Camping Essentials

Camping can be a fun family activity if you remembered to pack all the camping essentials.  This is why we decided to put together a camping checklist with camping essentials to assist you on your next vacation. 

  • Tent
  • Hammer (for tent stakes)
  • Sleeping Bag and Pillow
  • Air Mattress, Cot, or Sleeping Mat
  • Folding chairs
  • Folding table
  • Flashlights and Lanterns
  • Bug Repellent and Citronella Candles
  • Chairs
  • Headlamps or flashlights (extra batteries)
  • Campfire Supplies
  • Kitchenware
  • Bowls
  • Plates 
  • Eating utensils
  • Cutting board
  • Foil
  • High-heat-safe pot and pan
  • Heat-safe spoon and spatula
  • A long skewer for heating food over the fire (unless you want to use sticks)
  • Heat-safe oven mitts
  • Paper towels
  • Braai Grid
  • An Evakool cooler with ice
  • A can opener
  • Drying Rack
  • Dish soap 
  • A small plastic tub for cleaning and reusing your plates and utensils
  • Nonperishable Food 
  • Bottled Water
  • Toiletries and Toilet Paper
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Books and Games
  • Fishing gear (and license)
  • Canoeing/kayaking gear
  • Trash bags
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Campsite reservation confirmation