Whenever you are going away, it is always advisable to have a kit list or some sort of checklist to help you ensure that you take everything you need, and don’t forget anything.
This is especially true on any sort of camping trip. If you are camping at a large, established campsite there will probably be a shop where you can purchase any items you have forgotten. At smaller campsites this may not be possible so a checklist could be essential.
Here at Chas E. Smith we have a wealth of camping experience and have put together some basic checklists for various types of camping trips.
Camping expeditions are part of the curriculum for many youth organisations, including scouts and guides, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, and Cadets.
Travel Kit List
For backpackers and global travellers like gap year students wishing to see a bit of the world, a check list of essential items is also very important.
DoE Kit List
Here, we have put together the recommended kit list for most Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.
Scouts Kit List
Camping is an essential part of scouting and there are many badges that can be gained for various camping activities. Here we have compiled a suggested kit list that we hope will help.
Cadet Kit List
All of the Cadet Organisations include weekend camping trips in their curriculum, and perhaps a 1 or 2 week stay at a military base. We hope this kit list will help.
All of our lists are for guidance only, as this may depend on the organisation or group you are travelling with. Some schools organising D. of E. Award expeditions will supply a tent, and for Cadets sleeping bags are sometimes available, so you should always check with your group leader or organiser for a definitive list if possible.
If you are the organiser of an annual camping expedition and would like Chas E. Smith to have a kit list available for participants, please let us know.