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#80596 - 12/17/06 05:13 AM Camping gear checklists?
cedfire Offline

Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 659
Loc: Orygun
Just wondering if anyone has found any good camping gear checklists on the web, or has created one of their own. (Especially in Excel format.)

Spending my weekend sick and going through the camping gear, adding a few odds and ends.

#80598 - 12/17/06 02:52 PM Re: Camping gear checklists?
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2822
I've started making a lot of my own. I keep an inventory of all my gear and have collected so much survival/preparedness information that its difficult to locate the correct information. So I've started organizing it into quick reference cards and checklists. I have two printers capable of printing 4x6 photos so I bought a bunch of 4x6 index cards and made a 4x6 template in OpenOffice (I have to use Excel at work and between the bugs, oversized files and non compatibility throughout different versions I no longer trust it at home, plus I can take portable openoffice on a flash drive with my files). I made a simple checklist for truck maintenance showing which direction to rotate the tires, lug nut torque and the grease fittings, reference cards for my radios and electronic gear and checklists for loading camping gear and preps when/if we have to go.

#80599 - 12/17/06 03:03 PM Re: Camping gear checklists?
redflare Offline

Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 647
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
When I am backpacking, I bring the following. On my last hike to the top of Mt. Whitney, backpack was around 55-60 lbs, initially. It got lighter and lighter as I ate my way through it. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
1 poly t-shirt + one that I am wearing
wearing cargo pants
1 pair of liner and hiking socks + 1 of each that I am wearing
rain/wind shell
+/- more layers and hat if its cold
hiking boots

Major stuff:
North Face Backpack
Hiking poles (Black Diamond)
North Face 2 person tent
REI inflatable pad
North Face sleeping bag (for appropriate temp)

Leatherman Wave
First aid kit, similar to Weekender by Adventure Medical, but supplemented with extra bandaids and drugs
Resque Howler whistle
4AA Underwater Kinetics eLED flashlight
Inova microlight
matches + paper for tinder or notes
Heathseets Emergency blanket
Fold flat duct tape (Coghlans)
small sewing kit
50 feet of paracord

2 oz bottle of Purell sanitizer
Fresh Bath wipes
toothbursh/toothpaste, travel size
toilet paper

Food and water:
MRE entrees 3-5/day
crackers to use as side dishes
Nectar Cliff Bars http://www.clifbar.com/eat/eat.cfm?location=nectar These are really fresh tasting compared to other once! icon_razz.gif
Hiker water filter by Katadyn
Micropur MP1 water purification tabs
Camelback 3 liter bladder (fits in a pocket inside backpack)
coffe, tea, sugar
mess kit
dry Gatorade/ liquid GU
penut butter and jelly packets

MSR stove
Vectran bear canister, if needed http://www.ursack.com/home.htm
insect repellent
Diamox tablets (if at high altitude)

Edited by redflare (12/17/06 03:04 PM)

#80600 - 12/17/06 03:29 PM Re: Camping gear checklists?
91gdub Offline

Registered: 11/12/06
Posts: 172
Loc: South Jersey (the 51st state)
Coleman has lots of checklists on their website coleman.com. None of them are Excel files though.
Bill Houston

#80601 - 12/17/06 04:52 PM Re: Camping gear checklists?
cedfire Offline

Registered: 07/10/03
Posts: 659
Loc: Orygun
Thanks guys!

#80602 - 12/18/06 03:48 PM Re: Camping gear checklists?
Ron Offline

Registered: 02/04/05
Posts: 171
Loc: Georgia, USA
Some Checklists are on the GORP site


You might also want to search some of the Boy Scout sites.

#80604 - 12/18/06 06:52 PM Re: Camping gear checklists?
teacher Offline

Registered: 12/14/05
Posts: 691
I always use checklists for camping -- otherwise I end up forgetting something important; A spoon, TP, sunglasses...something. Keep these on the computer and add to the as you go.


#80605 - 12/18/06 07:01 PM Re: Camping gear checklists?
morph Offline

Registered: 09/04/06
Posts: 31
Loc: Easton, PA

#80606 - 12/18/06 07:37 PM Re: Camping gear checklists?
JCWohlschlag Offline
Some guy who wandered in…
Old Hand

Registered: 11/26/06
Posts: 724
Loc: Dallas, Pennsylvania, United S...
Another nice trick is to make sure that paper and a pen/pencil is on your checklist. That way, once you've got camp set up and realize that you don't have something because it's not on your list, you can at least write it down so you can edit your checklist and it won't happen again.
“Hiking is just walking where it’s okay to pee. Sometimes old people hike by mistake.” — Demitri Martin

#80607 - 12/19/06 01:24 AM Re: Camping gear checklists?
hercdoc Offline

Registered: 07/19/05
Posts: 75
Loc: L.A. (Lower Alabama)
Cedfire...here are some spreadsheets I found a while back. Scroll down through them and download some to look them over. Maybe you can tailor one for your use?


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