Camping checklist

Camping checklist

Check all items are intact, and have all their parts.
Please note that this might not cover extremes of weather, and is aimed at 1 person travelling on foot. Write up your the list when you pack and edit it to your own preferences after your trip.
Remember to tell someone where you are going.



  • Water bottles. On average a person needs 2.5litres of water a day, this varies on daily exertion.
  • Water purification tablets and milbank (filter) bag, or all-in-one system.
  • Rucksack, and rucksack liner bag (or bin bags) for waterproofing.
  • Tent: Inner tent (net and groundsheet), outer tent (flysheet), poles, pegs, guy lines. Possibly spare pegs and a repair kit.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Inflatable pillow, and mat or airbed.
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers.
  • Walking boots.
  • Clothing: socks, underwear, thermals or base layers, t-shirts, trousers/shorts or skirts, jumpers or sweatshirts, scarf, hat, gloves.
  • Lighter or fire starting tool.
  • First aid kit.
  • Penknife and/or multitool.
  • Stove and fuel.
  • Mug, fork, spoon, pans.
  • Washing up liquid and cloth. (Biodegradeable).
  • Soap, shampoo. (Biodegradeable).
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste. (Biodegradeable).
  • Deodorant.
  • Flannel.
  • Towel. Consider microfibre for small size and quick drying.
  • Mini sewing kit.
  • Map and/or notes.
  • Toilet roll.
  • String or twine.
  • Food bags or similar for waterproofing. Sealable or with wire twists.
  • Torch and batteries.
  • Glasses and case, or contact lenses and necessary equipment.
  • Medications, vitamins, minerals, and any other items for your personal health needs. Take more medication than you should need.
  • Rubbish bag/s.
  • And of course the usual things you leave home with like wallet/purse, keys etc.



  • Camera, spare batteries, and memory card or film.
  • Binoculars.
  • Book(s).
  • Pen, pad.
  • Sketch pad, pencils or painting equipment.
  • Small mirror.
  • Shaver and batteries or razor and foam/oil.
  • Cigarettes, tobacco, rizlas, filters, lighters.
  • MP3 player, mobile phone, alarm clock, and batteries or charger.
  • Foldable or wire saw.
  • Bacteria killing spray or gel for hand hygiene.
  • Mosquito spray/net.
  • Plates, bowls etc. (I just use the pan or lid).
  • Pump for airbed/pillow.
  • Sun lotion.
  • Wire coat hangers.
  • Mallet for tent pegs.
  • Compass.
  • Trowel or foldable shovel.
  • Flask.
  • Additional bushcraft tools like an axe.
  • Earplugs.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Hip flask.
  • Comb/brush, and any other personal hygiene or cosmetic products like chapstick and ladies things.
  • Camp shower bag.
  • Folding stool or chair.
  • Bike!

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