What Equipment Do You Need to Bring on a Camping Trip


Let's have a look on the camping equipment.

Guide to Camping Equipment

We can solve the problems of eating and sleeping in the outdoors by the camping equipment. Thus professional equipment is very important in the camping life. What to bring camping?

The house is the tent. Stove is the gas stove and kerosene stove. The bed is the mattress. These are the most basic gears in camping. This seems to be simple. But when you go camping, you needs many other odds and ends, besides the big gears above.

Someone may think it is enough to have one place to take shelter from the rain and sleep. However, different seasons and places, we may need to prepare many necessities.

So what are the necessities for us? How to choose these gears? Now let me satisfy your curiosity.

1. Tent

Tent is the highlight of camping. And it is also the most basic equipment. When camping, the tent is our home. It will be the haven and the place for we rest. Most activities are carried on around it.

When we buying the house, we will consider the location, area, and prices. It is similar to a tent. We need to decide which type we are going to buy, according to the camping style, camping areas, and members to take part in.

Different Types of Tent

There are various types of tents. Take the Two Room type for example. The tent has 5 parts. They are inner tent, outside part, supporting rods, ropes, and rivets.

First, put up the tent by the supporting rods. Cover it with the outside tent. Fix the ten by the ropes and rivets on the ground. Other types are similar. Different manufacturers and specifications may differ a bit.

Type 1: Dome Tent

After putting up the tent, the roof will be like a dome. Besides the big types, in general, most dome tents cross two rods in the shape of “X” to support the tents. This way is easy to operate. So it is recommended to the beginners. Dome type keeps pushing out new styles. We have many choices.

Advantages:

  • It is the most common type used by the camping fans. Many new products are pushed out all the time. We have wide range to choose.
  • The way to build up is very simple. The beginners can easily grasp it.
  • Compared with other types, dome is relatively cheap.

Disadvantages:

  • It only has one big inner space. There is no separated rooms.
  • The roof temperature is a bit low. And the heat in the summer is difficult to dissipate.

Notes for Purchase

fOR THE HEIGHT OF THE DOME IS A BIT LOW, THE HEAT IS NOT EASY TO DISSIPATE. iT IS NEEDED TO CONSIDER ABOUT THE AERATION, ESPECIALLY THE SUMMER. iN SUMMER, THE DOME MAYBE BECOME A STEAMER. In order to solve this, we can buy the tent with mesh window in the side. Or you can also choose the tent with a front door and a back door. These doors can keep good ventilation.

Recommendation

Coleman Widemaster 4S Dome 270
It is one of the best tents for camping. This one is convenient for coming in and going out.

Type 2: Two Room Tent

Dome tent just has one room. It will make you feel empty. While, the two room tent has a bedroom and a living room. It is just like the feeling at home. There are two separated room in one tent. The inner room can be used as the bedroom. And the other could be the living room.

Advantages:

  • It is the favorite type of the auto camping fans. And the number of using two room tents keeps increasing.
  • There are two rooms. They can make us full use of the space in the tent.
  • Most activities can be finished in the tent. It is suitable for the whole family to spend a warm and happy time together.

Disadvantages:

  • It is difficult to be put up in the narrow place.
  • Compared with other types, the methods of building it is a bit more complicate.
  • For the tent is heavy and big, the price is relatively expensive.

Notes for Purchase

Consider the size of your camping gears, then choose the tent. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE TWO ROOM TENT IS THAT IT HAS ENOUGH SPACE FOR YOU TO USE FLEXIBLELY. So when buying the tent, you are better to know the size of the area of the living room in the tent.

Recommendation

Snowpeak living shell
It is the classic product of the two room tent.

Type 3: Pop-up Tent

Dome tent has a type, pop-up tent. It is like the mosquito net in summer. Only several seconds, the tent can be opened and supported from the folding state. This tent is put up with amazing speed, and it reduces the labor cost and time consuming.

However, just because the operation of this type is too simple, the durability of this type is not so good. There are some famous pop-up products, including Quechua and Kovea. Quechua’s tent can be built up in 2 seconds. And Kovea’s speed is more amazing. It is called “Wow”.

