Camping Checklist: What Do You Need to Take

Camping Checklist: What Do You Need to Take

Having the necessary supplies is essential for any outdoor activities, especially for camping.

New campers may don’t know what to take for their first camping. The checklist below will do you a great help.

Instagram: t_kouk

Tent Checklist

  • Tent – choose a larger berth than the number of people camping so that you will have extra space for luggage. For example,6 people will have large extra space in a Coleman 8-person tent.
  • Tent Accessories – including tent porch, tent carpet and tent footprint (depending on your tent)
  • Lights & Lanterns – necessary at night; you can also find lanterns with detachable flashlights.e.g.this Odoland one.
  • Spare Tent Pegs – also called tent stake, like Odoland tent shake set.
  • Mallet – to knock tent pegs into the ground.
  • Duct Tape – you’d be surprised what can be fixed with tape
  • Electric Hook up – adds electric to your tent


Sleeping Checklist

  • Sleeping Bag – lightweight options are better for backpackers; also care about the weather and temperature
  • Inflatable Air Pillow – lightweight and easy to inflate. e.g.AGPtek air pillow with sleep mask.
  • Sleeping Mat/Airbed – can add comfort and extra insulation
  • Extra clothing – the temperature does drop at night, layer up and you can remove layers as you get warmer during the night.
  • Ear plugs – other campers can be loud


Campsite Checklist

  • Portable Furniture – camping tables and chairs can help you creating a great social area in the living area or outside the tent.
  • Portable Toilet – ideal for young children, or for the middle of the night. e.g.Camco Portable Travel Toilet.
  • Windbreak – not only for campsite privacy but also to keep the wind away.
  • Bin Bags – don’t leave anything behind
  • String/Cord – can be used for binding, or an onsite washing line.
  • Torch – much needed for finding the loo/toilet during the night!


Camping Kitchen Checklist

  • Water Container – necessary
  • Stove – choose one with windproof design, e.g.ODOLAND Windproof Camping Stove
  • Gas/Charcoal – depending on your cooking appliance.
  • Low Wattage Appliances – to work with your electric hook up
  • Cooking utensils
  • Pots/Pans – it’s great to own a complete cookware set that includes everything! For example this Odoland set even comes with cup and stove!
  • Kettle
  • Tableware – plates, bowls, cups etc
  • Cutlery
  • Basin – to wash the dishes, or to carry dirty dishes to the campsite wash area
  • Tin Opener
  • Bottle Opener – you can also make one following this video
  • Coolbox/Coolbag
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Wet Wipes


Health and Safety Checklist

  • Your Personal Medications
  • First Aid Kit
  • Sun Cream
  • Anti-bacterial handwash
  • Insect Repellent
  • Extra Batteries – for your phone
  • Pocket Knife
  • Toilet Roll/Tissue
  • Other essentials


You know your own requirements. Still you can take this checklist as a starting point and work out what gear is relevant to your particular trip.

You can also download and print this simplified one from Odoland for convenience.



Back to blog