Tips on Buying Camping Accessories

Camping out in nature doesn't always have to equate to roughing it. Whether you're a car camper or prefer primitive camping, there are a variety of items you can purchase to make camping more relaxing. This guide will cover a range of items you can add to your camping gear to make trips more comfortable.

Tents and Sleeping:

Having a restful sleep is important regardless if you're camping or not. There are varying camping cots and mats available to help you sleep comfortably in the outdoors. A floor saver is also recommended for keeping the underside of your tent clean and protecting your floor from sharp objects that you might have overlooked when setting up your tent.

  • A mattress pads also elevate and insulate you from the ground, helping you stay warm on cold nights. Foam and inflatable mattresses come in several lengths and thicknesses, and in lightweight to extra thick mats. If using inflatable mattresses, consider purchasing a 12V or rechargeable air pump; they'll save you time when setting up your sleeping quarters. For those with room to spare, a camping cot can be an excellent add-on. You can even get organizers to hang off the cot's side to keep personal items within reach. Don't forget a pine camp pillow. Camp pillows feature a soft casing (often flannel). Small models are available with the space-conscious camper in mind and can be compressed when packed.
  • Small accessories and an easy to set up Turbo tent can help make your stay more comfortable and also less work, especially in rainy weather. Portable, battery operated lights and lanterns, small radios, and fans are some examples. Look for these accessories in models that can be hung from the tent's ceiling or suspended another way so you're not forced to hold them.
  • A deck of cards, a small board game and a book are good to have too in case you get caught in a day-long downpour. It's a good idea to bring some extra supplies for your tent, especially tent pegs. A mallet for driving in and removing stakes is another timesaving device. Finally, a spare piece of carpet, or an actual mat, is handy to leave outside your Turbo tent door to hold footwear and wipe muddy feet.