Camping is an exciting activity for people of all ages and backgrounds. It gives you an opportunity to spend time outdoors, taking part in activities you don’t normally get to, like hiking, biking, kayaking, animal watching, and many more. That being said, it can be overwhelming if you aren’t familiar with it.
If you’re new to camping, odds are you don’t know what items to bring with you. You might have a few of them lying around, but a good chunk of them will require an initial purchase, which can add up quickly.
A simple way to alleviate this is to purchase a camping package. It’s what it sounds like – a bundle of different camping supplies, such as tents and sleeping bags. Buying a camping package is easy, convenient, is often cheaper than buying each item separately, and is an excellent choice for camping novices who don’t want to spend a whole lot of time researching what items to bring.
To make your search for camping packages and tent bundles easier, I’ve put together a list of the best ones I could find, and I hope it’ll be helpful.
1. Extensive Tent Bundle
Of all the tent bundles I found, this one came with the most supplies. If you’re only looking to make a few purchases, and want to buy almost everything in a bundle, this is the kit for you.
It comes with a six-person tent, nine tent stakes, two sleeping bags, two pillows, two foam sleeping pads, two chairs, two dry bags, two towels, a gear loft, a media pocket, a lantern, a portable fan, a backpack, and a carryall bag.
This kit comes with everything a first-time camper needs and includes high-quality items. The tent is easy to set up, durable, comes with a removable rain fly that will waterproof the tent when needed, and is spacious enough to hold a queen-sized air mattress. The chairs are sturdy, all the other items are functional and perform their duties well, and the package is a great value.
2. Medium Tent Bundle
If you’re looking for a middle of the road tent bundle that’s not too expensive or too decked out, OZARK Trail’s Family Cabin Tent Bundle is a great option.
It comes with a four-person tent, a rain tarp, eight tent stakes, two sleeping bags, two pillows, two foam sleeping pads, two chairs, two dry bags, one lantern, one gear loft, and one carryall bag.
It comes with the majority of items you’ll need for a camping trip, is less expensive than more extensive options, and is comprised of high-quality items. The tent is roomy (more than enough space for four people) and holds up very well in rain, the lantern is compact and bright, the sleeping bags and mats are good quality, and for the price, you really can’t beat this bundle.
3. Minimalist Tent Bundle
This Outbound Tent Set comes with only six items, so if you’re looking for a bare-bones tent bundle with a large tent, this is the one for you.
It comes with a five-person tent and rain fly, two sleeping bags, two camping chairs, and one cooler. The tent is spacious and is constructed with fiberglass poles that are both durable and easy to construct.
4. Extensive Hammock Bundle
For many reasons – comfort, versatility, packability, and more – I prefer camping with a hammock, so I thought I’d include a couple bundles geared towards them.
This set from Badass Hammocks includes everything you’ll need for camping in a hammock, unless you’re camping in cold weather – then you’ll need to buy an under-quilt. (this is the one I use, and I love it)
The bundle comes with a 2500 lb nylon hammock, 2500 lb tree straps, 2500 lb carabiners, an extra large waterproof rain fly, an extra large footprint, an all-encompassing mosquito net, and a 30 liter backpack to put it all in. Also, it weighs less than 6 lbs with everything packed.
It’s honestly an awesome bundle. When I first began hammock camping, all I bought was a hammock. I didn’t know that other items would be needed for the hammock to function well, and boy, was I wrong. The first night I tried to camp in Texas summer without a bug net, I got eaten alive by mosquitoes and no-see-ums. It was not a fun time, but looking back I laugh and consider it a great lesson.
5. Medium Hammock Bundle
If you want to try camping in a hammock but don’t want to spend 100+ dollars on your first bundle, this is the set I’d recommend for you. It comes with almost as much as the Badass Hammock set, but is much cheaper.
It includes a 350 lb nylon hammock, a rain fly, a built-in mosquito net, two tree straps, two aluminum carabiners, two stakes, two guy lines, and a bag to carry it all in. Said bag weighs less than 4 lbs with everything packed.
The equipment in this set isn’t as high quality as the equipment in the Baddest Hammock bundle, but that’s not surprising considering the large price cut. Also, if you’re brand-new to hammock camping and aren’t sure if you’re going to like it or not, or are only planning to camp two or three times a year, buying a cheaper set is a good idea.
OTHER CAMPING BUNDLES
6. Cot Set
This isn’t really a bundle, but I include it because it’s a great deal and could be useful to some of you. If you don’t like hammock camping, but also don’t want to sleep on the floor of a tent, cots come in handy. They’re essentially a portable bed, are much, much more comfortable than sleeping on the ground, and I prefer them over air mattresses because they’re easier and faster to set up/pack up.
