21 Jan, Tuesday
6° C

Avenue Trip

Beautiful Hawaii, Diamond Head

Essentials for Camping

Preparation is key for every camping trip. If this is your first trip into the outdoors, it can be easy to forget an essential item. That is why we’ve created this checklist. Having the right items can make or break your trip. Here is our extensive list of the most important things you should pack before you go camping.

Shelter and sleep

-Sleeping bag
-Sleeping pad/air mattress
-Headlamp/lantern with extra batteries


-Durable shoes and sandels
-Gloves or mittens
-Rain gear
-Laundry bag


-Shampoo and conditioner
-Hand sanitizer
-Toothpaste and toothbrush
-Shower shoes or waterproof flip flops
-Toilet paper
-Lip balm


-Bug spray
-Water bottle and purification system
-Cell phone

Around the campsite

-First aid kit
-Fold-out chairs
-Musical instruments
-Fire extinguisher
-Notebook and pen

Meal time

-Portable stove with propane
-Campfire grill
-Disposable/easy to clean cookware, silverware and utensils (pots, pans, bowls, plates, forks, knives, mugs, tongs, spatula, etc.)
-Food that will keep well during your stay (cereal, coffee, granola bars, bagels, muffins, peanut butter, jam, trail mix, tea, bottled or canned drinks, vegetables, fruit, cheese etc.)
-Meals that can be kept in a cooler until ready to consume (hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, pasta, etc.)
-Snacks (hot chocolate, popcorn, s’mores, crackers etc.)
-Tin foil
-Table cloth
-Dish soap
-Garbage bags
-Storage containers
-Oven mitts


-Playing cards
-Board games
-Water guns
-Water balloons
-Soccer ball
-Art supplies

Not every camper will require every item on the list, so pick and choose what you think will be most valuable to you and your party. Remember to let friends and family know about your plans to head into the wild, just in case you encounter an emergency situation. Finally, unplug yourself from the hustle and bustle of daily life and enjoy mother nature!