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Old June 24th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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Okay, so a recent camping trip made me realize that 50% of the people that come are prepared. I was with the other 50%, with 6lbs of bacon and no skillet

So this got me to thinking, next time I go camping, I want to be prepared. I was hoping to get some good insight on some good camping gear. As for right now, I just have a simple tent and a cooler. I have storage totes that I keep my dry food in, like buns, chips, cookies, etc. As far as sleeping, Coleman air mattress works for now.

I am looking to invest in a portable LP grill, possibly a new tent, and anything else that might make the camping experience a little more enjoyable.

What do you use and how do you like it?
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Old June 24th, 2013, 08:30 AM   #2
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We have a 5th wheel, completely stocked. We camp 10 miles from home so if I forget anything, I just run home.. I have a portable lp grill that I would sell if interested.
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I'm going through the same thing right now. We are going camping this weekend and we are trying to get a list of everything we need to take. We are staring to get everything together now so we hopefully don't forget anything.
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They make grills that stake into the ground near your firepit, and have a griddle/grill that will rotate over the fire. Works well for that nice natural woody () taste.

I have a Coleman Roadtrip grill that's going on 8 years old that has worked very well over the years. I would recommend getting the griddle plates for it too so you can cook breakfast. A pan on the grill works as well.

A clothesline with clips that will attach to trees to dry out towels, swimsuits, etc.

Battery powered small vacuum or small dustpan to keep the inside of your tent relatively clean.

Good lanterns, either battery powered or fuel.

Bug shit. Citronella candles, lanterns, etc.

10x10 canopy.

Netted spring loaded food covers to keep the bugs off your food.

Paper towel, garbage bags, plastic silverware, etc.
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I'm a minimalist when it comes to camping, I grew up in a family that seemed to drag the whole damn house/kitchen on camping trips, and I really hate to pack shit up to leave.

Cots, ditch the air mattress
Cast Iron skillet
Campfire cooker thingies, for grilled cheese, pizza pockets, pies, eggs, sausage, etc
Good fire poker
x2 on a good lantern, and at least one flashlight
Propane torch, makes for easy fire starting
Garbage bags

I'm sure there is more...
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This thing is pretty sweet

http://www.biolitestove.com/campstov...view/features/
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Cots, ditch the air mattress
Cast Iron skillet
Campfire cooker thingies, for grilled cheese, pizza pockets, pies, eggs, sausage, etc
Good fire poker
x2 on a good lantern, and at least one flashlight
Propane torch, makes for easy fire starting
Garbage bags
I agree with everything but the cots and air mattress. Air mattresses store much smaller and are a fuckton more comfortable.
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I agree with everything but the cots and air mattress. Air mattresses store much smaller and are a fuckton more comfortable.
I have a really nice cot I use for hunting that is very comfortable. It is definitely heavier than an air mattress but I don't have to worry about it getting a hole in it. It never fails I ALWAYS pop air mattresses when I am camping. I also like being able to store stuff under the cot. It is also nice being able to get off the ground a little further, it seems to stay cleaner.
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It also depends on the type of camping. Backpacking gets a self inflating foam filled "mattress" that ends up about an in thick and rolls up deflated to almost nothing. In a tent with the kids gets a thicker than a mattress blown up with an electric pump air bed.
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the usual plus we take a few sunday papers for fire starter
blow torch
coleman stove
the top grate to our grill that goes over the fire

we try and go light on what we take, makes it more fun
we also have all our stuff in milk crates ready to go, no hunting for stuff.we took an electric blanket last month to Muskallonge and were very happy we did, 40's at night.
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Fire and ice grill look it up lol
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Any recommended cots or places to buy one before the weekend?
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I got mine from cabelas 10 years ago.
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check steepandcheap.com and theclymb.com I've seen Alps brand ones on both of those sites for good prices...also check REI outlet online.
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