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The Ultimate Checklist For Camping In 2022!

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Camping is the long-endorsed adventure of many travelers! It is filled with the thrill of hiking, exploration, and a number of sports that unlock your hidden potential and allow you to connect and experience nature on another level.

Planning ahead for your next camping adventure can save you money, time and any headaches that may arise while on your trip. We have constructed a checklist to ensure you remember all of the essentials one would need on their trip, this way you will be able to enjoy camping stress free and worry free. Our checklist will ensure you have a safe and comfortable experience camping in Canada.

For the Campsite

To begin with, we have sorted out the essentials to set up your camp. However, if you are traveling in an RV, then you can feel free to skip through some of these as an RV would be the place you stay and sleep.

    • Lightweight tent
    • Sleeping pads/rugs
    • Camp chairs
    • Flashlights
    • Pillows
    • Camp table
    • A map of the area
    • Extra blankets


Although most campsites now offer delicious food to all the travelers, some prefer to cook their own meals to experience camping at its best! For those people here are some essentials to remember.

  • Matches/lighter
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • Fuel
  • Utensils
  • Cook pots
  • Frying pans
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Paper cups and plates
  • Water bottles
  • Trash bags


Your body will be exposed to many foreign elements, so make sure that you do not miss out on these to stay clean and healthy!

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toiletry bag
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Menstrual products
  • Sun-screen
  • Insect repellent
  • hand/face soap

First-aid Kit

Being injured would be the last thing someone would want to happen to them. But just in case you get yourself hurt, you’ll need a kit of medicines and bandages available. Checkout our article on preparing a first aid kit for a little more help!

  • Bandages
  • Sprays
  • Ointments
  • Anti-allergic meds
  • Antibiotics
  • Prescribed medicines

Repairing Tools

If accidentally, you end up breaking something and need a quick repair, then these repairing Tools will be enough to save the day.

  • Duct Tape
  • Cord
  • Tent repairing kit
  • Sharp knife
  • Mattress repair kit
  • Hammer or mallet
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Screwdriver with different screw bits


  • Sun shades
  • Instant coffee
  • Firewood
  • Mugs/cups
  • Dish towel
  • Camp sink
  • Large water jugs
  • Binoculars
  • Navigation tools
  • Dry bags

Depending on the location of the camp, you can select all the essentials out of this list. Carrying all of these would make your gear heavy, so select precisely which ones would be the most suitable to help you on the way. Camping in Canada can be a fun time for all, and that is possible only when you are equipped and ready for all shortcomings.

With this helpful checklist at hand, you will be able to deal with any unfortunate event that comes across. Also, the add-ons will be handy for a home-like experience!

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