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Unread 04-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #1
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Before I go camping check list!

Every time I go camping I always forget stuff


I want to make a check list that I can review while I'm packing to go each time to make sure I don't forget something important. Please feel free to make helpful suggestions if I'm leaving something out.





Tent.

Tent repair kit.

Tent stakes.

Sleeping bag.

Air mattress.

Air Mattress inflator.

Pillow.

Blanket.

Camp chair.

Grill.

Grill fuel.

Grill utensils.

Toilet paper.

Trowel.

Wet wipes.

Soap.

Toothpaste.

Deodorant.

Mouthwash.

Q-tips.

Wet Wipes.

Bug Spray.

Sun Tan lotion.

Flashlight.

Fire Starters.

Fire wood if needed.

Food.

Drinks.

Cooler.

Ice.

Beer.

Socks x days plus 2 pair.

Jeans x days plus 1 pair.

Shorts x days.

T-shirts x days plus 1.

Underwear x days plus 1 pair.

Sweatshirt.

Hoodie.

Coat.

Rain coat/poncho.

1 pair extra shoes.

50 ft of nylon rope or paracord.

Sewing kit.

First aid kit.

Extra batteries.

Cell phone charger.

Compass.

Signal mirror.

Trail Mix.

Snacks.

Trash Bags.

Lighter.

Water bottle.

Water purification tablets.

Water Filter or filter straw.

Saw.

Ax.

Knife.

Hammer/mallet.

Shovel.

Air mattress patch kit.

Cook ware.

Camping coffee pot/percolator.

Coffee.

Cream.

Sugar.

Salt.

Pepper.

Spices.

Tarp.

Bungee cords.

Personal music player and headphones.

Foam earplugs.

Safety glasses.

Sun glasses.

Hat.

Beanie.

Leather gloves.

Glove liners.

Map of area.

GPS.

Paper towels.

Wash cloth.

Dish sponge.

Bath towel.

Toothbrush.

Dish soap.

Aluminum foil.



I'll prolly add to this as time goes on and I think of other things i would like to have with me when I'm camping, but didn't think off until I was already there... What would you guys add to this list?


Thanks for helping me make this list more complete!

Adding:

Can opener.

Long Johns.

Sweat pants.

Fire extinguisher.

Eating utensils.

Let people know where you're going and when to expect you back.

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Unread 04-24-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Mine is fairly close, mines the air mattress, I use a raised cot. Also having my CCW I carry everywhere so I always make sure I have a firearm with me with extra ammo if need be, I'd rather have that then bear spray.
I also go heavy on the First Aid, I'm and EMT so I carry with me a large medical kit if I'm camping with a group, which includes IV supplies. I would rather be over prepared and not need It then need it and not have it.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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Mine is fairly close, mines the air mattress, I use a raised cot. Also having my CCW I carry everywhere so I always make sure I have a firearm with me with extra ammo if need be, I'd rather have that then bear spray.
I also go heavy on the First Aid, I'm and EMT so I carry with me a large medical kit if I'm camping with a group, which includes IV supplies. I would rather be over prepared and not need It then need it and not have it.
This is what I carry for my first aid kit: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/vood...ew-101804.html

I thought about adding bear spray, or a fire arm to the list, but I don't currently own either and I haven't done a lot of camping where I would need them.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 08:55 AM   #4
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can opener, I always forget one and have to use my Leatherman.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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can opener, I always forget one and have to use my Leatherman.
I've had p38 can openers on my key chains for atleast 10 years after doing this once! On colemans website they have a pretty nice checklist to print. what helps me is keeping things in separate rubbermaid totes labeled. one for cooking,sleeping,etc. that way I know it's there and load and go. can't go wrong with a pair of long johns or sweat pants and a hoodie. woke up cold more them once
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Unread 04-25-2013, 12:56 PM   #6
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I've had p38 can openers on my key chains for atleast 10 years after doing this once! On colemans website they have a pretty nice checklist to print. what helps me is keeping things in separate rubbermaid totes labeled. one for cooking,sleeping,etc. that way I know it's there and load and go. can't go wrong with a pair of long johns or sweat pants and a hoodie. woke up cold more them once
This is what I have started to do rubbermade is the only way to go
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Case of bottle water so you dont have to worry

Tylenol or aleve and sinus/antihistamine's

Fire extinguisher if not one in jeep

Bung wipe, On your list, Butt dont forget

Tarp to put tent on or just to have

Condiments for food

Forks n spoons/Spork's?

Road flares (sp?) to signal, Light area, You never know

Pack it in pack it out and you have that covered

Let a couple people know where you will be, How long, And when you 'should' be back.

