Essential Camping Gear for Memorial Day Weekend

In the Pacific Northwest camping on Memorial Day Weekend usually poses some unique challenges. The month of May can often times be one of the rainiest months we get all year. Temperatures can dip into the low 30’s at night, lakes and rivers are near frigid and there is almost always mud everywhere. That being said, Memorial Day weekend is the official opening day of camping season and hoards of people flock to their favorite campgrounds to celebrate.

To help make things easier on you this Memorial Day we have put together a list of essential gaming gear you need if you are heading out to camp.

Flame King 24 Inch Fire Pit

Looking to up your fire pit game? The flame king 24 inch provides a large bowl for more heat and a larger flame. A little more difficult to pack but it offers a significant increase in size.

Fire Starters for Wet Wood

Camping early in the season usually means the wood you use for your campfire is a little damper than usual. Make sure to pick up some fire starters to make starting a fire much easier.

Reusable Tarp

Camping in May can result in epic downpours. Be prepared for whatever the weather throws at you with a reusable tarp or 4. Every camper should have several tarps as part of their arsenal.


Mosquito and Bug Repellent

Mosquito repellent is a must when camping in the late spring and early summer. Keep the bugs away with this two pack of sprayable insect repellent.

Citronella Candles

Speaking of bugs – outfit your campsite with these citronella tea light candles to keep the mosquitoes away.

Cottenelle Flushable Wipes

It’s camping… you are going to get dirty. Make sure you stay clean in the kitchen and bathroom with these disposable wet wipes.

Camp Axe

You were planning on building a fire, weren’t you? Well then, you are going to need a quality axe that is both portable (cause your are camping) and effective. This 23 inch Gerber Axe fits the bill.

Your Favorite Camping Hat

You can’t go camping without a hat! What about your morning camp hair? Make sure you pick up a Muddy Camper hat before your next outing. Plus, it shows us that you like and support what we are doing here.

Canopy Tent

Here we go again with the rain warning. These canopy’s are a HUGE lifesaver if it rains on your parade but they are also super handy to have around during the warmer summer months of camping.


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