With Summer on the horizon for the Northern hemisphere, many of us are thinking about the possibility of getting outdoors and planning camping trips with family and friends. While getting out of the house is the main goal here, planning ahead on the computer can be worth the effort. In this case, it’s worth using the excellent free resources online to print camping checklists and remind yourself of the best camping tips.
After checking many reputable websites for printable camping checklists (and finding many high quality lists) the site which stood out the most was ScoutLists as it has an excellent system in place to give you the most appropriate checklists for your needs. ScoutLists gets you to tell it the activity you plan to do, the season and the terrain type before identifying the best checklists for you.
Use Printable Camping Checklists to Be Prepared!
Scouts kind of have a thing for getting prepared before their travel adventures. And camping is not only the start of many great adventures, but something worth preparing for properly. It should come as no surprise then, that someone with a scout mindset has put together this site full of great printable checklists for camping.
The site has been created by a former Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster who got sick of telling parents the same things each year. Instead, they found a neat way to make it easy for parents to find the information they needed themselves. The checklists have been created by compiling checklists created by a number of different scout leaders, so they’re pretty comprehensive.
Accuracy & Submissions
The creators of this site try to give accurate information about packing requirements for specific activities. However they do recommend that you also get a list from the site you intend to visit and that the site’s list is the definitive list you refer to. If you notice differences and want to suggest changes, they welcome you to contact them.
Also, if you have your own camping checklist you think would be useful then talk to them about getting it added.
Get The Best Camping Checklists
ScoutLists has a three-step process to determine which camping checklists are for you and it doesn’t matter which order you do the steps in. Choose your climate, terrain and activity from the icons shown and ScoutLists will refer you to the most appropriate lists for you. For instance, backpacking inland in Spring.
The lists are shown in HTML and link to more detail for the specific gear noted. This makes it easier to understand precisely what it is they’re suggesting you take with you. If required, you can also choose to make the list specific to male or female camping needs.
Each list can be emailed or made into a printable list with a click of a button. The printable lists are neat and well organised, but the FAQ has a few tips for how Firefox users might make them look a little better.
If you want to check all the lists ScoutLists have on offer, see their “All Packing Lists” page. The list of checklists is neatly organised so that you can see at a glance which lists you should check out.
The ScoutLists site is free to use and is a great resource for all campers. I have a lot of respect for people who are both this organised and this helpful. I hope their hard work can help you all in your planning.
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What are your favourite printable camping checklists? Let us know in the comments!