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I am not a big fan of lists, but when preparing for any trip away from home I have definitely learned that it is better to double check that you have everything you need with you rather than discovering that key item is missing … usually this discovery is made precisely when you needed it.  Because my memory is not what it once was I have developed this list over the past few seasons and refer to it prior to each adventure.

With our trailer we find that some items are packed in the spring and they stay in the trailer all season, some items are needed for each trip, and some items are consumed during each trip and need to be checked and replenished if needed.

I have divided the following list into 4 categories: (click each section to expand)

  • Kitchen & Cleaning
  • Tool, Equipment & Accessories
  • Leisure, Clothes & Personal
  • Food

We use this list to identify items we would bring on an average trip. The bolded items are items we need to pack each time whereas the normal font are items usually left in the trailer.

I would suggest you use this list as a guide , but make changes to meet your needs and camping style.

 

Cooking

  • Bush pie irons
  • Cast iron griddle
  • Pots and frying pans with lids
  • Cook utensils-spatula, knife, spoon
  • Barbeque set – tongs,
  • Skewers/grill forks
  • Stove with fuel/propane
  • Potholders/oven mitts
  • BBQ grill
  • Folding table / BBQ Table

 

Food Prep & Dining

  • Tablecloth / thumb tacks / clips
  • Plates & bowls / paper plates
  • Silverware / plastic silverware
  • Measuring cups
  • Wine glasses & opener
  • Can opener / bottle opener
  • Mugs
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Coffee grinder & Aero Press
  • Potato peeler
  • Canteen / water bottle
  • Coffee pot

 

Consumables

(check before each trip)

  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dish soap
  • Matches / lighter
  • Ziploc bags
  • Tissues

 

Cleaning

  • Clothes pins
  •  Dish rags / towels
  • Mat for entrance
  • Dust pan / brush
  • Scrub pad / Brillo
  • Rope / clothes line

Tools

  • Axe
  • Hammer

 

Tool Box

These are items we carry in a tool box which is loaded in the truck prior to each trip

  • Wrenches (imperial & metric)
  • 3/8” socket set (shallow & deep)
  • Mutimeter
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pliers (slip joint, side cutters, etc)
  • Epoxy / epoxy putty
  • Wire ties (zip ties in assorted sizes)
  • Wire
  • Plumbing caps
  • Washers (hose)
  • 2 sided tape
  • Teflon tape
  • Gas tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Jumper wire
  • 3/8” compression rings
  • 15A fuses
  • Duct tape/electrical tape

Outdoor Equipment

  • Propane torch (to light fire)
  • Solar panels
  • Street water hose
  • Water container filler hose
  • Drain hose
  • Wheel chocks
  • Wheel lock cables
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Work gloves
  • Small shovel
  • Misc. tools
  • Ground cloth / tarp

Accessories

  • Porta-potty & supplies
  • Lantern with fuel/mantles
  • Extra batteries/bulbs
  • Bug repellent/candles
  • Whistle
  • Books/magazines
  • Candles
  • Scissors
  • Maps/directions
  • Backpack/fanny pack
  • Sunglasses
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Pocket knife
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Binoculars
  • Bunge cords/straps
  • Cards / games / toys / golf
  • Notepad / pen
  • Cell phone/charger & 2-way radios
  • Safety pins
  • Money / ID / credit card / quarters
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Umbrella
  • Hand wipes
  • Small sewing kit
  • GPS
  • Camera/battery
  • Reservations info./confirmation
  • Portable weather station
  • Hiking Poles
  • Coolers/ice (only if needed)

Leisure

  • Folding chairs
  • Heaters – gas & electric
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Extra stakes
  • Shade tarp / poles / rope / stakes
  • Awning
  • Awning poles and ground pads
  • Kitchen shelter

Clothes

(packed for each trip)

  • Shoes/boots
  • Jeans/pant/belt
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Socks/extra socks
  • Hat
  • Bandana
  • Sweatshirt/jacket
  • Underwear
  • Sleep clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Swim suit/towel
  • Laundry bag
  • Hiking boots

Personal

  • Shower shoes/flip flops
  • Towels/washcloth
  • Soap in plastic case/shampoo
  • Tooth brush/tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/brush
  • Razor
  • Feminine products
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medications – take extra
  • Sunscreen/chap stick
  • Bear spray
  • Advil, Robax, Pepcid, Gavscon

Breakfast

  • Eggs
  • Instant oatmeal
  • Jam
  • Peanut butter
  • Pancake mix
  • Bagels
  • Syrup

 

Lunch

  • Beef jerky
  • Pita bread
  • Cheese
  • Fruit
  • Buns

 

Dinner

  • Canned stew
  • Canned corn (veggies)
  • Soup
  • Canned chicken chunks
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Ground beef
  • Hot dogs
  • Steak
  • Hamburgers
  • Pasta & sauce

 

Snacks

  • Granola bars
  • Crackers
  • Trail mix
  • Snacks (chips)

 

Misc

  • Cooking oil / Pam spray
  • Containers for food storage
  • Hot chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Lemonade & ice tea
  • Seasoning (Mrs Dash)
  • Sugar
  • Margarine
  • Ketchup
  • Relish
  • Yogurt
  • BarBQ sauce

 

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3 Responses

  1. Erie Pentland
    | Reply

    Thanks so much for this….wow very comprehensive and will be a huge help…I won’t forget wine

  2. Nan
    | Reply

    This is a great list. Is there anyway you could put it in a printable format.
    Nan

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