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Must-have family camping gear

Today's Parent rounds up the best camping gear of the season whether your style is rugged or relaxed.

By Today's Parent

Must-have family camping gear

Must-have camping gear

A tool for all occasions

This set will have you prepped for any meal or snack your adventure requires. Complete with 2 types of knives, a spork, Swiss Army knife and case (case not shown here). Camping set, $32 Where to buy: amazon.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

Light packing

You'll never lose your way with this comfortable, easy to adjust LED headlamp.

Headlamp, $15

Where to Buy: canadiantire.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

Grown-up time

Decanting bottles into these reusable wine packs is a great way to make room for other camping necessities.  Platypus Platypreserve Wine Preservation System, $10 Where to Buy: mec.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

Rest right

Packing a sleeping pad is a great way to ensure a comfortable sleep. Plus, it takes up very little space.  

Therm-a-rest Trail Lite Sleeping Pad, $70

Where to Buy: mec.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

Spice up your life

There's no need for camping food to be bland. These stackable spice containers are keep spices dry, and have a waterproof cap. GSI Spice Missile, $11 Where to Buy: basspro.com>

Must-have family camping gearGSI Spice Missile

Woodsy gourmet

Here's a cooking guide for the decadent camper. Check out our roundup of easy make-ahead camping recipes for more inspiration.

Campfire Cuisine, $18 Where to Buy: indigo.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

Cool it

"This cooler keeps things cold for up to five days. The brilliant top tray inside prevents egg cartons from getting soggy." —Nadine Silverthorne

Coleman 70-Quart Xtreme Cooler, $70

Where to Buy: walmart.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

This campfire is poppin'

Great for making popcorn over a fire or BBQ, you can also use the bottom of this popcorn maker as a skillet to grill or fry other foods. Dual purpose!

Rome Popcorn Popper, $34

Where to Buy: bedbathandbeyond.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

Bug off

Keep insects away with this natural bug spray, made with pure essential oils in a witch hazel base. Eco and people friendly!

Take a Hike Natural Bug Spray, $13

Where to Buy: bynature.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

Camping chairs

Your kids can lounge in style with these bright chairs. Outbound Kids' folding armchair, $10 Where to Buy: canadiantire.ca>

Must-have family camping gear

This article was originally published on Jun 10, 2015
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