Must-Have Gear for Your Next Camping Trip

With the seasons changing from summer to fall and cooler weather starting to arrive in parts of the world, it’s easier to head outside without melting into a puddle. One great activity with which you can embrace the comfortable autumn weather is camping. If you or your family have a camping trip (or several) planned this season, then you’ll want to keep reading for all the must-have gear for your next camping trip.

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Smokeless Fire Pit

Smokeless fire pits are revolutionizing camping everywhere. If you’re unfamiliar with the trend, we’ll explain why. These fire pits have a unique design that helps them produce very little to no smoke during your burn time. This feature is one of the main benefits of using a smokeless fire pit. These are great for crowded campsites where a smoky fire might annoy your neighbors. They’re also ideal if you simply hate the sensation of smoke flying in your face during a fire.

Portable Battery Pack

Portable battery packs can be lifesavers for you and your family on camping trips. For both safety and entertainment purposes, you’ll want to have your phone on for the duration of your trip. But if your outing lasts for several days, your phone is likely to die at some point. This is where a battery backup pack comes in handy. These units can hold extra days’ worth of power. Due to their small size, they’re easy to carry around and use when your phone battery is low.

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Bug Repellant

One of the most annoying things about camping can be bugs, especially mosquitoes. Whether you’re sitting by the fire or trying to fall asleep in your tent, these little pests can turn a peaceful evening into a buzzing headache. Fortunately, there are more bug-repelling items on the market than ever. You can find everything from the more classic bug repellant sprays and candles to new lanterns and jackets. Choose whatever method will be most effective and comfortable for you and your family.

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Map and Compass

Even with your portable battery pack, you might not always have cell phone service out in the wilderness. Some camping and hiking areas are so far out that it’s difficult to find even a weak service signal. Therefore, it’s not a bad idea to carry the classics like a map and compass with you, even if you stash them in your car for emergencies.

Now that camping season is fast approaching, you’ll want to stock up on must-have gear for your next camping trip. These items will help help your trip run smoothly and keep you and your family happy and comfortable.

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