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Personal Equipment Checklist
For Camping and Traveling

PACKS

  • Frame Pack
  • Internal Pack
  • Day Pack
  • Fanny Pack

SHELTER

  • Tent/Poles
  • Mosquito Netting
  • Space Blanket
  • Tarp

SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Stuff Sack
  • Ground Pad
  • Space Blanket

ESSENTIALS

  • Water
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Fire Starting Gear
  • Maps
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Signal Mirror
  • Nylon Cord
  • Pocket Knife
  • Space Blanket
  • Extra Food
  • Extra Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Purification

CLOTHING INNER LAYER

  • Wicking Layer
  • Liner Socks
  • Outer Socks
  • T-shirt/Shorts

CLOTHING OUTER LAYER

  • Wool/Synthetic
  • Shirt
  • Sweater
  • Jacket
  • Gloves
  • Hat

CLOTHING PROTECTIVE

  • Windbreaker
  • Raingear
  • Pancho
  • Extra Gloves
  • Extra Socks

FIRST AID

  • Sunscreen
  • Tweezers
  • Sterile Gauze Pads
  • Bandage Assortment
  • Ace Bandage
  • Pain Reliever
  • Moleskin
  • Insect Repellent
  • Antibacterial
  • Cleaning Pads
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Sunburn Cream
  • Lip Balm
  • Anti-Itch Cream
  • Burn Cream
  • Prescriptions

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Frame Pack
  • Bandana
  • Flashlight/Candles
  • Camera/film/lens
  • Binoculars
  • Repair kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Fishing Gear
  • Paper/Pencil/Pen
  • Trash Bags
  • Towels/Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Reading Material
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Moist Towelettes
  • Coins or Card for Phone
  • Watch or Clock
  • Safe Signal Day/Night Mirror
  • Money

COOKING EQUIPMENT

  • Stove
  • Fuel
  • Bottles
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Stove Funnel
  • Pots/Pans
  • Fry Pan
  • Utensils
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Can Opener
  • Knive/Fork/Spoon
  • Pot Grips
  • Cup
  • Cutting Board
  • Scrub Pads
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Spice Kit
  • Ice Chest
  • Knife
  • Storage Containers
  • Paper Towels
  • Freeze Dried Foods
  • Towel/Washcloths etc.

TRAVEL

  • Passport
  • Tickets
  • Telephone Numbers
  • Reservations
  • Medical Records

IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO

  • Leave a full itinerary with someone you can rely on. Include all known dates and times.
  • Call ahead for an accurate weather report.
  • Double check all gear for safety and reliability.
Contributed By: Patrick E. McHugh

MPI Outdoors manufactures and distributes a wide range of unique personal safety, comfort and protection products for use by the avid or casual outdoors enthusiast. See some of the products on the list on your right and on our other product line sections.










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