Ol' Buffalo Camping and Hunting Equipment Checklist

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Camper's Checklist

This list helps guide individuals and families in preparing for a comfortable, safe, and pleasant camping trip. Many people have experiences in their lives at one time or another where this preparation can be at least reassuring and even lifesaving. This list can also help families to prepare for common crises requiring this equipment. Many families find they need to take advantage of this preparation during and after disasters such as fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, or earthquake. Other remote, but possible situations include civil disruption, interruption of the transportation system, hyperinflation, breakdown of the market economy, even war.

It is not expected that every family or individual have all these items. The cost of obtaining and maintaining everything on this list would be prohibitive for most people. Therefore, do what you can, when you can, to obtain what you feel is most important for your situation. Buying a few extra items each time you go to the store can help to steadily prepare.

Depending on the nature of your outing or situation, you may need items from several of the following lists.

Group Equipment

  • Axe

  • Bow saw

  • Camp stove with fuel

  • Candles

  • Can Opener non-electric

  • Charcoal

  • Charcoal grill

  • Cooking equipment (see www.three-peaks.net/cook_kit.htm)

  • Coolers with ice

  • Dining fly

  • Dutch ovens

  • Knife sharpener

  • Lantern with fuel

  • Large kettles for heating water

  • Matches

  • Paper towels

  • Plastic cups (heavy-duty)

  • Plastic wrap

  • Potato peeler

  • Rope

  • Rubber gloves

  • Salt & pepper

  • Shovel

  • Tarps

  • Tent(s)

  • Toilet paper

  • Trash bags (3-4, large)

  • Ursack or other bear-proof food container

  • Water buckets/barrels

  • Water proofing

  • Zip-Loc bags various sizes

Individual Equipment

  • Backpack and/or fanny pack

  • Canteen with water

  • Clothes (see checklist on this page)

  • Compass

  • Cot

  • Flashlights with batteries

  • Fishing equipment

  • Gloves

  • Matches

  • Map

  • Personal hygiene items

  • Sleeping bag

  • Sleeping pad/mattress

  • Snacks, trail meals

  • Survival kit

  • Tent/bivey Sack

  • Toilet paper

Camping-Hiking Survival Kit

  • Blankets

  • Cash

  • Cell phone

  • Compass

  • Fire starter

  • First aid kit

  • Flashlight or headlamp with batteries

  • Food (one day)

  • Gloves

  • GPS

  • Map

  • Matches

  • Multi-tool

  • Paper and pencil

  • Paper towels

  • Parachute chord

  • Pocket knife

  • Signal mirror

  • Space blanket

  • Spare batteries

  • Stainless steel cup (large)

  • Sunglasses

  • Toilet paper

  • Trash bags (3-4, large)

  • Water purification tablets or filter

  • Whistle

  • Wire saw

Clothes (To reduce risk of hypothermia, avoid cotton and down as much as possible. Instead, select wool and synthetics that provide insulation even when wet.)

  • Boots
  • Coats
  • Diapers
  • Gloves
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Hats
  • Insulated boots
  • Jackets
  • Pants
  • Sewing needles, thread, buttons

  • Shirts

  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Sweater
  • Thermal socks
  • Thermal underwear
  • Underwear

Personal Hygiene Items

  • Body Lotion

  • Deodorant

  • Dental floss

  • Hand soap

  • Kleenex

  • Mouthwash

  • Paper towels

  • Razor

  • Razor blades

  • Sanitary napkins

  • Shampoo

  • Tampons

  • Tissues

  • Toilet paper

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste

Items for Children

  • Board games

  • Books

  • Crayons

  • Games

  • Toys

Hunting/Fishing Equipment

  • Ammo belt or pouch

  • Ammunition

    • Metallic cartridges

    • Lead balls or Minnie balls

    • Patches

    • Patch/ball lube

    • Black powder or substitute

    • Flints

    • Caps

    • Ball starter

    • Ball extractor

  • Arrow puller

  • Arrows

  • Binoculars

  • Bone saw

  • Bow

  • Butcher/boning knife

  • Camouflage

  • Fishing rod and tackle

  • FRS or CB two-way radio

  • Gambrel/block-and-tackle

  • Game bag

  • Game calls

  • GPS receiver

  • Guns

  • Hand warmers

  • Hat (Hunter's orange or Camo according to law)

  • Jacket (Hunter's orange or Camo according to law)

  • Knife sharpener

  • Licenses and tags

  • Range finder

  • Rope

  • Scents

  • Skinning knife

  • Sweater (Hunter's orange or Camo according to law)

  • Vest (Hunter's orange or Camo according to law)

  • Waders or hip boots

Other Supplies & Equipment

  • Automobile supplies (see www.three-peaks.net/prepared.htm)

  • Binoculars

  • Camera with film

  • Clothesline

  • Clothespins

  • Dish soap

  • Disinfectant cleaner

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Firewood

  • Garbage bags

  • Generator with fuel

  • Glue (carpenter/hot glue/super glue)

  • Gun cleaning supplies

  • Guns & hunting ammunition

  • Laundry detergent

  • Paper towels

  • Radio (battery-operated)

  • Scriptures

  • Spray bottles

  • Tools (mechanics)

  • Tools (household/woodworking)


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