Going Camping? Make Sure to Take These 15 Essentials

Whether you're a novice camper or someone who camps all the time, the easiest way to make sure you have packed everything for your upcoming camping trip is to make a list of what you need to take -- and check it off as you pack it.

15 Camping Gear Essentials

  • First Aid Kit (with camping essentials of insect repellant, sunscreen, burn ointment, antihistamines, pain killers)

  • Tool and Repair Kit (including pocketknife, duct tape, super glue, mallet, hatchet, multi-tool, shovel)

  • ID and Permit Kit (Cash, credit cards, licenses, permits, identification)

  • Sleeping Kit (sleeping bag, pillows, mattress)

  • Shelter Kit (tent, stakes, tarp, rope)

  • Matches/Lighter

  • Lighting Gear (lanterns, flashlights, headlamps -- with extra batteries)

  • Wet Wipes

  • Trash Bags

  • Cooking Kit (pots, pans, grills, spices, utensils, plates, glasses, and the like)

  • Toiletries, including toilet paper and paper towels

  • Clothing (including extra clothing; bad/inclement weather gear)

  • Food and Beverages Kit (including extra water)

  • Coolers (for food and beverages that need to stay cool/cold)

  • Camp chairs, tables, benches

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