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The best deals on camping gear right now

The best deals on camping gear right now
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Jennifer Murray |

If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity, camping certainly fits the bill! And the great news is, the summer camping season is here, so now is the time to stock up on gear.

Generally, great deals on camping gear can be found seasonally at stores like Academy Sports + Outdoors, REI Outlet, (REI’s discount division), Sierra, Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops’ Bargain Cave and Gander RV & Outdoors, but can also be found at Walmart and Amazon as well.

Whether you like to camp in the backyard or find a far-flung campsite, we have rounded up some gear that will help you have a great outdoor adventure! As always, remember to comparison shop to ensure you’re getting the very best bargain.


Tents from $21

You’ll find a big selection at Walmart!

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Ozark Trail camping chair for $7.47

This chair is available in black, blue and red. Save at least $3.22 when compared to other retailers.

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Jackery Porable Power Station Explorer 240 for $219.99

This portable power station is great for charging small electronics, laptops, fans and lights. It’s also handy to have at home during an emergency! Save $80 on the list price.

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2-pack Ozark Trail 160 lumens LED lights for $9.98

 Compared to Amazon’s price of $12.69, you save $2.71.

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Ozark Trail oversized camp chair with mesh cooler for $19.98

The cooler in this chair holds up to 9 cans. Save $5 on the list price!

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Ozark Trail folding multipurpose cart for $48

Amazon has a similar cart for over $100!

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Equip Blue Evo Sling: Hammock, ground cover, poncho & canopy for $30

This item from Walmart can be used as a tree hammock, insulated poncho, ground cover, or shade canopy all for one great price! Save $20.

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Foldable portable charcoal grill for $30

This grill from Target folds up nice and flat and has great reviews! Target matches this price.

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Dry sacks from $6.99

Never get stuck in the rain without one of these! Keep your electronics, money, fire starters and other items dry with these dry bags from Amazon. Just put your stuff in, roll up the top and buckle it and your good to go! Compare the Amazon 5L size for $8.99 to the REI 6L size for $16.

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Camping knife for $19.99

Having a knife at camp is always a good idea. You can use it to split kindling, help with food prep, fire starting, defense, roasting marshmallows and more! This is a great, affordable knife from Amazon that won’t let you down. You can find the same knife at Sportsmans Warehouse for $21.99.

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Portable LED camping lantern with ceiling fan for $19.99

This lantern from Amazon will give you light AND keep the air circulating in your tent! It has a number of great reviews. Walmart is offering the same item for $28.98.

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FlexWare collapsible sink for $9.99

This bin from Target is easily portable and will fold flat, but opens up to make a great sink for washing dishes or hands! Amazon has the same but for $24.33!

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Sea to Summit Wilderness Wash Soap for $3.95

These suds are highly concentrated so you only need a few drops. They will work for everything from hair to dishes!

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Double camping hammock from $19.99

This hammock kit from Amazon will give you the ability to have a relaxing swing anywhere there are trees! Compare to Target’s price of $30.49.

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Quick-drying microfiber camping towels from $8.99

Prices range from $8.99 to $20.99 depending on size, and prices are pretty typical across the board for different brands. These towels from Amazon will dry quickly and won’t get musty! They also have a tab to hang up anywhere.

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AeroPress Go Travel Coffee Press for $34.95

You don’t want to forget the coffee while camping! This coffee press from Amazon brews 1-3 cups of hot coffee in about 1 minute or cold-brew coffee in around 2 minutes. It all packs into the included mug for great portability! You can find it at REI for the same price.

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LifeStraw Personal water filter for $14.99

Feel comfortable in an emergency situation, as long as there is a lake or creek nearby! These water filters from Amazon will make any water source potable. You can get a 5-pack for $64.95, making each straw only $12.99. We normally see the price of this drop even further during Amazon Prime Day in June or July.

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Bass Pro Shops Eclipse travel lite tripod stool for $9.99

These chairs from Bass Pro Shops are light enough to carry on hikes; if you wear out you can take a seat and recover! Compare to similar for $17.25 at Cabela’s.

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Ozark Trail twin air mattress for $12.88

This is a great price for an air mattress from Walmart! Compare to $24.99 at Amazon for a similar mattress.

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Ultralight survival kit (29-piece) for $13.20

This kit from CPR Saver First Aid Supply includes everything from bandages to a compass to an emergency blanket, all in a very small, lightweight package! This is the best price we have found from a reputable source.

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Coghlan’s Fire Sticks for $5.64

These fire sticks from Amazon will light even if they are wet. Twelve come in the package, so this is a great price to ease the fire-making! This handy fire starter is also a great way to ensure you’ll always be able to get the flames going.

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Ozark Trail 6-piece LED flashlight, penlight and headlamp combo for $10.60

Keep your hands free! Compare these headlamps from Walmart to at least $12.97 for just one headlamp.

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Thermacell mosquito repellent patio shield lantern for $23.48

Keep those bugs away with this lantern from Amazon! Lowe’s is selling the same lamp for $24.98.

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Ozark Trail 28-piece premium camping tent combo for $229

This tent set from Walmart will give you everything you need in one go. 6 person tent, chairs, sleeping bags, lantern, tent fan, foam mats, pillows, camp towels, and dry bags! You can also find this 22-piece set available for $115.

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