Camping Equipment is essential on any outdoor trip and knowing what to bring can be the difference from an enjoyable 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 trip will determine the tent size which will affect the weight as well. How many kinds of tents are out there? There are lots of variations and should be selected whether your backpacking in the Rockies or in the desert sands. The right camping equipment whether there’s rain, ice or snow in the forecast determines 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 packs 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 clothes in. If you’re backpacking you wouldn’t bring a duffel bag as camping equipment, would you? Weight and size is important for the type of outdoor venture 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 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 they can definitely compliment your menu. Pots, pans, dutch-ovens and grills are just some of the cookware camping equipment 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 trip you’re on.
Shelters, packs and cookware are some of the main categories of camping equipment we would like to concentrate on. We are sure more will come with time but we feel these are important and are worth talking about and noting the benefits and functionality of these necessary pieces of camping equipment.