What to pack
for your next camping trip!

Itching to get out of the city?

Is it time go on an adventure and have a weekend in nature? Even the most skilled campers sometimes forget what to pack. Make sure you have a fun packed weekend without any worries by using Schott’s Lake ultimate packing checklist!

Prepare all your gear. Use the checklist below as a guide when packing. Pack all essential items, don’t overpack and make sure to check all lighters, stoves, tents, etc. to make sure they’re working.

Prepare your food. Our checklist doesn’t include food, you’ll have to prepare & pack all food beforehand. Try to prepare as much as possible at home so you have more time to spend out in nature! Marinate your meat, cut up the vegetables, portion everything off, etc. Don’t forget, Schott’s Lake has a restaurant on site with a savoury Alberta menu to satisfy everyone’s taste buds for those times when you just want to relax.

Remember, this is our ultimate checklist of what to pack but each person has their own personal items so don’t forget those! Download our checklist here and have fun camping! 

Schotts Lake Camping

 General Equipment

  • Tent
  • Tent pegs
  • Tarp
  • Rope
  • Mat for entrance
  • Dustpan/brush
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Air Mattress/sleeping pad (if camping in tents)
  • Air pump
  • Repair Kit for air mattress
  • Utility bags for storage
  • Camping Chairs
  • Portable hammock
  • Lantern
  • Cord (to use as a clothesline)

Personal

  • Shower flip flops
  • Quick dry towel/washcloth
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Brush
  • Feminine products
  • Toilet paper
  • Shower bag
  • Personal medication

Clothing

  • Shoes/boots (rain boots)
  • Warm & cold weather clothing
  • Socks
  • Extra socks
  • Hat
  • Jacket
  • Underwear
  • Pajamas
  • Rain gear
  • Laundry bag
  • Swimsuit
  • First aid Kit

Roll bandages

  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Cotton pads
  • Tweezers
  • Bee sting kit
  • Sinus/cold medication
  • Bug repellant
  • Aspirin/Ibuprofen
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Sunburn lotion
  • Heat/cold packs
  • Mole Skin for blisters

Cooking Materials

  • Water Jug
  • Cooler
  • Thermos
  • Stove & fuel
  • Lighter/matches
  • Firewood
  • Fire starters / newspaper
  • Tablecloth/clips
  • Plates, bowls, cups, utensils
  • Cooking utensils
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Dish soap
  • Containers for food storage
  • Pots & frying pans
  • Can opener & bottle opener
  • Folding table
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Napkins
  • Dish Towels

Miscellaneous

  • Sunscreen
  • Chapstick
  • Batteries
  • Compass
  • Bug Repellant
  • Whistle
  • Water Filter
  • Map
  • Sunglasses
  • Tissues
  • Marshmallows, graham crackers
  • Pocket knife
  • Board games
  • Playing cards
  • Duct Tape
  • Cell phone charger
  • Safety pins
  • Work gloves
  • Umbrella
  • Hand wipes
  • Snacks
  • Coffee/tea
  • Scissors