Advantage:

  • Cheaper than other types.
  • It can be simply and quickly put up. We can put little effort and time into it.
  • It will hardly make any noise. So this type tent will not affect other campers beside.

Disadvantages:

  • Most small size tent can’t meet the demands of a whole family, when camping.
  • The rod is a bit thin in the thickness. And it is not so durable.
  • The whole tent is big in the size after folding. It is not easy to store.

Notes for Purchase

the tent is big in the size before opening. It is difficult to carry and store. So do not just look at the put-up tent, but also watch carefully over the situations before the opening.

Recommendation

Kovea Wow Mega Dome
This one is big. It has two separate rooms inside.

Type 4: Cabin Tent

In 1980s’, one of the main camping tents was the type with angular roofs. The angular roofs left deep impression on us. This type is high and big in the inner space. People can do many things inside.

When people find this tent, the symbol of time, most of them will sigh involuntarily. While, the host of the tent may be a bit embarrassed. But owning such a durable and superior tent should be a proud thing. We should be confident of this nostalgic and unique cabin tent.

Advantages:

  • High roof, and big space inside, bring the campers convenience for activities.
  • It is the tent type that difficult to be bought recently. It is unique in the style.

Disadvantages:

  • In recent time, there are no many plants to manufacture this type. So we have little choices in it.
  • And most cabin tent are high in the price in current time.
  • The broad inner space, means the matched gears are relatively bigger and heavier.

Notes for Purchase

Please ensure the actual height of the tent. ALOUTH IT IS HIGH, DIFFERENT BRANDS MAY DIFFER IN THE HEIGHT. therefore, WE NEED TO CONSIDER ABOUT THE HEIGHT OF THE CAMPERS AND THE ACTIVITY RANGE IN THE TENT.

Recommendation

Kovea Smart Grand Cabin
The entrance can be fully opened. And we can also build a sunshade like the tarp.

Type 5: Cone-shaped Tent (Indian Tent)

When we think of the Mongolian yurt on the prairie, it maybe easier to imagine how the Indian tent is. This type is favored by the camping fans who like chasing for the unique style in recent time.

Just put one high supporting rod in the center, then it is finished. It is very simple and easy. And the air circulation inside is also very nice. You can put stove inside. So far, this type is not common on the market. We have little choosing space. And unluckily, this type is a bit expensive.

Advantages:

  • High roof, and wide inner space. Easy for activities.
  • A rare and unique type.
  • The roof can be opened. So it is available to set stove inside.

Disadvantages:

  • Few products, and small choosing space.
  • High price, compared with other types.
  • It needs a very big supporting rod and tent wall. The camping gears are big and heavy.
  • It needs a rod to support the tent in the center. Thus, it is difficult to full use the space of the tent.

Notes for Purchase

for there is a rod in the center, s there will be some dead angles in the space. when you are purchasing, it is necessary to know how much space are the dead angles you can’t use.

Recommendation

Nordisk Sioux
It is not the common triangle, but designed with the curve. So this product is very charming in the appearance.

Tips

  • Car Roof Tent

Someone may think loading and unloading the tent in the car is quite troublesome. You can try the car roof tent. Put up the tent on the roof of the car directly. It is very convenient. You can put the tent in the car all the time. There is no need to get the tent out of the car. This type can get rid of many troubles of unloading the tent.

  • Tent Connecting to the Car

Connect the tent inner space with the inner space of the car. It will reduce the time of moving the gears from the car. It is quite convenient.

Most camping areas are not able to use the inner space of the car. This kind of tent can make the car full used. For the campers who drive to a remote place for camping, it will be a good choice.

  • Moving Home

Camping car, caravan, RV, and camping trailer are all belong to moving home. It means the house which can move at any time. Recently, more and more people have got this kind of moving homes. But limited by the expensive prices and traffic situations, there are only a small part of camping fans own them in current time. Some camping areas provide RVs for people to use. Anyone can use them.

2. Tarp

Tarp is short for Tarpaulin. The waterproof sunshade is called tarp. It was used to be laid on the ground, before the tent is put up. Actually, part of the camping fans use this waterproof cloth as the tarp. Some products have both functions. Things which can be used to shelter from the sunshine and rains are all able to be used as tarp.

