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Camping Season is Here! Do you have your camping lantern?

Updated: May 17, 2023

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The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and that means camping season is upon us! Whether you're a seasoned camper or just getting started, there's no better time to hit the open road and explore the great outdoors. Keep reading to check out our essential list for camping including basics like a camping lantern, sleeping bags, and a few surprises!

Camping Tips

Here are a few tips for planning your next camping trip:

  • Choose a campground that's right for you. There are all sorts of campgrounds to choose from with a range of amenities, so take some time to find a good fit for you!

  • Pack the essentials. Don't forget the basics like food, water, shelter, camping lantern, and clothing. But don't forget to pack some fun things too, like games, books, and music. Check out our ‘Camping Essentials List’ here.

  • Be prepared for the unexpected. Things don't always go according to plan when you're camping, so it's important to be prepared for anything. That means packing a first-aid kit, bottled water, non-perishable food, a camping lantern, and a map.

  • Relax and enjoy the experience. Camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So take some time to relax, enjoy the scenery, and make some memories that will last a lifetime.

Safety Measures

Don’t forget basic safety measures. In addition to packing the essentials, it's important to follow some safety tips when camping:

  • Select a location that matches your skill set and educate yourself about the route

  • Tell someone where you're going and when you expect to be back

  • Be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to avoid getting lost

  • Follow ALL fire safety advisories

  • Be careful with fire and never leave a campfire unattended

  • Be aware of the wildlife in the area take precautions to avoid startling encounters

  • Pack out all of your trash and leave no trace

By following these tips, you can help ensure that your camping trip is safe and enjoyable. Regardless of the type of camping, Eugene Gear Traders has some great for you! Come visit us to check those boxes on your Camping Essentials Checklist!

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start planning your next camping trip!

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