This year, we are determined to go camping twice before we go to Disney World (!!!) in October. I’m the kind of person who loves to plan, if you haven’t noticed yet… if I’m not planning one thing, I’m planning something else. Meal planning, birthday parties, holiday activities, get-togethers with friends, etc. If it needs to be planned, I’m planning it.
The last time we went camping as a family was a blast! I had camped several times in my life, but last summer was the first time we had actually been as a family, and it was Zoey’s first camping experience in her life. Since then we have gotten our own tent and an assortment of additional camping necessities. This got me thinking… how nice would it be to have the ultimate camping checklist all printed, in a plastic sleeve, that you can just take a dry erase marker to before each trip, and then easily wipe off to use again and again.
It’s an OCD planner’s dream, I tell you!
The list could contain the things you always already have on hand that are obvious (tent, sleeping bags, etc), as well as the things you need to make sure you stock up on before each trip (first aid supplies, food, etc). No one likes to go camping without everything they need. No one wants to have to go into town to a local Walmart because they forgot the most basic necessities. A list is needed! A dry-erase list is a necessity!
I wanted to share this camping checklist with you in a handy dandy printable! This may contain some things that you don’t want or need. You may have items that you can’t live without and need to add to this. You’ll also notice this is more specific to camping on campgrounds or in State parks, not back road camping. Either way, I hope that if you like to go camping (or really want to like it) you find this useful as a starting point. This list is practical for camping with a small child – if you have a toddler or baby, you’ll have a whole separate section of list to compile. I hope this at least inspires you to get organized for camping!
Here is a peek at the camping checklist:
Download the complete 2-page document here:
What can you absolutely not live without when you go camping?