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  • Writer's pictureMelissa Doose-Mitchell

Don't Forget a Thing: Your Hilarious Camping Essentials Checklist!

Welcome to our ultimate guide on camping essentials! We know the struggle of a forgotten must-have while trying to rough it in the great outdoors. That's why we've put together this hilarious checklist to ensure you don't end up in a sleeping bag without a flashlight, or cooking dinner without a can opener. Let's dive in and make sure your next camping trip is one for the books (not for the emergency supply run)!

The Checklist

  • Tent: What's camping without a tent? Unless you want to cuddle up with the local wildlife, better double-check this one!

  • Sleeping Bags: Avoid the "rock bed" experience by bringing along these cozy cocoons.

  • Pillows: Forget these, and you'll be dreaming of your feather-filled wonders at home.


  • Camp Stove: Unless you prefer your meals sashimi-style, make sure this fiery friend tops your list.

  • Lighter: Nothing screams 'survival mode' more than trying to start a fire using just your charm.

  • Utensils: Forks are nature's gift for eating beans straight from the can.

  • Snacks: Hunger waits for no one, so pack your favorite munchies!

  • Cooler: Keep those beverages chilled and the bears jealous.

  • Water Bottles: Mother Nature can provide much, but Evian isn't one of them.

  • Layers: Mother Nature is the original mood swinger, so pack those layers like you're dressing for a theme party.

  • Toiletries: Deodorant isn't optional when you're one with nature.

  • Towels: Don't go river bathing without these - nobody wants the "leafy loofah" experience.


  • First Aid Kit: Bruises, cuts, and bug bites - oh my! Be your own wilderness medic.

  • Headlamp: Because we all know how comical it is to try to pitch a tent in the dark. Hint: it's not.

  • Entertainment: Cards, a good book, or ghost stories - keep the campfire vibe alive.

Pro Tip:

  • Make a 'weirdest item wins' contest by sneaking in that odd item you found in the garage. Who knew a toaster would come in handy?

So, there you have it, your fail-proof camping essentials checklist! Remember, it's not the end of the world if you forget something (unless it's the toilet paper - then maybe it is). Happy camping, adventurers!

Time to grab your gear, tick those boxes, and get ready for a camping trip packed with laughs and memories!

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