Camping Gear Necessities

If it's your first camping trip of the season or you are a first timer, you want to make sure that you have the necessary camping gear and equipment. Some equipment can be rather expensive, but you should be able to get the best from your purchase by being knowledgeable. Even though you can buy cheaper gear, typically cheap camping gear falls apart quicker and is less dependable, so that is not always the way to go.

Camping Gear And Your Budget

If you, like most people, have limited budgets, you will need to plan carefully before you go to shop for your camping gear. You need to do some research on things like the climatic conditions of the places you intend on visiting.

If you know about your trip in advance, of course, you will be able to spread out your purchases over a longer period of time. That way you will be able to take advantage of sales at your local sporting goods store and online. Keep in mind that most sporting goods companies online will have sales and coupons also. Visit many camping supply websites and offline stores to do your research and get the best deals.

There is also no point in skimping on essential items like survival equipment and first aid equipment. By visiting a number of different stores and sites should allow you to get more competitive prices and maybe some good bargains as well.

Ways To Save Money On Your Camping Equipment

To save money, there is always the option of checking out local resale outlets where you can buy used and also discounted items. There are those who may have bought camping gear only to return them for one reason or another. These items can then be had at discounted prices, and it is also a good way of finding dishes, grills, heaters and tents as well as sleeping bags at hugely discounted prices. And do not forget eBay as a resource.

There are some times when it just doesnt pay to buy shoddy goods because they are cheap, this is true in camping gear as well as other things. Some forethought and good planning should help you get better priced goods. In any case, you need to be well organized and after research and comparisons should end up with camping gear at affordable prices.

To conclude, here is a partial list of camping gear and advice: You will need fresh water or someway to make it, compass AND GPS (and know how to use it), cell phone, signal mirror, toilet paper, food, lighter, whistle, insect repellent, sun screen, ID and a first aid kit.

Survival Tabs

I ran across these survival tabs while looking for hiking gear, but if you are going camping, hiking will probably be on your agenda as well. There are people lost every year in wilderness areas, even in places like off the Appalachian trail, that these tabs could help. Imagine if you were lost and were able to survive on these tabs without feeling so hungry, getting most of your daily required vitamins. While hiking, camping, or even boating, stuff happens. Being able to carry around something like these tabs looks like a great idea.

So, where you like to enjoy the great outdoors, prepare ahead of time for all emergencies, and go enjoy.

Source by Dorothy Santoro