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Camping Essentials

Spring has finally sprung, and that means it’s camping season! There’s nothing like hiking, fishing, and spending some time in the great outdoors. But before you head out for an outdoor adventure, you’re going to need some basic supplies to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable.

Published May 2, 2016 | By | Share
Camping Essentials



Shelter Essentials

First, you’re going to need shelter. Unless you’re spending the night in a hotel or RV – which is technically not camping – you’re going to need a place to sleep, and that’s where a tent comes in. When picking a tent, there’s a few questions you need to ask yourself. How many people are sleeping in this tent? What’s the weather going to be like? How much time will you be spending in the tent? And, perhaps most important, who’s going to carry it?

There’s a tent out there for just about any outdoor activity you can think of. For the solo camper, all you may need is a tent cot or portable hammock with a mosquito net and rain fly. If you’re going on a family camping adventure, you'll want something roomy to allow for enough sleep space for everyone. For easy access to power, try a tent that connects to the hatch back of your car or SUV. If you'd rather set up camp up off the ground, try a tent designed to fit in the bed of a truck.

Commit to Comfort

Second, how comfortable do you want to be? A sleeping bag is a must and Hayneedle offers a vast selection in all sizes suitable for any climate. In the case you’re spending the night on the side of a mountain, a sleeping bag might be all you need for proper cover. If you’re pitching the tent and cooking out, we offer a whole line of foldable camping gear - chairs, hammocks, tables, heaters, air mattresses, outdoor showers, and even portable toilets. The amenities of your campsite are imperative for camping happy, and we have all the outdoor necessities.

Camping Comforts



Cooking Essentials

Third, what’s for breakfast, lunch, and of course … dinner? Well, more importantly, what’s cooking and what are we cooking it with? We have a whole line of camp stoves for cooking all your favorite tasty vittles. For the cowboys cooking over an open fire, the Texsport Swivel Grill might be all you need to feed the family. But for those of us planning on a little browned butter and sage with our fresh-caught trout, a full-standing unit like the Stansport Stainless Steel 2 Burner Stove with Stand might be in order.

Camping Cooking



Shelter, comfort, and food are the essentials, but there’s still so much more out there to make the most of your next camping trip. Whether it’s flashlights, coolers, lanterns, water purifiers, or a jumbo picnic basket. Hayneedle has everything you need to camp happy and healthy. So gear up, head out, and enjoy your trip!

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