Hiking Supplies Camping Shops
To ensure your hiking trip will be a success requires you acquire the best hiking supplies at the
most reasonable price. There are a number of places available for your review but our recommendation is to go with
the most reliable camping shop. You should avoid cheap in order saving money but you should consider where you plan
on hiking to determine your needs. Cheaper would be more expensive if you had to throw away what you had acquired for the trip
You have decided where you will be hiking, now comes what you will need to have fun. Rugged hiking
books and hiking poles are paramount to help climb over the rugged terrain. Planning to make it an overnight trip,
you will need a sleeping tent and/ or sleeping bags and warm clothing to protect against the elements. And if your
toddler comes with then camping cots would be
a neccesity. Then of course, there is the matter of the essential camping food, what will you eat and how
will it be prepared. You will need to review the camping supplies available and most importantly what you will need
to make your camping experience a good one.
Supplies you will need for your venture
The camping gear
varieties that are important to take along, will include the hiking footwear, warm clothing, camp
lighting, tents, sleeping bags, camp stove, food, and other supplies. While the list seems endless, if you identify
the area where you will be camping, you will be able to whittle down what you will need and what is available in the
area where you wish to start your adventure. Know what is available for your use before planning any trip.
Next, check out the web sites and camp stores for available supplies and their cost.
Take a short course on campfire cooking for the prepared foods you may wish to eat while out
enjoying nature. Be sure to include trash bags so you can leave the area in the condition you found it for the next
camper. There is nothing that is more a turn off than to reach your site and find the garbage of the previous
Be safe and carry some dried jerky, and trail mix for quick energy fixes when you are not ready to
stop for the day. Make sure that the backpack is not too heavy and sits well on the back between the shoulders
without draining strength from the middle back as you hike.
For longer hiking distances you may want to take only a small amount with you and leave the bulk of the supplies at
your campsite. Don’t forget your compass if you plan to hike in and then back to the campsite. We want everyone to
enjoy their experience and not get lost.
Where you can find your equipment
Camping shops that will help you make some of your best choices include Outward Bound, Sierra
Trading Post, or Camping world for some of the best prices on line. Check your local area camping gear stores and
make informed choices. These stores will have experts on staff to help you make the decisions you will need to make
regarding your purchases.