Camping is a fun way to enjoy time outside with family, friends or even just yourself, and you can bring as much, or as little, gear as needed - part of the joy of camping is needing very little gear to exist outdoors. You can pitch a tent in many state and national parks, at private campgrounds, or in the backcountry - and you can certainly borrow or rent items vs purchase, but it you are a repeat outdoor enthusiast, here are some essentials, including tents, sleeping bags, camp stoves, portable grills, camping chairs, and camping cookware.
Camp Table (if no picnic table)
Long-sleeve shirts (for sun, bugs)
Lightweight fleece or jacket
Boots or shoes suited to terrain
Socks (synthetic or wool)
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