Camping Gear for Kids

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Pick the Right Camping Gear for Kids

Outdoor camping is a lot more fun for kids when they have the right camping gear. Find out how to pick the best camping equipment to suit your young campers, how much you can expect to pay, and the best place to get it. Plus a few tips and pointers along the way.

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Kid’s Sleeping Bags

If the kid is older than nine or ten years old, then the right choice is almost always a 3-season adult sleeping bag with a temperature rating to match the coldest temperature they might go camping in. But for younger kids there are a few more options. This guide will help you pick the right sleeping bag for your kids.

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Tent Lights for Camping with Kids

From bright lights to read or play by, to nightlights for a comforting glow, a tent light is a useful piece of gear to have with kids in camp. These 3 best tent lights reviewed have both kinds of light to suit almost any tent lighting task.

Kid's Camping Flashlight
Kid’s Camping Flashlights

Save the arguments – every kid needs their own camp flashlight, instead of arguing who gets yours or who has had it the longest and who’s turn it is now.
Camping Safety Whistles
Camp Safety Whistles

For emergencies, and your peace of mind, – every kid in camp should have a camp whistle on a lanyard around their neck – to summon help in an emergency.

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Portable Camping Toilets

This might not be a piece of camping gear just for kids, but if you go camping with kids – it could be a piece of camping gear you wish you had.

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Rainy Day Kid’s Survival Kit

Are you ready for a tent full of wet or unhappy campers? When you are camping with kids you have to be prepared. This “Bad Weather” Survival kit, filled with camping activities and camp games for kids, will help maintain everyone’s sanity when bad weather forces kids, (and you), inside a tent or cabin for long periods of time.

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Campfire Cooking
Campfire Cooking – How-to’s, Cookware And Recipes

Campfire cooking basic how-to’s, equipment you need, best cookware to use, and delicious easy campfire camping meals and recipes.
Plus! Free printable recipes and guides.

Here are some handy resources and pieces of camp gear you might be interested in:

Don’t chuckle – think about it first, a Boy Scout Handbook can be one of the most helpful pieces of general camping gear you can have when you are camping with kids!

Obviously helpful to new campers, it can also be handy and useful to experienced campers as well. This handbook contains easy to understand answers and how-to’s for almost any camping question or situation. Plus, it contains plant and foliage identifications, campsite activity suggestions, woodcraft project suggestions, (with instructions), knot tying tips and instructions, (a great fill-in for bad weather situations), survival tips, and primary first aid instructions. See a selection of available Boy Scout Handbooks

Here are some other samples of camping gear, accessories, and tools, available on Amazon, that will make your outdoor camping trip with kids as fun and enjoyable as you want it to be. And you will be surprised at the value when you see how inexpensive they are when you buy them online.

From hats to boots, base layer to outer layer, plus recommended top-picks. See what to wear, and why cotton is your cold weather enemy. How to Dress for Winter Camping

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