Camping Stay-cation

Gear, Hiking & Backpacking

Load it up and hit the road for a summer “stay-cation”

The economy sucks, but the wildflowers, mountains, rivers, and wildlife don’t seem to notice. Lucky you…the great outdoors is your favorite playground, and it doesn’t cost a thing. Hop in your hybrid, pack all your favorite toys (plus a few loved ones—furry or otherwise), and get to your favorite camp spot pronto. You’ll have deluxe accommodations with down bedding, starlit nights, a cozy campfire, and a sweeping view. If you’re missing any gear or have the cash to upgrade, you’ll want to look at the latest accessories for adventure camping on the following pages. With all the money you’ll save on hotels and food this month, why not treat yourself?

Kelty Shiro 4 Tent ($549.95; kelty.com)

Kelty Shiro 4 Tent ($549.95; kelty.com)

Yakima Racks (ForkLift: $139.00; SkyBox Pro 12: $510.00; yakima.com)

Yakima Racks: ForkLift: $139.00, SkyBox Pro 12: $510.00; yakima.com

Brunton Brewfire Coffee Pot ($119.95; brunton.com), Snowpeak Carry On Chopsticks ($29.95; snowpeak.com), Snowpeak Single Action Table (Low) ($119.95; snowpeak.com), Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock - not shown($64.95; $19.95 (for a set of Slap Straps); eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com), Brunton Solar Panel Solaris 6 ($136.95; brunton.com), REI Comfort LTG Chair ($34.50; rei.com)

Brunton Brewfire Coffee Pot ($119.95; brunton.com)Snowpeak Carry On Chopsticks ($29.95; snowpeak.com)Snowpeak Single Action Table (Low) ($119.95; snowpeak.com)Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock - not shown($64.95; $19.95 (for a set of Slap Straps); eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com)Brunton Solar Panel Solaris 6 ($136.95; brunton.com)REI Comfort LTG Chair ($34.50; rei.com)

Therm-a-rest pad, sheet and bag set (Fitted Sheet $20.95 to $24.95 (3 sizes), Ventra Down Comforter $199.95 regular, $229.95 large; cascadedesigns.com), GSI Bugaboo Backpacker - not shown($59.95; gsioutdoors.com), Primus Atle BBQ Stove ($97; primuscamping.com)

Therm-a-rest pad, sheet and bag set(Fitted Sheet $20.95 to $24.95 (3 sizes)Ventra Down Comforter($199.95 regular, $229.95 large; cascadedesigns.com)GSI Bugaboo Backpacker - not shown($59.95; gsioutdoors.com)Primus Atle BBQ Stove ($97; primuscamping.com)

Mad Rock HERA Pad ($139.95; madrockclimbing.com), Mammut Goblin Climbing shoes ($129.95; mammut.ch), Metolius climbing gear (Ultralight Power Cam: $56.50 (sizes #00- #6); $62.50 (sizes #7- #8);</p> <p>Ultralight Curve Nut: $14.50 each (sizes #1- #10); $130.00 (Set of 10); Curve Hex: $10.50 (sizes #1- #4); $13.50 (sizes #5 #6); $15.50 (sizes #7- #8); $17.50 (sizes #9- #10); $119.00 (Set of 10), Multi-Loop Gear Sling: $24.00; metoliusclimbing.com), Mammut Express Element Key Lock Draws ($16.95 each; $84.98 (Set of 5); mammut.ch)

Mad Rock HERA Pad ($139.95; madrockclimbing.com)Mammut Goblin Climbing shoes ($129.95; mammut.ch)Metolius climbing gearUltralight Power Cam: $56.50 (sizes #00- #6)$62.50 (sizes #7- #8)Ultralight Curve Nut: $14.50 each (sizes #1- #10)$130.00 (Set of 10)Curve Hex: $10.50 (sizes #1- #4)$13.50 (sizes #5 #6)$15.50 (sizes #7- #8)$17.50 (sizes #9- #10)$119.00 (Set of 10)Multi-Loop Gear Sling: $24.00; metoliusclimbing.com)Mammut Express Element Key Lock Draws ($16.95 each; $84.98 (Set of 5); mammut.ch)

Last modified: February 2, 2012

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