Top 8 Gifts for Camping Enthusiasts

Tent camping at Pang-Mae Hong Son in Thailand

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Are you looking for a gift for someone who loves camping? Has your favorite camper seen more national parks than movies? Does your camper love coffee, outdoor photography, or fishing? Campers aren't hard to shop for if you've done a little research but don't worry we have you covered. Here is a list of the best gifts to buy for your favorite camper.

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Eagle Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock

Eagle Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock

Eagle Nest Oufitters 

Whether you are camped in the middle of a forest or at the beach, the Eagle Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock is the best way to relax and enjoy the scenery, and there is room for two in the spacious hammock.

The hammock stuffs into an attached stuff sack and packs down to the size of a large grapefruit. It is extremely durable and lightweight (awesome for backpacking). Although the SlapStrap suspension straps are not included, they are a highly recommended accessory for easy hanging.

The campground views truly are better from a hammock.

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Coleman Fold N Go InstaStart Grill

The Fold N Go InstaStart Grill by Coleman is small, portable, easy to set up, and quick to get hot.

The grill is compatible with a Coleman propane cylinder and has a good range of low to high-temperature settings.

This grill burns hot and is perfect for cooking hot dogs, hamburgers, and barbecue chicken — you might even be able to roast marshmallows for s'mores.

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Black Diamond Skylight Tent

Black Diamond Skylight Tent

Black Diamond

This single-wall tent from Black Diamond is an epic lightweight mountaineering tent that stands up to rugged mountain terrain and weather.

The Black Diamond Skylight is compact and comfortable for alpine adventures for two to three people.

The three-season single/double-wall hybrid design makes the tent lightweight, but the vestibule still rolls back halfway for stargazing and ventilation.

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Curious George Goes Camping

George and the man with the yellow hat are going camping.

Curious George Goes Camping is the absolute best children's book about camping. It is a fun introduction to the great outdoors for children and a fantastic story for kids who love camping. It's even a fun story to read for adults.

This book is available in classic book form in paperback and hardcover, as well as an e-book for iPad, Kindle, and Google eBooks.

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Snow Peak Café Latte Set

Snow Peak Café Latte Set

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Nothing beats a great cup of coffee in the morning and you don't have to sacrifice the quality of your cup just because you are camping.

The Titanium Café Press from Snow Peak is small and efficient for the campground and makes enough coffee for two people. And the titanium construction makes it lightweight, so coffee-loving backcountry campers can take it backpacking.

This gift set also includes a Titanium Milk Foamer and carrying case creating the ultimate coffee-loving camper gift set.

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Mountain Hardwear Nitrous Down Jacket

This 800-fill goose down, mid-weight jacket from Mountain Hardwear will keep winter campers warm and cozy while relaxing by the campfire.

The Nitrous Down Jacket might be the warmest layer you can find without the bulk of a heavier-weight jacket.

Because the jacket is so small, lightweight and packable, it can go anywhere on the camping trip — stuff it in a day pack for hiking or fishing.

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An Entirely Synthetic Fish

Anders Halverson's non-fiction tale ​An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How the Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World is a fascinating read for the camping fisherman.

Rainbow trout are the most stocked fish in America and a camper's favorite freshwater sport fish. This book chronicles how and why America's streams and lakes were populated with rainbow trout.

Halverson holds a Ph.D. in ecology from Yale University; he wrote this book as a research associate at the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West with a grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Lowepro Photo Sport AW Series Backpack

Lowepro Photo Sport AW Series Backpack


Lowepro's Photo Sport AW Series Backpack is a necessary accessory for the outdoor photographer.

This dual-compartment ultra-lightweight backpack is designed for a day of shooting and adventure. Your DSLR camera is easily accessed and secure in the padded side-loading compartment.

And you don't have to leave any personal items behind; a top-loading compartment fits your other gear, and whatever didn't fit inside can be attached on the outside with multiple straps.

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