Car Camping Check Lists

Relaxing by a Campfire

Relaxing by a Campfire

Car camping check lists cover all types of trips where you will be next to, or only a short distance from, your car.

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I suggest you print out this list. You can then add, delete or modify some items in order to customize a list just for your family, or for each specific trip.

Have fun!

Personal Gear Check List

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Mattress Pad or Cot
  • Pillow
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sneakers
  • Shower Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Warm Pants
  • T-Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Shirts
  • Hat
  • Socks
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Bandana
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Bathing Suit
  • Beach Towel
  • Wash Towel
  • Face Cloth
  • Dirty Clothes Bag
  • Clothes Detergent
  • Pocket Knife
  • Sheath Knife
  • Pin-on Compass
  • Orienteering Style Compass
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Toilet Paper Wad
  • Sierra Cup
  • Water Bottle
  • Flashlight
  • Spare Batteries and Bulb
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Toilet Kit/Toothbrush
  • Insect Repellant
  • Watch
  • Personal Medicine
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Whistle
  • Rainwear
  • Fishing Gear
  • Camera gear
  • Reading Material
  • Notebook
  • Binoculars
  • Bug Net
  • Maps
  • Alarm Clock
  • Facial Tissues
  • Duffel Bag or Pack
  • Day Pack
  • Field Survival Kit
  • See the Personal First Aid Kit Check List

Base Camp Gear Check List

  • Tent(s)
  • Tent Poles, Stakes and Lines
  • Rain Fly
  • Rain Fly Poles, Stakes and Lines
  • Folding Table
  • Chairs or Camp Stools
  • Folding Saw
  • Axe
  • Lantern
  • Folding Shovel
  • Hot Water Pot
  • Fire Gloves
  • Water Pail
  • Group Size First Aid Kit
  • Spare Stove Parts
  • Spare Lantern Parts
  • Tent Repair Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Toilet Paper
  • Fly spray
  • Flashlight
  • Spare Batteries and Bulb
  • Whisk Broom
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Sunshower
  • Firewood
  • Games
  • See Repair Kits and Spare Parts Check List

Cooking Gear Check List

  • Ice Chest
  • Stove
  • Fuel
  • Fuel Funnel
  • Griddle
  • Fire Grid
  • BBQ Grill
  • Charcoal
  • Fire Starter/lighter Fluid
  • Pots
  • Frying Pan
  • Baking Pans
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cups
  • Silverware
  • Steak Knives
  • Spatula
  • Serving Spoon
  • Ladle
  • Kitchen Knife
  • Can Opener
  • Cork Screw
  • Bottle Opener
  • Tongs
  • Pot Gripper Pliers
  • Pot holders
  • Measuring Cup
  • Cutting Board
  • Reflector Oven
  • Baking Oven
  • Dutch Oven
  • Coffee Pot
  • Wash Tub
  • Dish Towel
  • Paper Towels
  • Dish Soap
  • Scouring Pads
  • Sponge
  • Matches (strike anywhere)
  • Stove Igniter
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Trash Bags
  • Stove Stand
  • Table Cloth
  • Collapsible Water Jugs
  • Water Purifying Tablets
  • Water Filtering Pump

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