Car Camping Checklist

Car Camping List

You’re not alone if you’re wondering exactly what cramping entails. Fortunately, it does not involve sleeping in your car. Car camping involves driving to your camp site. Your car might be a dozen or so feet away from your tent or possibly a quarter mile away. The idea behind car camping is that your gear can be stored in your car and you don’t have to carry everything to your site on your back. Backpacking, on the other hand, requires every piece of gear to be stored in your pack as the camp site could be miles and miles away from your car. Car camping is attractive to novice and expert campers alike. It’s popular at state and National Parks. Car camping also for when you are traveling, and stop at a commercial campground for the night.

Even though it sounds easy enough to just toss everything in your car, there is a science behind car camping. Some planning and strategizing and will keep your car organized, clean and will prevent you from bringing too much “stuff.” Keep in mind that your packing list might evolve over time, so update it as you see fit for your needs! You might find, for instance, that a propane stove is better for you than cooking over a fire and vice versa. Check out our car camping checklist

Base Camp Gear
Tent with poles, stakes and rain fly
Tarp for underneath tent
Sleeping bags
Sleeping pads or mattresses
Extra blankets
Pillows
Folding table
Camping chairs
Lantern
Hot water pot
Fire gloves
Water pail
Group size first aid kit
Spare stove parts
Tent repair kit
Sewing kit
Toilet paper
Flashlight
Spare batteries and bulb
Rubber mallet
Sunshower
Large plastic bins for storing supplies
Firewood
Games
Camping Chair
Camping Kitchen
Cooler
Stove
Fuel
Fuel funnel
Griddle
Charcoal
Fire Starter/lighter Fluid
Pots
Frying pan
Baking pans
Plates
Bowls
Cups
Silverware
Spatula
Serving spoon
Ladle
Kitchen knife
Cutting board
Mixing bowl
Can opener
Bottle and wine openers
Tongs
Peeler
Pot holders
Measuring cup
Dutch oven
Coffee pot
Wash tub
Dish towel
Paper towels
Aluminum foil
Dish soap
Scouring pads
Sponge
Matches (strike anywhere)
Stove igniter
Trash bags
Table cloth
Collapsable water jugs
Water filtering pump or purifying tablets
Zip lock bags
Garbage bags
Clothing
Hiking boots or shoes
Flip flops or camp shoes
Shower sandals
Shorts
Warm pants
T-Shirts
Long Sleeve Shirts
Hoodie
Rain jacket
Bathing suit
Beach towel
Hat
Socks
Thermal Underwear
Pajamas
Bandana
Bath towel
Face cloth
Dirty clothes bag
Sunglasses for camping
Personal Gear
Pocket knife
Orienteering style compass
Waterproof matches
Toilet paper
Water bottle
Thermos
Flashlight
Spare batteries and bulb
Personal first aid kit
Toiletries/Toothbrush
Insect repellant
Sunscreen
Personal medicine
Sunglasses
Whistle
Camera
Reading material
Notebook
Binoculars
Bug Net
Local maps
Alarm clock
Facial tissues
Duffel bag or pack
Day pack
Field survival kit

 

 

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