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Discount camping gear at affordable prices

Discount camping gear at affordable prices

Finding good quality discount camping gear on the internet can be a frustrating challenge. Most of what you get returned in the search engine results is online stores trying to sell camping gear at prices that are anything but a discount.

While sacrificing quality to be able to pay a few dollars less for camping gear is not recommended, it is possible to find good quality discount camping gear at great prices.

There are however a few items of camping gear that are very important in ensuring that you experience the best camping trip possible and these should always be of the best quality.

Here are the few items that you should never sacrifice quality for the price.

Your tent is your single source of protection from the elements and needs to be strong and durable for many years of use.

A good quality sleeping bag will always keep you warm and as my Mom always liked to say, as snug as a bug in a rug.

I had always bought a cheaper air mattress in hopes of saving a little money and soon found out that I had to buy a new mattress every two or three camping trips. Plus a good quality air mattress gives you a much better night’s sleep.

Here are some of the places that I have found where you can get good quality discount camping gear.

Wal-Mart has a very good selection of quality camping gear at very good prices and is one of the best places where you can find discount camping gear.

They have a lot of name brand products at prices far lower then you can find in any of the other stores. If dealing with the big crowds that are always present at most Wal-Mart stores isn’t your cup of tea, then try You can usually buy the same items at even lower prices then you will find at the store.

I always love picking up camping gear at eBay as there is always a huge selection of camping gear at some great prices. If you always reed over the auction very carefully and check the feed back of the seller, you shouldn’t ever have any problems with buying camping gear on eBay.

These are the two best places that I have found to find discount camping gear online, and I will be on the lookout for others and share them with you when I find them.

These next two places are a little higher in price then Wal-Mart and eBay, but you won’t find better quality camping gear at very reasonable prices.

I just love this store and could spend hours just walking around and looking at everything that they have. I’m like a kid in a candy store when it comes to G.I. Joe’s.

I don’t think that Cabela’s needs much of an explanation as they are by far the most well-known store for hunting, fishing and camping gear you will ever find. I only have one

Camping sporting goods

Camping sporting goods

Whether or not you are new to camping, there are some important camping sporting goods that you need to make sure to bring along on your next camping trip. While some of these are not as important as others, they will all make sure that you have an enjoyable camping experience.

Your Camping Tent:

Your tent not only needs to be of good quality, but it should be large enough to fit everyone comfortably and still have room for some of your gear. A good rule of thumb is to get a tent that sleeps two more people then you have in your camping party.

This not only will allow you enough room to move around it will also allow you to keep some personal things in the tent, so you do not have to run back and forth to the car all the time.

A Good Sleeping Bag: (or two)

It is always a good idea to have a good quality sleeping bag. Of all the camping sporting goods this one could be the difference of having a good nights sleep, or tossing and turning all night. The reason I say (or two), is because some nights can get very cold and if you don’t have a good warm sleeping bag, you could be in for a rough night.

On the other hand, some areas of the country stay very warm at night, and you will want a lighter sleeping bag for these nights. That’s why I always carry along a warm weather and a cold weather sleeping bag on all of my camping trips.

An alternative to this would be to have a warm weather sleeping bag and bring along some warm blankets just incase it gets cold. You also could use the blankets under your sleeping bag to keep the cold from the ground from coming up through your bag.

Best Campgrounds In Missouri

Best Campgrounds In Missouri

Huzzah Valley is a great campground, my family and I love it because it easily located from where we live, has great RV parks, and one time we got to the camp site and realized that we had forgotten our sons sleeping bag.

We were reluctant to find that we were able to buy one at the camp store and our son was not forced to sleep inside the RV. The campground has a rope swing that the kids would go swing off of with the other kids for hours.

Every time we go, as a tradition we have to kayak down the huzzah river, it’s about an hour and a half long kayak if you don’t stop for ‘drinks’.

One of the very few downsides of Huzzah Valley is that for the younger ones, the rope swing is about the only thing for them to do, so if your children bored easily, they wont find much to do, but I can’t recall ever camping that the children didn’t get bored at so it really isn’t that big of a let down.

Be warned if you go into the campground store, the store can be very pleasant looking to a six year old, my six year old son (at the time on the incident) cried for what felt like three hours because we couldn’t afford to buy one of the more expensive house decorations for the store because we had forgotten a sleeping bag and were forced to pay a fair amount.

Camping supplies for Cooking

Camping supplies for Cooking

These supplies cover your pots and pans, plates, silverware and cooking utensils. It is always a good idea to bring several pots and pans in various sizes as your cooking needs will vary depending on the meals you will be cooking. As for your plates, silverware and cooking utensils, you would know best on what to bring depending on the size of your camping party and the meals that you will be preparing.

First Aid Kit

The first aid kit is a must have item when camping as there will always be minor cuts and scrapes for campers of all ages. A good first aid kit will not only come with your typical bandaids and bandages, they will also have Antiseptic wipes, sting relief ointment, aspirin, ibuprofen, first aid cream, sun screen, scissors, tweezers and even hot and cold packs. So make sure you invest is a good all purpose and outdoor first aid kit.

These are just some of the camping supplies that you need to take with you on your camping trips. To make sure that nothing is left behind, make sure you have a gook camping checklist.