Print this list and check off as you pack



So much to be packed, it's easy to forget things! Sure, you can usually buy again somewhere along the way but why waste the money. Use this handy list and you'll be sure to have everything. 

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Camping Gear Check List Camping Gear Check List (482 KB)





   Jacket - water and wind resistant
□    Polar-fleece jumper
□    Raincoat, rain hat and umbrella
□    Combi-pants (recommended: quick dry microfibre long pants and shorts) or jeans and shorts
□    Beanie
□    Sun hat or cap
□    T-shirts and long sleeve shirts – (recommended: quick dry, microfibre)
□    Tracksuit or pyjamas
□    Underwear
□    Socks
□    Neat casual clothing for outings when required
□    Swimmers and extra towel
□    Boots or joggers (sturdy footwear for bushwalking)
□    Sandals or slip-ons  
□    Thongs (flip-flops)



□    Solar shower or 12 volt pump
□    Towels (recommended: quick dry, micro-fibre)
□    Soap or shower gel
□    Shampoo and conditioner (use dry shampoo for extended trips where water is scarce )
□    Toothbrush and toothpaste
□    Shaver and spare blades
□    Deodorant
□    Brush / comb
□    Mirror
□    Hairdryer (be aware; power is not always available)
□    Cosmetics
□    Mirror




□    Folding toilet seat (optional)
□    Small shovel
□    Toilet rolls
□    Flushable wipes (please burn after use, don't flush or dispose of in dump points as they don't break down)  
□    Small plastic
bags (biodegradable nappy disposal type
 Matches or lighter
□    Waterless hand-wash



□    Prescription medication/s (if required)
□    Non-prescription medication/s
□    Prescription spectacles, contact lenses, and spares
□    Refillable water bottle
□    LED torch and/or LED headlamp, spare batteries
□    Sunglasses (and spares)
□    Sun hat
□    Sunscreen
□    Personal insect repellent
□    Camera, storage cards, card reader
□    iPod, iPad, mobile phone or Mp3 player
□    Laptop computer, mobile internet device (don't expect to get power and telephone service everywhere)
□    Charging leads for all devices packed


BOX or PICNIC BAG: (containing)

□    Dinner plates - plastic, melamine or stainless steel
□    Cereal / soup bowls - plastic, melamine or stainless steel
□    Drinking mugs - plastic,
melamine or stainless steel
□    Knives, forks, dessert-spoons, teaspoons
□    Poly-carbonate or plastic wine cups
□    Thermos flask  
□    Tea, coffee, sugar, long-life milk, salt and pepper



□    Tent, tent poles, guy ropes, pegs, sand pegs or swag
□    Compact rake
□    Tent fly or tarp, ropes and pegs in case of wet weather
□    Ground-sheet (under tent )
□    Plastic bag (storage for dirty, wet or dusty groundsheet)
□    Camp table  
□    Camp chairs (lightweight, sturdy, comfortable)
□    LED camp light/s and spare batteries
□    Camp bed and /or quality self-inflating foam mattress (recommended - use plastic-backed picnic-blanket under mattress if directly on tent floor)
□    Sheets, pillow, doona or sleeping bag/s
□    Fridge, cooker, spare fuel and stove stand
□    Cooking equipment - kettle, folding toaster, chopping board, saucepans, frying pan or camp oven and trivet, (lid doubles as frying pan)
□    Cooking utensils - tongs, egg lifter, sharp knife, tin opener, wooden stirring spoon, vegetable peeler, whisk, sharp knives, serving spoons
□    Kitchen extras: paper towel, foil, plastic wrap, resealable plastic bags, small rubbish bags, strong large garbage bags, tablecloth, paper napkins, waterless    hand-wash, fire-lighter, dust-pan and brush, broom
□    Washing-up kit: washing-up basin, dish drainer, washing-up liquid, dish-cloths, scourers, tea towels
□    Laundry kit: small washing bucket, concentrated washing liquid, pegs, temporary clothes line

    Power board and electric extension lead

*     More about refrigeration can be found in 'Refrigeration Basics'  - click here to read the story.



□    Satellite telephone (rent or purchase )
□    Mobile telephone
□    Hand-held CB radio/s
□    HF radio and aerial
□    First Aid Kit
□    Fire blanket
□    Fire extinguisher
□    PLB
□    Safety V-Sheet 


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