Going Camping This Spring? We’ve Made Your Packing List for You!
Everything you need to survive in the wild…for a few days.
For many of us, camping evokes many types of memories: Wholesome moments roasting marshmallows around the campfire, interspersed with a lot of rashes, mosquito bites, wet sleeping bags, burned-out batteries, expletive-laced tent assemblies, and 10 p.m. exasperation dinners from the nearest drive-thru. Camping trips involve a lot of variables, but it should come as no surprise that having the right gear can make a huge difference in how positive your camping experience is. Whether you’re planning a multi-night trip or a sleepover in the backyard, we’ve rounded up some of the best camping gear to have on deck.
Best Camping Tent
If you’re camping with the family (or just a big group that’s happy to sleep under the same polyester roof), we suggest the Coleman Montana 6-Person Tent. It’s a bit heavy so it isn’t the greatest choice if you’ve got a long hike ahead of you, but if you’re not planning to stray far from your campsite, it’s a great option. For a lightweight backpacking tent, try the Stoic Madrone 2-Person Tent.
Best Water Filter for Camping
If you’re going to be taking a long hike to your campsite or will be cooking there, a water filter is a must. The 1-gallon Sawyer Gravity Water Filter is a favorite among hikers and campers alike because you can easily fill it up anywhere for clean, drinkable water.