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Camping gear can sometimes be quite expensive, so if you love camping and want to spend time in nature, but you don’t have enough money for new equipment, don’t worry! There are many ways to save money, enjoy your camping, and even do a good thing for the environment!

Cost savings

One of the main reasons people choose to buy used camping gear is to save money. You can buy almost everything you need for camping; a tent, hiking boots, a sleeping bag, etc. Most of the necessary things you can find online, on Facebook Marketplace, flea markets or, if you’re lucky enough, in your local thrift store.

Caring for the environment

An additional advantage of buying used camping gear is caring for the environment. Recycling is always a good thing, and this is another opportunity to reduce production and its impact on the environment. Most outdoor gear is made from synthetic materials, and the carbon footprint of outdoor equipment isn’t something to scoff at!

Always check before buying

Used camping gear can be very affordable, but always be careful when buying. For example, if you are buying a used tent, be sure to find all the necessary parts you need to assemble. The same rule applies to camping chairs and tables. Also, make sure there is no significant damage, while minor damage you repair quickly by yourself.

What not to buy

Buying used camping gear is cost-effective, but some things are not worth buying second hand. Safety equipment, electronics or hiking underwear are not recommended to buy in a thrift shop for safety and hygiene reasons, so always invest money wisely. Buy a quality GPS, flashlight, walkie talkie, solar panel, and do not worry about a sudden breakdown, which could happen if you bought used equipment.

While some things are worth buying at its total price to ensure that your camping will go smoothly and safely, buying camping gear on Facebook Marketplace or at your local thrift shop has many advantages (but only if you shop wisely). So if your reason for not going camping is money, definitely give second-hand shopping a go!