Your Camping Essentials Checklist

Last week, we shared some Tips for First-Time Campers.  Here, is a checklist designed to help you be prepared for your camping adventure and help ensure a successful outing!

Your Camping Essentials Checklist

  • Tent (poles, ground stakes, ground cloth, hammer for ground stakes)
  • Sleeping bag, blanket, pillow
  • Sleeping pad or mattress
  • Toiletries (soap, tooth brush, paste, wash cloth, towel)
  • Camp stove and fuel
  • Cooking supplies (pots, pans, spatula, large spoons, matches, plastic table cloth)
  • Mess kit (spoon, knife, bowl, cup, plate) OR paper plates and plastic utensils
  • Cleanup kit (plastic tub, sponge, soap, cleaning pads, paper towels, trash bags)
  • Cooler with ice and/or “blue ice”
  • Charcoal and starter fluid
  • Clothing for the season
  • Drinking water
  • First Aid kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher)
  • Firewood, fire starting materials, matches, newspaper
  • Camping lantern
  • Flashlight with extra batteries

If you enjoy camping and want to explore how to make your nights under the stars happen on your own piece of heaven on earth, contact a Potlatch Preferred Broker and start your land search today.  It’s not too late to buy and get out on your own land in 2016!

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