Schnarr’s can help out with your camping trip checklist!
While making a packing list for an upcoming camping trip, I decided to make a public camping checklist with suggestions that might help out other outdoor lovers. You might be surprised at how useful a hardware store can be in outfitting yourself properly to increase your safety, comfort and fun! I wouldn’t necessarily bring all of these items on one trip but these suggestions are meant to help you create your own personalized list. *Indicates items that are available at Schnarr’s.
To help you get there:
Map to campground with phone number and address written on it
Printed receipt if campsite reserved in advance
If headed for a campground that is first-come, first serve, the names, phone numbers and addresses of a couple of alternate choices
Cables and chargers for all your devices and batteries (*Schnarr’s carries some items in this category)
Camera and batteries*
Toilet paper* – campgrounds and outhouses sometimes run out, plus you never know when you might be way out in the woods!
Putting up the tent and items I keep in the tent:
Tent (yes I forgot this on one trip!) – We don’t carry tents in the store but you can order one from our warehouse!
Battery powered lantern* and batteries*
Flashlights* and batteries*
Noise machine and batteries* – handy for when you’re stuck by the party campsite!
Laundry bag for dirty clothes
Things to help make your campsite into a comfy temporary home:
Mosquito-repelling citronella candles*
Battery powered candles* and extra batteries*
Large water jug*
Gas lantern (can be ordered from our warehouse)
Lantern fuel* and extra mantles*
Solar shower (good to have if you’re going to a primitive campsite that lacks showers – or if the showers run out of hot water!)
Things for cooking and enjoying the campfire:
Matches* or lighter*
Funnel for stove and lantern fuel
Hot dog/marshmallow forks*
Foil* – handy for food storage and cooking over the fire
Food storage containers*
Biodegradable dish soap*
Plastic trash bags* – not only for waste disposal, also handy for emergency storage of wet or muddy items
For water fun:
Inflatable air mattress*
Things to have for your emergency kit that you may or may not use:
Lubricant for tent zipper* (candle wax makes a good lubricant and candles can double as emergency lighting)
Pliers* – good for emergency repair on your tent zipper
Extra tarp* or two – together with rope you can make an emergency rain fly – good for when you have to erect your tent in the rain or if your tent leaks unexpectedly. If you need to rig up a shower curtain or changing room you can do that with a tarp and some rope also (or an emergency tent like I did the time I forgot mine!).
First aid kit*
Hand and foot warmers*
Weather radio* and extra batteries*
Emergency rain poncho*
We hope you have a lot of fun outdoors this summer!