The right camping equipment is essential on any camping trip and knowing what to bring can be the difference from an enjoyable camping experience to one you wished never happened. Having the right camping equipment can be costly sometimes but it’s well worth the investment if you’re serious about making weekly, monthly or even yearly trips. Why would you half-invest in something? You can always get more out of your experience with the right camping equipment.
Shelters – the kind of shelter you bring is important. Tents, tarps, mosquito netting and coverings are just some kinds of shelters to consider. The number of people on your camping trip will determine the tent size which will affect the weight as well. How many kinds tents are out there? There are lots of variations and should be selected whether you’re backpacking in the Rockies or camping in the desert sands. If rain, ice or snow is in the forecast will determine the kind of shelter as well. You wouldn’t want to set up a hammock under the stars if rain was in the forecast? That wouldn’t be a good idea.
Packs – the kind of packing equipment you have in your arsenal of camping equipment is essential. Hiking backpacks (steel/plastic frame), duffel bags (small/large), book bags are just some kinds of packs you’ll need to consider carrying your camping apparel in. If you’re backpacking you wouldn’t bring a duffel bag, would you? Weight and size is important for the type of camping you’re considering as well. Simple day trips may only require a book bag with a few items while a week long summer camp will definitely require a large duffel bag.
Cookware – the kind of cookware you bring on your camping trips will determine what you’ll cook and what you want to cook. Cooking camping equipment is plentiful and the choices are endless. From 2-eye burner stoves to small backpacking stoves can definitely compliment your menu. Pots, pans, dutch-ovens and grills are just some of the cookware you’ll need to bring. Lightweight mess kits are key to backpacking. You wouldn’t carry pots and pans in your backpack? Camping equipment such as mess kits have the pot and pan feature so your menu will change depending on the camping trip you’re on.
The kind of shelters, packs and cookware you choose to bring on your camping trip is important and can either heighten your camping experience or make it a challenging one. Don’t have any regrets when it comes to what you should have brought before it’s too late. Plan ahead and pick up the right camping equipment today.