Free checklists for lovers of the great outdoors

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By Nicole Anderson

Many of us live for the time when we get to experience the outdoors.  We are constantly planning the next great escape from the city to again be at peace with the serenity, majesty and wonder of nature.

Often in our pressured, busy lives it is so easy to forget a few things that would make our experience in nature all the better.  How many times can you recall running late to get away from your routine and in your rush, you overlooked things you wished you hadn’t?  If you’re anything like me (human, that is), then you can surely relate.

And let’s face it.  On some outings, be they for a short or a long while, there can be so many things to remember, depending on what you are doing and who you are doing it with.

So with the above in mind, a few Camping for Women contributors have come up with some checklists to help make our planning and getting things together a little easier.   There are 6 checklists that we have put up initially and more will be added to in the future.

Enjoy the Free Checklists!

The totally free checklists that have been prepared for anyone to download and use below:

 

Free Checklist Hiking and Backpacking

The Hiking and Backpacking Checklist by Lynley Joyce

Click below to download:

hiking-and-backpacking-checklist.pdf (728 downloads)

 

 

 

Free Checklists CampingThe Camping Checklist by Lynley Joyce

Click below to download:

Camping-checklist.pdf (873 downloads)

 

 

 

Free checklists Camping with kids at all stagesThe Camping with Kids at all Stages Checklist by Lynley Joyce

Click below to download:

Camping-with-kids-at-all-stages-checklist.pdf (917 downloads)

 

 

 

Free checklists the ultimate road trip checklistThe Ultimate Road Trip Checklist by Janessa Tice Miller

Click below to download:

The-Ultimate-Road-Trip-Checklist.pdf (663 downloads)

 

 

 

 

 

Free Checklists first aidThe First Aid Kit Checklist by Amanda Parent

Click below to download:

First-Aid-Kit-Checklist.pdf (685 downloads)

 

 

 

Free Checklists post camping

And lastly, but by no means least:

The Post-Camping Checklist by Lynley Joyce

Click below to download:

Post-camping-checklist.pdf (702 downloads)

 

 

 

Use, share and tailor the checklists

You can also tailor these checklists by adding other things that may be particular to your circumstances, activity or location.

And in the future, Camping for Women plans to add to these checklists with different activities that readers tell us are useful.  Future free checklists and any updates to these initial lists will always be accessible from the Resources tab at Camping for Women.

You will be able to download which ever free checklists you like in future directly by going here.

We sincerely hope you get great value out from these checklists and that they save you some time and hassle that often goes with forgetting to take something that you really felt you needed to have.

Be sure to share this resource with your family and friends who love the great outdoors too!

Free checklists for lovers of the great outdoors

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50 thoughts on “Free checklists for lovers of the great outdoors

  • May 24, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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    Already bookmarked. I particularly like the camping with kids checklist. Camping out with my kid has been high in my to do list for sometime now. But I really didn’t know everything that might be needed when I set off for it. Now I do 🙂

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    • May 25, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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      That’s lovely to hear Neha and I hope you enjoy many wonderful times together. All the best.

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  • May 18, 2017 at 10:05 am
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    I love that there are so many categories in the checklist. It makes easier to choose what suits me. Thank you so much for sharing this!!

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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      You’re welcome Sauumye. Do let us know if there are any other checklists or resources you would like to see in the future for areas you are interested in. Happy trails!

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  • May 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm
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    The fact that there are various categories in the checklist make it easy for anyone to choose which one that fit with them. Thank you for these checklists.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:11 pm
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      Your very welcome Rose. Thank you for checking them out and I hope they are of good use to you.

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  • May 16, 2017 at 5:29 am
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    I am sure that I could use several of these checklists when going out camping or traveling. These are always good things to think about when going on a trip. Thanks for all the great lists.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:13 pm
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      There always seem to be something that we forget no matter how often we venture out into the great outdoors. If you think of any other things, by all means let us know and we can always add them in!

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  • May 16, 2017 at 2:01 am
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    I am definitely a list kinda person and these checklist are up my alley. I like the idea of a roadtrip and first aid checklist. Those can certainly come in handy.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:15 pm
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      You bet! Lists are mostly all around ‘prevention being better than the cure’. Always best to be well prepared I say.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 7:23 pm
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    First off, I am addicted to using lists. I tend to find a lot online and merge them all together. Secondly, this couldn’t have come at a better time considering I am planning a month long road trip in June! Saving for later!!

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm
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      Great to hear Tatum. Hope you have a great road trip. Drop us a line later and share how it all went.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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    I love being organised and having a list for everything I do, these packing lists are really useful and very handy.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm
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      Pleased you like them Nayna. The great thing is that you can use them over and over again, each time you feel the great outdoors calling your name…

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  • May 15, 2017 at 5:59 pm
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    Hubby wants to go camping with his “never been camping” wife. I like to be prepared so these checklists will be very helpful.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:19 pm
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      If you use the lists without letting him know, he will be so impressed about all the things you thought of! That would be fun! Hope you both have a great time.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 1:02 pm
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    I am definitely checking out the first aid checklist because although I took a course in first aid and worked with both kids and the elderly that was a while ago now so my skills are probably rusty. Thank you for the wide variety of checklists x

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:21 pm
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      Thanks Ana. I agree first aid is really so important and something we should always try to stay up to date with. You never know when you might need something you wish you had packed earlier.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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    I love this! Every person is different, so one single checklist or guide doesn’t fit everyone’s needs. As a mom who travels (and hikes) with a toddler, it’s refreshing to find different checklist options. Moms have to bring so many additional things for their kids. I’m bookmarking this page!

