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A Camping Checklist Will Help you Remember the Essentials

Posted by admin | Adventure | Thursday 23 September 2010 4:52 pm
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A Camping Checklist Will Help you Remember the Essentials

Camping can also be a frustrating experience and even a matter of survival when an important piece of camping gear is left behind. Imagine sleeping with no sleeping bag (It’s been left behind before). A checklist serves as a great reminder of what to bring and what you really should leave behind. And camping with a checklist will save you from having to drive to the nearest store, which could be located dozens of miles from your campsite.

Preparedness: A checklist for “car camping” serves as a reminder of the necessities and the accessories that you will want to pack for your next camping trip. Included are the essentials, or the survival gear that is necessary for your camping excursion . These can not be left behind. I also included, in the checklist, camping accessories that are completely optional but will add the wow-factor to your nature experience.

Backcountry camping requires a checklist of its own based on minimalist packing and an immense emphasis on the essentials. Packing for the backcountry means bringing the necessary survival gear in addition to your tent and sleeping bag.

Camping Checklist Essentials:

_____ Backpack

_____ Water filtration system

_____ Tent

_____ Topographical Map

_____ Sleeping Bag- down or synthetic

_____ Tarp and Rope

_____ Sleeping Pad- lightweight, self-inflating or closed cell

_____ Headlamp/Waterproof Flashlight

_____ Stove/Fuel Canister

_____ Hiking Shoes

_____ Pots/Pans- aluminum pie plates for serving

_____ Rain/Wind Gear

_____ Cooking/ eating utensils/ Drinking Cup

_____ Insulating Layers: Capilene and/or Fleece Down Jacket

_____ Camp Suds/Camp towel

_____ First Aid Kit

_____ Leatherman/multipurpose tool

_____ Fire Starter Kit

_____ Small Pillow Case

_____ Insect Repellent

I have included some fun and some added safety products for your nature excursion. These are listed below:

____ Inflatable Soft Tub

____ Skyscout

____ Binoculars

____ Altimeter Watch

____ Bird Guide

____ Waterproof Flashlight

____ Camera

____ GPS

____ Solar Backpack

____ Katadyn Water Filtration


____ Solar Shower Bag

The camping checklists provided here are to serve as a basis to packing for your next camping trip. The included checklists do not include the numerous optionals that can be included in your camping travels. Please modify and adjust as necessary and enjoy.

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