Fall Camping Gear Guide

Fall camping is my favorite time of year for camping.  The air is crisp.  Nights are perfect for a campfire.  And, in the deep south, we still have warm days even if the evenings and nights are cool or cold.  It is a welcome change to the heat of most of our year.  Fall also signals the need to update your camping gear.

Maybe you have worn out those trusty camping chairs.  Or, you might have realized over the course of the summer that you need some new gear.  Take stock of what you have and what you need to replace.  Today I'm sharing with you five pieces of gear that you need for your campsite this fall.  

These flannel lap throws are reversible and just the right thickness to keep you warm on cool nights and morning.
Sitting around the fire in the evenings or while having that morning coffee sometimes require a little more than a jacket.  This year, I decided to make some flannel lap throws to enjoy while outside.  I made little 1 yard throws that fit perfectly into a lap and covers your legs.  This size won't drag on the ground but will warm you up.  Read my full how-to guide in my Flannel Lap Throw post. 

I used a beautiful Henry Glass flannel to make these that I'm obsessed with.  This velvet soft flannel will make luxurious throws as well as so many other little crafty projects.  I'll be sharing some of my other flannel inspired projects soon.

Henry Glass Flannel in Woodland Retreat

Tire Gauge

Cooler weather causes the tire pressure to change as the temperature fluctuates.  We recently put new tires on our camper.  This was a much-needed update.  To keep our camper performing better on the road, we are using a tire pressure gauge before heading out each time. The TEKTON 5941 Digital Tire Gauge, 100 PSI is the #1 seller on Amazon.  It is a durable item that you could purchase one for each vehicle you own. 

This gadget is small and lightweight.  The end lights up for use at night as needed.  Readings are clear.  The price point for this product would allow you to purchase one for each vehicle you own. 

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

Lights up when you press the button to take your tire pressure.

Gives multiple readings including PSI.

Smart Wool Socks

I first started wearing these socks to run in several years ago.  I don't run nearly as much as I used to, but I still love these socks.  Made from Marino wool, these socks wick moisture, breathe and resist odors.  While the price seems steep, they last a really long time.  I love every pair I have ever owned.  The Smartwool Women's Hiking Socks and Men's Hiking Socks can be worn year around.  These would also work well for stocking stuffers.  You can find a variety of colors and styles beyond the hiking socks.  I have purchased the crew style running socks that have held up well over time.  I find that these socks are worth every penny!

Kijaro Locking Chair

For our tailgate group this year, we purchased the Kiljaro Locking Quad Chairs.  These chairs are sturdy and comfortable.  You don't sink down into the chair like others that make it hard to get in and out.  They come in lots of different colors and are priced reasonably.  Since they are compact, these are also a good option for campers. Kijaro Dual Lock Folding Chair (Hanami Pink)

Crock Pot

A crock pot or slow cooker is not just for cooking weeknight meals at home.  A slow cooker at the campsite is one way to leverage your time outdoors hiking and enjoying nature.  You can start any meal, including breakfast, and spend time doing the things that you want to do.  The crockpot does the work for you.  Purchase a basic crock pot for your camper.  It doesn't have to be one with all the bells and whistles.

Our crock pot is old, but it still works great!

A practical 7 quart Crock Pot would work well for larger families and big cuts of meat.  However, you could work with a 3 Quart Crock Pot.  I have owned a 3-quart crockpot for years, and it has served our family well.   The 7-quart option is less than $30 and the 3 quart is well under $20.  

What makes great gear for your campsite?  With Christmas right around the corner, it's not too soon to start thinking about your wish list.  You might even find a sale that would save you a little scratch.  No matter the time of year, you can always update your gear and make your camping game a little better.