· Water – 2.5 to 5-gallon containers. You need 2 – 4 quarts of water per day per person. And that’s only to drink. Don’t forget water will be needed for cooking and clean up.
· Stove and fuel (and waterproof matches)
· Tarp, ropes, clothesline, etc.
· Table or something to use as a table if you want to rough it.
· Seating – camp stools, camp chairs, logs, large rocks, etc.
· Frying pan and Dutch oven – cast iron is best but heavy. You can transport stuff in the Dutch oven.
· Coffee pot – can be used to heat water for tea, soup, pasta, coffee, hot chocolate or for doing dishes
· Plastic bowl or tub – for washing up and storage
· Rags, old towels, scrubbies and biodegradable soap
· Eating utensils – knives, forks and spoons
· Cooking utensils – sharp knife, can-opener, large spoon, spatula
· Cutting board – wood or plastic
· Cooler – good for up to 2 days if most of the food is frozen
· Plastic tubs with tight fitting lids (or bear proof container)
· Zip lock bags for food storage.
· Aluminum foil (wrap foods up and cook)
Food To Take on a Camping Trip
· Premade meals – dried, dehydrated, freeze dried (this stuff can be expensive, be creative and make your own meal ahead of time yourself)
· Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, dry juice mixes
· Hard cheese does not need refrigeration (I don't care what they say)
· Cereals – granola, cream of wheat, oatmeal, muesli
· Fruit – fresh and dried
· Nuts – great in meals or for snacking
· Sunflower Seeds – great in meals or trail mixes
· Breads – flat breads and hard crackers (regular bread gets squashed)
· Soups – instant Knorr, Ramen or bullion to make your own
· Lentils – quick cook, dried or canned beans
· Pasta – thinner cooks faster
· Dried veggies
· Honey, sugar
· Peanut butter
· Flavoring agents – soy sauce, hot sauce, salt, pepper, garlic, dried onion, cilantro, cinnamon etc.
· Canned meats – or dried
· Alfalfa or dry beans for sprouting (in a zip lock bag with damp paper towel).
· Chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers! (For S'mores)
· Potatoes - you can almost make a meal out of a baked potato (with cheese), or chop and fry up potatoes with eggs, onions, almost anything. A versatile, not squashable food.