With the hot days of summer becoming nothing but a sweet memory, camping takes on a fall campingwhole new life. Crisp mornings, perfect hiking weather and cozy campfire nights make fall camping a must-do for any outdoor enthusiast. Of course, with the change in weather comes a need for fall camping gear. With that in mind we have compiled a list of necessities you will want to have while out in the great outdoors.

Cold Weather Sleeping Bags

Although the weather during the day is absolutely beautiful, the nights will drop to increasingly cold temperatures while fall transitions into winter. Therefore, the ultralight sleeping bag you’ve been using this summer won’t cut it.We recommend getting something a little toastier, such as the Therm-a-Rest Antares 20 Down Sleeping Bag. This bag will make sure that you’ll sleep soundly during those chilly fall nights. A spare blanket always helps too!

Lighting Systems

Long gone are 8pm sunsets once daylight savings kicks in. No one likes to erect their tent on a dark Friday night but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen! In cases like this it’s beneficial to have a lantern and headlamp to light your campsite. We have a large selection of lighting systems available at ACK.com that will help illuminate your next site.

Camping Comfort Food

There is nothing like eating some warm campfire comfort food and sipping on a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate on a crisp morning while getting ready for the day ahead. That’s why we recommend bringing some lightweight cooking gear to ensure you don’t miss out on this simple pleasure. A portable coffee maker, a small stove or grill, and durable cookware  are three things you’ll want to keep in your camping arsenal.

Cold Weather Apparel

Although it’s still warm outside, fall brings a little chill with it making a light sweater or fleece a necessity while outdoors. No need for heavy parkas or long underwear quite yet! A light fleece, like The North Face Osito Jacket or the Level Six Hot Fuzz Fleece Top should do the trick with fall’s mild temperatures. A beanie, gloves, and warm socks are also must-haves when camping.

Well there you have it, your fall camping essentials. These items will ensure that you, your friends and your family  have a comfortable and enjoyable camping trip!

-Dayvee @ACK

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