Do you have a tent camping checklist?
Just imagine - after lots of excitement and preparation - you arrive at your campsite! You spend the day having such a good time exploring the area - you have a fantastic meal and then enjoy a magnificent campfire.
Now you get ready to crawl into your warm and cozy sleeping bag - whoops! You discover that you have forgotten the medication that you are supposed to take before you go to bed.
Maybe a tent camping checklist would have helped!
Or go back to earlier in the evening - you and the kids have gathered a bunch of firewood in anticipation of a warm, crackling fire - when you go to light it - no matches or lighter are to be found!
Maybe a tent camping checklist...
If you are in a campground where there are other people - you can probably find a match, but if you are in the boonies - you are out of luck!
So much frustration can be avoided with a tent camping checklist - that being said - we have tried to make this tent camping checklist complete.
There can always be something that applies only to you and is not on the list - for example, a sleep machine. So if you need something special - be sure to add it to your tent camping checklist.
____ Tent - your home away from home
____Tent Poles - you need these to hold up your tent
____Tent Stakes - if it's windy, they hold up your tent
____Extra Tent Stakes - if your stakes break
____Ground Cloth - helps to keep your tent dry
____Rain Fly - keeps the rain out
____Rain Fly Poles - these are separate from tent poles
____Rain Fly Stakes - you want sturdy ones
____ Sleeping Bags - comfy and warm
____Pillows - take your favorite pillow along
____Air Mattresses - makes for a good night’s sleep
____Extra Blankets - mountain nights can be cold
____Inside Door Mat - keeps mud out of the tent
____Outside Door Mat - helps to keep the inside clean
____Cots - if you don’t want to sleep on the ground
____Broom - sweep the inside of the tent
____Dust Pan - to pick up what you sweep
____Fly Swatter - kill those pesky flying bugs
____Repair Kit for Air Mattress - no flat mattress
____Repair Kit for Tent - when things go wrong
____Seam Sealant - helps to keep your tent dry
____Tent Heater - when it gets cold at night
____Battery Lantern - never take a gas lantern inside your tent
____Extra Batteries for Lantern - don’t be in the dark
____Flashlight - for that trip at night to the bathroom
____Extra Batteries for Flashlight - always have an extra
____Headlamps - so handy when you need to use both hands
____Plastic Tubs - to store shoes and all kinds of things in
____ Propane Lantern - no street lights when camping
____Lantern Hanger - you need some place to put your lantern
____Extra Mantles - they break really easy
____Extra Globe - if it breaks, lantern doesn't work
____Propane Campfire - when real campfires aren't allowed
____Folding Table - a place to prepare meals
____Folding Card Table - take time to play
____Folding Chairs - move then anywhere you want
____Folding Recliner Chairs - you need to relax
____Canopy Tent - for sun protection, as well as rain
____ Screen Tent - a place to get away from mosquitoes
____Shower Tent - a place to put a portable shower
____Portable Shower - you can still have your hot shower
____Toilet Tent - a place to put a portable toilet
____Portable Toilet - no need to use the bushes
____Chemicals for Portable Toilet - take the smells away
____Bags for Portable Toilet - makes it easy to empty
____Toilet Paper - no need to explain
____Axe - for chopping wood
____Saw - sometimes you need to saw wood
____Hatchet - for chopping kindling
____Shovel - handy for so many things
____Bucket - useful for carrying water
____Hammock - nice place to have a nap
____Tarps - when you need to keep something dry
____Rope - use for fastening tents, tarps, etc.
____Clothes Line - for when you need to dry wet clothes
____Clothes Pins - fasten the clothes on the line
____Trash Bags - useful for laundry too
____Personal Items - you need to take care of yourself
____ Food - you need to eat
____ Dutch Oven - classic cooking for camping
____Dutch Oven Table - instead of the ground
____Dutch Oven Lid Lifter - no ashes in food
____Campfire Grate - need this for cooking on a campfire
____Campfire Tripod - useful for a dutch oven or other cooking
____ Propane Grill - grilled food is easy
____ Charcoal Grill - charcoal grilling taste so good
____ Camp Stove - when you don’t want to cook on the campfire
____Propane Canisters - fuel for that camp stove
____Bulk Propane Tank - more economical than canisters
____Propane Tree - to hook up two things to the bulk tank
____Propane Hose - to fasten the tree to the stove or lantern
____Cooking Pans - for cooking on the camp stove
____Cast Iron Skillets - best camp cookware
____Cast Iron Griddle - for those delicious pancakes
____Turner - to flip those pancakes
____Spatula - to clean out the mixing bowl
____Long Handled Utensils - when you're cooking on the fire
____Charcoal Briquettes - for cooking in your charcoal grill
____Charcoal Chimney - easy way to start charcoal
____Charcoal Lighter - if you don’t want to use a chimney
____Pie Irons - cast iron pans for cooking on coals
____Hot Dog Forks - cooking your hot dog on the campfire
____Marshmallow Forks - for roasting that perfect marshmallow
____Cooking Utensils - for cooking on the campfire or camp stove
____Coffee Pot, Filters - camping coffee is awesome
____Tea Kettle - works for tea and hot chocolate
____Ladle - for dishing up ham and beans or stew
____Coolers - keep food and drinks cold
____Block Ice - lasts longer
____Ice Cubes - good to put in drinks
____Knives - all kinds of sharp knives
____Can Opener - can’t open a can without it
____Aluminum Foil - for cooking on the campfire coals
____Pot Holders - to handle those hot pans
____Cutting Board - surprising how useful one of these can be
____Peeler - peeling carrots and potatoes
____Serving Spoons - to serve up your delicious camping food
____Whisk - mixing up eggs or a cake
____Paper towels - use them all the time
____Matches - light campfire
____Flint Striker - light camp stove or lantern without a flame
____Butane Lighter - Use to light stove, lantern or campfire
____Newspapers - For lighting campfire or charcoal chimney
____Water Filter - If you are unsure about water
____Corkscrew - For that before-dinner bottle of wine
____Bottle Opener - Some beer bottles do not have screw-off tops
____Pet Supplies - Your dog or cat need some things too
Use our tent camping checklist and have a wonderful time on your camping trip!
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