Your Camping Checklist for Recreation Gear

Go camping prepared! Review this camping checklist for some of the basic gear you'll need on a camping trip. Included is a list for recreational items, kids stuff, fishing, and hiking.

Use this list on your next camping trip to be sure you don't forget anything important. Click here to view all of our lists for camping. We went camping with friends a few years back and guess what, they forgot their tent!! That was a very cosy night indeed...

Recreational Items

    camping checklist;Camping pack list Photo by P Heijman

  • Guitar/harmonica
  • Bikes/helmets
  • Binoculars
  • Cards
  • Books
  • Tape player
  • CD player
  • Portable television (as a last resort if it's raining! Remember don't tell the kids you have it unless absolutely necessary!)

Kids Entertainment Stuff

  • Travel games
  • Books
  • Pencil and paper
  • Crayons
  • Rainy day games
  • Kites
  • Kid's backpack
  • Buckets and shovels (maybe a garden spade too for Dad to use, kids love big holes at the beach! Just be careful with the kids fingers and toes)
  • Frisbee

Fishing Stuff

  • Fishing pole, etc
  • License
  • Bait
  • Tackle box

Hiking Gear

Check out our hiking tips page if you're planning a hiking trip.
  • Backpack
  • Light Weight Hiking Tent
  • Cup, Spoon & Bowl
  • Stove
  • Stove gas
  • Paper & Pen
  • Matches & Lighter
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • Fanny pack
  • First aid kit
  • Maps
  • Water bottle

Beach Camping

If you're planning on camping near the beach, a river, lake, etc.
  • Body Boards
  • Surf Fins
  • Sun Shelter
  • Surf Board
  • Beach Towels
  • Sun Glasses
  • Swimwear
  • Solar Shower
  • Infant Personal Floatation Device


If you find anything important that we've missed from this list please let us know through our Important Camping Check List page and we will make sure to add it in.








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