List of camping essentials



Camping is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors. If you are new to camping, the first thing you should do is become familiar with the basic camping gear that you will need.

Although camping can be an incredibly uplifting and relaxing activity, it can also be a time of difficulty and discomfort. Much of the difference depends on the weather and wilderness, but your decisions as camper also make a large impact on the success or failure of your expedition.

This post is an attempt to compile the ultimate list of camping essentials for the “car camper”, a person who will most likely carry all their campground needs in their car.

Essential Items Food & Water Items
  • Mattress
  • Chair
  • Extra socks
  • Flashlight
  • Lip balm
  • Matches
  • Pain killers
  • Rope
  • Sun block
  • Toilet paper
  • Zip lock bags
  • Sleeping bag
  • Cooler bag
  • Shades
  • Canteen
  • Plate
  • Fork
  • Gum
  • Old wallet
  • Hat / Head cover
  • Cushion
  • Shoes
  • Toothbrush & Paste
  • Deodorant
  • Insect repellant
  • Trail mix
  • Dried meat
  • Boiled eggs
  • Veggie stir fry
  • Noodles
  • Bananas
  • 2L Water
  • Energy drink mix
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Got something to add to the list of camping essentials? Go ahead and mention it in the comments below!

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