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Shopping for Camping Gear?

Apr 17, 2008
Either if you are a first time camper or you are an expert camper looking for new camping gear, it is for sure you expect to buy the best equipment for your camping trip. Camping experts would have appreciated good tips while choosing their gear for the first time.

Who has not had a flimsy falling tent, an icy sleeping bag or water pouring inside the tent while they were sleeping. When you go camping you expect things to go right, so that you can enjoy your trip as much as you can. Here is what to check for, when shopping for new gear, so that you make the best camping investment.

Camping tents come in all sizes, colors and shapes. Even though some tents might look very eye catching, they could give you some trouble. When you choose the tent that is right for your height and capacity, check how comfortable it is and if it has enough room for other supplies. Check your sewing of tents so that it does not rip apart; double sewing is a lot more reliable. Check how easy it is to assemble. The weight of tents is very important, remember you will be carrying it around. I especially like tents that have glowing zippers it makes it easier for you to open the tent and avoid stuck zippers. Your canopy of tents, rainfly and footprint should be waterproof.

The floor should assembled in a way that it is well attached to the rest of the tent and water does not pour in. Some tents come with compartments so that you have enough privacy even inside your tent. If you have a big family or many camping buddies, you should go for this kind.

Many first time campers choose a sleeping bag because it looks cozy or warm. Sleeping bags should adapt to weather of your destination. Check their temperature so that you get the best sleeping during your trip. There are sleeping bags for children and grown ups to choose from. If you are especially tall, check your length of sleeping bags so that you sleep well tucked in.

When you choose your lantern, make sure that whatever it operates on is at hand. Battery operated lanterns are best for children and they are easier to use and carry around. Some even work with a remote control or float on water. Lanterns that work with fuel are a little more expensive, but they are great and can work as heaters. Check your lanterns weight and material. Whatever you choose to take, make sure that you take enough batteries or fuel for it and avoid having rough times at night.

There is much equipment to choose from when you shop for new gear. I consider brands that have a solid background and that people buy most are a lot more trustworthy like; Coleman, Eureka or Wenzel gear. Do not forget to double-check your equipment before you buy it. These tips will definitely help you choose the finest equipment for your camping.
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