This adorable Camping Checklist Printable eliminates stress and creates order as you embark on an amazing journey out into the woods for the weekend!
If you’re anything like us, you have inevitably forgotten something at home that you really needed. It has happened to us more times than I care to admit. I finally got smart and created this camping printable to create a checklist of items that we absolutely need. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me. We can all be a bit forgetful and overwhelmed at times, and having a cheat-sheet helps!
We love camping. We go old school in our house and stick with tents and come home dirty and grimy with smiles on our faces. Nature is so good for the soul and being outdoors listening to the sounds rejuvenates me for the week ahead. There is no glamping for this family!
🏕️ Camping Meal Planner
So, it seems pretty obvious that we should have a meal planner for camping since we promote our various weekly and monthly meal planners all over the blog. Welp, we are here finally doing that! Calling all fellow campers – let’s get organized! Just because you are camping doesn’t mean you have to rough it in the meal department.
Set up your meal plan for the weekend. I love this part, as you try to figure out what is going to work for more than one day so you don’t bring the whole house with you.
Do you have a list of “go-to” camping recipes yet? If you don’t, start to create one. Some of our best camping memories are the meals we made. Everything tastes better outside, right?
⛺ Camping Friendly Recipes
Hint: Visit Pinterest for camping meals ideas, but then quickly circle back to filling out your sheet. Pinterest is awesome but it is a huge rabbit hole if you aren’t careful!
Check out this Pinterest board for great camping recipe ideas: https://www.pinterest.com/hodgepodgehippie/camping-food/
If you want to pre-make most of your meals here is a great list of make-ahead camping-friendly meals. I did this on more than one campout and I really liked it. Making the meals ahead of time saved on the mess and the amount of time preparing food during the weekend. That meant I could spend more time hiking and exploring.
🥾 Printable Sheet
This sheet guides you through packing your kitchen tools, camping tools, sleeping requirements, and first aid supplies. If you have been camping for a long time, you most likely have most of this stuff geared up and ready to go. If not, and you are just starting out, you will really need to create a thorough list. Spend the time to think through the preparation of each meal and the items that you need to cook and serve it. Because we don’t want to bring glass bowls (I know, lol!!) think of meals and ways to cook using just one pan or foil packs.
This sweet sheet gives you a great visual of the tools of the trade needed! Have you ever gone camping and forgotten the rubber mallet to hammer your stakes in the ground?? We need lists, my friends!
Helpful Hint: If you are struggling to think through what you need to take, review a camping checklist. I refer to that one as it is extremely thorough.
🔦 Camping Food, Games and Miscellaneous Checklist
Food: Use the food section to record the excess snacks, condiments, drinks, or anything that doesn’t fit into the meal plans. Make sure to include any items for special dietary needs.
Games: We decided to add the games section as we always like to play when we camp. What is your favorite camping game?
Others: When our son was younger, we always had to bring his special blanket, a favorite toy, and his stuffed animal that he couldn’t sleep without. But, now that he’s older, I don’t have those concerns. Now, I am thinking more of my Ibuprofen, books, an extra blanket, and medicines. It’s not too fun getting old, right?
🌲 Download Your Free Printable
With this Camping Checklist Printable set to go, you are ready to fill this out and hit the woods! How do you plan to use this planner? What have you done prior to this? Always drop a comment or an email and let us know!
If you plan on vacationing where hotels and attractions are the main focus, make sure to download the freebies on Travel Binder to get your summer trip kicked off right. Don’t forget to download the FREE Pet Sitter and FREE House Sitter Check List.