i dont really use a list. i have the 4wd sitting open, with the carport empty, then i go through my packing routine.
I start by picturing my campsite.
tent first, then tarps poles etc... anything to do with the tent.
then i picture in my head what is required in the tent.out that comes into a pile
the the same for the cooking (cookers, pots pans, table chairs etc....)
car maintence stuff
once all in a big pile/mess in the carport, i start playing tetris, to pack it all neatly, and in some kind of order to which is required first (esky is always required first, my tent can't go up without help from the
My wife thinks i'm a nut for doing it that way, but so far haven't really forgotten anything.