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Camping equipment at great prices.

Sleep bag for campingWith the variety of camping equipment suppliers, prudent shoppers can find pretty good deals. If you camp alone you need a short list of camping equipment and gear. The basics. If you plan family camping trips, the list gets longer. And when you start camping in groups the list expands from just "needs" to "wants" and grows exponentially. There is no end to the list of great camping gear and equipment for sale. It's a good idea to locate a discount camping supply resource at this point.

Recommended camping equipment and gear.

This is a starter list of camping equipment, based on the extent of camping involvement.

Camping equipment basics for an individual camper.

- A sleeping bag rated for the night-time temperature in your camping area
- A backpack suitable for carrying your gear
- A tent to suit your camping style
- A lantern or flashlight
- A canteen
- Basic cookware - a small frying pan, small sauce pan and utensils
- Appropriate boots and clothing to accommodate expected weather
- First aid kit

Camping equipment basics for typical family camping.

- A sleeping bag rated for appropriate night-time temperatures
- A family tent to suit your camping style
- A lantern and a flashlight
- An ice chest or two
- A chuck box full of cookware, dishes and silverware
- A camping stove
- A camping table
- Folding chairs
- First aid kit

Camping equipment wish list for serious campers.

- A bigger, fancier tent with screened room
- A tent canopy
- A camping cot for each family member
- A second, larger table for family dining
- A stove table
- Specialty stoves
- A camping grill
- A Canopy
- Camping luggage
- A camping toilet
- Dry bags
- Thermal blankets

Camping equipment suppliers.

- Camping World offers a complete line of camping equipment.
- Coleman has long been a respected name in camping equipment. Their products are available online as well as in most sporting goods stores.
- Altrec camping equipment offers a wide variety of camping gear.
- REI offers an extensive line of camping equipment and outdoor clothing.

The next big step...

- Tent trailers
- Truck campers
- Travel Trailers
- Fifth wheel RVs
- Motorhomes

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