The Camping List

Last update: 10/22/2001

This list has grown over the years via a process of trial and error. You may not need or want to bring everything on this list. It is intended as a guideline for people who camp the way we do: in a tent in a campground, with small children, and with a minivan for hauling everything.

Camping Gear

Food Preparation and Cleanup

We tend to cook most meals, rather than eat out a lot.


Non-food items used during meals. If you like doing dishes more than visiting the beach, bring real plates and silverware.



This will vary a great deal depending on where you go.



This will vary, based on what you plan to have for meals.

Food (Non-Perishable)

Food (Perishable)