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Camping & Backpacking

Winter CampingWhen it comes to outdoor gear, we’ve got you covered. Camping, backpacking, and road trips are our mainstay, but we also have plenty of great gear for skiers, climbers, back packers, rafters, fishermen, hunters and trekkers. We carry a wide variety of outdoor brands at prices which are competitive,  Our longtime staff uses and knows about the gear we sell.

The equipment used in camping varies with the particular type of camping. For instance, in survival camping the equipment consists in small items which have the purpose of helping out the camper in providing food, heat and safety. The equipment used in this type of camping must be lightweight and it is restricted at only the mandatory items. Another types of camping such as winter camping involve having specially designed equipment in terms of tents or clothing which is strong enough to protect the camper’s body from the wind and cold.

Camping equipment includes:

  • First aid kit
  • Tent, lean-to to act as a shelter.
  • Hammer to drive tent stakes into soil.
  • Sleeping bag and/or blankets for warmth.
  • Sleeping pad or air mattress is placed underneath the sleeping bag for cushioning from stones and twigs as well as for insulation from the ground.
  • Lantern or flashlight
  • Hatchet, axe or saw for cutting firewood for a campfire.
  • Fire starter or other ignition device for starting a campfire.
  • Folding chairs for placement around campfire.
  • Ropes for stringing clothes line and for securing the shelter.
  • Tarp for adding additional layer of storm protection to a tent, and to shelter dining areas.
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Hiking bootsSnow Camping
  • Fishing pole
  • Chuck box to hold camp kitchen items for food preparation, consumption and cleanup.
  • Trash bags particularly one with handles can be tied to a tree limb, or clothesline off the ground. For handling of waste in backcountry see Leave no trace.
  • Insect repellent particularly one that has DEET.
  • Sunscreen for protecting the skin.
  • Personal care products and towel
  • Cooler to store perishables and beverages. If electricity is available, a thermoelectric or stirling engine cooler can be used without the need for ice. Campers at modern campgrounds will normally bring perishable foods in coolers while backcountry campers will bring non-perishable foods such as dried fruits, nuts, jerky, and MREs.
  • Beverages or portable water filter for areas that have access to rivers or lakes.
  • A tripod chained grill, Dutch oven, or La Cotta clay pot can be used for cooking on a campfire. A portable stove can be used where campfires are forbidden or impractical. If using a campground with electricity an electric frying pan or slow cooker can be used.
  • Firewood for Camp Fires
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