Camping with friends?

Me and my friends are planning on going camping.

This is our first time, and we've come up with a list of the things we need.

I'm worried we might have missed some things, so..

What are some must-haves to take when camping?



Good point. We won't be camping on camping grounds.

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Camping Checklist (compliments of

    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

    You didn't say if it was in a camp ground or not. Hiking into an area may be different. We camp in camp grounds.

    Tent, sleeping bag/blankets, etc. WATER! Make sure to take your own just in case the campground doesn't have any drinkable water. Have a water container in case they do have some drinking water. Food, Bug Spray, matches/lighter, firewood (can't depend on finding any once you get there). Lights. (some campgrounds have electricity) if not you will need a lantern/flashlights. (toilet paper, paper towels (luxury items).

    These are the basics. Most of all, just enjoy yourself.

    Source(s): 20+ years of camping.
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  • Simba
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    If you are going for several days, don't forget extra batteries for your lights. They only last a couple of days depending how long you use them each night.

    I hope somebody knows how to start a fire. I know it's not difficult but my friend had no idea how to start it when we went camping. Thank goodness I knew how to do it.

    Make sure you have plenty of changes of clothes, and for all weather and temperatures. If you get really dirty or wet you want to be able to change. If you plan to go hiking be sure to have jeans or other long pants.

    You should have a good mess kit (cooking kit). You should have dishes, and silverware. And you probably want to have something to clean the dishes with (make sure you have plenty of water for this, or maybe you want paper plates and plastic silverware).

    And a good first aid kit.

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  • 1 decade ago

    map of camp site


    flashlight with extra batteries

    Something for cooking food and heating water

    insect repellent

    first aid kit

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