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Camping Tools & Essentials

Here are a few essential camping tools to bring on your trip:

  • A light source for the evening is a must! There are many kinds of battery-operated lanterns available, which are safer and more convenient than fuel-based lanterns. LED lights are high-intensity, have a long battery life and are lightweight. Headlamps are a great hands-free option. Remember to use environmentally-friendly rechargeable batteries when possible.
  • Duct tape is an essential camping tool. It can be used to temporarily repair a tent pole, patch a hole in a canoe, and much more.
  • Rope and bungee cords can be used to fix tent ties, create a clothesline, put up a tarp and much more.
  • A sewing kit can be used to repair your sleeping bag, rips in clothing or other personal items. If you get a hole in your tent, do not sew it- patch it with duct tape or a tent repair patch- a stitch creates a water entry point.
  • A hatchet for chopping kindling into finer pieces is handy.
  • A screwdriver or multi-tool may come in handy for quick repair jobs.


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