According to researchers, the best time to buy camping gear is in June, thanks to holiday sales like Father’s Day. If you’re thinking of expanding your camping gear this summer, it’d be a good idea to start researching, planning, and price matching now so you’ll know a good deal when you see it!
If you’re new to the camping world, or just want to add some good, new gear to your camping stuff this summer, here are some essentials to keep an eye on by Junction City Kansas Storage Units.
For most people, a tent is an obvious first purchase for camping (although hammock camping can be really fun too!) Coleman is a reliable, affordable brand for tents. They have designs that can house between 2-10 people, tents that block out the sun and heat, and tents that pop up with little set-up.
Another brand on the market today is CORE, which offers tents similar to Coleman that are instant set-ups. They get great reviews on Amazon, and are another affordable options, especially if you have a larger family that needs a big tent.
If you already own sleeping bags, those are a great option for camping. Depending on how easily you sleep anywhere, you may need some extra padding to make it through a night of sleep on the tent floor.
Inflatable and foam pads are great options to bring along if you need a little cushion underneath you. Thermarest, Klymit, and Outdoorsman brands are all popular on shopping sites and they offer a variety of different types of pads. Foam will be more bulky to carry around than an inflatable, but it would help with warmth if you’ll be sleeping in cooler temperatures.
For a sleeping bag, the traditional or mummy style are both popular. The mummy style will keep you warmer in colder weather, as it covers the top of your head and allows just your face to show. However, these types may feel a bit claustrophobic if you’re someone who likes to move in your sleep. If you already know that you will need a bit more room than the traditional sleeping bag, check out the double size, which can be used for two people or an extra roomy bag for one.
Besides the sleeping situation, the other very important area of planning will be for meals. While some people prefer to make do with an open fire for all their camping food needs, others prefer to bring along a small, compact stove top that allows cooking in pots or pans and on grills or griddles. A small stove like this allows you to have a lot of flexibility and creativity in what you cook during your trip!
The Coleman Camp Propane Stove is probably one of the most iconic pieces of camping kitchenware–it’s been around for decades, and is still being used today. They also make a Camp Propane Grill if you know that you’ll be using that more than a stove top.
A cast iron skillet is a piece of cookware that you can bring from home and will be put to good use while camping. Skewers for hot dogs and marshmallows are a must if you have kids along–and of course, a coffee pot is a must whether you have kids or not.
After finding the right deals, camping can become an affordable way to enjoy the great outdoors with family and friends year after year. If storing your camping gear gets to be a problem, check out a small self-storage unit! At Self Assured Storage, we are experts at keeping your things clean and safe in our climate-controlled storage units–and ready for whenever you need it again! Give us a call today!