Some whiskey in case of a need to clean wound, Keep warm, Many uses besides drinking

Oh, And me, Ill be ready asap LOL


Im usually in the same boat, Make list, Forget half of whats on it lol. But IMO get a shotgun in the future for camping or a CCW permit and sidearm. You never know if you will run into meth heads out cooking.
Good luck and have fun
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Unread 04-25-2013, 04:05 PM   #8
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That's a nice medical kit.
This is the main bag I carry with me whenever I go camping and a long hike isn't involved, as well as to shooting classes and anywhere I might be with a group of people. I have had to get into it several times.
http://www.galls.com/CGBCSTYL?PMSTYL=TK108
I do supplement it with two 1000ml 0.9 saline bags and one 500ml lactate ringers. As well as 5 CAT tourniquets, and more then 10 quick-clot dressings and some other gunshot/trauma pieces.
I also carry I smaller bag made by Blackhawk I think, I've had it for 7yrs, that I keep in the Jeep at all times and its an IFAK kit that has been blown out to accommodate up to 4 people so lots of tourniquets and quick-clot and other small things I will have to get it out and take pictures.
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I see you forgot the most important thing........ Handgun!!

I never go camping without one, NEVER.
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Unread 04-25-2013, 06:18 PM   #10
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can opener, I always forget one and have to use my Leatherman.
Great idea, will add it to the main list!

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I've had p38 can openers on my key chains for atleast 10 years after doing this once! On colemans website they have a pretty nice checklist to print. what helps me is keeping things in separate rubbermaid totes labeled. one for cooking,sleeping,etc. that way I know it's there and load and go. can't go wrong with a pair of long johns or sweat pants and a hoodie. woke up cold more them once
I'm going to add these to the main list, the hoodie is already listed.

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Case of bottle water so you dont have to worry

I always have a case of that in my truck, and I included food and drink in the main list, plus beer.

Tylenol or aleve and sinus/antihistamine's

Included in my first aid kit.

Fire extinguisher if not one in jeep

Good Idea, will add to list!

Bung wipe, On your list, Butt dont forget

Tarp to put tent on or just to have

Already on list.

Condiments for food

I listed salt pepper and spices, but that's a minimum

Forks n spoons/Spork's?

I always forget something! Will add to list!

Road flares (sp?) to signal, Light area, You never know

Pack it in pack it out and you have that covered

Let a couple people know where you will be, How long, And when you 'should' be back. X2!!!
Some whiskey in case of a need to clean wound, Keep warm, Many uses besides drinking

Oh, And me, Ill be ready asap LOL


Im usually in the same boat, Make list, Forget half of whats on it lol. But IMO get a shotgun in the future for camping or a CCW permit and sidearm. You never know if you will run into meth heads out cooking.
Good luck and have fun
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Unread 04-26-2013, 10:09 AM   #11
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I see you forgot the most important thing........ Handgun!!

I never go camping without one, NEVER.
X2 but I never go any where without it (except work) anyways so its always on me.
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X2 but I never go any where without it (except work) anyways so its always on me.
Yeah, I guess some people do not mind being in a predicament where they have no control and they may not get out of otherwise.
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Unread 04-26-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
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I have a spreadsheet that I can't get to open on my fancy new laptop (it's an XLR file), but I can email it to you I guess?

I would suggest going out a time or 2 and then paring on down the stuff you didn't even think about using those times. Cause you aren't going 20' from your Jeep with all this stuff lol. I have 2 totes ready to go, one with 'camping' stuff and 1 with the 'cooking' stuff, then throw the tents, pillows, sleeping bags, and coolers in and we are off!
Some additions for ya (sorry if they were there and I missed em):
tin foil
ziplocks (psuedo drybags, leftover storage, egg/ice cream recipes lol)
water jug (love my collapsable camping jobbies)
Can huggie/ cup (for 'dry' campgrounds, state parks, ect)
rake (camping on rocks and twigs sucks more than it sounds lol)
broom (to sweep out the tent before you put it away, no dealing with it again at home)
butter (you ALWAYS need it, never remember it)
baby powder (drys up and dusts off the sandy soil. Oh wait, that's only if you are camping in Jersey)
benedryl and a bee sting kit
looots of rope, string, bungies, whatever, you always need em
deck of cards

edited to ad:
just saw you are in VA. In a jeep. MORE rope. Cause you'll be hanging looooots of stuff from trees lol
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Unread 04-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #14
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Take your list and cut it in half. Half of that stuff is not needed. A hammock, sleeping bag, cooler, ice, beer, greenery, tin foil, meat, gun, knife, first aid kit. Possibly a tent if it is suppose to rain but mostly use a tarp with my hammock.
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Unread 04-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #15
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You must be car camping with a list like that. No way you are backpacking. When I used to be into backpacking, the list was much more simple.

Tent( ultralight style)
Sleeping bag
Camp stove and fuel
One largeish pot
First aid kit
One change of shirt/pants/underwear
Rain jacket
Pack cover
Water purification style of choice
Dehydrated meals
Water bottles( I always carried 5L of water to start)
Knife
Length of rope for bear bag
Toothbrush and paste
Headlamp

I'm sure I missed one or two small items, but for a week of backpacking, this is about all I would have. The last time I had weighed my pack, it was around 50-55 lbs.
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