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Going camping... what is needed?

Alright, so I'm going camping by myself what equipment should I bring with me (like backpack, sleeping bag, etc.)? Also what clothing should I wear?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/Checklists....

    http://camping.about.com/od/campingforbeginners/Ad...

    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

    Clothes

    __ 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

    Sleeping bag

    Tent - up to you, if there is a chance of rain I would take one

    Backpack is only needed if you are packing in to the camp site

    some sort of camp stove especially if there are fire restrictions

    Three complete changes of clothing. In summer heat, I suggest jeans and tee shirts. Don't forget SOCKS!!!

    A digging tool such as a folding shovel or even a good garden trowel.

    A good knife such as a 7" buck knife with a belt sheath. A folding pocket knife will be better than nothing.

    A COMPASS and TOPO maps of the area! If you plan to hike this could be the difference in eventually finding your way back to camp and getting there when you want to.

    Butane lighters or waterproof matches for starting a fire IF NEEDED.

    A cell phone just in case.

    Basic first aid kit

    spool of nylon twine (comes in handy)

    Water containers that are easy to carry. Some fanny packs have water bottle holders attached. I got mine at walmart

    Camp cook ware. Even the cheap mess kits are OK as long as you get the stainless steel version.

    FOOD! I use a lot of canned food because it is ready made, easy to use, requires no refrigeration.

    Bring a water supply with you in case there isn't a ready water supply in the area.

    Just some of the basics!

    Source(s): Here is the camping I do: http://www.afreshpath.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    When I go camping by myself, I hook up my little Mini Camp Trailer to my Jeep, which has all the comforts of home built into it. I drive where ever I need to get to where ever I need to go....... then, set up camp and stay as long as I need.

    I open up the Trailer, fill the Air Matress, set up the Stove, put the Ice Chest in a shady area, I set up the Portable Shower, put the dogs on a lease and spend the next few weeks "Camping". Don't forget to bring your Fishing Gear, and Dog Food.

    Lee

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  • 1 decade ago

    Here's a list from the Academy Sports & Outdoors website. Of course, you need to made modifications for your own use, and use common sense, or you'll need an extra truck just to carry the stuff.

    http://www.academysports.com/index.php?page=conten...

    Source(s): www.academysports.com
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  • 1 decade ago

    Tent

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