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The Ultimate Camping Packing List

From essential gear to accessories and apparel, here’s everything you need for a camping adventure.

Whether to spend quality time with family and friends or just be immersed in nature, camping is a popular pastime for many. While packing is hardly the highlight of a camping trip, bringing the right gear, accessories, and apparel can ensure you are a happy camper and keep safe in the great outdoors.

Figuring out your camping style: backpacking expeditions, drive-in campsites, canoe camping, or a combination of camping types, is a useful place to start. It’s also important to consider your local climate and any specific outdoor activities you’ll need to pack for like hiking or kayaking.

As a lifelong camper and writer specializing in outdoor gear and apparel, I’ve tested a wide range of camping equipment across the trails, lakes, and campgrounds of Upstate New York. From waterproof apparel to tents and cooking equipment, I’ve tested and vetted these camping products firsthand so you can prepare for your trip with confidence.

Continue reading the full article, written by Kevin Brouillard here.


April 9, 2024

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