Taking a vacation can be a costly proposition. If that’s not in your budget this year, consider going camping instead.

It can be a great way to spend a frugal summer vacation, particularly if you already have the equipment you need.

BEST CAMPING EQUIPMENT

You check your gear, make sure nothing has gotten damaged since the last camping trip and you’re good to go.

FIND THE PERFECT CAMPSITES

Do your research and find a site you’ll be happy with. Head out and take a look ahead of booking if you can.

CAMP MENU & RECIPES

Bring what you can from home, shopping at your favorite frugal stores. Dry goods are easy to store in the car, and you can always pack a cooler for everything else.

CAMPING GAMES

It helps to have a few fun games on hand for any down times or rain days. Bring your favorite board games and a deck of cards.

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