How to Save on Camping
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How to Save on Camping

Posted on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 2:12 pm
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As the end of summer is drawing near, a lot of people are looking to squeeze in some last-minute vacations and traveling. If you are looking for a cost-effective trip this summer, you might consider camping. When done right, camping can be a great affordable and fun vacation. So, I’ve compiled a list of ways to help you save on camping!

Getting the Best Deals on Camping Equipment:

 

What You’ll Need for Your Camping Trip:

What you’ll need for your camping trip will vary depending on your destination, duration of trip, and the time of year you’re going. However, here is a basic list of what you’ll need.

Equipment and Gear:

  • Lantern
  • Matches or lighter
  • Sleeping bags and pads for cushion
  • Tents and tent stakes
  • Blankets
  • Stove and fuel
  • Backpacks (bring an extra pack for short hiking trips)
  • Folding chairs
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Axe
  • Rope
  • Waterproof gear (if there’s any chance of wet weather)
  • Directions, maps, cell phone, and emergency phone numbers
  • Travel/camping guide-book

 

Clothing and Accessories:

  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Fleece jackets, pants, gloves, hats (in case of cold night temperatures)
  • Visor or brimmed hat
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Anti-bacterial lotion
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • First-aid kit
  • All other daily personal items (toiletries, prescriptions, comfortable clothing, etc.)

 

Food and Cooking:

  • Utensils, cups, plates
  • Pots and pans
  • Water and refillable bottles
  • Food and snacks
  • Garbage bags

 

Hopefully you’ll find some of these saving tips useful when planning your camping trip!

 

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