Most people learn that after they first start camping, that they are surprised by how much outdoor
camping equipment costs. Although it is possible to find cheap camping gear, sometimes it is hard to find
exactly what you like, such as good camping cookware or some sets of durable camping tableware.
Camping gear stores try to sell you everything. They try to sell you all new outdoor clothes, high-tech sleeping
bags, synthetic thermal underwear – you name it. What you may not realize is that a lot of outdoor
camping equipment is only really necessary for difficult, advanced camping trips.
If you learn what you need and what you can make do without, you can save a lot of money and make wise purchases
that will help you enjoy your camping trip even more.
A serious outdoorsman will tell you that the two most important things on a hiking trip are hiking and
sleeping. Or on a hunting trip, hunting and sleeping. This might sound obvious, but a lot of people don't really
follow through with that concept. What this means is that you need outdoor camping equipment that
helps you to hike and that helps you sleep.
This means for example, that a hiking trip starts with your boots. Hiking boots are crucial. This is one area
where you shouldn't spare any expense. You need shoes that are heavy and padded enough, yet comfortable to walk in.
You also need a comfortable sleeping bag. You can get cold at night – especially if you are up in the mountains –
so it is worth investing in a good one. You should look for a sleeping bag that is rated to 10° lower in
temperature than you ever expect it to reach.
You also might need a good jacket. There is plenty of outdoor camping equipment designed to keep you warm. A
thermal jacket is a good investment because you can wear it when you are not camping as well.
You do not need serious outdoor shirts for every step of the day. You can get by with a cotton T-shirt,
khaki pants, and boxers or thermal underwear. You do not have to buy the high-tech thermals either. Plain cotton
ones work well unless you are on an extremely demanding trip.
Although cotton doesn't really make the best outdoor camping equipment, it is good enough for most purposes.
Finally, you need a good backpack. If you are just going for a couple days, you don't have to spend money on an
expensive one. Any longer, however, and you'll be happy to have a good internal frame hiking backpack. And finally,
you will need to invest in some good outdoor camping equipment to eat with such as camping cookware and camping
Enamel camping tableware is lightweight and durable. It is made of high quality durable steel and coated
with a glazed enamel. The type of material on this camping tableware set makes it easy to clean. Replacement pieces
are usually easy to acquire as well.
The best part about this
Stansport Enamel Camping Tableware Set is the fact that it will not break. It stores away nicely, so there is nothing to throw away. It
is best to avoid any abrasive cleaners or brushes that may scratch or chip the enamel.
Another option for cooking outdoors is this handy
Open Country Nonstick Camp Set This set includes the dinnerware and the pans for cooking too.
So when you get ready to make your list of shopping needs for your next hiking, fishing, or hunting trip,
consider what you should really take along. Also, remember you should take less outdoor camping equipment than you
actually think you will need. Because you won't need everything you take.