The Family Equipment Checklist is very important for this type of camping. With the number of people involved, it is very easy to over look items that you will need. Many of the items here should be standard with any camping gear list regardless of the location.
Your list may include some or all of the items listed here. Use the one below as a starting point, not as an absolute. Each family will have different needs, number of children or your budget may not allow the purchase of the items.
Take the time to think what you need, put the items into three categories, need, want and nice to have. The length of your camping trip will also be a factor of what items you will take.
As you review the list you see that there are some obvious items, but be careful not to take more than you will use or have room for. Read the Camping Equipment page for some guidance on what equipment will meet your needs. Also look over the Camping Tips page for ideas of how to dual purpose some equipment.
Once you have your list, pre-stage everything on your list. Will it all fit or you will have to make some adjustment to your list. The list is not etched in stone, be flexable, really think through the items you take.
For your convenience here is a Printable Version that you can print out and follow.
Camping Equipment Checklist
Cooking Equipment (cont'd)
|Aluminum Foil (Heavy Duty)||Pot holders||axe, Long handled|
|Bottled Water||Folding cooler and stove stands||
|Bowls, mixing||Tablecloth and clips||dust pan/whisk broom|
|Camp Stove||Thermos||Glue/super glue|
|Can Opener||Toothpicks||Road flares|
|Food-storage canister||Towels, Quick-dry||Hatchet|
|Folding Chairs||Trash bags; resealable bags||Knife or Multi-Tool|
|Charcoal and Lighter Fluid||Utensils (whisk, spoons, spatula)||Knife sharpener|
|Collapsible water container(s)||mallet or hammer|
|Cook Set (pots & pans)||Door mat||Rope|
|Plastic cups||Ground Sheet||Small shovel|
|Cutting board||Rain Fly/Tent Topper||Whistle|
|Dish pan or collapsible sink||Seam sealant||Work gloves|
|Dish Soap, Dish Rags / Scouring Pad||Sun shade, tarp or screen house|
|Dish towels||Tent (w/ stakes and guylines)||
|Dutch oven / tin can stove||Tent footprint||Extra batteries/bulbs|
|Egg holder(s)||Tent repair kit||Flashlight|
|Extension sticks/roasting items||Tent-pole repair sleeve||Headlamps|
|Folding Table & Chairs||Utility bags for storage||Lantern|
|frozen insulator||Whisk Broom||Lantern Pole/Hanger|
|Fuel (propane, white gas)||Maglight|
|Solar powered battery charger|
|Grill rack||Alarm clock||Spare lantern fuel and mantles|
|Hot-cold vacuum bottle||Blankets|
|Measuring cups & spoons||Fleece sleeping bag liner|
|Mitts, Oven||Mat / Air Mattress|
|Mugs/cups||Pad/mattress repair kit|
|Paper Plates, Bowls, Cups||Pillows|
|Paper Towels & Nampkins||
|Pot grabber||Sleeping Bag|