As we shake of the cold and wet feeling of winter, the sun starts to sneak out and blanket the mountains and hillsides with a fresh beautiful layer of new green foilage. The perfect backdrop to entice us into a spring time camping trip for spring break with the family. After being cooped up indoors all these months from the weather, it’s time to get the family outdoors and stretch out on a fun camping trip. Time to get outdoors and have some fun in the sun. Spring Camping Fire PitsSpring time is absolutely the perfect time to get into the outdoors and camping is a fun getaway that will keep you safe and refreshed, and keep the family entertained creating new stories to tell next winter during the holidays. The best part of spring time camping is the weather, as the temperature is cold enough in the evenings to comfortably have a campfire in a nice new campfire ring or camp fire pit.
Don’t Forget the Firestarters!
Campfires can be difficult to start, and the store bought campfire fire starters are expensive and don’t always work. Campfire starters from Instafire is in sealed packages, and resealable packing, depending on the model that you choose, and they work every time. Use as little or as much as you need, for your campfire to start quickly, dependably, and easily.
Don’t Forget the Kids Marshmallow or Hot Dog Roasters!
This 3 piece campfire cooking set includes 2 roasting "fishing poles" in a deluxe camo print storage bag. The roasters are made of food safe stainless steel and are designed to minimize food dropping and poking risks, so they are safe for kids. Roasting mashmallows around the campfire gets kicked up to a whole new level of cool with this Campfire Cooking Fishing Rod Roasters with Camo Bag Set. Cook hot dogs, marshmallows and more!
Best Family Camping Tent
It’s a new camping season, and nothing makes for better camping than adding some new camping gear for your camping trips. It may be time to upgrade your sleeping situation with a brand new tent, like the Coleman Dark Room Skydome 8 Person Camping Tent. A great family camping tent for quick weekend getaways or extended campouts, this 8 person tent is sturdy with a quick setup in under five minutes.
Camping Sleep Cot
If you want to take your camping experience to the next level, it may be time to upgrade your sleeping comfort by spoiling yourself and your loved ones with a nice quality sleeping cot, or camping sleeping pad. Sleeping on a comfortable sleeping cot, or sleeping pad, will give you a great restful night’s sleep, and you may even forget your camping, or you will atleast be able to forget the days when you used to make up with a rock or a stick poking your back all night. The Cabela’s Big Outdoorsman XL Cot with Lever Arm is perfectly oversized to fit campers of all sizes, providing better sleeping comfort that you can really count on. Not only does it have a large size, it is very durable, and water resistant with it’s polyester fabric surface. It is roomy and comfortable with a whopping 85"x40" sleeping surface.
Camping Sleeping Pad
If a sleeping pad is a better option for your family, the Cabela's All-Season Campbed Double Sleeping Pad is a great choice due to it’s size, as you won’t roll off your pad in the middle of the night and end up on the cold floor of the tent. Highly durable, and built to last, this camping sleeping pad will last season after season.
Camping Sleeping Bag
Sleep comfortably, even when it’s 0⁰ F outside, in the Coleman Big Game Big and Tall Sleeping Bag with cotton canvas cover and cozy cotton flannel liner. The full-cover construction locks in the heat by eliminating quilting cold spots, making it perfect for extreme and cold weather sleeping. The bag’s roomier design keeps campers up to 6 ft. 5 in. warm from top to bottom. The specially-designed, patented zipper system plows fabric away from the zipper every time to avoid snags. The Comfort Cuff feature surrounds your face with softness when you sleep to give you that full body warmth and comfort. The Thermolock System reduces heat loss through the zipper to retain the heat your body generates throughout the night.
Tent camping in the winter months can get rather cold on those cold nights. A good heater for camping can warm the tent to keep you warm and cozy. I have used a lot of different portable heaters for camping in my lifetime, and the best portable propane heater for camping by far is made by MR HEATER. The Buddy series from Mr Heater works wondefully. My family stays cozy and warm when we are in our tent, we absolutely love it.
Best Camping Chairs
If you are looking for a name brand that has been around a really long time, that has been proven as durable, reliable, and dependable when you are out on your camping trip, Cabela’s is the brand name that I buy and trust. I have used their chairs for most of my life, and have never had an issue with any of my chairs. They are strong, and durable, even in the harshest of conditions. They outlast all other camping chairs that I have ever used. Strong, and stylish too! Take a stroll down the virtual camping chair aisle and find the perfect chair for you.
When it comes to storing your food, you definitely want to have a nice quality, large sized cooler ice chest to keep your food and drinks cold and fresh. The Igloo BMX 52 Quart Camping Cooler has a heavy duty, blow molded construction, so it is ready for your rowdiest family adventures! It has super thick foam walls with an insulated lid to to keep your ice for up to 5 days in 90°F weather.
