I am going camping this weekend for the first time. What do I need to take?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Camping Checklist (compliments of camping.about.com)

    Shelter and Bedding (essentials)

    __ tent

    __ tarp

    __ sleeping bag

    __ sleeping pad

    __ headrest

    Cooking and Dining (essentials)

    __ water

    __ food

    __ cooler

    __ camp stove

    __ mess kit

    __ can opener

    __ charcoal


    __ t-shirts

    __ shorts

    __ jeans/pants

    __ socks

    __ shoes/boots

    __ camp shoes

    __ hat/cap

    __ sweater

    __ rain poncho

    __ underwear

    __ swim suit

    __ laundry bag

    __ _____________

    __ _____________

    __ _____________

    __ _____________

    Personal Hygiene

    __ tooth brush

    __ tooth paste

    __ wash rag(s)

    __ towel(s)

    __ soap

    __ comb/brush

    __ nail clippers

    __ razor

    __ toilet paper

    __ _____________

    __ _____________ Shelter and Bedding (optionals)

    __ book

    __ cot

    __ comforter

    __ throw rug

    __ pillow

    Cooking and Dining (optionals)

    __ charcoal chimney

    __ smoker

    __ Dutch oven

    __ hot dog sticks

    __ pie irons

    __ chairs

    __ folding table

    __ table cloth

    __ butane lighter

    __ screen room

    Cleaning Items

    __ broom

    __ dust pan

    __ whisk broom

    __ lawn rake

    __ dish pan

    __ detergent

    __ dish rags

    __ ppt scrubber

    First Aid Kit

    __ personal medication

    __ bandages

    __ aspirin, Tylenol

    __ medical tape

    __ sterile gauze

    __ elastic wrap

    __ antiseptic wipes

    __ antibiotic cream

    __ burn ointment

    __ sunburn lotion

    __ hydrogen peroxide

    __ scissors

    __ tweezers

    __ eye wash

    __ sanitary napkins

    __ snake bite kit Chuck Box

    __ salt and pepper

    __ herbs and spices

    __ cooking oil

    __ pot holders

    __ paper towels

    __ napkins

    __ plastic trash bags

    __ tongs and spatula

    __ aluminum foil

    __ measuring cups

    __ plastic silverware

    __ paper plates/bowls

    __ plastic cups

    __ zip lock bags

    __ knives

    __ cutting board

    __ cork screw

    Miscellaneous Items

    __ binoculars

    __ bird guide

    __ bug spray

    __ bungi cords

    __ camera

    __ candles

    __ cards, games

    __ cell phone

    __ clothes pins

    __ compass

    __ duct tape

    __ fishing gear

    __ flashlight

    __ frisbee

    __ GPS

    __ kites

    __ knife

    __ lantern

    __ matches

    __ pen and paper

    __ rope

    __ shower bag

    __ sun block

    __ tools

    __ water filters

    __ whistle

    __ _____________

    __ _____________

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  • 1 decade ago

    1. sleeping bag

    2. tent (unless somebody's else is taking one)

    3. food (I wouldn't take cans b/c they are too heavy. Try something that you only have to add hot water to... like those Lipton Rice & Sauce packets)

    4. rain gear (just in case!)

    5. small saw or hatchet (for cutting firewood, unless somebody else is taking one)

    6. toiletries

    7. water (unless you or someone else have a portable filter)

    8. comfortable boots (if you're going to be hiking)

    9. compass (you never know)

    10. at least one change of clothes

    11. flashlight

    12. stove & fuel (unless somebody else is teking one)

    Don't forget to pack out all the trash that you take with you. Don't leave anything behind!!!

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  • 4 years ago

    Personally, I think you should all buy hunting licenses and find out what's in season where you'll be hunting. Of course, I was never a "girly" girl. How about looking up some interesting recipes for facials, like cucumber-melon, and lighting up some aroma therapy candles?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    depends how long you go for if you take clothing for how many number of days but take extra just in case obviously, u need bug spray of course flash light toiletry's and somethings to keep you busy also dish ware that are good for camping, sleeping bag, camp blanket,sun screen you don't want to spoil yourself as if you were at home, if someones providing other things like tents and food tent and such no need for you to bring it

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  • 1 decade ago

    First of all you will need a sleeping bag, unless you want to sleep on the hard floor! you will need warm clothes to sleep in as it can get pretty cold in the night. You may need to bring things to cook with, pots, plates ect. bring plastic things if you can because its so easy to break something out there. Bring plenty of clothes and comfortable trainers so you can walk long distances if needed. Most importantly you need a tent that can fit everyone inside it. Hope this helped!

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  • Matt
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    TP, small shovel

    Sleeping bag

    sleeping pad (mattress)


    Water bottles (Nalgene are best)










    Cup/ Mug




    Spare socks

    Tooth brush

    Tooth paste

    First Aid kit

    Mosquito & bug repellent




    Go to www.REI.com

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here Is a great list that is sure to cover all your needs. Hope you have a great time!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nate_82 has a good list, and in alcohol he doesn't mean rubbing alcohol, get something to drink. Also bring something for swimming, and something to keep you warm at night. If you good with the guitar, bring one.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Strewth, kellie, how many native porters do you have to carry this lot ?

    Seriously though, a good list.

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  • 1 decade ago

    cooler and a case of beer

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