Camping Checklist 101 for RV campers

Are you new to camping or just want to have a list of things NOT to forget when you go camping?  Here is a great list to get you started for going camping in a camper…..but always make notes of things that you have forgotten so that you remember them the next time.

FIRST AND FOREMOST – Don’t forget…..

  1. If the pets are staying home, do you have a sitter, doggy hotel, food, water, shelter?
  2. Purse with wallet
  3. Cash
  4. ID or driver’s license
  5. Credit and/or debit cards
  6. Medications (prescription & non-prescription)
  7. Have mail held or is a neighbor going to pick it up?
  8. Do you have the maps to your destination? (or plug it into your GPS)
  9. Campground confirmation reservation # and receipt  (always try to have a paper copy of your reservation)

COOKING & EATING UTENSILS

  • Pots & pans
  • Black iron skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Serving spoon
  • Wooden spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Tongs
  • Spatula (metal and plastic)
  • Grilling utensils with long handles
  • Dishes or paper plates
  • Bowls
  • Tableware or plastic ware
  • Drinking cups
  • Coffee mugs
  • A Good can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Measuring cups
  • Paper towels
  • Seasonings & condiments
  • Tablecloth
  • Napkins
  • Pot holders
  • Kitchen towels
  • Coffee pot & filters
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Garbage bag
  • Zip lock bag
  • Aluminum foil – heavy duty
  • Plastic wrap / grocery bags
  • Water filters/or purifying pills
  • Coolers/ice
  • Skewers/grill forks
  • Food containers
  • Trash bags
  • Dish drainer
  • Dishpan
  • Dish towels
  • Scrub pads / dishrag
  • DON’T FORGET YOUR FOOD & DRINKS

    LINENS/ BEDDING

  • Sheets & Pillow cases
  • Pillows
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Beach Towels
  • Dish Towels
  • Hand Towels

ELECTRONICS

  • Cell phone & charger
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra batteries
  • Lap top computer
  • Camera – extra film or memory card
  • Video Camera – extra tapes or DVDs
  • Satellite Dish & Receiver
  • GPS

CLOTHING

  • Glasses or contacts
  • Swimsuit
  • Under garments
  • Socks
  • Jeans
  • Shorts
  • Shirts – long sleeved & short sleeved
  • Belt
  • Jacket or coat
  • Shoes / hiking boots
  • Sandals / Beach shoes
  • Watch or jewelry
  • Ball cap or knit hat
  • Gloves
  • Sunglasses

TOILETRIES

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Contact cleaning solution
  • Deodorant
  • Bath & hand soap
  • Razor & shaving cream
  • Feminine products
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hairbrushes/Combs
  • Hairdryer, curling iron, straightener
  • Feminine Items
  • Makeup
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunburn lotion
  • First aid kit
  • Toilet paper
  • Facial tissue

PETS

  • Leash
  • Food
  • Food dishes
  • Collars
  • Toys
  • Medical records
  • Medication
  • Treats
  • Pet bed




MISCELLANEOUS

  • Extra set of spare keys
  • Insect Repellent
  • Life Jackets
  • 2 way radio
  • Games – cards, board games
  • Hand Wipes/Hand Sanitizer
  • Nylon rope
  • Jumper Cables
  • Bikes & Helmets
  • Toys
  • Umbrella
  • Tire Pump
  • Work Gloves
  • Water proof matches
  • Lighter
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Grill & charcoal
  • Wood & lighter fluid
  • Kindling to help start fire
  • Tool kit
  • Books or magazine
  • Axe
  • Candles
  • Clothes line rope & clothes pins
  • Paper & pen
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Water Bottle or canteen
  • Bungee cord or straps
  • Duct tape
  • Bucket
  • Sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors
  • Small shovel
  • Balls / bats / mitts
  • Frisbee
  • Pocket knife
  • Binoculars
  • Camping chairs
  • Folding table
  • Laundry basket or bag
  • Laundry detergent (if washing clothes)
  • Backpack or fanny pack
  • Fishing gear, license and bait
  • Radio
  • Guitar or other musical instrument
  • Jumper cables & flares

FINAL CAMPER CHECK LIST BEFORE YOU PULL AWAY….

  • Check connections to tow vehicle
  • Jacks lifted
  • Leveling blocks
  • Wheel chocks removed and packed
  • Propane tanks filled
  • Generator
  • Antenna cranked down
  • Portable heater
  • Battery charged
  • Toilet chemicals
  • Check tire pressures (including spare)
  • Brake lights/turn signals/marker lights
  • Inspection sticker current
  • Tools
  • Broom / dust pan
  • Flashlights
  • Outdoor rugs
  • Extension cords
  • Disconnected from power & other utilities
  • Sewage Hose
  • Water hose
  • Power cord
  • Awning retracted
  • Slideouts retracted
  • Gray Water Portable Holding Tank dumped and stored (if used)
  • Gray Water/Black Water Tanks empty

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