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So You’re Camping for the First Time. Here’s Everything You Need to Bring.

So You’re Camping for the First Time. Here’s Everything You Need to Bring.

Interest in camping and outdoors activities has skyrocketed in the last few years. Campsite reservations have been booked and busy, which means there’s a pretty good chance you’re thinking about camping as well. I’ve enjoyed the benefits of camping in the Pacific Northwest for years, and I know it’s intimidating when the time comes to pack for a multi-day trip, whether you’re heading out with friends or adventuring alone. That’s why I’ve put together this camping guide to make it easy and stress-free.

Search the internet for camping guides and you’ll notice a similar theme: most are incredibly long and absurdly elaborate. But we’re taking a different approach, stripping away the equipment you don’t need quite yet. If this is your first time camping, we’ll get you started with the essentials, some of which you can find around the home. Here’s everything you need for camping this summer and nothing you don’t.

Check out the full list of camping gear, written by Cam Vigliotta here.


September 27, 2023

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