Different Types of Tarp

Usually, a tarp has the screen, rods, ropes, and rivets. In order to reduce the weight and the volume of the gears, some backpack campers will use the alpenstocks as the rod of small tarps.

Type 1: Hexa Tarp

Hexa means 6 in the Latin. The tarp will be in hexagon. So it is also called hexagon tarp. It is good-looking. It has two kinds. They are full symmetry of top and bottom, and imperfect symmetry.

Regarding to the terrain and wind direction, you can add or reduce the quantity of the rods. Then you will have different shapes of tarp. Compared with Lecta Tarp, Hexa is lighter, but small space. It is not so convenient to go our and come in.

Recommedation

MSR Outfitter Wing
Its unique wing design is very attractive. And it is safe and secure to resist to the strong wind.

Type 2: Lecta Tarp

Lecta is short for the Rectangle in Japanese. Rectangle shape will full use of the inner space. And it can be used with ropes, awning, side wall together. Recently, many auto-camping fans like to camp with Lecta tarp and ropes, not the tent.

Recommendation

Coleman Weathermaster Square Tarp 2
It uses light aluminium made rods. It is light but very strong.

Notes for Purchase

Choose according to the size and design of your own tent. USUALLY, THE TARP IS BIGGER THAN THE TENT. AFTER CHOOSING THE SIZE AND THE SHAPE OF THE TARP, WE NEED TO ENSURE THE WATERPROOF PRESSURE AND THE uv RESISTING RANGE.
waterproof pressure means the degrees of resisting to the rain. The suitable waterproof pressure is smaller than 1500mm. If you are camping in the big wind, you must avoid to the breaking of the mosquito net and the rivets.
THEREFOR,, IT IS VERY NECESSARY TO CHOOSE A DURABLE PRODUCT. generally, we recommend to use aluminium products.

Auxiliary Equipment of Tarp

Tarp is very flexible, with broad space. However, it is weak in resisting to the strong wind. And it is difficult to protect our privacy. In order to improve these disadvantages, we can set some auxiliary equipment.

Awning & Side Wall

They are designed to make up the lacking side of the tarp. They can stop the wind and protect our privacies. Awning is the extended edition of the sunshade. Recently, there are many similar side walls on the market.

Screen

Screen is set on the side of the tarp. It seems like the mosquito net or the screen window. It can stop the wind from the side, and the insects as well. Many people are using it.

Front Wall

If we make the side wall belong to the exclusive gears of Lecta Tarp, the front wall is exclusive for the Hexa Tarp.

Usually, most people will be attracted by the design charm of the Hexa tarp. However, after purchase, they will find the effect of sunshade is not so good, compared with Lecta tarp. They may feel frustrated.

Don’t worry. Front wall can solve the problem of the Hexa tarp. Tapered shape can stop the wind and sunshine effectively.

3. Sleeping Bag

A comfortable sleep can’t leave a good sleeping bag. It isn’t less important than the tent and tarp. Sleeping bag is consisted of cotton or feather. These warm materials are made into pocket-shaped quilt. People can get into the bag and sleep.

The temperature variation between the day and night is big. Even it is summer, the temperature in the night is a bit low. Therefore, you must bring sleeping bag or some quilt when camping.

Type 1: Mummy Sleeping Bag

The appearance of the mummy type just like the mummy in the Egypt. Thus, it is called mummy sleeping bag. Except the head, all the other parts of the body will be wrapped in it. From the head to the feet, the sleeping bag is narrower and narrowed. The heat preservation effect of the part on the neck and foot is very excellent. When you are purchasing, please pick it according to your own size.

Recommendation

Coleman School Mummy 2
It is the sleeping bag for kids. This product is very convenient for use.

Type 2: Quadrilateral Sleeping Bag

After opening the bag, it will be in the shape of quadrilateral. There is a zip on the side. We can connect several sleeping bags together.

Compared with mummy type, it is big in the space. But the effect of heat preservation is not as good as mummy type. Its advantage is that it can be unfolded like a quilt for several people to use.

Recommendation

Easycamp Comic Quadrilateral Sleeping Bag
It has various colors. People can use it in the seasons from late spring to early autumn.

