If you’re looking for the ultimate campfire equipment for your next camping trip, then check out my recommendations below!
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After a long day hiking in the mountains, fishing at the lake or hanging out with the kids at the beach, I want a camping chair where I can put my feet up and lounge with a bottle of Corona.
I wanted a camping chair that was more like a recliner, is not too heavy and that will last. I did a lot of research online and decided to buy the ALPS Mountaineering Escape Camp Chair because it appeared to fit all of my criteria, overall had good reviews and was relatively inexpensive.
I’ve owned an ALPS Mountaineering Escape Camp Chair for 12 months now and I go camping on average 1-2 times per month, so I’ve gotten a lot of use out of it and the chair has performed well. I haven’t had any issues with build quality either. For reference, I’m 5’10” and around 200 lbs and I’m very comfortable in the chair. So, I would recommend ALPS Mountaineering Escape Camp Chair to anyone looking for a reclined camping chair. Below is a link to purchase the camping chair:
ALPS Mountaineering Escape Camp Chair – https://amzn.to/2EKOhDq
While you could buy a camping chair with a built in mini table, I prefer to have a separate table because many times the attached table is too small and shakes stuff off of it when I move in or enter/exit the chair. Also, tables that are integrated into the camping chair are typically small, so it makes it difficult to place a large plate of food and drink on it. And, table and chair combinations are typically heavier in weight because the frame has to support the attached table and load on the table.
So, I did some research online for a cheap, light weight and sturdy camping end table. I decided to buy the medium size MSSOHKAN 403-Camping Table.
So far, it’s worked out great, no issues. Easy to assemble and break down, light weight, easy to clean and small for storage on the travel trailer. My kids enjoy using it when eating a meal or for using their chromebooks. My wife thought I shouldn’t buy it, but after seeing the kids use it she said we should buy more. Below is a link to purchase the table:
MSSOHKAN 403-Camping Table – https://amzn.to/3lvHXRi
When my family started camping, I needed a wood splitting axe (aka “maul,” a tool with a heavy head and a handle) to cut the firewood down into kindling (easily combustible small sticks or twigs used for starting a fire) and smaller logs. So, I did some research and decided to buy the Collins Splitting Axe. I’ve been using it for over a year and haven’t had any issues with build quality or performance, it’s been great. For my in depth review of the axe, click here. Below is a link to purchase the axe:
Collins TJ-3FD-C EMW7118136, Brown/A – https://amzn.to/31F7W0P
When we go camping in areas like Santa Cruz, CA, the campgrounds are not allowed to have fire pits. But, we are allowed to bring our own portable fire pits. I searched all of the usual places like Walmart, Target and Home Depot, but no one had a light weight and compact portable fire pit. So, I did an online search and found the Best Choice Products Folding Steel Fire Pit. I’ve been using it for a year and it has worked out great for our trips to Santa Cruz. And, because it is small and light weight, we are able to put it in our travel trailer storage area under the bunk beds. I wrote an in depth review of the Best Choice Products Folding Steel Fire Pit, click here. If you’d like to purchase, see links below:
Best Choice Products Folding Steel Fire Pit – https://amzn.to/31CzjbQ
Hopefully you found my ultimate campfire equipment article helpful, happy camping!
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