The best camping gear for total beginners

Whether you’re planning to travel across the continent in a motorhome or you prefer an old-fashioned tent in the great outdoors, we can all agree that there are some camping essentials you need to get through an adventure in the wilderness.
You could spend hours intricately planning out the most magnificent camping itinerary, but without the right gear, a great trip into the wild can go south pretty quickly. However, that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to go out and buy everything and anything, either. It only takes a (figurative) handful of great equipment to ensure your trip goes smoothly.  Read more... More about Travel , Culture , Camping , Camping Gear , and Uk Deals



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BEST FOR COOKING

BioLite CampStove 2


Small, easy to pack, simple to use, and an ideal option for campsite cooking — plus it can charge your phone.

Weight: 1.36 kg


Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 8.3 inches


£139.99 from Amazon





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BEST FOR PORTABILITY

YETI Tundra Haul Portable Wheeled Cooler


You get what you pay for with the YETI Tundra and in this case, it’s the highest quality, most durable cooler on the market.

Weight: 14.5 kg


Dimensions: 28.5 x 19.5 x 21 inches


£575.70 from Amazon





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BEST FOR COMFORT

Coleman Sundome Tent


Great for beginner campers and ideal conditions, this Coleman tent packs down small and is easy to set up.

Weight: 5.08 kg


Dimensions: 108 x 84 x 59 inches


£80.42 from Amazon





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BEST FOR A CAFFEINE BOOST

GSI Outdoors Percolator


This camping staple can withstand a lot of heat and won’t scratch or chip if it gets dropped on the ground.

Weight: 0.8 kg


Dimensions: 3.1 x 2.3 x 3.5 inches


£19.28 from Amazon





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BEST FOR ENTERTAINMENT

Outdoor Tech Bluetooth Speaker


Waterproof, durable, and with great range, this Bluetooth speaker is an ideal companion for campsites.

Weight: 1.03 kg


Dimensions: 11 x 6 x 3.5 inches


£148.63 from Amazon





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BEST FOR UNWINDING

Therm-A-Rest Quadra Chair


Comfortable and super compact, it's a superb option for this price point.

Weight: 1.36 kg


Dimensions: 12 x 5 x 12 inches


£103.59 from Amazon





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BEST FOR SNOOZING

Mountaineers Outdoor Sleeping Bag


Overall quality and durability makes this a great option for occasional campers and wilderness enthusiasts alike.

Weight: 1.5 kg


Dimensions (packed): 10.2 x 10.6 inches


Dimensions (unpacked): 90.5 x 29.5 inches


£49.99 from Amazon





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BEST FOR QUALITY

Benchmade Griptilian Folding Knife


A well-made knife is a must for camping and this one will last you for many years to come.

Weight: 0.28 kg


Dimensions (open): 6.78 inches x 2.75 inches


Dimensions (closed): 3.87 inches x 2.75 inches


£116.75 from Amazon


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