Notes for Purchase

slEEPING BAG IS DIVED INTO SEVERAL TYPES, ACCORDINT TO DIFFERENT SEASONS. there ARE TWO MAIN TYPES. tHEY ARE 3 SEASONS FROM SPRING TO AUTUMN AND 4 SEASONS. different TYPES HAVE BIG VARIATION IN THE PRICES. if YOU DON’T WANT TO CAMP IN THE COLD WINTER, IT IS SUGGESTED BUY THE CHEAP TYPE, 3 SEASON TYPE. tHE MARKS ON THE BAG HAS THE SUITABLE TEMPERATURE FOR USE. sO BEFORE PURCHASE, PLEASE CONFIRM IT CAREFULLY.

4. Fuel

Camping fuel is one of the most important factors for camping. Fuel equipment includes lantern and stove. You can decide which fuel you are going to use before camping. When choosing them, you need to consider about the safety and convenience. Besides, don’t forget not to break the environment of the camping place.

Type 1: Gas Fuel

Put the gas fuel in a specific container in the state of liquid. When using it, gasify it. Gas fuel is difficult to be used in winter. But for camping beginners, it is easier to operate.

(1)Butane Gas

It is the fuel for portable stove. Butane gas suits to the camping beginners. And you can buy it anywhere easily. The price is not high. But its frozen temperature is high, so it is difficult to be used in the low temperature environment.

(2) Iso-butane Gas

Put it in the flat gas container. The connecting part of the container is in spiral shape. It mainly used for the BBQ roast. It is also called “camping gas” or “spiral gas”. As long as not use it in the bitter cold environment under the temperature of 10℃ below zero, it is available in any environment.

(3)Propane Gas

Put it in the big gas container. And it is suitable for the camping with family, who need the continuous heating equipment. For the propane gas needs to fill it repeatedly when using, you must be careful when use it.

Type 2: Liquid Fuel

Compared to the gas, liquid is more stable. It gets less influence from the temperature. And you can use it in any season. The fire power is stronger. But it is a bit difficult to use it. So it is recommended for the experienced campers.

(1)White Gasoline

It is also called no smoke gasoline. So it is cleaner than common gasoline. And it is purer, no black smoke produced when burning.

(2) Kerosene, Diesel Oil, Gasoline

They are cheap, and easily bought in the gas station. They suits to the products cheaper than the white gasoline stoves. It is because sediments in these oil may shorten the service life of the products.

Type 3: Solid Fuel

Solid fuel includes candle, wood charcoal, and firewood. Most of them can be found in the camping place. So they are suitable for the backpack camping and one person camping.

(1)Wood Charcoal

It is difficult to kindle the fire. But once it is kindled, the fire can be lasted for a quite long time. It mainly suits to roasting the food and kindling the fire in the stove.

(2)Firewood

Firewood is some withered branches around the camping place. The wet firewood is not easy to be ignited. And the wet firewood will produce many smoke. Therefore, it is not recommended for cooking.

Type 4: Other Fuels

Camping also cares for the green energy as other fields. Many green energies are developed to replace the fossil fuel.

(1)Battery

We need to buy related products using batteries. These products will be more portable, light and convenient than the products using the liquid or gas fuel. And they will reduce the risk of fire accidents.

(2)Charging through Generation Set

It is not charged through sockets, but solar energy or twisting the joystick. But the using ratio is relatively low. So it is suitable to charge for the lanterns or radios.

5. Lantern

Different with prosperous metropolis, camping place is dark all around. Now you must use a lantern. It not only makes your activities more convenient, but add sense of security for you in such a quiet and dark night.

Type 1: Table Lantern

It is the core of the camping activities in night. Everyone sit around the table, talking and sharing about their stories. This type has strong light and the wide light range.

Type 2: Tent Lantern

Lantern in the tent if uses the fossil fuel may have the risk to lead to the fire accidents and suffocating. Thus, it is better to use the battery lantern. In a small space, we don’t need too strong light, or it will make our eyes tired.

Type 3: Moving Lantern

When we go to the toilet in the night or some situations we have to go out, we must have a moving lantern. There are two types. They are hand type and head-mounted type. The advantage of head-mounted type is that it can free our hands. And it will be more convenient.

