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The Ultimate Family Camping Checklist

The Ultimate Family Camping Checklist

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The Ultimate Family Camping Checklist

The Ultimate Family Camping Checklist

Download and adapt our list to suit your needs. Your camping checklist will vary according to where you are camping, the activities you have planned, time of year, age of your children and the length of your trip. Simply add or remove items to suit your camping trip.

the ultimate family camping checklist The Ultimate Family Camping Checklist (175kb)

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Setting up Camp

Sleeping at Camp

Camping Furniture

Cooking on a Campsite

Clothing for Camping

  • Shoes/ boots/ Wellingtons
  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Trousers/skirt/belt
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Jumpers
  • Socks/Underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Pyjamas
  • Rain gear
  • Swimming kit

Personal Items

  • Towels/face cloth
  • Soap/shampoo/shower gel
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/brush
  • Razor
  • Sunscreen/chapstick
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medications

Entertainment & Electrical Items

  • Camera/battery/memory card
  • Books/magazines
  • Cards/games/toys
  • Frisbee/Ball
  • Tablet/Laptop/Charger
  • Mobile phone/Charger
  • Radio
  • Guidebooks/maps
  • Compass/GPS
  • Bikes/helmets
  • Electric hook up cable

Trip Planning and Organisation

  • Maps/directions
  • Reservation details
  • Notepad/pen
  • Details of nearest Drs/A&E

Useful Camping Items

  • Torch/ Lantern
  • Extra batteries/bulbs
  • Insect repellent/candles
  • Water filters/purification
  • Daysack
  • Washing powder
  • Clothes Pegs
  • Collapsible clothes drying rack
  • Rope/clothes line
  • Fire extinguisher/Blanket
  • Gaffer tape
  • Small shovel
  • Safety pins
  • Sunglasses
  • Hammock
  • First aid kit
  • Tissues
  • Pocket knife/Multi-tool
  • Binoculars
  • Water bottle
  • Umbrella
  • Hand/baby wipes
  • Pocket sewing kit
  • Hot chocolate/tea bags/coffee
  • Scissors


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    Jen D Jul 7, 2015

    Good to see gaffer tape in there!

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    Maz Tucker Jul 8, 2015

    For me, my DAB Radio

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    Christina Eager Jul 8, 2015

    Insect repellent AND citronella candles. Guess who is going to Scotland this year! Also, what about some string? Even in summer a bobble hat is also sometimes useful.