Hiking Camping Checklist

Hiking, and carrying all of your equipment with you is very different from camping where you drive a car to the camp site. The emphasis of the hiking camping checklist is on keeping the weight down, but still taking all you need to camp, eat and travel.

So this checklist doesn’t include all of the luxuries you might take with you otherwise, such as air-beds, camp chairs and pillows. The majority of this should fit into your rucksack with just the tent and sleeping mat strapped to the outside.

If the weather is likely to be bad, make sure you have a cover for your rucksack. It is also a good idea to pack you clothes inside plastic bags in your rucksack, so if it leaks your clothes will remain dry.

Hiking Camping Checklist

Packing

Cooking / Cleaning

Backpack Water Bottle
Bags – Tent bag, plastic bags, etc. Stove
Fuel for stove

Shelter

Mug, Bowl, Plate
Tent Knife, fork, spoon, teaspoon
Check you have tent pegs Ligthweight pan set (Trangia)
Cooking oil

Bedding

Sharp knife
Sleeping bag Can opener/bottle opener
Sleeping mat Paper towels
Rubbish bags

Lighting – Check batteries!

Washing up liquid
Torch Ziplock bags
Spare batteries Dish Cloth
Lantern (lightweight) Tea Towel
Lighter (as in cigarette) Seasoning
Matches (preferably water proof) Tea / Coffee / sugar / milk
Food *

Clothes

Thermos?
Shoes/boots
Trousers

Medical

Shorts First Aid Kit
T-shirts Insect Repellent – Spray
Socks/extra socks Suntan Lotion
Hat/scarf/gloves Pocket Tissues
Sweatshirt/jacket/fleece Anti Bacterial lotion
Underwear Hand wipes
Sleep clothes
Rain gear

Miscellaneous

Gaiters Maps/directions
Whistle

Cleaning and Personal Items

Swiss army knife / multitool
Toilet Paper (essential) Compass
Soap GPS
Flannel Sunglasses
Shampoo Binoculars
Toothpaste and toothbrush Camera
Towel Rope/clothes line
Deoderant Notepad/pen
Sunscreen/chapstick Phone/charger/extra battery
Money/ID/credit card/change
Small sewing kit
Scissors
Watch

 

Here are a few tips to minimize the weight you’re carrying:

  1. If you can’t sleep without a pillow, just take a pillowcase and stuff it with spare clothes.
  2. Transfer all liquids into smaller bottles e.g. Shampoo, washing up liquid, sun cream, cooking oil, milk etc.
  3. Just take a few paper towels, not the full roll.
  4. Take 2 torches instead of a torch and lantern. The second torch can be hung from tent ceiling like a lantern.
  5. Use microfibre towels and flannels.

* What food to take depends on how long you’re going for and where you are staying. We can’t cover every option in this list.

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