Recommendation

Coleman Northstar
It is white gasoline lantern. This one gets small influence from the air temperature around and air pressure.

Notes for Purchase

It is better to buy different types of lanterns basing on their functions. When buying them for table or the tent, you can choose the one with some swinging rings. WE CAN HANG THEM ON THE BRANCHES OR THE TENT.

6. Stove

When refers to camping, most topics are all around the eating. Recently, the ratio of cookware gets higher. It shows the saying above. In cold winter, once open the stove for cooking, you will be surrounded by a warm feeling.

Type 1: For Walking Camping and Backpack Camping

The features of this stove must be small in the size and light in the weight. And it can be put in the backpack. There is a kind of soft tube stove. It can connect the fuel container and the burner. And it can also set apart of these two. This type can be put on the table to stew or make easy camping food.

Type 2: For Auto Camping

Most of these kind of type have two burners. It is designed for the auto camping. It is not easy to carry, but convenient to use. It is like the true stove on the cooking bench.

Recommendation

MSR Whisper Lite International V2

Notes for Purchase

After choosing the fuel, we need to choose the stove, according to the functions and our hobbies. If it is a simple camping, you can choose the stove for backpack camping. If it is camping with many people, you can use the one for the auto camping.
And you can use the stove for auto camping to cook the main course. AND THE STOVE FOR THE BACKPACK CAMPING TO COOK OTHER DISHES.

7. Table

With table, people can enjoy a more colorful camping life. We can put the lantern and stove on it, and have the dinner, enjoy the tea, or read the book around it.

Many people love BBQ when camping. So you can choose some table for roast, and for cook or washing. In the past, plastic table and iron table were popular. But recently, wood-made tables get greater popularity.

Type 1: BBQ Table

It is a kind of table, whose center part is for putting the stove. We can finish the main dishes and side dishes at the same time. And when we don’t eat, we can close the lid of the table. Then it is as same as a common table.

Many auto camping campers make it in the necessity checklist for camping. There are various types of BBQ table, for it enjoys high popularity among camping fans.

Type 2: Kitchen Table

This type has the place for the stove, and it can also make the side dishes. Some of this type has equipped with washing sink. If the camping people are too many, there is no place for other gears, you can put the cookware on the kitchen table.

Type 3: Side Table

If we think BBQ table and kitchen tale are the subject. Side table is the supplement. It is small and portable. We can also use it for the resting space or putting on something else.

Type 4: IGT(Iron Grill Table)

IGT originates from SNOWPEAK. So other similar tables are also called IGT. There are many ways to realize the separation and assembling of the table. And it can be used together with stove and BBQ. And it can be regarded as one decoration in the camping. The price is a bit high relatively.

Recommendation

Kovea Fire Camp Table
It is a BBQ table. Its material is aluminum, light and portable.
Coleman Compact Kitchen Table
Use it with a side table and shelf for two burners. It will be perfect and convenient.
Uniflame Side Table
It is the ancestor of side table. Many people are using it.
Snoepeak IGT Parts
Its material is bamboo. No finished product is sold. We need to buy the parts separately. And assemble them together to a IGT.

Notes for Purchase

Choose the type, according to its application and your camping style. WHEN BUYING BBQ TABLE, YOU SHOULD CHECK IF THE MATERIAL IS STRONG ENOUGHH AND RESISTANT TO THE HEAT. BESIDES, IF IT IS AVAILABLE TO CARRY WHEN IT IS FOLDED.
when BUYING A TABLE, IT IS CRUCIAL TO MATCH THE HEIGHT OF THE CHAIRS.
FOR THE STANDING TABLE, WE NEED TO MATCH OUR OWN HEIGHTS.

8. Chair

Buy it with table together. If you buy it separately, please check the height carefully first. Different brands vary in the height.

Type 1: Captain Chair

The seat and its back are in right angle. The captain chair before was one brand name of COLEMAN chair. Now chairs in this kind are all called of captain chair. It is suggested to use with table. It is the most basic type among the camping chairs.

Type 2: Short Chair

This type is short in the height. So we can sit more comfortably. The more shortly we sit, closer we are to the nature. Therefore, this type chair is welcomed by many campers. Its main material is log.

