Everything you need to get started

Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to relax outdoors and enjoy a few days with family or friends. We have tons of resources to help you plan your next camping trip, from gear reviews and checklists, awesome recipes and camping meal ideas, and helpful tips & how-tos.

Megan and Michael at a campsite. Megan is sitting in a camp chair watching Michael as he tends to the campfire.
Megan and Michael at a campsite. Megan is sitting in a camp chair watching Michael as he tends to the campfire.

Everything you need to get started

Camping

Camping is one of the best ways to relax outdoors and enjoy a few days with family or friends. We have tons of resources to help you plan your next camping trip, from gear reviews and checklists, awesome recipes and camping meal ideas, and helpful tips & how-tos.

Megan cooking over a camp stove at a campsite

Camp Kitchen Equipment

Build the ultimate camp kitchen with these camp cooking essentials

Megan holding a cup of coffee with a campfire in the background

Best Camping Coffee Makers

Start your morning off right with the perfect cup of camp coffee

Skillet on a camp stove with a camping scene in the background.

The Best Camping Stoves

A great camp stove is your gateway to delicious camp meals

Download our Camping Checklist

Subscribe and get a free copy of our camping checklist to make packing for your next trip easy!

Backpacking gear laid out on the ground

Where to Buy Discounted Camping Gear

We know that gear can start to add up when you’re just getting started. We’ve compiled our favorite online gear shops where you can find great deals on camping gear!

Camping Tips & How-To

A child roasting a marshmallow over a firepit.

How to Plan a Camping Trip

Ever get the itch to go camping… Friday afternoon on the commute home? Here are our best tips for spur-of-the-moment camping trips.

A campervan parked with a sunset and the Teton mountains in the background

How to Find Free Camping

There are so many places you can camp for free in the US & Canada–you just need to know how to find them! We’ll teach you everything you need to know.

A girl setting up a tent in the backyard

How to Plan a Backyard Camping Trip

If you can’t travel far from home, here are some great tips to plan a memorable backyard camping trip!

A camping scene with a white cooler next to a picnic table

How to Pack a Cooler for Camping

Learn how to pack your cooler safely with our complete guide

The buckets for a camping dishwashing station.

How to Wash Dishes While Camping

Tips and tricks for dealing with everyone’s least favorite camp chore: doing the dishes!

Dutch oven in a fire pit with embers on the lid

How to Cook with a Dutch Oven

Does Dutch oven cooking seem intimidating? In this guide, we demystify this classic camp cooking method

Camping Meal Planning

Latest Camping Recipes