Reconnect Through Camping

What To Get From The Sporting Goods Store For A Camping Trip

Are you planning a camping trip, and do you need supplies? Your best option is to visit a sporting goods store, as they'll likely have everything you need in one place. You must get everything you need because once you're in the wilderness, it might not be possible to get to a store to buy anything you forgot.


A tent is perhaps the most important camping item you should buy from the sporting goods store. You might need more than one, depending on the size and number of people in your group. If you forget every other essential item, having a tent will be enough to provide you with some basic shelter.

Sleeping Bags

If it's going to be cold at night while you camp, you must remember to get sleeping bags. Most sporting goods stores sell ones that work at different temperature ranges. If it's going to be a particularly cold night, you can purchase one that will keep you warm in very low temperatures. 

Cots or Air Mattresses

You won't be very comfortable placing your sleeping bag directly on the ground or floor of the tent, so you should buy either a cot or air mattress. It will help you stay warm by creating a barrier between you and the cold ground and make you comfortable enough to get some sleep. 

Mosquito Repellent

One of the things people hate most about camping is the bugs. Mosquitos can be a significant nuisance and prevent you from wanting to leave your tent. Luckily, sporting goods stores sell lots of devices that will help keep the number of bugs you deal with to a minimum.

Camping Stove

You will need to have a way to cook your meals while camping, and cooking on a campfire is much more complex than most people realize. Luckily, you can purchase a camping stove from a sporting goods store, most of which come with the pans you need. They usually run on a small propane tank, which you can also get at the sporting goods store. 

Bear Spray

You must protect yourself if you plan to camp in an area with bears. While it's true that bears will avoid you in most situations, they may become curious enough to get dangerously close to your and your group—after all, the wilderness is their home. To be safe, purchase bear spray from the sporting goods store for every adult in the group and make sure they know how to use it.

To find out more about sporting goods, contact a company like Army Navy.