Camping Gear

At Beyond The Tent we love to review camping gear so that you can know what is worth spending your money on and what isn’t.

All of our reviews are done from a real life perspective. We don’t use overly technical jargon that you won’t understand and we don’t put our gear into situations that an average camper won’t run into.

We use and test our gear just like you would so that you know exactly how it will perform for you.

All of our reviews are honest and reflect only our opinions and experiences. They are not in any way influenced by outside sources.

Dutch Oven Camp Cooking

35 Easy Dutch Oven Camping Recipes That Will Take Your Cookout To The Next Level

Camp cooking doesn’t need to be a hassle. And Dutch oven camping recipes can make even the most complicated camping meals easy. Dutch ovens are versatile, easy to clean, and can take a beating. Just the kind of cookware you need to take on your next rugged outdoor adventure. While Dutch ovens tend to be …

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Camping in the Rain: Every Tip, Trick and Hack You Need To Know

If you’re not prepared for it, rain can absolutely ruin an otherwise amazing camping trip. Wet gear, water in your tent, fires that won’t light and more will leave you with a cold desire to go home and never come back. On the flip side though, if you are properly prepared, camping in the rain …

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It's Time to Give in to the Madness of Ultralight Camping 30

It’s Time to Give in to the Madness of Ultralight Camping

The allure of ultralight camping comes from the freedom of traveling deeper into the wilderness with less on your back as well as an almost psychotic desire to cut ounces. Ultralight backpackers are open to admitting to their OCD and the creation of the perfect bag is part of the compulsion. It’s a process of …

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Enjoy the Freedom of a Camping Adventure with Napier's Truck Tent 37

Enjoy the Freedom of a Camping Adventure with Napier’s Truck Tent

If you have the traveling adventure bug like most campers and RVers you have that unbridled itch to leave home (at least for a while) and set out on the road. And whether you’re a free-spirited, Kerouac-esque road-tripper, or a wilderness travel junkie, one of the first things you’ll need to think about is where you’re going …

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Summer Camping

The Best Summer Outdoor Gear You Need for Camping in 2020

It’s hard to beat summertime in terms of outdoor fun and adventure. Although spring and fall are also great times for outdoor activities, there’s no denying that summer is perhaps the best season of all for camping, hiking, backpacking, paddling, and just generally spending quality time with your family outdoors. Our recently updated guide to …

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15 Camping Gifts for the High-Tech Camper in Your Life

Ah, camping. The serenity, nature, the removal from society… a little time in the woods can be great for slowing down and clearing your head. But let’s be honest: many campers enjoy the experience as a little recharge… and also want to be able to recharge their phone. And yes, showering is low on the …

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Camping Tent with Portable Solar Panels

The Best Portable Power for Camping and Backpacking in 2020

Keep all your devices fully charged on your next outdoor adventure with the best portable power for camping. Your options include portable power stations, traditional generators, power inverters for your car, lightweight backpacking solar chargers, RV solar panel kits, and so much more. Whether you’re looking to simply keep your phone charged, run a CPAP …

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RinseKit – The Portable Shower You Need in Your Camping Arsenal

One of the luxuries we miss the most when we are out roughing it is our plumbing. And while it sometimes may feel like you’ve brought everything, including the kitchen sink, we have a much more practical option. Recently, I had the chance to try RinseKit’s portable pressurized shower. RinseKit is the brainchild of surfer …

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