Val Shortt

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Everything you need to take for your next trip.

Camping Equipment Checklist

The following is a checklist of equipment that you likely want to take on a camping excursion.

  • Tent
  • Spare tent stakes
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Ground pad or air mattress
  • Stove and fuel
  • Lantern and fuel
  • Flashlight and spare bulb and batteries
  • Cookset
  • Dutch oven or Reflector oven
  • If taking a Reflector oven: cake pans, pie plates, muffin tins
  • Griddle or frying pans
  • Toaster
  • Pot holder
  • Can opener
  • Cooking utensils: spatula, large spoon, fork
  • Mixing bowls
  • Dishpan
  • Dish cloth and towels, dish Soap
  • Plates, cups, knives , forks, spoons
  • Repair kit
  • Rope
  • First Aid Kit
  • Matches
  • Pocket knife
  • Saw
  • Moisture proof bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Food supplies
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Soap
  • Towel
  • Insect Repellant
  • Hat
  • Rain gear-jacket and pants or poncho
  • Socks
  • Shirts: Cotton and wool
  • Sturdy shoes or boots for hiking, lighter shoes for camp
  • Underclothing
  • Long pants: cotton and wool
  • Sun screen lotion
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Medications etc.

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