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07-18-2009, 10:37 AM
Outdoor camping equipment

There are some who love the outdoors, and there are some that can't stand the thought of sleeping anywhere but under a roof. Then there are the ones who are somewhere in the middle. They like the idea of it, but they always end up being miserable when they are camping. Those who want to go, but they aren't sure they can do without their coffeemaker, should take some time to get the right outdoor camping equipment so they can have some of the things they will miss when away from home. This makes camping tolerable, and even fun for these people.

The most important piece of outdoor camping equipment is the tent. If you buy the wrong tent, the entire trip is going to be miserable. I found this out the first year I went camping. The tent we had barely fit the two of us, and when it rained, we found out it was not water proof. This made us miserable, and we ended up leaving in the middle of the night. When buying a tent, make sure you find one that is bigger than you need, and find one that is water resistant or water proof so you don't have to worry if it rains.

When thinking about special outdoor camping equipment, you have to think about the things you use each day that you just can't do without. You can find many things to make your stay in the woods or at a campground more fun. If you need coffee in the morning, get a travel coffee maker or one made for camping. If you need to have a pan to cook in rather than just a grill, you should get one. One popular piece of outdoor camping equipment is the outdoor toilet. If your camp area has no restroom, this is a must have, especially if you are a woman.

However, you also have to remember not to go overboard when you are buying outdoor camping equipment. You can't get more than you can carry with you or store in your vehicle when you go.

If you have an SUV, you may be okay with whatever you buy, but even then you have to remember that you need room for things like food, firewood, your clothes, blankets, and other supplies. If you aren't driving and are planning on a hike, you may have to do without a lot of your outdoor camping equipment. Keep that in mind before you agree to go.


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