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Camping Check List for 2

Here is a list that I used for planning wilderness camping trips.  It is for 2 campers and is broken up into sections. After many items, click on "more info" for more specific info and comments:

Camp Gear

Canoe Gear

  • 2 durable paddles
  • Portage Pads (See my great home-made ones!)
  • Compass
  • Lake Maps (A must in wilderness area!)
  • Life Jackets
  • Canoe Anchor - a replacement landing net tied off to hold a rock works well

Clothing (Per Person) This is For Summer

  • One set of clothes (in addition to what you're wearing)
  • Hooded sweatshirt packed in plastic bag
  • Windbreaker type jacket (summer)
  • Good hooded rain suit
  • Shorts
  • Extra pair of socks
  • Cap to block sun
  • Gloves (camping is hard on your hands!)
  • Bath towel
  • Pack All Clothes in Waterproof Bags!

Fishing Gear

  • 2 rods & reels + 1 spare reel
  • Tackle & Box
  • Fish Stringers
  • Pliers
  • Portable shovel to dig worms


  • Food packed in box - more details
  • A full roll of paper towel, sealed in a bag
  • Dish soap in small bottle
  • Scrubber pad
  • Bug Repellent (The Most Powerful You Can Get!)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Small Tube of Hand Lotion
  • Bath Kit - Toothbrush, shampoo, etc
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen