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Camping Checklist

Where will you be when you realize you have forgotten your sleeping bag? The tent is set up but where are the stakes to hold it to the ground? That kayak isn´t going to be much use without a paddle. These are all situations that can be easily avoided by sticking to one commonly overlooked step in camping trip preparation. That is creating and following a camping checklist. Here is an example of a checklist, which should lay out all the gear you will ever need while camping in Colorado. Now of course you do not have to include all these items on your camping check list but this will give you some great ideas. Prepare your camping supply list early and be sure to go over it the night before you set out on your trip and just after you pack up the car to leave.

Shelter and bedding

  • Tent, poles, rope, stakes, rain fly
  • Matt (to place in front of tent)
  • Shade canopy or tarp, poles, rope, stakes
  • Hammer (for stakes)
  • Dustpan and hand broom (never pack away a dirt filled tent)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Extra blankets
  • Pillows
  • Air mattress, sleeping pad or cot
  • Air mattress pump (with batteries) and patch kit

Food and cookware

  • Coolers with ice
  • Coffee thermos
  • Mugs
  • Small camp grill
  • Propane camp stove with fuel tanks
  • Large plastic container for water
  • Matches or lighter
  • Charcoal and firewood
  • Folding camp table/tablecloth
  • Food tent (keeps bugs off the hotdogs)
  • Paper plates,cups and bowels/plastic silverware
  • Knives
  • Paper towels
  • Dutch oven
  • Aluminum foil
  • Grill forks or skewers
  • Folding camp shovel (handy for digging out hot coals for a Dutch oven cooking)
  • Trash bags
  • Food storage containers
  • Zip top bags
  • Brillo/scrub pads
  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking/grilling utensils
  • Can opener
  • S´mores (marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers)
  • Hot chocolate and coffee
  • Food (Plan your meals for the duration of your trip and shop accordingly.)

Clothing and toiletries

  • Light shoes
  • Hiking boots
  • Warm jeans
  • Jacket/rain gear
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirt
  • Socks and underwear (plenty)
  • Hat
  • Swimwear/ towel
  • Shower shoes (never step barefoot into a campground public shower)
  • Washcloth
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Tooth brush/paste
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Portable camp shower
  • Medications (bring extra)
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen

General

  • Compass
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Lantern (extra fuel and mantles)
  • Bug spray/citronella candles
  • Camera (extra battery and film)
  • Maps and guidebooks
  • Water filters
  • Backpack
  • Fishing gear (poles, bait, license)
  • Folding camp chairs
  • Hammock
  • Pocketknife
  • Binoculars
  • Extra rope
  • Axe
  • Canteen or water bottle
  • Cell phone
  • Identification cards
  • Hand wipes
  • Umbrella
  • Fire Extinguisher