Coleman Tent Camping Checklist

Checklists are a good habit to get into when you prepare for an outing. This camping checklist will give you a good idea of the kind of equipment and items you should bring along to make the most of your camping trip. While not all of the items on this camping checklist are necessary, they could well come in handy once you have actually embarked on your camping trip.

Print this one out, make your own additions, and maybe you can avoid that, "Oh, no, I forgot..." scenario.

Camp Cooking

Sleeping And Comfort

  • Air Bed, Camping beds, Cot or Camp Pad
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tent Fans and Tent Light

Camping Gear

  • Tent, Poles and Stakes
  • Lantern with Extra Fuel or Extra Batteries
  • Extra Lantern Mantles
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Compass, Maps and Portable GPS
  • Flashlights or Headlamps with Extra Batteries
  • Ground Cover or Tarp
  • Multipurpose Knife or Multi Tool
  • Camp Saw
  • Rope, Bungee Cords, 550 Parachute Cord or Wire

Personal Care

  • First Aid Kit
  • Camp Towels
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Citronella Candles and Insect Repellent
  • Layered Clothing
  • Rain Gear
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet Paper

Eating/Food Prep

  • Coffee
  • Coffee Pot
  • All-in-One Portable Sink
  • Plastic Zipper Bags
  • Pot Scrubbers and Rags
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Tin foil

Sleeping and Comfort

  • Tool Kit: Hand Axe, Rubber Tent-Peg Mallet and Tent Stake Puller
  • Tent Repair Kit
  • Extra Tent Stakes
  • Pillows
  • Whisk Broom and Dust Pan

Camping Gear

  • Fire Starting Kit: Butane Lighter, Cotton Balls, Strike-A-Fire or Trioxane Tablets, Fire Starter and Waterproof Matches
  • Firewood for Camp Fires
  • Fuel Funnel (if using a liquid fuel lantern or stove)
  • Lantern Carry Case
  • Lantern Stand
  • Long-Nosed Butane Lighter


  • Digital Camera with Extra Batteries
  • Clothesline
  • Cards and Games
  • Flare, Signaling Mirror and Survival Whistle
  • Pad of Paper, Pencil or Pen
  • Radio with Weather Band
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen