Camping Gear Guide

With All The Options, What Camping Gear Do You Choose?

At HTCO, in our Camping Gear Guide, we handpick the highest quality gear at the best prices just for you. Each month you can count on a new selection of great camping gear. Seasonal gear, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks and more. When you are in the market for top quality, highly reviewed products and want the satisfaction of great customer service, look no further! Look around, get some ideas, and most importantly, get out there and enjoy the great outdoors!


Camping Gear Guide For September 2013

Ready or not, here comes fall! The leaves will start to fall, Football is on every Saturday and the temperatures are becoming perfect to get outdoors! This month there is a great selection of gear from camp stoves to video recording sunglasses! Go prepared with the best handpicked gear from How To Camp Out.

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Pivothead Video Recording Eyewear

No need to wait on Google Glass
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Shoot full 1080p with the Pivothead Durango Eyewear! Wind resistant microphone cuts down on wind noise for crisp audio. 8GB of recording space lets you record all the moments of your camping trip that are too awesome not to share!
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The North Face Base Camp Duffel

Tons of gear, one bag
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The North Face Base Camp Duffel is an expedition classic. Its heavy-duty fabric withstands a lifetime of abuse, and its alpine-cut shoulder straps allow for comfortable carrying as a backpack. Cram this duffel full of gear for an Everest expedition or pack it for a Thanksgiving family reunion. You can practically pack your own yak in the extra large version's 155-liter compartment. Two internal mesh pockets hold small items, and the D-shaped zipper gives exceptional access to every corner. Daisy chains make it easy to tie the Base Camp Duffel to a car roof rack or camel. Four compression straps make the cargo manageable.
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Marmot Plasma 0

Ultralight, thermally efficient, and super-packable.
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Winner of multiple awards including Outside Magazine's prestigious "Gear of the Year," the Marmot Plasma 40 Sleeping Bag is in a class of its own. What makes this bag so special, you ask? For starters, the folks at Marmot built in an innovative vertical-baffle system that transfers more heat to your extremities while keeping the bag's overall weight silly low. Add in top-shelf materials like 900-fill goose down and Pertex Quantum fabric, and it's easy to see why this bag deserves its place at the apex of the podium.
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Camp Chef Everest Stove

Bring the ease of cooking at home to the outdoors.
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You may have pulled into campground pretty far behind schedule, but dinner won't be late when you have the Everest High-Output Two-Burner Stove at your disposal. This lightweight, compact stove features two burners that each put out 20,000 BTUs to speed things along. The Piezo igniter eliminates the need to locate matches, while two separate burner controls give you maximum control once you're underway.
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Osprey Stratos 24 Pack

Fast and light and ready for adventure.
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The Osprey Stratos 24 Pack is a fast and light panel-loading backpack ready for any adventure. It features a really awesome volume to organization ratio, with plenty of pockets but not too many, and enough space for all of your day hiking or bouldering gear. This durable, lightweight pack can double as a book bag for all those treks around campus, too. The AirSpeed suspension is sure to keep you cool and the air flowing wherever you take this pack.
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Exped Scout Tarp Extreme

A simple shelter away from sun, dew, or showers.
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A tarp might be the most versatile piece of camping gear you ever buy, and the lightweight Exped Scout Tarp Extreme enhances its versatility with included guy lines and numerous rigging options. Whether you need a lightweight shelter for long backpacking trips or a shade at the beach, this large rain-shedding tarp shelters up to four people comfortably.
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Katadyn MyBottle Purifier Bottle

Ingenious bottle, ingenious filter
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The MyBottle Purifier Bottle by Katadyn. Katadyn MyBottle Purifier is the ingenious drinking bottle with an integrated virus filter. It enables the purification of drinking water at any time and anywhere - there's no need for pumping. Ideal for small quantities, e.g. when hiking, traveling or playing sport. A fiberglass pre-filter removes bacteria and protozoa as well as particles larger than 0.3 microns The new 3-layer filter medium ViruPur blocks viruses and the smallest particles based on electrokinetic depth filtration. The MyBottle doesn't require chemicals or batteries.
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The North Face RDT Womens Rain Jacket

Dry, cool, comfy, and in no rush.
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Is it raining? You wouldn't believe it in The North Face Women's RDT Rain Jacket, with waterproof, breathable HyVent ripstop and super-wicking, fast-drying FlashDry technology. Fully taped seams and a PU center front zip add to the bomber construction of this rain-loving jacket. Your soggy friends might ditch you, but at least you won't have to hurry home.
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Snow Peak Titanium Cutlery Set

Light, packable and sanitary.
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The Titanium Cutlery Set by Snow Peak. Our vastly versatile Cutlery is fashioned to make camping and backpacking even lighter on your load. The all titanium designs keep weight and size at it minimum while providing a more sanitary eating material. Titanium's natural composition creates a antibacterial film over the surface during oxidization. This will be the last camp cutlery set you ever buy.

