  • Dutch oven
  • Portable coffee/espresso maker
  • Hot-cold vacuum bottle
  • Bottle opener/corscrew
  • Can opener
  • Recipes
  • Marshmallow roasting sticks
  • Food-storage containers
  • Resealable storage bags
  • Trash bags
  • Tablecloth and clips
  • Coolers
  • Ice
  • Water bottles
  • Plates, bowls, mixing bowls
  • Mugs/cups
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Utensials
  • Paring knife
  • Chef knife
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Kitchen organizer
  • Cutting board
  • Foil
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Pot scrubbers/sponges
  • Collapsible sink
  • Drying rack
  • Hand towels
  • Water container

Food

  • Coffee
  • Cereal/granola/oatmeal
  • Eggs (freeze-dried or fresh)
  • Breakfast bars
  • Batter mix
  • Syrup
  • Butter/margarine
  • Jelly/jam
  • Bread/bagels
  • Meat (fresh and jerky)
  • Soup mixes/bouillon cubes
  • Cooking oil/spray
  • Salt & pepper
  • Spice kit
  • Herbs
  • Tea
  • Milk
  • Cocoa
  • Drink mixes
  • Bottled/canned beverages
  • Energy food (bars, gels, trail mix)
  • Fruit (dried and fresh)
  • Vegetables
  • Cheese
  • Crackers/chips
  • Chocolates/sweets
  • Marshmallows

Personal Items

  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush/toiletry kit
  • First-aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Prescription medications
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Spare glasses/contacts
  • Mirror
  • Brush/comb
  • Cosmetics
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Shower water bag

Other Items

  • Cell phone and charger
  • Camera and memory cards/film
  • Paperbacks/DVDs or e-Books
  • Notebook and pen/pencil
  • Sketchpad and art supplies
  • Radio or Bluetooth speaker
  • Two-way radios
  • GPS receiver
  • Binoculars
  • Campsite reservation confirmation
  • Maps
  • Guidebooks
  • Field guides
  • Star chart/night sky identifier
  • Umbrella
  • Pet tent
  • Pet bed
  • Pet food
  • Pet leash & toys

Fun Stuff

  • Playing cards
  • Frisbee/discs
  • Puzzles (crosswords, etc)
  • Balls (soccer, volleyball, football)
  • Board games
  • Kites
  • Water toys
  • Geocaching materials
  • Electronic games
  • Paddle ball set
  • Glow sticks
Shopping Cart
16108

San Diego 4x4: Mountain Forest

San Diego 4×4 – Mountain Forest Driving Experience

From: $550.00 6 hours

WE GUIDE, YOU DRIVE!

Drive one of our Jeeps into the mountains east of San Diego and into the Cleveland National Forest, taking in panoramic views and varied terrain.

We have two different trail options, ranging from easy to moderate, both are sure to give you the best outdoor experience while visiting San Diego.

CampDads offers a four-wheeling experience like no other in San Diego. We are popular with experienced off-roaders and first-timers alike! Bring your rookie husbands, nervous wives, grandpas and girlfriends on a high-adventure, safe ride in a private vehicle with just your party.

While under the instruction of our experienced guides, you will join us on some of the best trails in San Diego and beyond. We will navigate high, steep climbs and heart-pounding descents, while taking in some of the most beautiful country around, all with the feeling of confidence and safety.

SKU: sd4x4-mountainforest Category:
16108

San Diego 4x4: Anza-Borrego Desert

San Diego 4×4 – Anza-Borrego Desert Driving Experience

From: $750.00 6 hours

WE GUIDE, YOU DRIVE!

Drive one of our Jeeps in the Anza-Borrego Desert, about an hour east of San Diego you will follow our guide on trail and into caves, ensuring you have the best outdoor experience while visiting San Diego.

CampDads offers a four-wheeling experience like no other in San Diego. We are popular with experienced off-roaders and first-timers alike! Bring your rookie husbands, nervous wives, grandpas and girlfriends on a high-adventure, safe ride in a private vehicle with just your party.

While under the instruction of our experienced guides, you will join us on some of the best trails in San Diego and beyond. We will navigate high, steep climbs and heart-pounding descents, while taking in some of the most beautiful country around, all with the feeling of confidence and safety.

SKU: sd4x4-anzaborregodesert Category:
16108

San Diego 4x4: Border Wilderness

San Diego 4×4 – Border Wilderness Driving Experience

From: $250.00 3 hours

WE GUIDE, YOU DRIVE!

Drive one of our Jeeps on trail in the Otay Wilderness area that borders Mexico and take in the views of San Diego and Tijuana from a unique perspective.

We have four different trail options, ranging from easy to advanced, which are sure to give you the best outdoor experience while visiting San Diego.

CampDads offers a four-wheeling experience like no other in San Diego. We are popular with experienced off-roaders and first-timers alike! Bring your rookie husbands, nervous wives, grandpas and girlfriends on a high-adventure, safe ride in a private vehicle with just your party.

While under the instruction of our experienced guides, you will join us on some of the best trails in San Diego and beyond. We will navigate high, steep climbs and heart-pounding descents, while taking in some of the most beautiful country around, all with the feeling of confidence and safety.

SKU: sd4x4-borderwilderness Category: