Camping Lists

Disclaimer: I pack a lot of gear. I like to plan for all sorts of potential eventualities or disasters, and that entails packing a lot of “what if” type equipment. Not everyone will be this paranoid, or be gone for this long, camping in so many different set-ups. Not everyone will need all this stuff.

So these are lists of things I carry, pretty much all of which I’ve had occasion to use, and are things you could think about bringing if you go road tripping/camping with your horse.

OK? OK.

Horse Camping/Riding:

  • Light weight blanket
  • Winter blanket
  • Wool cooler
  • Easy boots/Mac boots
  • Extra shoes, front and hind
  • Dressage whip
  • Longe whip
  • Longe line
  • High line kit (rope, swivel, tree savers)
  • E-fence kit (battery, fencer, poles, insulators, tape, handles, ground rod)
  • HiTie velcro swivel
  • Four lead ropes (one for saddle bag, one for highline, one for Hi Tie, one to use)
  • Two rope halters (one to use, one for saddle bag)
  • Saddle bags
  • Saddle pad with pockets
  • 1-2 spare saddle pads
  • Saddle
  • Bridle
  • Chaps
  • Helmet
  • Gloves x 2
  • Spare bridle and reins
  • Spare girth
  • Spare stirrup leather
  • Grooming bag including green spot remover and fly spray
  • Sponge
  • Leg wraps
  • Spare hoof pick for saddle bag
  • Gigli wire saw for saddle bag
  • Mini emerg bandaging kit for saddle bag (Vetrap, sponges, gauze, scissors)
  • Flagging tape
  • Leatherman
  • GPS
  • Spot
  • Personal Locator Beacon
  • Bear Spray
  • Hobbles
  • Braiding elastics
  • Feeder tubs
  • Cubes and bin for in-use cubes
  • Pellets and bin for pellets
  • Hay net
  • Large bucket x 2
  • Small buckets x 3
  • Watering can (for wetting down pelleted bedding)
  • Large water/manure bin
  • Collapsible wheelbarrow
  • Manure fork
  • Broom
  • Pelleted bedding
  • Stall Dry
  • Heavy-duty garbage bags
  • ID tag
  • Laminated info page for stalls (name, contact)
  • Coggins papers and vaccine certificates
  • Horse Council of BC membership card
  • Oilskin drover’s coat
  • Rain poncho

 

General Camping/Travel:

  • Phone(s)
  • Camp chair
  • Wool blanket
  • Propane cannisters
  • Camp stove
  • Stove lighter
  • Fire starters (Zip brand rules)
  • Solar shower
  • Curtain and rod (rope/bungies noted below, door mat noted below) for shower set-up
  • Collapsible table
  • Coffee Aeropress and filters
  • Kettle
  • Pot and frying pan
  • Chopping board
  • Cooking implements (spatula, egg turner, wooden spoon, whisk, potato masher, tongs, grater, peeler, can opener)
  • Dishes and cutlery
  • Cup and wine glass
  • Collapsible colander and collapsible bowl
  • Tea towels x 3
  • Hand towel
  • Pot scrubber
  • Dish cloth
  • Dish soap
  • Rags/utility cloths
  • Lanterns (propane + battery)
  • Flashlight and/or headlamp
  • Extra mantles for propane lantern
  • Small broom and dust pan
  • Guy lines
  • Tarp
  • Ladder
  • Water tank
  • Water hoses
  • Quick connectors for hoses
  • Water bag
  • Guitar
  • Bandaids
  • Sun screen
  • Lip balm
  • Analgesics
  • Paper towel
  • TP
  • Ziplocs (large, small)
  • Rope of various widths
  • Bungy cords
  • Wheel ramp/chock for changing tires
  • Collapsible traffic cones
  • Zip ties
  • Quick links, carabiners, screws, nails
  • Tool kit (hammer, screw driver, vice grips, measuring tape, small level)
  • Hatchet
  • Leatherman tool
  • Rubber boots
  • Work gloves
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Combination locks
  • Mosquito spray
  • Battery eliminator

     

 

Dog List:

  • Collars x 2 (ID tagged)
  • Leashes x 3 + quick rope slip leashes
  • Tie-out
  • Bed(s)
  • Crate
  • Collapsible (soft-sided) crate
  • Toys/balls/frisbee
  • Treats
  • Food, and bin for food
  • Food bowl
  • No-spill water bowl
  • Collapsible water bowl for saddle bag
  • Poop bags
  • Bear bell
  • Dog towels
  • Lost posters with blanks for dates etc
  • Rabies/vaccine certificates