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Camping gear resources and information, including checklists, online retailer information, gear reviews, buying tips, surveys, and more.
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  3. Camping Gear Reviews (99)
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Holiday Wish List - Best Gifts for Campers
Having a hard time deciding what to buy your favorite camper for the holidays? Help your fellow campers with gift ideas in our user forum. Tell us what is on your wish list and share ideas for others with that hard-to-buy for camper on your list.

Best Camping and Outdoor Retailer
Nominate your favorite camping and outdoors retailer for About Camping's 2013 Readers' Choice Award. What is your favorite outdoor retailer?

Favorite Camping Tent
Nominate your favorite camping tent manufacturer for About Camping's 2013 Readers' Choice Award. What is your favorite camping tent?

Best Stocking Stuffers for Outdoors Aventurers – Gifts for Camping
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your favorite camper or outdoors adventurer? There are a lot of great camping gifts on the market and we’ve selected our favorites for stocking stuffers. Here’s a selection of the best camping gift ideas that range in price from under $20 to under $200.

Best Camping Tent Manufacturer
Nominate your favorite outdoors activity for a About Camping's 2012 Readers' Choice Award. What is your favorite outdoor recreation when camping?

Best Gifts for Campers
Find the best gifts for campers with About Camping's guide to camping gifts. Holiday gift ideas for campers and outdoors people.

Outdoor Games and Toys
Looking for a new game to take camping? There are lots of outdoor games and toys that are perfect for taking to the campground. You won't have to worry when the campground you are visiting lacks outdoor recreation, if you enjoy any of these outdoor games and toys.

My Camping Gear - Photos and Reviews
About.com camping guide, David Sweet, shows you what camping gear he uses and why.

Buying Guide for Campers
Gift ideas for the campers on your shopping list. Great suggestions for a lot of nifty outdoor gear. For example:

Swiss Army Knives
Compare features and prices of various Swiss Army knives of interest to ourdoorsmen.

Mountain Hardwear Wandrin 48 - Backpack Review
The Mountain Hardwear Wandrin 48 is one of the best backpacks for backpacking. This lightweight pack is designed for multi-night backcountry camping trips.

Osprey Aura 65 - Backpack Review
The Osprey Aura 65 is one of the best backpacks for women. This lightweight backpacking backpack is designed for multi-night backcountry camping trips.

Leatherman Multi-Tools
Leatherman Multi-Tools, tools for all your needs

Buying A New Tent - What To Look For
Buying a new tent? Tips on what to look for in a new tent.

Redundant Camping Items
Avoid foreseeable problems, and don't go camping without extras of these items.

Digital Cameras
Record your camping trips with a digital camera.

Coleman Instant Tent
The Coleman Instant Tent is an ideal family camping tent for camping road trips. The Instant Tent is quick and easy to set-up.

Canvas Tent Buying Guide and Reviews

Shopping for a new canvas camping tent? Read the reviews and compare prices for Kodiak and Springbar canvas tents.

Family Tent Buying Guide and Reviews
Shopping for a new family camping tent? As a general rule, get a tent that will accommodate at least one more person than will be using it. For best weather protection, look for a tent with a full rain fly, a tub floor, sealed seams and good ventilation. The best way to shop for a tent is to go to a sporting goods store and check them out in...

REI Hobitat 4 Camping Tent Review
The REI Hobitat 4 is a spacious family camping tent for car camping with plenty of space and an optional storage garage. The camping tent is constructed well and is expected to last for many camping trips over the years.

7 Camping Luxury Items (That You Don’t Need)
You don't need much to go camping, but the truth is, even the most dedicated campers -- even minimalists -- like to have camping luxuries. Here are five items you might want to consider leaving at home, and one item you definitely do-not-need.

Best Outdoor and Camping Apps - Campground Finder Apps
A list of the best apps for camping and the great outdoors including iPhone and Android camping apps.

Best Outdoor and Camping Apps - Campground Finder Apps
A list of the best apps for camping and the great outdoors including iPhone and Android camping apps.

Favorite Camping Luxury - I Don't Need This, But I Won't Leave Home Without It
Tell us your favorite camping luxury. What you don't need, but won't go camping without!

Camping and Bugs
If you are going camping, you’ll likely see some insects and bugs. Not all bugs bite, but the ones that do can be a nuisance. Here we have the best ways to keep the bugs away and have an insect-free campout.

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