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20 Genius Camping Gear Items you Can Find at Harbor Freight

You'll never be unprepared for a wilderness adventure with this collection of camping gear (at a great price) from Harbor Freight.

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Dutch OvenPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Dutch Oven

With its steel handle, stable legs, and 6-quart cooking capacity, this cast iron Dutch oven is perfect for cooking one-dish meals over coals. Cast iron heats evenly for perfectly cooked stews, roasts, and soups. Plus: 12 Tips for Planning the Ultimate Backyard BBQ

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Fiberglass AxPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Fiberglass Ax

Lightweight, sharp and dependable—everything you need your ax to be. You'll split firewood in comfort with the impact absorbing handle of this ax which will help you create a cozy campfire. Find out how to keep your ax and other tools sharp.

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2000 Watt Generator

This 2000 Watt Super Quiet Inverter Generator is the perfect solution for all your camping power needs. It's lightweight, making it a great choice for camping, boating and RV use—and it's efficient; pumping out more power while using less fuel. (Don't miss these generator maintenance tips!)

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Cargo CarrierPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Cargo Carrier

Easily carry heavy or oversized items without losing valuable passenger space in your vehicle with this 500 lb. Steel Cargo Carrier. This carrier is rust resistant, easy to assemble and fits all Class III / IV 2-inch hitch receivers, making it a natural option for your camping supplies. Plus: Removing a Trailer Hitch Ball

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Tool KitPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Tool Kit

The first rule of the outdoors is to be prepared. Whether you camp in an RV, trailer or under the stars, you'll appreciate the variety of tools in this 130-piece toolkit. With a variety of commonly-used tools, you'll be able to handle any unexpected situations with ease. Plus: 13 Things You Need in Your Winter Car Survival Kit

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Outdoor LightsPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Outdoor Lights

Who says camping can't be glamorous? With these heavy-duty outdoor string lights, you can add a little flair to your awning, tarps, or even the trees in your campsite that will rival the beauty of the night sky. Plus: 10 Breathtaking Outdoor Lighting Looks for Your Yard

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Solar ChargerPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Solar Charger

This 13-Watt Briefcase Solar Charger has amorphous solar cells for optimum performance even under cloudy skies. The briefcase-style storage makes it easily fit in your car, and will allow you to charge a variety of devices on your next camping trip. Plus, check out our favorite RV solar panels and kits.

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Trailer Light TesterPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Trailer Light Tester

There's nothing worse than hitting the open road to discover you have a problem with your trailer lights. This pocket-sized trailer-light tester can quickly check your left, right, tail and brake lights in a flash to help diagnose problems. Plus: Fix Bad Boat and Utility Trailer Wiring

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Ratcheting Tie-DownsPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Ratcheting Tie-Downs

These ratcheting tie-downs have a 400 lb. capacity and can securely fasten and prevent sudden shifting of loads as you travel. As a bonus, they can also strap tarps to trees, and hoist coolers off the ground to prevent animals from getting at your supplies. If you have problems securing your cargo — check out our Tie-Down Troubleshooter!  

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Shade CanopyPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Shade Canopy

This versatile, 10 x 10 pop-up canopy is perfect, from the beach to backyard to campground. Water-resistant and UV treated, this all-weather canopy is ideal for sheltering your picnic table, sitting area or even a small tent while camping. Plus: How to Shade Your Deck or Patio

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Solar LanternPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Solar Lantern

This solar lantern is a cost-efficient alternative to a gas mantle version, and with 12 bright LED lights, has more luminous output. Solar charged and ideal for camping, this lantern will run for eight hours on a full charge. Plus: 10 Cool Gadgets for Luxurious Camping

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Tent StakesPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Tent Stakes

Never fear high-winds again while camping. With this set of trusty 10-inch steel stakes, you can secure awnings, tents, rain covers and canopies with ease. Plus: Stay Safe During Hurricane Season

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Fire StarterPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Fire Starter

This tool could be a literal lifesaver. With its built-in flint, striker knife and magnesium, this pocket-sized fire starter is a must-have for any camper and can start fires even in damp conditions. Plus: How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

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Survival KnifePhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Survival Knife

This economical survival knife does more than cut through brush with ease. Its brilliant design allows for a compass and mini survival-kit hidden in the handle, which makes it the perfect go-to camping tool. Photo: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

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Auto FusesPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Auto Fuses

This assorted mini blade fuse kit contains a complete assortment of the six most commonly used ranges for cars and trucks. They're great to have on hand for quick repairs. Speaking of auto repairs — here are the 10 most common car problems, and how to fix them.

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TarpPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Tarp

Anyone who's gone to bed camping and woke up wet will know the value of an all-purpose and weather- resistant tarp. It is 11 ft. X 19 ft., the perfect size for under or over a tent to keep you warm and dry. Plus: How to Install a Tarp Grommet

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First-Aid KitPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

First-Aid Kit

Even the most experienced DIYer can have an injury on the job; which is why every shop needs a first-aid kit. Be prepared for splinters, scrapes, and cuts; and keep everything organized in the easy-to-carry case. Don't miss: how to build your own emergency kit.

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Nitrile GlovesPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Nitrile Gloves

Gloves are a handy items to have in your workshop for protecting against against chemical solvents and oils, or for emptying a trailer or RV black water tank. These sturdy, nitrile gloves are highly-reviewed and three times more puncture resistant than latex or vinyl. (You can also use them to tackle these 21 things you've probably never cleaned!)

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BlanketPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Blanket

This durable wool-blend blanket will keep you warm and toasty no matter what the weather. Soft, loom-woven and easy to care for, it is the perfect blanket for your camping adventures. Before you donate your old blanket, check out: 10 Ways to Repurpose an Old Wool Blanket.

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BinocularsPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Binoculars

Ideal for any outdoor activities, these wide-angle binoculars feature 10x magnification, for easy viewing of far-off items. Speaking of the outdoors, don't miss: 16 Camping Hacks, Tips, & Tricks You'll Wish You Knew Earlier!