Your Basic Camping
Equipment List

Go camping prepared! Review this camping equipment list of the basic gear you'll need on a camping trip. Included is a list for sleeping gear, tent gear, lighting, and tools. Use this list on your next camping trip to be sure you don't forget anything important.

Sleeping Gear

Rest comfortably while camping...


    Camping equipment list Photo by Nancy Louie

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner
  • Pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Air mattress
  • Air pump
  • Cot
  • Alarm clock

Tent Gear

Your home away from home...

  • Tent
  • Ground cloth
  • Seam sealant
  • Stakes
  • Poles
  • Mallet
  • Whiskbroom
  • Shade canopy/Screen tent
  • Tarp
  • Interior rug
  • Door mat

Camp Lighting

Don't be left in the dark...

camping equipment list

  • Flashlight
  • Gas lantern
  • Candle lantern
  • Headlamps
  • Matches
  • BIC lighter
  • Extra batteries/bulbs
  • Spare lantern fuel and mantles
  • Maglight
  • Glow Sticks
  • Solar panel
  • Solar powered battery charger
  • Propane heater


Camping Tools

Take along the tools of the trade...

  • Hatchet
  • Long handled axe
  • Multi-purpose knife
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Machete
  • Rope
  • Hammer and nails
  • Pliers, wrench
  • Hand Saw
  • Shovel
  • Glue/super glue
  • Duct tape
  • Twine
  • Knife sharpener



Other stuff you might want...

  • Camera/film
  • Video camera/tapes
  • Weather Radio
  • Two way radio
  • Signal whistle
  • Canteen
  • Extra batteries
  • Laptop computer

Before you head off on your camping trip check our Last Minute Checklist, for reminders such as to run the dishwasher and cancel your newspaper.

To help organise you for each camping trip, so you don't spend hours searching for items to take with you, consider storing your camping gear in a camping box. This will help get on the road sooner and spend more time relaxing at your favorite camp spot.








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