Camping Gear Can Make Your
Outdoor Adventure Even More Fun

It's fun to spend time outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle. But being away from all the commotion doesn't mean you have to be without the finer things of life.

Here are some camping gear items that you may want to consider bringing with you on your next camping trip.

Cooler
There are lots of packaged foods and snacks you can bring along that don't need stay cool. But if you're the type that likes to eat hot dogs, meat, fruit, chocolate, etc., you'll need a cooler to keep all those things from melting or spoiling.

The traditional method is to fill part of the cooler with ice. The problem with that is that once the ice melts, there's no way to keep the cooler cold. If you're at a camp ground, they likely have bags of ice available, but what if you're camping out in the middle of nowhere?

You can get 12v coolers that plug into the cigarette lighter in you car. If you go this route, you'll want to make sure you don't drain your car battery. To remedy this problem, you can start out by putting some ice or cold packs in the cooler so that when you turn off the car and unplug the cooler, the food will stay cool for a while.

Make sure you have a car battery re-start kit in case the car battery gets drained. You don't want to be stuck out in the middle of nowhere with a car you can't use!

Grill or Stove
You can bring along the grill you use at home, or better yet, get a small portable grill so that you don't have as much to pack into the car. Of course, remember to bring fuel for the grill, and barbeque sauce and buns for the burgers.

You can make home style food away from home by bringing along a camping stove. Most people use propane stoves, but you can also get 12v stoves that plug into the cigarette lighter in your car.

Tent Heater
If you're camping out in cooler weather, having a tent heater handy can make you feel much more comfortable inside your tent. Wearing warm clothes and building a camp fire can also help to keep you warm, but a tent heater gives you the flexibility of staying warm even when it's raining outside.

Tent Accessories
You don't want to get stuck out in the middle of nowhere with a broken tent. It's a good idea to bring repair items, such as a tent peg mallet, seam tape, and spare tent pegs, in case you need to fix your tent. Here are four tent accessories you may want to bring along with you during your next camping trip.

There are many fun things you can bring along to make your camping trip more exciting. Think ahead and be sure to buy the right camping gear so that you're prepared for your next camping trip.

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