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:24 pm
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      Thanks so much Melissa. From what you are saying, I’m guessing the The Camping with Kids at all Stages Checklist by Lynley Joyce might end up being your favorite. Lynley is certainly very thorough in her approach and her list is quite comprehensive.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 8:37 am
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    These checklists really comes handy. I downloaded it immediately and share your blog with my sister cos her family does so much outdoor camping as well. Awesome and very useful lists. Thanks for compiling and sharing these.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:25 pm
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      You’re most welcome Anmaria. It’s great that you also know family who would benefit from these as well.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 6:11 am
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    Thank you for sharing the checklists! I always seem to forget a thing or two when I pack to go outdoor so checklists will be a great solution to the problem! I have downloaded your hiking and backpacking checklist and will use it on my next hiking trip 🙂

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:27 pm
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      Thanks for leaving us a comment Cat. In the excitement of getting ready to head out, so many of us find it really easy to overlook stuff! All the best for your next hiking trip.

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  • May 15, 2017 at 5:31 am
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    It has been a long time since we did some camping as a family. It is such a great time to explore the outdoors! Due to health issues, this family activity has taken a back seat. We now just do road trips to nearby places. I’m downloading the road trip checklist and the first aid checklist. Thanks for sharing!

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:28 pm
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      So sorry to hear issues with your health are not as good recently. Hope you really get a lot of fun and enjoyment from your road trips and that the checklists help in the process. Happy travels.

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  • May 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm
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    The great outdoors is awesome, I haven’t been camping in so long but really want to. I think I am more of the RV or cottage in the woods gal now though. Haven’t used a tent since my teen years! Love these checklists, it’s perfect for us outdoor lovers!

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:32 pm
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      Hi Brandy. While many of us just love the enjoyment that we get from RVs, you should consider camping again also. No doubt this will bring back many wonderful memories that you will be able to pass on to loved ones and friends. Keep enjoying the great outdoors!

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  • May 14, 2017 at 5:56 pm
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    We agree it does happen that in a hustle we miss out on few important things to carry on our outdoor adventure. It’s always great to have a checklist aside. These are some great checklists taking in consideration if we are traveling with kids or if have a road trip planned. Thanks for sharing these amazing checklists – it’s definitely gonna help us have better trip experiences in future.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:34 pm
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      You’re really welcome Rashmi and Chalukya. I hope you will find these to be of assistance for many fun years to come in the great outdoors.

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  • May 14, 2017 at 2:08 am
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    As a woman who doesn’t get too much time being outdoors or camping… I must say these are really good checklists… I think if I would have had access to this when I first went camping… I might have a different perspective about camping then and had a better experience. However, I also have a lot of friends that like camping, hiking and fishing and I will pass this along!

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:35 pm
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      Thanks so much for leaving a comment and also for sharing these resources with your friends. Hopefully they will join you in many future fun-filled adventures that await you.

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  • May 13, 2017 at 7:56 pm
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    These are great lists. I never thought that a female’s needs would be different from a male’s. Many of my female friends are adventure and camping enthusiasts. I would share this with them. They are always concerned about packing.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:39 pm
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      Hi Abhinav. While it is true that there are some differences between male and female needs, the majority of the things that apply would be the same. Obviously Camping for Women focuses on women’s needs specifically. Thank you for passing this info on to your female friends that enjoy camping and adventure. We hope they would get value from them.

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  • May 13, 2017 at 6:54 pm
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    With the rise in adventure tourism here in India, the number of women opting for treks have increased significantly over the years.However, the main cause of issue for a lot of them and a lot of new trekkers is what to pack, and your lists is the perfect solution for everyone.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm
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      Thanks so much Arnav. It certainly is great to hear that the number of women in India who are taking up outdoor pursuits is increasing. That seems to be a clear worldwide trend.

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  • May 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm
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    In spite of all precautions I too miss packing a couple of things.
    These are great practical lists. With all these checklists life should get easier.
    I will tailor them all to make one mega check list.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:43 pm
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      That sounds like a great idea Indrani! And of course you will also have the ability to keep refining them for your own purposes as times and circumstances change.

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  • May 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm
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    Checklists are such a great idea when you’re going away, whatever kind of holiday. I always take mine with me so I can check everything back off when I’m packing to come home.

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:45 pm
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      Exactly Helen. Not only are checklists useful for making sure you don’t forget anything, they are also great for making sure you bring everything home again! Two purposes in one…

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  • May 13, 2017 at 9:33 am
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    This is great! Thanks for compiling and sharing these packing lists with us all. We do a lot of travel an adventure and our packing is probably our low point so these will be super useful

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:46 pm
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      Lovely to know these will be of help Natasha, thank you. Do let us know if there are other resources or ideas you would like to see in the future. Happy adventuring!

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  • May 13, 2017 at 8:49 am
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    No matter how well i think I have prepared for a trip, there’s always things that I manage to forget (usually most things) so thank you or these checklists! I’ll make sure to use them next time I go camping!

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  • May 13, 2017 at 7:35 am
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    Thanks so much for sharing these awesome lists! I can sure use them this year!

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    • May 21, 2017 at 10:48 pm
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      You’re very welcome Akamatra and I hope your adventures this year will be really enjoyable and that these lists help in future years as well.

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  • May 12, 2017 at 8:17 pm
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    I love camping, but always find I’ve forgotten something! So thanks for sharing these free checklists, very helpful! x

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