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10 Camping Gear Essentials That Are Easy to Pack


Abandoning civilization to sleep under the stars and cook over a campfire is an affordable and underrated way to unplug—but bringing all the essentials can be a pain. Reliable camping gear that’s both packable and easy to use will ensure your trip goes smoothly—and help you avoid buyer’s remorse. Here are some of the best camping supplies to invest in, whether you’re a campsite newbie or looking to lighten your load.

Packable Camping Gear: The Essentials

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