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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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AxPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight


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. Plus: How to Sharpen Tools Photo: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

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GeneratorPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight


This 2000 Watt Super Quiet Inverter Generator is the perfect solution for all your camping power needs. It's lightweight, making it the perfect choice for camping, boating and RV use—and it's efficient, pumping out more power while using less fuel. Plus: 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: DIY Solar Power Projects

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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. Plus: Hack Your Car Top Carrier: Loading Tips and Safety Smarts

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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. Plus: Pocket Tools that Can Save the Day Photo: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

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Auto FusesPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Auto Fuses

If you camp in a trailer or RV, this assorted mini blade fuse kit can be a real boon if you happen to blow a fuse in your rig. Plus: Replacing Auto Fuses

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TarpPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight


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

Be prepared for everything from bug bites to splinters, scrapes, and cuts with a first-aid kit. With a compact and easy-to-carry case, you can take this kit everywhere. Plus: 17 Best Tips for Pet Care and Pet Safety

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Nitrile GlovesPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight

Nitrile Gloves

If you're wondering why these gloves are on the list, you've likely never had the pleasure of emptying a trailer or RV black water tank. That said, however, these sturdy, nitrile gloves are great multi-purpose camping gear to have on hand and are also perfect for food preparation and fish cleaning, to name a few. Plus: Things You've Probably Never Cleaned (but Really Should!)

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BlanketPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight


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. Plus: How to Make a Blanket Ladder with Dowels

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BinocularsPhoto: Courtesy of Harbor Freight


Ideal for any outdoor activities, these wide-angle binoculars feature 10x magnification, for easy viewing of far-off items. Plus: 16 Camping Hacks, Tips, & Tricks You'll Wish You Knew Earlier