Type 3: Luxury Chair

The back of the chair has some spare space. You can sit with a cozy position, and lean backward. It is not convenient to use with a table. It is the best choice for you to enjoy the sunshine or take a nap in leisure.

Type 4: BBQ Chair

It is a kind of chair without back. This type is portable and light for the backpack camping. Besides sitting, it can be used as the holder for the legs, when you are sitting on the luxury chair. Someone also use it to lay the icy bucket. When the height of the table is not so high, you can choose BBQ chair.

Type 5: Ground Chair

It has no legs. We need to cross our legs when sitting. The main material of the ground chair is canvas. It adapts to use in the tent or on the mat. Some can be used as the mattress after unfolding.

Recommendation

Coleman Slim Captain Chair
The structure is in four side folding. So it is easy to open and fold.

Blue Ridge Chair Works Caravan Chair
The log has the feeling of warm. So it is very nice to sit in.

Kovea Field Luxury Chair
It is ergonomic design. The angle for the back is very cozy.

Kovea Aluminum BBQ Chair
It is made of aluminum, light but strong.

Coleman Compact Ground Chair
This one has back, which will bring the sense of security to the users. And it is portable and convenient.

Notes for Purchase

We need to buy the chairs for the table first, such as captain type and short type. then choose some luxury type or bbq type.
WHEN CHOOSING, IT IS NECESSARY TO FOLLOW THE HEIGHT OF THE TABLE. FOR LUXURY TYPE , WE ARE BETTER TO CONSIDER THE COMFORT FIRST. IF THE BACK IS TOO NARROW FOR OUR BODY? AND IF THE WAIST IS COZY TO SIT ON THE CHAIR?

9. Brazier

Brazier is the equipment to bring some fun and romantic feeling to the camping. It can not only be used for cooking camping meals, but also driving the cold.

Many guys love to sit around the brazier, enjoying the fun from the campfire. These leave many precious memories for people. Casually sitting around the fire in the dark night is a kind of unique pleasure.

Features of Brazier

It is made of stainless steel. So it is resistant to heating and melting. In order to make it convenient for collecting, many big brands push out folding braziers. SNOWPEAK pushes out folding brazier first, then many companies follow this design. So there are various products.

After the setting, if it is in four-corner shape when look down, it is called quadrilateral brazier. If it is in eight-corner shape, it is called octal brazier.

Recommendation

Snowpeak Brazier
It is the ancestor of the brazier, strong and secure.

Notes for Purchase

after FOLDING, THE SIZE OF THE BRAZIER IS VERY SMALL. IT IS EASY TO ADJUST.
BRAZIER HAS MANY TYPES. THEY ARE CAMPFIRE TYPE, COOKING TYPE, SMALL TYPE AND HUGE TYPE. WE NEED TO PURCHASE ACCORDING TO THE FUNCTION AND THE NUMBER OF THE CAMPERS.

If there is no brazier, we can put up one by the stones.

Let’s see how to put up an interim brazier? We need to reduce the influence on the environment. And at the same time, keep the fire power strong enough?

If it is not easy to dig a hole and find the stones on the ground, we should make the brazier at the position where has the burnt scars. It is the method to reduce the damage to the environment.

1. Choose the place where there are no animals or plants.

2. Dig a small hole on the ground. It is better to be with 30 centimeters diameter, and 10 centimeters depth.

3. Fill the hole with stones. Put some firewood onto them. Finally, ignite the firewood.

10. Dutch Oven

Dutch oven uses the iron pot. It is made of elements of iron, silicon, and carbon. These elements are harmless to the human body. Dutch immigrant in the American West Development age called them Dutch oven. Now it is still using the name.

It can be regarded as a pure cooking tool. But it has a special position in camping. Food made by Dutch oven is very delicious. So it is called “the flower of camping cooking”

Features of Dutch Oven

Though iron-made Dutch Oven is heavy, it does well in diathermancy. It can transmit the heat to the inside part of the food. Moreover, it can heat in any direction. You can boil or fry.

