5 Walmart Essentials for First-Time Campers

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Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to spend less time inside and more time in the great outdoors. If you and your family are new to camping or hiking and prepping for your first wilderness adventure, you’re in luck. We’ve found the smartest (and most affordable) camping essentials from Walmart to get you prepared for your adventures. These items aren’t just for newcomers either, seasoned campers looking to upgrade their packing list can benefit from these items, too.

Check out our interactive shopping video, where we walk you through our top camping picks. Best of all, you can click and shop them directly from the video!

Camping Essentials From Walmart

COOK'N'ESCAPE Titanium Camping Cookware
COOK’N’ESCAPE Titanium Camping Cookware
$54.99 (was $69.99)

Packed Party Dot 24-Can Cooler Bag
Packed Party Dot 24-Can Cooler Bag
$19.88

Ozark Trail Sand Island Beach Wagon Cart
Ozark Trail Sand Island Beach Wagon Cart
$79.00

Mainstays Container Set
$18.22

Realtree Angler Fishing Bucket and Tool Kit
Realtree Angler Fishing Bucket and Tool Kit
$29.97

Still in need of more supplies? Read on for additional items worth stashing in your backpack.

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Packed Party Beach Towel

Packed Party Beach Towel
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Whether you’re heading for a dip at a hidden pond on your hike or just looking to clean up after a long day, a high-quality, multi-purpose towel is a camping must-have. This beach towel in particular is 35-inches wide and 75-inches long, so it’s big enough for anyone in the family to use. And the colorful find isn’t just a pretty face — it’s also environmentally conscious because it’s made of 100% cotton, made without harmful chemicals and dyes and made with sustainable processes in socially responsible working conditions. Plus, it cost less than $15.

Price: $12.88


First Aid Only First Aid Kit

First Aid Only First Aid Kit
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When you’re braving the great outdoors, bug bites, sun burns, cuts, and scrapes are bound to happen. Come prepared with a fully stocked first aid kit, like this one. It comes with over 260 supplies, like bandages, alcohol wipes, antibiotic ointment and more. The kit comes in a fabric pouch, so it’s easy to pack, and the supplies are housed in clear pockets, so they’re easy to locate fast.

Price: $19.98


Ozark Trail Recycled Sleeping Bag

Ozark Trail Recycled Sleeping Bag
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Walmart shoppers are calling this one of the best sleeping bags they’ve ever used, because it keeps them comfortable throughout the summer nights — a.k.a. not too hot and not too cold. It has a cozy, breathable liner (made of recycled materials) with a full-length zipper to keep you snug all night. It includes a stuff sack, so you can roll it up and go when you’re ready — and it’s machine washable, so cleaning is easy once you’re back from your trip.

Price: $14.97, $18.94


Cascade Mountain Tech Lumen Camping Lanterns

Cascade Mountain Tech Lumen Camping Lanterns
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Battery operated lanterns aren’t just great for camping, they’re smart to have on hand incase of power outages or emergencies. Unlike flashlights, they illuminate more of your surroundings and they come with a convenient handle that allows you to light up your area, hands-free. This pack-of-three are collapsible, saving you more precious backpack space, and water-resistant. The best part? The AA batteries are already included.

Price: $7.82 $19.88


Triple Tree Solar Shower Bag

Triple Tree Solar Shower Bag
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Nothing sounds better than a relaxing warm shower after a day of hiking, but most campsites don’t come equipped with indoor plumbing. Don’t fret: This portable shower bag lets you rinse off no matter where you are. Just fill the solar shower bag with water, place it in directly sunlight for up to three hours and enjoy a warm shower outdoors. The leakproof bag can fit up to 20 gallons of water, allowing for up to an 8 minute shower, so there’s plenty of water to go around.

Price: $25.99, $46.99

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