There are plenty of great camping Web sites to find the camping checklist that will perfectly suit your needs, so … Here are some items that you …
There are plenty of great camping Web sites to find the camping checklist that will perfectly suit your needs, so …
Here are some items that you never knew you needed to add to your camping checklist (or to-do list prior to camping). This is a camper’s checklist designed for those who think they have everything they need. With this check list, you won’t leave anything behind, making for a complete trip with no worries!
The Camping Checklist
- The night before a backpacking trip, I always fill up my water bottle and stick it in the freezer. This is perfect for summer hikes. The water thaws as I hike, but the water stays cool to cold the whole time.
- My camping friends used to make fun of me for bringing baby wipes on all our trips, but soon enough they were coming over to my camping hammock to bum some from me. You never know how baby wipes can come in handy. They are a good way to clean yourself and are perfect for cleaning scratches or bug bites before applying ointment. They can also be used to wipe down equipment, dishes, hammocks, and the like if no water is available. This is a great item to add to your camping checklist, but make sure you carry each wipe out of the campsite with you, or burn them in your evening fire.
- I always wear board shorts during my summer backpacking trips. I usually only go out for one night or two, so I don’t need to bring any other shorts or pants, thereby saving on space in my backpack. Board shorts dry quick so there is no fear of falling in the creek. Besides, no camping trip is complete without getting a little wet. And if they get too dirty, I just take a little swim in them, lay out in the sun and they are dry in no time.
- I find it a hassle to bring a toothbrush and toothpaste on my camping trip. These items are bulky, and lord knows I am the worst about putting the lid back on the toothpaste (especially in the dark with my headlamp on and all the bugs flying around my face). So I just pack the very lightweight disposable toothbrushes with the toothpaste already on them. I always use Colgate Wisp.
- I love coffee, but tea is the way to go on camping trips. Tea bags are lightweight and easy to store. You just heat up some water and plop in an herbal tea bag. There is nothing more soothing than a hot, unfussy beverage at the camp fire.