The heavy pot lid has the same function as the pressure cooker. Therefore, it is simple for Dutch Oven to make ginseng chicken soup. It has no chemical layer. And when we are enjoying the delicious food, we will get the iron element which is necessary for human body from Dutch Oven.

How to Maintain Dutch Oven?

Dutch Oven needs to be through the process of seasoning, either it is before the using or after. In order to avoid the rusting, the surface of the pot has painted with a layer of wax material.

If you don’t want the food stick to the pot, you should put some oil in it. Greasing is also important for stopping the pot lid rusting.

Recommendation

Lodge Dutch Oven
It is an enterprise with history of more than hundred years in manufacturing Dutch Oven. It is strong and firm. This brand is famous for its excellent durability.

Notes for Purchase

The size of dutch oven is decided by the number of the campers and the cooking food. The maintenance is a bit tedious.

Camper Saying

When there is no BBQ grills, I will use the lid of the Dutch Oven instead. Grease it carefully. Then put the pot lid on the stove for roast. You will get delicious pot lid BBQ.
Seasoning of Dutch Oven

STEP 1. Pour warm water into the pot. Wash it with brush, or wood-made spatula, or sponge. Please don’t use detergent, for detergent will get into the material.

STEP 2. After cooking, there will be some food residue stick to the bottom of the pot. We need to heat the water to boiled. And get the food residue by the brush.

STEP 3. After washing, wipe off the moisture with a dry cloth or kitchen towel.

STEP 4. Grease the Dutch Oven with cooking oil by a kitchen towel or oil brush.

STEP 5. Put the greased Dutch Oven on the stove. Heat it by strong fire.

STEP 6. After the oil dried. It will produce some smoke. When the smoke is bigger, turn down the fire. And pour green onions, onions, and garlic, some strong smelling vegetables into it, when the iron smell is heavy. Stir fry them. Turn off the fire and make it natural cooling, when the smoke decreases gradually and disappears.

11. Kitchenware

We know make a meal at home will use many tools. Even it is the easy camping meals for family, we still use many kitchenware. If you want to clean your hands soiled when cooking, it is not a simple thing in camping. And owning a fresh and good food material from the camping refrigerator is also not easy.

These are difficult to be realized in the camping places. But what we can do to use the least camping equipment to get a not worese effect than in our own kitchen.

(1)Ice Bucket

Ice bag is easy for storing ice. But compared to the hard bucket, it is short in the retention time. Ice bucket has two types. They are plastic and steel types. Steel ice bucke has a better performance, but more dearer. The most frequently used type is plastic ice bucket.

(2)Bowl

Plastic products are not good for the environment. And it is easy to be stained with oil. It is unhealthy. Therefore, we are better to choose stainless steel bowls.

(3)Pail

Pail means a big and deep bowl with handles. And its material is stainless steel. It can contain enough food. At the same time, people can enjoy the pleasure from food sharing.

(4)BBQ Grills

They are the necessary camping gears. Besides the grills on the fire, and they include the products connecting the stove.

(5)Clamp

It is used for BBQ and some pasta.

(6)Sissors

They are frequently used in the sissors. And we should avoid to leave some plastic products around.

(7)Dish Barrel

It has perfect waterproofness. You could wash sporadic bowls in it. It is very convenient.

(8)Air Curtain

No matter how strong the fire is, it can’t beat the heavy wind. You can set an air curtain beside the stove.

12. The Other Gear

Following is the brief introduction of upgrades for camping gears.

(1)Tent Bed

Someone may be not habituated to sleeping on the ground, even though the mattress is very soft. If so, you can use tent bed. Lay an air mattress on it. Then sleep on it. You will find it is as comfortable as the feeling of sleeping at home.

(2)Hammock

It is a net bed. Sometimes, even the hammock will be the reason for people to go camping. Lie in the hanging hammock between two trees. And read novels in leisure. Then you may never think of leaving the camping place.

Camper Saying

Setting a hammock may damage the trees. Thus, you are better to twist the towels aroung the trees. Then bind the rope. This can reduce the damage to the trees. If possible, you could buy the hammock shelf separately.

(3)Collecting Box

In order to collect some small camping gears convenient, and move them quickly, you could buy some collecting boxes with wheels at the bottom. Or you could also buy some boxes able to carry on the shoulders.