This set comes with two cots that can each hold up to 500 lbs. They’re big enough to fit most full-grown adults and only weigh 13 lbs.
7. Camping Multitool
I consider this to be a bundle, because although it’s only one item, it performs the job of fourteen.
Carrying around an entire tool kit during a camping trip isn’t practicle, so an item that can combine them all into one is a winner in my eyes. This multi-tool created by RoverTac includes an axe, hammer, saw, knife, flat jaw pliers, regular pliers, file, fish descaler, bottle opener, wire cutter, hex wrench, phillips screwdriver, and two slotted screwdrivers.
It’s made of durable stainless steel and has a safety lock built in to prevent accidental injury. The size of the tool is comfortable for people of all sizes, and can be maneuvered with ease by most. It also comes with a useful nylon carrier with a blade cover on the axe, that makes carrying it around and packing it safe.
8. Camping Tool Set
If a multi-tool isn’t your thing, and you’d rather carry around a small set of survival tools, this is a good bundle for you. It’s a set of foldable tools, that include an axe, knife, saw, magnesium rod, hexagonal wrenches, rotary cutter, hoe, ruler, emergency whistle, safety hammer, icebreaker, and a shovel. (which is very important if you’re planning on backcountry camping – there will be no restroom in sight)
The thing I love most about this kit is that it’s foldable, which makes it much more convenient to pack/carry around, and the whole kit weighs just under five pounds.
It’s made of high-quality steel and aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, and comes with a crossbody storage bag.
9. Emergency Survival Kit
Instead of including only tools, this kit includes a variety of items that would be useful in an emergency. You never know what’s going to happen, and that is compounded by the fact that when you’re in the wilderness, if an accident were to happen, you’d be very far from help. This set includes many items that can be the difference between life and death, and I recommend every hiker or camper has them in their equipment list.
The kit consists of 28 survival items, 16 medical supplies, and 10 fishing tools. Some of these items include a compass, firestarter, emergency blanket, rain poncho, wire saw, tactical flashlight, tactical defense whistle, and parachute cord. If you’re at all worried about what would happen if you’re stranded, I’d recommend you get a kit like this.
10. Trauma Bag
Everyone should have a good first aid kit in my eyes, much like this one. It is extensive, and includes over 250 items, most of which are first aid gear. If you don’t need or want any more survival tools, and just need a good first aid kit, this is a great option.
It includes glow sticks, burn dressings, a thermal blanket, a firestarter, antiseptic pads, tons of different sized band-aids, sting relief pads, gauze pads, PVC gloves, scissors, tweezers, a CPR mask, and more. It’s all packed in a durable military grade EMT bag made of water resistant nylon and weighs just under 2 pounds.
11. Camping Kitchen Utensil Set
Having a dedicated set of kitchen utensils for camping can make cooking on your trip a lot more convenient. You won’t have to scrounge for miscellaneous silverware before your trip, and the utensils included are often smaller and lighter weight, so they’re much more fitting for a camping trip.
This one is a twenty-seven piece camping utensil set made of stainless steel. It includes a cutting board, paring knife, chef’s knife, corkscrew, barbecue fork, ladle, scissors, skewers, and four forks, spoons and butter knives. It comes with a carrying case that makes packing, unpacking, and storing easy and safe.
12. Camping Cookware
I remember when I used to take a big cast-iron skillet with me whenever I went camping. It’s versatile, cooks well, and is easy to clean, but is so, so heavy – not to mention virtually unpackable. Now I use a camping cookware set. They’re made with campers in mind, which makes them lighter and more compact.
This set made by Stanley is one of the ones I use, and I have nothing but good things to say about it. It includes a 35 liter pot with a vented lid, a frying pan, a cutting board, a spatula, a serving spoon, four 6 inch plates, four 22 ounce bowls, and more. My favorite things about it, and the main reasons I bought it, are that it’s made of stainless steel rather than aluminum and it’s completely nestable in the 35 liter pot, which makes carrying it a breeze.
13. Camping Stove & Charger
This isn’t a bundle, but it’s a really cool item that performs the job of two, so I thought I’d include it anyway.
Charging electronics can be difficult while camping. Unless you reserve a campsite with an electrical outlet, you’ll have to either charge at public locations, such as a bathroom, bring a portable charger and hope it doesn’t run out of juice, or invest in a solar charger which are slow and unreliable. This item is an innovative alternative that I didn’t even know existed until I made this list.
It’s called a BioLite camp stove, and it is a wood-burning, electricity generating, portable camp stove. It turns the fire that you use to cook your meals into electricity, and stores it in a battery that you can use as a power bank even after you’re done using the camp stove.
And other than being a way to charge your electronics, it’s a well designed camp stove. It’s built with internal jets that circulate air to improve combustion, and it can boil 1 liter of water in 4 and 1/2 minutes.
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