Ontario Parks

Camping Equipment

Before any camping trip, it is essential to make sure you have the necessary equipment to be comfortable, warm and dry. Take into consideration the type of camping, the time of year, and the weather when choosing your gear. Here are some tips:

Buying New:

Many people buy new camping equipment since it is most convenient, and in good shape. You can find new camping gear at outdoor/sporting stores or online.

Buying Used:

Buying used can save you money. Look for gently used equipment at second-hand sporting stores and online re-sale websites. Local outdoor sporting stores may have a gear swap program, where you can buy, trade or sell used camping equipment.

Borrow from a Friend:

A friend or family member may have the equipment you need and be willing to let you borrow it.

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