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How to Save Money on Camping Gear

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How to Save Money on Camping Gear

How to Save Money on Camping Gear

About 5 years ago I convinced my city slicker, New York born and raised husband that we needed to start taking our family camping. Neither one of us had grown up in a family that camped so we really had no idea if we would like it or if it would just be a huge disaster.  We’re still camping every summer and it’s the highlight of our year.

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One of the most overwhelming parts of beginning camping is getting all the equipment.  I’m not going to lie – camping requires a lot of gear.  Our first year out we borrowed everything from friends. After we decided we wanted to camp on a regular basis, we invested in camping gear.  After the initial purchase of the essentials, I buy a few items we want or need every year to add to our camping collection.

Portable Propane Grill

This year I wanted to purchase a small camping grill. One of my favorite parts of camping is cooking over the fire, but sometimes it rains.  Or you’re really hungry for breakfast and building the fire back up is just going to take too long. The problem is that most portable grills are huge and we have a small car.  We try to keep our gear to a minimum so it all fits. camping

I decided to try out a new site,, to see what they offer for camping. is very similar to You can find just about anything you need there and they have pretty much everything you need for camping icon. The real reason I wanted to try is to because there are discount codes available to save money. Coupons

I grabbed a code for 15% off my purchase from is a community-based deal site that shares the best deals from around the Web every day, sourced by members of the site.  I compared all the prices of the grills I looked at on to the prices on and they were basically the same. But with the coupon code from, I was able to save an additional 15%!

portable camp grill

I purchased a Coleman Fold N Go Propane Grill.  It can cook four hamburgers at once so while it’s not huge, it will do the job.  I also bought a griddleicon for the grills so we can use it for pancakes or eggs in the mornings.  The griddle is a sold separately, but I think it’ll be the most used part of the grill.

Coleman Fold N Go Grill

It easier to keep things altogether when camping so I also bought a carrying caseicon that holds the grill, griddle and two small propane tanks.  I can’t wait to try out the grill on our trip to Yellowstone this summer.


Whether you are new to camping or a veteran, there’s always something you could use to make camping life a little easier or more fun. Make sure to check out and the coupon codes on  to save money on camping gear this summer.icon
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  • These tips are really helpful for me. As sometimes I go for outdoor photo sessions on hill stations and these tips for saving money on camping can save my money.

  • Ankit Gupta
    October 23, 2017

    Ya camping gears are expensive and can pinch our pocket. We can easily buy gears on sale to save money. Another way which I will suggest is using coupons and offers to shop online and save money. I have used coupons many a times on online shopping and every time I have been benefitted. Thank you.

  • Brian
    December 12, 2016

    Great advice! Borrowing the first year out ensures you won’t spend a lot on camping gear you never use again! It can definitely be hard to resell. Thanks for sharing!