In this article, we have picked out some of the basic camping gear you will need such as a tent, sleeping bag, mattress, stove, and chair, to make your first few camping trips go smoothly without leaving a dent in your wallet.
We picked the Coleman Sundome 6 because it is straightforward, cheap, yet functional. It is spacious, can withstand light to moderate rain showers, give you room for privacy, and provide protection from bugs and insects.
It does what a camping tent is supposed to do. It may not be all fancy and full-featured, but Coleman is a trusted brand, and so you know it can get the job done.
Sleeping Bags and Mattress
For those on a budget, we suggest Teton Sports Celsius sleeping bags because it has a zero-degree rating plus a mummy hood to keep you warm, and the material is made from soft fabric to keep you comfortable.
For the mattress, pick the Alps Mountaineering Apex. It doesn’t feel cheap because of the suede fabric. It is self-inflating and has 3-inch padding, enough for you to wake up without back pain.
The Coleman Classic Propane is a popular and classic choice for its simplicity. It has two burners so you can boil water on one side while preparing food on the other.
Pick the Coleman Oversized Quad Chair with Cooler. Yes, it is not like other camping chairs that have so many unique features, but when looking for good quality basic gear, you only need it to be sturdy yet comfortable. This model has both. It’s even better because it has a mini cooler on one of the arms of the chair.