Whether you’ve gone camping many times before or it’s your first time going, there’s something magical about spending time surrounded by the beauty of nature.
But if you’re also the type of person who enjoys the finer things in life, or are just in the mood to treat yourself, there are some items that will help you take your camping trip to the next level.
Here are 12 things that will upgrade your next camping trip!
Folding camping rocking chair set
Picture it: you’re at your campsite watching the sun set with your favorite drink in your hand. The only thing that could make this better would be if you were in a comfortable, cushioned rocking chair. Get this set of two (that fold for easy packing and carrying) for $143.49 from Overstock.
If you’re not great with directions but are planning to get away from civilization, a handheld GPS device can help you make sure you follow the trails you want. Get an eTrex® 22x for $149.99 from Garmin.
Camping cot with carry bag
Who says camping means you have to sleep on the ground? With a camping cot, you can stay elevated and even store items in the side pockets. Get an Alpha Camp camping cot for $69.99 from Alphamart’s.
Outdoor camp oven
Some people swear by cooking their food over the campfire, but if you’d like to add a gourmet touch to your camping trip, consider this camp oven and stove combo that gives you the convenience of a kitchen in the great outdoors. Get a Camp Chef Deluxe Outdoor Camp Oven for $358.99 from BBQGuys.
Whether you’re camping in the middle of nowhere or just in the backyard, you can always take a moment to stargaze. Learn about the constellations above and use the sky charts included in National Geographic’s “Backyard Guide to the Night Sky,” available for $24.99 from Shop Disney.
You may be one with nature on your camping trip, but that doesn’t mean you don’t appreciate a little privacy. With this pop-up shelter, you can comfortably change your clothes, bathe, or do your business without being out in the open. Get a portable outdoor privacy shelter for $35.09 from Overstock.
Camp cook set
You don’t want to lug all of your cooking equipment when you go camping, but that doesn’t mean you wouldn’t appreciate having a few extra tools to help you prepare your meals. With two pots, a frying pan, two strainer lids, a cutting board, and carrying case, you’ll want to check out this camp cook set available for $76 from Columbia.
Camping tent with screen room
Are you planning on taking the whole family camping? Just like having a lot of space? Then consider getting a tent with multiple rooms, including one that can act like a screened in porch. Get the Alpha Camp 10-12 camping tent with screen room for $285.99 from Alphamart’s.
You don’t want to bring a full toolbox to go camping, but if a screw needs to be tightened or you need to cut a wire, it helps to have this nifty gadget on hand. Check out the CHARGE®+ TTI, available for $169.95 from Leatherman.
Camp chair with sun shade
Just because you’re outside doesn’t mean you have to sit in the sun the whole time you're camping! Check out this folding camp chair with its very own sun shade, available for $24.99 from Boscov’s.
Wine insulator and tumblers
Want to celebrate happy hour but don’t want to bring glass to your campsite? No worries! With this wine insulator and tumblers, you can keep your wine at the ideal temperature for over 24 hours. Get a winesulator and two wine tumblers for $59.99 from Brumate.
Whether you’d like to visit several spots on your camping trip, or just prefer sleeping indoors, there’s an RV out there for you. Check out RV Share’s selection of RV and trailer rentals.