Do you have a camping trip coming up and your group is going on a hike? Here’s everything you’ll need to be safe and prepared for your wilderness walk.
Best Safety Equipment for Camping
Camping is usually a safe and relaxing experience—but it never hurts to be prepared for an emergency when you’re miles away from civilization with iffy cellular service. Packing a few essential pieces of safety equipment on your next camping trip can help you avoid an unforeseen incident that could ruin your trip (or respond properly to one so its impact can be minimized).Below, we’ve compiled a list of the most vital pieces of safety gear you can bring on any camping trip. From wild animal deterrents to medical supplies and signaling devices, you’ll find everything you need here to go camping with complete confidence. Let’s get started! How to Choose Your Safety Equipment for Camping Before you buy safety equipment to take camping,...
The Best Backpacks for Camping
Not all backpacks are suited to the great outdoors. Find out how to choose a backpack for camping here, and browse some of the best examples available.
Best Camping Gear for Christmas Gifts
To wrap up this year, we are sharing the gear wish list from our team and inspiration for our adventures in 2022! These are perfect if you are looking for some last minute gifts for someone who loves camping and outdoor activities.What camping adventures are we looking forward to in 2022?Stephanie I would like to road trip through BC and end at Harrison Lake. The area is surrounded by mountains, so there's lots of hiking trails to explore, and the lake would be great for kayaking. I would love to camp at Cogburn Family Wilderness Resort!Keith I'm looking forward to camping at Vezeau Beach on opening weekend and meeting all of the Bonnyville campground caretakers. I plan to buy some Mundare sausage and perogies on the drive out to the...
The Best Camping Cookware You Can Buy Today
Eating well is an integral part of enjoying (and surviving!) any extended trip to the great outdoors, but you’ll want to make sure you take the right cooking gear along. You might believe that all camping cookware is created equal, but that’s not quite true—some cooking tools are decidedly more equal than others, especially in certain situations. We’ve put together this list of essential camping cookware to help you take the right cookery on your next camping trip. Rely on our expertise to show you what qualities to look for in your cooking gear, and try out a few of our recommendations! What to Look for in Camping Cookware When you’re looking for camping cookware, there are a few key criteria you’ll want to prioritize so you can buy...
The Best Sleeping Bags for Camping in Canada
Your sleeping bag is just as vital as your tent for keeping you comfortable and safe while camping. Find the best sleeping bags for camping in Canada here.
The Best Tents for Camping in Canada
The Canadian wilderness can be harsh, so choosing the right tent for your camping trip is essential. See the best tents for camping in Canada here.
Essential Camping Gear for Summer
Summer camping might sound easier than pitching a tent in January, but that doesn’t mean you can afford to skimp on supplies. Remember, any trip to the great outdoors requires appropriate preparation, no matter how nice the weather is. We’ve put our experience to use making a list of summer camping essentials for you, including recommendations for perishable items and equipment. Use these suggestions as the basis for your packing checklist, then find your campsite and enjoy your excursion! What Makes Summer Camping Different? Summer camping comes with its own unique challenges, though they might not be as obvious as those you’ll face in other seasons. Here are a few factors you’ll need to consider when packing for your trip:...
How to Successfully Camp in the Snow
Winter can seem like a more challenging time to go on a camping trip, but camping in the snow is entirely possible—in fact, it can even be a lot of fun! But if you’re planning to sleep outside in snowy weather, you’ll need to pack the right gear and take some safety precautions. Fortunately, we know all about how to camp comfortably in all conditions, and snow is no exception. Below, you’ll find our tips on how to successfully camp in the snow. Camping in the Snow: What Should You Expect? Snow presents unique challenges for campers. Here are a few factors you’ll want to consider: Wind: A gust or two can be irritating for campers in any season—but when the weather is snowy, wind can do more than blow your tent over. Wind can also blow...
Fun Things to Do While Camping in the Summer
Summer may be in the rear-view mirror this year, but if you’re anything like us then you’re already planning next year’s first summer camping trip. That gives you plenty of time to organize the gear and supplies you’ll need before you head into the wilderness again, so you’ll definitely be able to stock up on some new items over the next few months. You’ll also want to brainstorm some new activities for your next warm-weather camping excursion, and our team is here to help. Below, you’ll find our list of fun things to do and essential equipment to bring on your next summer camping adventure.
Essential Winter Camping Gear
Those who truly love camping love it year-round. Weathering the winter winds can be just as rewarding as sleeping under the summer stars. Of course, the keyword there is “weathering” — so if you’re going camping in the cold, make sure you pack the proper equipment! The following items will help you stay prepared for the elements on your next winter camping adventure. Read on to discover what you’ll need, and how it will keep you and your party protected. See also: 12 ways to stay warm while campingThe ultimate guide on what to bring camping What Makes Winter Camping Different? Camping in the winter will be colder than going during other seasons — but that’s not all that makes it different. In addition to planning for extreme temperatures,...
Essential Wet Weather Gear for Camping in the Rain
Ah, the great outdoors — a world of endless potential. Every year, we help thousands campers book campsites online, flock to campgrounds across the nation to find recreation, relaxation, and sometimes… rain. Unfortunately, inclement weather is a strong possibility in most of Canada’s gorgeous campgrounds, no matter where you go or what time of year you visit. Fortunately, though, a little rain doesn’t have to put a damper on your entire outing. With the right wet weather gear, you’ll be able to protect your sensitive items and shrug off all but the strongest storms. Of course, choosing the right camping gear for wet conditions isn’t always easy. There’s no shortage of products being marketed to would-be campers as essential items, and...