Camping Cook Stove
Now that your meats and veggies are ice cold and kept fresh, you should venture on over to the camping stove page and take a look at some of the best camping stove’s on the market with the latest technology. Like the Camp Chef Expedition 3X Triple Burner Camp Stove packed full of great features like three 30,000 BTU burners for massive cooking power to cook your food fast and completely even in high altitude. It has a 3 sided windscreen to keep the flames going and not blow out on those windy evenings. This camping stove also comes with a matchless ignition system for easy lighting of the cooking burners. It even comes with a professional style griddle ready to use right out of the box.
Turn your camping trip into a Glamping trip. Give yourself all of the comforts of home by getting yourself a new camp kitchen. Give yourself the counter space to stretch out in and be the ultimate chef in the outdoors. Enough space to add your camping stove, spices, cooking utensils, and more. The worst part about cooking in the great outdoors while you are camping, is the fact that it is hard to be organized with the stuff you need to stretch out, and do some gourmet camping cooking. This camp kitchen is quick and easy to setup, and will get you organized in a jiffy. The camping kitchen that I like the best is the Deluxe Camp Kitchen by Cabela’s. It provides you with plenty of storage, a place to put your camp stove, all your camping cooking utensils, your lantern, a paper towel holder, plenty of shelf space to stretch out and have your own little kitchen in the woods. Speaking of lanterns, don’t forget a high powered flashlight as well.
A camping generator or power inverter is great to have for powering up the RV at full capacity, and for tent camping you can power whatever it is that will make the camping trip a little more comfortable. I bring a microwave when I bring the family, and my generator is perfect for that. You can also power up some lighting, and a blender for some nice mixed drinks, the possibilities are endless. Give your RV, campsite, home, or outdoor entertainment space full electrical power quickly and easily with the Champion Power Equipment 3500W Remote Start Inverter. Comes with a remote key fob that allows you to start and stop your generator from up to 80' away. The inverter's reduced-emissions, air-cooled 4-stroke, single-cylinder engine runs at only 59dB for quiet running at campsites and RV parks. Easy-to-use motor starts easily with its electric push button, recoil start, or remote control fob.
Camping Power Station
The Rugged Geek Rover 300 Portable Power Station is a power horse to power your electronic devices, or charge them up, while on your family camping trip. Whether it’s for when the power goes out, or when you are out on a road trip, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, or boating, this power station will keep your electronics and other devices charged and running. With nine total outputs including two 300W AC outlets, three Type A USB ports, one Type C USB port, and three 12V ports. The Rover 300 can be charged by using the included wall charger, the included car charger, an optional USB Type C charger, or with a compatible solar panel so that you can be completely off the grid. The built in battery management system ensures safe, clean power and a long life. With the included car charger, you can charge the portable power bank while you are driving during the day, so it’s ready for your use back at camp, or out on the water, or at the beach (our happy place). A great addition to your camping gear arsenal.
Rent the best camping gear, each time you camp!
Buying your own camping gear can be really expensive, especially if you are starting from scratch, or have a lot of equipment to replace. Having your own camping gear is a great idea if you camp several times or more a year, but if you only go once in a while it is hard to make the large investment, especially when you have to store it and maintain it until your next trip. Reserve for Free - Submit your reservation for free today to secure what you need at the best rate. Change or cancel your order anytime before your order ships. Get what you need delivered anywhere in the contiguous United States. Ship to your home, hotel, Airbnb or even 10,000+ FedEx or FedEx affiliate locations. This process is so simple, every order includes a free return label. Place items back in your box and adhere the label and drop off at any FedEx location to ship the gear back. Check out the camping gear rental options today!
Rent the best camping RV, each time you camp!
If tent camping is not your style, another option for a spring camping trip for your family’s spring break, may be to rent an RV. It’s a great alternative to buying an RV, as they can be rather expensive. It’s also a great idea to rent an RV if you are in the market to buy an RV but you can’t decide between a few different models that you really like. You can rent one of the same model, so that you can give it a try before you settle on which model to purchase from an RV dealer. You can save up to 25% on your travel costs by booking an RV through RVshare. Now that you have all of your new cool camping gear, it’s time to get out and enjoy your next family adventure camping trip! More camping gear available in our camping gear store.About The Author Mike Mendenhall is the the founder of Mendenhall Outdoors. This website is an extension of the Mendenhall family’s lifestyle and passion for the great outdoors. Everything that they learn, and experience, along the way that they find may be valuable to our website visitors is on the site for you to enjoy. We highlight products and services that you might find interesting. We frequently receive free products from manufacturers to test. This does not drive our decision as to whether or not a product is featured or recommended. If you click a link on this page, then go on to make a purchase, we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you, and does not impact the purchase price of any products that you may purchase. The Best Spring Break Camping Experience Awaits!