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Old 04-02-2011, 10:59 PM
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some of the best times i have had camping with my wife and friends,in a tent at the beach,or on mt hood,or the boundrie waters canoe area,outside of duluth minnesota,and yes i agree with goodwill because i have found some good equipment for camping at good will.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:03 PM
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I'm going to have to check-out Goodwill. never thought of that for camping gear.
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Old 06-02-2011, 12:14 PM
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if you are solo camper don´t forget the option of stealth camping. I have crossed the states before without paying a dime for accomodation!
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Old 07-13-2011, 12:34 PM
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We saved money by using sheets and blankets from home instead of sleeping bags too.

Another way to save it to really prioritize your needs. For example, we tent camp- and decided that to make it enjoyable we really needed air matresses- so we spent on those instead of other cooking supplies/sleeping bags. Because of this- we sure found 101 uses for a hobo pie maker to make meals with- so we didnt have to purchase a griddle or dutch oven or anything right away.

Check craigslist and GARAGE Sales- for deals on camping eqiuptment. I also HIGHLY suggested stocking up during the off-season when things are on clearance sale. We got a $200 Eddie Bauer 3-in-1 10 person tent for $45 bucks on clearance sale one year =) Best investment ever! Be crafty- if you are tent camping and can't afford tarps for underneath- then go get a drop cloth for painting (less than 5 bucks) Just prioritize what is really important to you =)
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:31 AM
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Try borrowing some equipment if possible or split the cost of camping gear with friends and family. If you don't camp at the same time you can take turns using them or use them when you're all on a camping trip together.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:04 PM
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If you live near a campsite (state or commercial), ask them if and when they have a lost-and-found sale. It's unbelievable what people leave behind. How do you forget a 3-burner camp stove?

Some sites have a sale to clear their space prior to the next camping season - they held the stuff long enough to give owners time to claim it first.

Point is - plenty of opportunity to get "Cadillac" gear for Volkswagon prices.

I've gotten several excellant pieces of camping gear this way.

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Old 03-12-2017, 06:23 AM
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Nice tips! These tips are helpful to cut down the cost of your camping.
Check some more tips to save mone when camping : http://bit.ly/2mzFtET
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Old 05-07-2017, 10:22 PM
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I have camping foods for you. I hope it useful for you.

Here Is The Best Camping Food List You Should Bring To Camping

Source: CampingHeavens
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:07 AM
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Besides, I found nice blogs about camping. I want to share with everyone.
http://www.beyondthetent.com/5-famil...-blogs-follow/

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Old 05-09-2017, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by popuptrailercamper View Post
4. Make a checklist so that you are not forgetting things and buying needlessly.


This so much applies to me, that I even forget to create the list itself. LOL!


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Old 05-16-2017, 10:45 AM
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I have some solutions for you. Here is camping gear list that I have found. There is full camping information. I believe that you will get useful thing more from this one.
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:38 AM
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Be aware of widow makers. Dead trees can fall at any time and ruin a perfect camping trip. Downed limbs and debris around the site can be a good indicator of what’s to come.
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Old 12-13-2018, 12:43 PM
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Sometimes the most expensive cost of camping is paying for the campground that you are staying at.

These are some of the best discount clubs out there that have saved us a ton of money this year!

- Passport America (50% off parks)
- Thousand Trails (Annual Fee and then stay in parks for free)
- Good Sam (Only 10% off parks but almost everyone takes it)
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