Are you ready for camping season? - Camping Gear

Posted by Nexgen Outfitters on Jun 4th 2024

Are you ready for camping season? - Camping Gear

What do you need to take your family camping?

When you're planning a camping trip, it's important to have the right gear to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Don’t worry, Nexgen Outfitters has you covered on all the gear you need!

Here are some essential items to consider bringing along:

1. SHELTER: A durable tent that's appropriate for the number of campers and weather conditions.

Tents: A good recommendation is to increase your tent capacity by 1 extra to allow for gear and give a little more space.
Alps Mountaineering Camp Creek 2-Room Tent - This 3-season tent is perfect for camping with a larger group of family or friends. Sleeps up to 6 people.
Alps Mountaineering Camp Creek 4 Person Tent - Easy set-up and an extra tall center for more stand-up room.

2. SLEEPING GEAR Sleeping bags, sleeping pads or air mattresses, and pillows for a good night's rest.

Sleeping Bags: There are a lot of different options when it comes to sleeping bags. Do you want a rectangle bag or mummy bag, and what temperature will you be sleeping in? Here are a few options to consider:

ALPS Mountaineering Camper Flannel Outfitter +45° Sleeping Bag
ALPS Mountaineering Blaze +20° XL Sleeping Bag - Gray/Charcoal
ALPS Mountaineering Aura System +30°/+15° Sleeping Bags

Sleeping Pads: Sleeping pads also have several different options. There are air, self-inflating, and closed-cell foam sleeping pads. One thing you may want to look at is the R-value of the sleeping pad. The R-value measures how well the sleeping bag resists heat. If you are doing summer camping, you are probably good with choosing a sleeping pad with an R-value of 1-3. Here are some good summer sleeping pad options:

Alps Mountaineering Apex Air Pad - Reg
Alps Foldable Foam Mat
TETON Sports Universal Camp Pad

3. CAMP FURNITURE: From camp chairs to camp tables, make sure you have just what you need to set up camp.

Camp Chairs: Whether you are sitting around the campfire making s’mores or sitting by the water watching the kids play, make sure you have the perfect chair for you! There are many options to choose from; reclining, directors, rockers, stools, and more at Nexgen Outfitters.
Shop all camping chairs: Camping Chairs

Camp Tables: Need a table to sit around, or something to sit the food on. Find the right table to suit your needs. Shop Camp Tables

4. COOKING EQUIPMENT: A portable stove or grill, cookware, and a cooler for storing food.

Portable Stove: Coleman Triton Stove 2-Burner
Cookware: Check out the full assortment of cookware at Nexgen Outfitters: Cookware & Cast Iron
Cooler: Keep food (and beverages ) cold with this cooler: Pelican 50Qt Elite Cooler White/Grey

5. LIGHTING: Flashlights, headlamps, or lanterns to provide illumination at night. 

A light source is a must when camping. When we are camping, every kid has their own light source as they venture around the campsite, not only can they see everything, but it is also a great peace of mind for parents! Check out Nexgen Outfitters' lighting assortment: Camp Lighting

6. FIRST AID KIT: A well-stocked kit for addressing minor injuries and illnesses.

Unfortunately, you just never know when you might need to grab the medical kit. Whether it be a small scratch from a fall, blisters from a long hike, or something more. Make sure you have a medical kit on hand at all times! Adventure Medical Ultralight & Watertight .9

7. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS: Sunscreen, insect repellent, a multi-tool, fire starter, and any other personal items you may need. Don’t forget to pack a deck of cards, some yard games, and marshmallows!

REMEMBER to tailor your gear to the specific needs of your camping trip, such as the location, duration, and activities planned.