(4)Raincoat

Raincoat is prepared for the sudden rains. Especially, when you are assembling or uploading the camping gears, you can put on the raincoat.

(5)Emergency Box

Accidents may happen frequently in the camping. And most the cases are that we can’t go to the hospital at once. Therefore, it is very important to bring some simple emergency medicines.

(6)Leather Gloves

We may need leather gloves at any time in the camping place. For example, building the tent, picking up the firewood, using the axe or hammer, touching something hot. Putting on a pair of leather gloves will solve many problems we can’t handled by bare hands.

(7)Camping Power Supply

In camping place, there is no power supply. The small type electric generator there is very important. We can charge it at home or in the car. Then use it in the camping area.

(8)Head Lamp

It links hair band with lantern. We can wear it on the head as the lamp. Its light can illuminate in the direction of the sight line of users. It is one of the necessities in the night.

(9)Connecting Cable

When you are auto camping, you may need to connect the electrical appliances to the power supply in the car. So you are better to buy some connecting cables in the car. And the type with breaker inside is safer to use.

(10)Axe

With an ax, you could cut firewood from the camping place. It will help you to save much cost for firewood. Self- sufficiency in fuel will bring us great satisfaction.

(11)Multi Tool Set

We could put it in the pocket, when in the emergency.

(12)Blowtorch

It is used to make the fire power stronger, when using butane gas or firewood to ignite.

(13)Sound

It is the privilege of campers to indulge in your favorite music. If there is a sound with high quality and nice appearance, it will be no more perfect. And don’t forget to control the volume, or it will disturb other people.

(14)Camping Toilet

Camping toilet is designed for people who can’t tolerate the dirty public toilets. There are many types. One has the seat which is empty in the center part. And anther type contains microbe decomposition function. It belongs to the environmental friendly product.

(15)Camping Shower Tent

It is for the camping places without washing rooms and shower rooms. Most of them has a hole for installing tubes.

13. Accessory

(1)Windmill

When it is windy, colorful rotating windmill bring us back to our childhood. It is welcomed by many young camping people.

(2)Colorful Ribbon

Band it on the tent or the tarp. And the twisting ribbon will rotate when there is wind. It will be very beautiful and full of funs.

(3)Flag

Flag makes the tent different in the style. When it is connected on the rope, it will be very noticeable. So it can be used to remind people to watch out. Some kids can easily find their tents among many similar ones through the flags.

(4)Daisy Chain

It is one of the professional climbing gears. However, it is also pretty as one accessories.

(5)Instrument

Guitar, drum, percussion are all good as the instrument in the camping. They will bring us much fun. Putting it in the tent, the instrument is also a charming accessory.

(6)Candle

Candle light sway in the wind. It is not as bight as the lamp, but it has some sentiment that can’t be replaced. And it will make the mood of the people surrounding brighter.

14. Seasonal Gear

Camping is an action deep into the nature. Therefore, the gears need to change with the environment. When it is cold, we need the stove to keep us warm. When it is hot, the fan is needed. Only with these seasonal gears, can we have a good time in camping.

Spring & Autumn

In spring and autumn, the daytime is very warm. However, when the sunset arrives, the air temperature will decrease. The temperature variation is quite big in the forest. We should bring some clothes or blanket in reserve. Only by these, can we keep the body temperature and prevent against the cold.

Blanket

It can not only used to keep warm, but also as the picnic mat. The colorful blanket on the chair play s a good role as the accessory.

Summer

In summer, we have to fight against the hot weather and kinds of insects.

Mosquito Coil & Insecticide

Mosquito coil can kill many insects. But if its function is not strong enough to against so many worms, you can wear some wristbands to drive bugs. And insecticide is also suggested.

Portable Fan

Portable air fan is simple to use. Its power supply is the batteries. If you are auto camping, the electric power is convenient to use, you can use a bigger fan.

Winter

In winter, the most crucial task is to fight against with the extreme cold. Thus, we must pay attention to keep warm.

Warm Paste & Handwarmer

They are cheap and easy bought in the stores.

Stove

In winter camping, stove is the necessity camping gear. It can help to increase the temperature in the tent. And many people use it for cooking.

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