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Welcome

Beyond The Tent was started in 2013 as a family camping blog, but has slowly morphed into a complete camping resource for family campers, backpackers, solo campers and much more. 

Our goal is to provide you not only with helpful resources to improve your camping, but to inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy nature, build better friendships, and create life long family experiences that come with camping. 

Are you ready to go camping, but not quite sure where to start? Or perhaps you have been an outdoor pro for years and need some fresh ideas. We have it all here for you to dig in and find relatable advice, gear reviews, useful tips and more. Hopefully, you will find great ideas, help making the right purchases for your adventures, and most of all – get inspired to get outdoors!

Destinations - Where Do You Want To Go?

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It all starts with a vision… you see yourself among the tall pines, fishing for the catch-of-the-day, or hiking up to the peak of the mountain. There are thousands of destinations and trip itineraries to explore. Our trip guides are built to help you narrow down what best fits your ideal camping trip ideas. Whether you want to visit Yellowstone National Park, backpack Glacier Mountain, take a road trip around Arizona state parks or canoe and camp in Minnesota’s famous Boundary Waters Canoe Area we have a post that outlines it for you

Here's Some Of Our Favorite Destinations

Planning a visit to a National Park? You can view all of our National Park Camping Guides Here. All of our destination guides can be found at Organized By State Here. If you’re looking for a Luxury Campsite to go Glamping – we’ve got that too!

Gear Guides - What Do You Need?

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Next, let’s talk outdoor gear. When you get started camping it’s fine to begin with entery level camping gear that is more affordable. Check out Beyond The Tent’s camping checklist for a complete list of gear to get started camping here. Quality gear should last you a long time and make your time in the outdoors more enjoyable. Whether you need gear for an upcoming weekend trip, a long-distance hike, or a trip abroad we have plenty of recommendations.

Need help with the basics? A great place to start is our 3 day Backpacking Checklist. We also have “How to Choose” guides to walk you through important things to consider when making large purchases along with providing a list of our go-to items.

Here are our favorite posts for building your gear closet: