How to buy a camping gear

Posted on January 22, 2009 @ 2:03 am
by reklicom

However just like buying any used gear, choose the wrong one and you more often than not have to kiss your money good-bye. So it is fair to say that buying used camping gear has both its advantages and disadvantages.

I you have never been camping before then your first task is to get yourself some essential camping gear. Buying new gear can be a costly exercise and if you do not have very deep pockets, or if you are on a tight budget, you might want to consider used camping gear instead.

Ask around among family and friends if they have the camping gear you need. There is always the practical benefit of mutual borrowing. Go ahead and buy one or two quality items that you can exchange. Just make sure that you do not cause damage to others’ invested equipment. Before buying anything else, consider the best backpack you could ever get to hold in the rest of your camping gear.

Some Advantages:It goes without saying that the first obvious advantage is the price. If you know where to look, you will probably save yourself hundreds of dollars for very good quality camping gear once they become used.

The fact is that many people who get themselves all geared up for camping will only actually go camping only a few times before they decide that it is just not their thing and end up selling their gear. Some of this gear is high priced and of high quality and if you cannot bargain the price down, at least you would have yourself some very high quality equipment at a fraction of the original costs.

Consider the time of the year you will be traveling. If you are going out on the summer months, then bring along light clothing. If you are going out on the cooler months, then pack heavier but warmer clothing. And you might be needing a quality rainwear regardless of the forecast.

Share your camping gear between hiking partners. Delegate who will bring what. This reduces the possibility of bringing more than you will need. You do not need too many flashlights do you? You get the idea.

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