Tips to Help You Shop for Camping Gear

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Each time you pack for a trip of any length, you may fear that you will overlook something. Getting camping gear together can be more demanding than packing for other trips as several types of outdoor equipment are necessary and irreplaceable.

Before purchasing outdoor equipment and camping supplies, look into this basic checklist. Certainly, added items will improve your experience, but these essentials will get you started:

Tents

A good tent is a very significant camping equipment purchase. First look into size and weight. When backpacking, you should go for a lighter tent. Three-season tents often range from 4 pounds to 9 pounds. Design is also a factor. Tents have three main components, namely, poles, canopy and rain fly. They are arranged as per the design. Thirdly, check the time of year or the season. Convertible tents can be used during any of the four seasons; summer tents are obviously not for the cold months; mountaineering tents are made to survive extreme temperature changes; and three-season tents, which are the most common, are for good for summer, spring and fall. Learn more about camping gear at http://www.ehow.com/way_5380359_homemade-camping-equipment.html.

Sleeping Bags

Compared to synthetic-filled sleeping bags, down-filled sleeping bags are a bit pricier, but twice or thrice as durable too. Down sleeping bags are so soft, with a great warmth-to-weight ratio. Hoods add a lot of warmth around the head, and draft collars will keep heat around the neck from escaping.

Backpacks

The more outdoor gear you can place in your backpack, the heavier it’s going to be. Frames should not feel comfortable to your hip bones. A frame-sheet lies across the back of many backpacks. A good backpack will stay flexible, can shift weight effectively and has a quality back panel that relieves discomfort in the back. In some panels, there are grooves that promote air flow, while others are made of reticulated foam.

Cookware

Some great choices from wholesale large led flashlights are camp stoves, cast-iron cookware and accessories for fire cooking. With modern camp stoves, you can prepare meals as though you were having a backyard cookout. Some great features to look for are flame-control adjusters, self-cleaning fuel jets, push-button ignition and advanced mixtures of fuel. Cooking over a fire can be very easy, and the outcome can be just awesome. Dutch ovens and solar ovens are also good choices for simple and enjoyable cooking in the outdoors.

Camping Gear

A lot of camp chairs come with drink holders and arm rests so things can stay convenient even when you’re “roughing it.” A heater and camp cot will also help keep you warm. Lastly, remember to take a first-aid kit with you on your trip. Even those small injuries require great care when you’re exposed outdoors. Whether you’re buying all of these online or from a brick and mortar store or from flashlight wholesale, don’t forget to compare different brands.

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