Tent Camping Checklist – Camping Essentials Checklist For Tent Camping

Tent Camping Checklist

tent camping checklistIf you’re going tent camping, you’re going to be away from your home and other civilization (sometimes many hours away) so it’s important that you pack everything you need. I would highly recommend you build your own tent camping checklist that’s personalized to you and your family so you don’t forget anything.

It’s way too hard to remember everything you need without it written down, not to mention it’s stressful because you always have that nagging feeling that you’re forgetting something (I’m sure you know what I mean). Creating a camping essentials checklist for tent camping will give you peace of mind and help you relax, knowing that you have everything you need for a weekend of fun.

My Tent Camping Checklist

Below you’ll find the tent camping checklist that I use to keep everything straight. Use it or build your own camping essentials checklist from it.

General Tent Camping Essentials Checklist

  1. Camp Stove
  2. Barbecue
  3. Campfire cooking equipment
  4. Sleeping Bags
  5. Blankets
  6. Pillows
  7. Camping sleeping pads
  8. Extra coolers for ice & drinks
  9. Water Jugs
  10. Tent
  11. Lantern
  12. Propane
  13. White gas
  14. Coffee maker
  15. Towels
  16. Chairs: camping/reclining/kids
  17. Shovel
  18. Rake
  19. Broom
  20. Pavilion
  21. Mat for outside tent
  22. Tarps
  23. Rope
  24. Camp Tables
  25. Radio & Batteries/CDs
  26. Dingle Ball set
  27. Outdoor Knife/Letterman
  28. Camera (charged batteries)
  29. Camcorder (charged batteries)
  30. Splitting maul/axe/hatchet
  31. Chainsaw
  32. Paper
  33. Stocked First aid kit
  34. Toolkit
  35. Cellphone
  36. Wallet
  37. Tie downs/Stakes
  38. Battery powered clock
  39. Toothbrush
  40. Deodorant
  41. Bar of soap
  42. Shampoo
  43. Panti liners/tampons
  44. Sunscreen
  45. 2 Containers baby wipes
  46. Vitamins
  47. Huge fire skillet

Camp Box Checklist

  1. Paper plates & bowls
  2. Utensils: forks, spoons, butter knives, metal & plastic spatulas
  3. Kids dishes & utensils
  4. Big cutting knife
  5. Serrated knife
  6. Steak knives
  7. Salt & pepper
  8. Garlic salt & steak salt
  9. Paper towels
  10. Coffee mugs
  11. Small cutting board
  12. Can coolers
  13. Matches & lighter
  14. Kitchen towels & washcloths
  15. Dish washing bowl & scrubbie
  16. Dish soap
  17. Ziploc bags lg & sm
  18. Cooking sticks
  19. Trash bags/sm grocery bags
  20. Flash lights
  21. Playing cards
  22. Toilet paper
  23. Aluminum foil
  24. Natural bug spray/candles

Camping Activities Checklist

  1. Dingle Ball set
  2. Throwing knives
  3. Guns/ammo/targets/clays
  4. Paint ball gear
  5. Horseshoes
  6. Bocce Balls
  7. Frisbees
  8. Bibles & books
  9. Cribbage
  10. Farkle
  11. Deck of Cards
  12. Cranium
  13. Yahtzee

How To Create Your Own Personalized Tent Camping Checklist

First, start with a basic camping essentials checklist like the one above, it will give you a lot of ideas for your own tent camping checklist. Start up a word document (or OpenOffice Writer if you don’t have Microsoft Office). Create a few columns then do a numbered or bulleted list and start listing all the items you need for tent camping.

Once you have your basic tent camping checklist, then it’s time to put it to the test! Print it out and keep it with you while you’re packing for your next tent camping adventure. As you put the items in the truck, cross them off. If you see or remember an item that you should have on your tent camping checklist but don’t, write it on the list, pack it, then cross it off.

Bring your tent camping checklist with you when you go and keep it handy. During the trip, if there’s anything you wish you had or forgot, write it on the checklist. Then when you get home, open up your tent camping checklist document and type in the items you wrote on the paper.

If you keep doing this you’ll find you soon have an awesome tent camping checklist that’s personalized and helps you remember all the stuff you need, and nothing that you don’t need.

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