Camping can be intimidating. Not because of the bears, or the task of cooking over an open flame or the risk of outhouse splinters, but because of the sheer amount of gear that we’re expected to bring with us to “do it right.” The fact is, there is no right or wrong. There is comfortable and uncomfortable though, and to get from one to the other doesn’t require more than a handful of essentials.

If you’ve yet to take advantage of the warm weather for a weekend in the wilderness, know that there’s still plenty of time and that the must-have items are currently available at a significant discount on Mountain Steals. The site has everything you could need — tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, chairs and more — at markdowns of up to 63 percent off.

Hylo 2 Tent by Mountain Hardwear $299 $173

Firebelly Down Trail Quilt by Kammok $299 $239

EvoLite Mattress by Therm-a-Rest $100 $59
Note: Purchasing products through our links may earn us a portion of the sale, which supports our editorial team’s mission. Learn more here.