 



Camping Gear Guide For August 2013

Here are 9 of the best handpicked items for August 2013. As Summer is drawing to a close it’s time to start thinking about the cooler weather of Fall. From an awesome North Face Fleece Jacket to a handy Leatherman, How To Camp Out has got you covered!

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The North Face Denali Fleece Jacket

More Warmth, Less Guilt
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Already a classic, The North Face's warm, versatile Men's Denali Fleece Jacket is now constructed entirely from recycled and Bluesign-certified materials. You can enjoy its four-season fleecy goodness even more knowing it required less fuel and produced fewer greenhouse gases before getting to you.
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Gregory Denali Pro 105 Backpack

Expedition pack for massive loads
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With a reputation for durability, quality, and unparalleled load support, it's obvious why the Denali Pro is a favorite for extended expeditions worldwide. Featuring the best of Gregory's cutting-edge technology, the Denali Pro comes with an Auto-Cant shoulder harness system that automatically rotates to mirror your shoulder slope and neck width.
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Marmot Limelight Tent

Your friends can join you so long as they don't snore.
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The Marmot Limelight Tent is an excellent 5 star reviewed shelter! Whether you're at elevation on a summer trip or sitting out a late spring storm in a valley, the Marmot Limelight 3-Person Tent is designed for you and your buddies to enjoy a nice night in the backcountry. The Limelight makes it easy for three campers to get a good night's rest, with two roomy vestibules let you store gear and wet stuff out of the main living space, a gear loft to add storage and an included footprint that enhances durability and comfort.
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Hammock Bliss Double Hammock

All you're missing is a cocktail.
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Chill out in the Hammock Bliss Double Hammock after a rough day on the trail or at work. This double-wide hammock has more than enough room for your partner or friend to join you. Made with high-strength nylon parachute material, the hammock resists rot and mildew, feels soft beneath your body, cleans up easily, and dries quickly when wet. Includes a permanently attached travel bag that doubles as a handy gear pouch and Strength-tested up to 350 pounds!
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Power Traveller Portable Charger

Preparation means power.
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Come prepared with the super-accommodating pocket-size Power Traveller Powermonkey Explorer Portable Charger. With a single charge it can power up your cellphone three times, and comes with tons of tips that fit most popular phones in case your buddies’ phones need reviving, too. It draws off a USB, mains (and a handy international adapter is included), or its Earth-loving mini solar panel. Power up your iPod or MP3 player or any other personal electronic you fancy. With lightweight, water-resistant durability, you can take the Explorer wherever you roam, rugged trails and seashores alike.
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Leatherman Skeletool Multi-Tool

Carry the Leatherman Skeletool for daily use
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Weighing in at just 5 ounces yet still packing the crucial tools, the Leatherman Skeletool crushes other multi-tools into bone dust. This four inch multi-tasker with a stainless steel blade might save your life, or it might just help you look cooler. Leave the paper clips, mullets, defusing bombs, and hostage rescues to Angus MacGyver, and carry the Leatherman Skeletool for daily use.
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Marmot Sleeping Bag

So warm and light, you'd think you'd died and gone to heaven.
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This is truly a Sleeping bag to get excited about! At just under three pounds, the award-winning Marmot Lithium 0-Degree Sleeping Bag is a lightweight backpacker's dream. The Lithium is stuffed with the best down Marmot could find to ensure high loft, low weight and compressibility, and durability. If you are looking for the absolute best in sleeping bags this one is the Gold Standard. Read some of the reviews on this bad boy and you will see that people hold this bag near and dear to their hearts!
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Outdoor Research Dry Pocket

Your phone; protected from the elements
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From the rain-soaked northwest to class five whitewater, keep your smart phone or tablet protected from the elements with the fully waterproof and submersible Outdoor Research Sensor Dry Pocket. The touchscreen-sensitive window allows you to continue to operate your device while the waterproof headphone jack lets you rock out in the rapids.
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Day Tripper First Aid Kit

A doctor in your backpack
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Experienced guides won’t head into the backcountry without a first aid kit, and you shouldn’t, either.As the newest member of Adventure Medical Kits’ Mountain Series, the Day Tripper First Aid Kit has you covered on short trips into the backcountry. Medications and treatments are organized by injury so you can easily and quickly find what you need. The Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine, which describes treatment for just about any injury you might encounter, is included in this kit; consider it the compact, lightweight equivalent of carrying a doctor in your backpack.