When starting out camping it can seem a little intimidating because there are so many products available for use. I have put together for you a list of must have camping items before you venture out on your first ever camping trip.
1. Purchasing your Tent
There are countless tents available for purchase so choosing the one that is best for you can prove to be challenging. I recommend purchasing one that is a few sizes larger than then amount of people that are going to be using it. This
allows for extra room and comfort. One tent that I would highly recommend is the Coleman 8 person family tent. It has plenty of room and is a very durable option.
2. Purchasing Sleeping Bags
No matter what time of year it is, it is always a good idea to bring sleeping bags. The temperature can drop several degrees at night and sleeping bags offer protection from chilly temperatures. A bonus item to purchase if you are tent camping is a sleeping mat. This offers dual padding allowing you to get a good nights sleep.
3. Cooking Equipment
For people just beginning their camping journey I would recommend the GAS ONE GS-3000 Portable Gas Stove. It comes with a portable carrying pouch and is very easy to manage. I used this one when I began camping and I am still using it several years later. Another option that is available is a portable grill. The Coleman 9949-750 is a light weight grill that makes storing it a piece of cake.
Lighting is extremely important when camping. Especially if you are not camping at a designated camping area. Without lighting you may find yourself stumbling around in the dark wishing you would have purchased a lantern. The AYL Starlight has a six day charge and is recommended by camping experts everywhere.
5. Camping Furniture
Investing in quality camping furniture is crucial to having an enjoyable camping experience. The Zero Gravity Camping Chairs offer great support for sitting around enjoying a campfire with family and friends. An extra bonus for a fun camping furniture item is the Inflatable Lounger Wind Chair.