America Camping Xplorers

Camper Information

Camper’s Checklist


– Choose the camping location. Click for some camping locations.

– Research the camping location and understand the climate, terrain, and rules. Click for weather.

– Make a packing list to ensure you don’t forget anything important.

– Choose a tent and gear appropriate for the conditions. Click for store.

– Plan a menu and pack adequate food and water. Click for menu.

Study and follow Leave No Trace principles.

Familiarize yourself with campfire safety and rules.

Pack a first aid kit and know basic first aid.

Research and obtain necessary permits or reservations.

Bring a map and compass or GPS device and know how to use them.

Plan for unexpected weather and bring appropriate clothing and gear.

Know how to navigate using a map and compass.

Familiarize yourself with the area and any potential hazards.

Bring a portable water filtration system or enough water.

Have a backup plan for bad weather.

Bring a lantern or flashlight and extra batteries.

Make sure you have a means to start a fire in case of emergency.

Know how to properly store food to avoid attracting wildlife.

Consider bringing a portable power source for devices.

Know the rules for campground quiet hours.

Be prepared for the physical demands of camping and bring necessary medications.

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