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Car Camping Gear List

Shelter and Sleep Equipment

  • Sleeping Bag
     
  • Sleeping Pad
     
  • Tents
     
  • Ground Cloths
     
  • Portable Chairs and Stools
     
  • Pillows
     

Camp Kitchen Items

  • Camp Stove (2 burner)
     
  • Fuel (Propane, White Gas- Each Stove is Different)
     
  • Fire Starter (Lighter, Matches)
     
  • Cooking Set (Pots/Pans)
     
  • Cutting board
     
  • Utensils
     
  • Plates
     
  • Bowls
     
  • Cups
     
  • Knife
     
  • Forks
     
  • Spoons
     
  • Can Opener
     
  • Garbage Bags
     
  • Ziplock Bags (Large and Small)
     
  • Biodegradable soap
     
  • Washcloth/ Sponge
     
  • Bucket for Washing Dishes
     
  • Napkins (could use Handkerchiefs)
     
  • Cooler and Ice
     
  • Bottle Opener
     
  • Tablecloth for picnic table
     
  • Jug for water if water is provided
     
  • Jugs of drinking water (if suitable water is not provided)
     
  • Aluminum Foil/ Saran Wrap
     
  • Citronella candle
     
  • Hot Pads

Food

  • Ingredients for each meal (and recipes, if needed)
     
  • Snacks for energy and high on variety
     
  • Bars
     
  • Trail Mix
     
  • Raisins
     
  • Jerky
     
  • Mixed Nuts
     
  • Cheese Crackers
     
  • M&M’s
     
  • Yogurt pretzels
     
  • Parmesan and cheddar cheese keeps well.
     
  • Dried fruit and sturdy fresh fruit like apples
     
  • Bread and the makings for PB&J (Stoves can be tricky, quick eats can be very clutch)


Condiments

  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Sugar
  • Cooking Oil
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Coffee and cream/sugar or tea
  • Hot Cocoa Mix (Insulated Mugs)
  • Other Beverages
  • Milk
  • Pop
  • Juice
  • Kool-Aid mix)
  • Popcorn and campfire popper
  • Makings  for S’mores
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate. (We add cinnamon or peanut butter, too)
     


Medical Supplies

  • First-Aid Kit With Different Bandages
     
  • Antibiotic Ointment and Wipes
     
  • Insect repellent (Non-Toxic for Kids)
     
  • Sting Eze
     
  • Benadryl (For Mosquito Bites)
     
  • Sunblock (For Sensitive Skin)
     
  • Duct tape (Quick Repairs)
     
  • Moleskin (For Blisters)
     
  • 100% Aloe Vera Gel (For Sunburn)
     
  • Calamine Lotion (For Poison Oak)
     
  • Hydrocortisone (For Skin Reactions and Rashes)
     
  • Thermometer
     
  • Tweezers (For Splinters and Ticks)
     
  • Water Filter or Purification Tablets (just in case)
     
  • Whistle (for calling out for help)
     
  • Walkie Talkies
     
  • Headlamps (one for each person)
     
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
     
  • OTC medications like advil and aspirin
     
  • Allergy medication like benedryl
     
  • Directions to the nearest emergency medical facility
     
  • Cell phone

 

Toiletries

  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Biodegradable Shampoo
  • Quarters For Pay Showers (Some Site Provide Coin Showers)
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Toilet Paper and Trowel (It’s Better Than a Leaf)
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Baby wipes (very handy for campsite cleanup)
     

Clothing

  • Rain/Wind Jacket
  • Rain/Wind Pants
  • Fleece Jacket or Vest (Vest if Warmer)
  • Down Vest or Coat
  • Hiking Shoes or Boots
  • Camp Shoes (Sandals or Clogs)
  • Socks (avoid cotton, try wool or polypro)
  • Long Underwear Top/Bottom (Wool or Polypro)
  • Shorts 
  • Pants
  • Shirts (Think Layers)
  • Tank
  • T-Shirt
  • Long-Sleeved T-Shirt)
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Swimming Suits
  • Warm Hat and Gloves
  • Sunglasses and Baseball Hat
     

Misc. Campsite Tools

  • Rope
  • Clothespins
  • Duct Tape
  • Multi-tool/ Knife
  • Small Broom (for Cleaning tent…or shake it out)
  • Lantern
  • Headlamps
     

Entertainment

  • Outdoor Toys
  • Frisbee
  • Soccer Ball
  • Football
  • Whiffle Ball/Bat
  • Kites
  • Fishing Pole/Equipment
  • Daypacks
  • Camera and Film
  • Video Camera
  • Reading Material
  • Board Games
  • Water Toys/ Floats
 
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