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This listicle is full of lots of the best staple or most innovative camping gear that’s out there. If there’s anything on this lishere that you just gotta have, we’ve provided direct links to the product websites.  If you click on the link and make a purchase, Beasley Media Group may earn a commission.  Have an idea for a fun theme for a gift idea list you’d like us to create?  Drop us a line at [email protected].

 

After a year of being confined to our homes, people are excited to go camping. And if you’ve never been camping before and want to try it, go for it! Here are staple camping essentials you must have in order to thrive camping overnight.

Big Anges Dog House 4 Person Tent 

orange and gray four person tent

This four-person tent is perfect for you and your family or close friends. The oversized back window can be toggled down for venting and vista viewing. The Big Agnes Dog House tent comes in a backpack-style carry bag with adjustable shoulder straps, which is the best-case scenario when lugging your gear up the mountain.

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Klymit Cross Canyon 2 Person Tent

brown and white 2 person camping tent

When it comes to camping essentials you can’t get any more essential than where you’ll be sleeping at night. The Cross Canyon Tent 2-person tent is perfect for the weekend warrior. Whether you’re camping solo, with a partner or friend, this tent is designed to deliver comfortable interior living space at a great value. There are two entry doors, allowing for easy access to go in and out of the tent without disturbing your campmate.

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The North Face Cat’s Meow Sleeping Bag – Women’s

north face sleeping bag

Women love camping, too! And with this sleeping bag, it is ensured that you will be comfy and cozy no matter the weather. With up to a resistance of 20 degrees, you will sleep soundly for at least 3 seasons. The fitted hood and draft collar adds another layer of comfort and warmth.

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The North Face Lynx Sleeping Bag

north face lynx orange sleeping bag

Available in different lengths and zipper placement options based on your dominant hand, this 35-degree sleeping bag is an amazing option for summer campers. The Lynx sleeping bag is water-repellent and has extreme compressibility.

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Hammock Underquilt

green hammock

For those who want to sleep in a hammock but are worried about getting cold during the night, this is the hammock for you. This underquilt by Ayamaya is simply an insulated quilt designed to hang underneath your hammock.

Get it now from Ayamaya.

Double Camping Hammock with Mosquito Net

navy blue and light blue hammock with mosquito net

Another great hammock contender. Ultimate protection from bugs and the elements, with a bonus inflatable pillow, makes this hammock experience a comfortable one.

Get it now from Ayamaya.

Rechargeable Camping Fan with Light and Remote Control

rechargeable camping fan

Though it may be a camping luxury, a rechargeable fan will give comfort on those hotter days, and it has a built-in light.

Get it now from Ayamaya.

Teton Sports Explorer 4000 Internal Frame Backpack

green teton camping backpack

A backpack is easily one of the most crucial camping essentials. Pack all your clothes, toiletries, sleeping bags, and more in this 65L backpack. What you choose to pack your personal belongings in while camping is crucial, as anything lighter and more compact will make your camp-life easier. The smaller and lighter camping gear is, the more expensive it will be, and this bag is a great value.

Get it now from Amazon.

Portable Stainless Steel Fire Pit

fire pit camping gear

This is an absolute must-buy! Not only will this come in handy when camping, since there are not always an available fire pit, but you can bring this portable fire pit to your backyard or even the beach!

Get it now from Ayamaya.

MacSports Club Chair

gray camping chair

You can comfortably enjoy sitting outside for hours in these padded, cozy, and comfy chairs. Extra spacious and oversized to allow comfort for everyone! The club chair supports up to 375 lbs yet weighs only 18lbs to allow easy transport in its carrying case.

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Venture Forward Summit Padded Folding Outdoor Rocker Chair

rocking chair for camping

Another great chair contender, for this chair not only rocks, but is foldable too! Nothing beats rocking around the campsite and your buddies are sure to be jealous and will want to sit in your chair!

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Perma Chill 30 Qt. Cooler

cooler for camping

Keep your food and drinks preserved with this tough cooler that will take you from the cookout to the beach to the campsite. Certified bear-resistant, the Perma Chill has freezer-grade gaskets for secured, air-tight seals, and provides the ultimate ice retention—tested up to 5 days.

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Eureka Gonzo Camp Grill

camping grill

Camping doesn’t mean you have to be restrictive on what you can eat. With the Eureka Gonzo Camp grill, there isn’t anything you can’t cookout in the woods! Featuring a cast iron griddle top perfect for pancakes, which reverses to a grill surface for burgers. On top of that, the camp grill functions as a stove for boiling water. You truly can prepare anything you want – all you need is a propane tank.

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Portable Camping Pot with Lid

camping pot with lid

A pot is essential for camp cooking from boiling water, to sautéing veggies and meats. The folding handle locks the lid in place making it perfect for travel. Holds up to 2 liters.

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Camping can be a really fun way to get out and explore nature. If you’re a beginner having these camping essentials for your trip can be crucial. We hope these items aid you in your next camping excursion.

Please note that items are in stock and prices are accurate at the time we published this list. Have an idea for a fun theme for a gift idea list you’d like us to create?  Drop us a line at [email protected].