Camping Supply List

Camping is an exciting event and one of the best ways to spend time outdoors. Read more on benefits of camping. There is a lot of beforehand preparation required when you go for camping. The very first thing that you need to do is, to make a list of things that you have to take with you to the trek or the camp. With the camping supply list, it will be easier for you to make further preparations and will reduce the hassles related to camping. Without a camping supplies list, it is quiet stressful and confusing when it comes to the things that are to be taken with you. Camping checklist will make a perfect camping holiday possible for you. Here is a list that is sorted according to the type of camping that you are opting for vacation, backpacking or RV camping.
Camping Supply List – RV camping
RV camping in this section is refers to all sizes of recreational vehicle. There are a few things that are needed to be checked a few days before the departure. These things include checking the weather of the place where you are about to go for RV camping. There must be an emergency contact number in the wallet of each person that is camping. The other things that are to be taken in your wallet are travelers’ checks, credit/debit cards and cash. Following are the general camping items that are to be taken along with you.
General Camping Supplies List

Map of the place where you are going 
GPS tracking devices (if possible) 
Mobile (fully charged) with your charger 
Weather radio 
Camping first aid kit 
Folding chairs 
Backpack, daypack or fanny pack 
Folding knife 
Camera along with memory cards 
Other camera accessories which include a tripod stand, weather proof case 
Rope for emergencies (strong enough to hold a person) 
Flashlights with extra batteries 
Lantern along with the required fuel 
Alarm clock 
Bedding that includes pillows, blankets, sheets 
Sleeping bags 
Fire wood 
Writing paper and pen or pencil 
hammer, screw driver set, wrench set and other basic tools 
Clothing and other Personal Items

Cold weather clothes or hot weather clothes (according to the weather and read more on winter camping) 
Caps and hats 
Shoes, socks (take an extra pair of socks) 
Rain gear 
Hiking boots and thick socks 
Shaving kit 
Toothpaste and toothbrush 
Comb or a brush and hair dryer (if needed) 
Toilet paper 
Foot powder 
Small mirror 
Laundry bag 
Kitchenware and Food Items

Grocery (Read more on camping food ideas). 
Required seasoning 
Drinking water 
Can opener 
Oven gloves and hot pads 
Drinking water treatment chemicals 
Camping cookware and cups and dishes 
Skillets and pots 
food containers (usually airtight) 
Camping stove or dutch oven 
Ice chest with ice in it 
Grill along with the fuel required 
Zippered pouches and aluminum foil 
water proof matchsticks or a lighter 
Sponge and liquid soap to wash utensils 
Trash bags to collect the waste items 
Camping Supplies Required on Water

Waterproof sunscreen 
Watercraft (inflatable raft or a canoe or a boat) 
Air pumps (if you have an inflatable raft) 
Life jackets 
Swimming clothes 
Water shoes 
Waterproof camera 
This was the camping supply list for a RV camping. Let us take a look at the camping supply list for backpacking camp.

Camping Supply List – Backpacking camp
Here is a camping supplies list for a backpacking camp. This camping supplies list is slightly different from that of the RV camping. Read more on the following;

Lightweight backpacking 
Ultralight backpacking 
Basic camping supplies

Ground cover 
Tent (Read more on choosing a camp tent) 
Sleeping bag 
Insulation pad 
Disposable Dishes and paper towels 
Toilet paper 
Toothpaste and toothbrush 
Hair brush 
Deodorants and antiperspirants 

Caps and hats 
Shirts and pants 
Shoes and sandals (especially hiking shoes) 
Rain wear 
Camping Food

Water and water filter 
Foods for snacks, that include fruits and snack bars 
Soup mix, grocery and other spices 
Cookware and other necessary kitchen accessories 
Energy drinks 
Read more on camping food.

Emergency Medical kits

First aid kit 
Snake bite kit 
Space blankets 
Other essentials

Mobile phones with battery chargers 
Writing material (pen, pencil, paper) 
Lights, lanterns and required fuel for lanterns 
Plastic bags 

By Arti Ramdasi