Cabin fever? Flowers are blooming, fishing is on the rise, rivers run down with snowmelt, bird watching is at its peak. So, yes it requires more preparation than usual because spring’s weather can be very unpredictable. But the rewards of enjoying the outdoors again, with a cozy campfire under a sky full of stars on a chilly spring night are priceless!

Spring brings along warmer days and wildlife is reveling with the end of winter. Even so, weather is still cold and it can also be very warm, very cold or very wet. So, keep in mind that safety always comes first and the need for thorough preparation is needed. Here are some tips to get you started on spring camping or backpacking.

Some spring camping tips:

  • Since the weather can change in a minute it’s important to dress accordingly and take your layers with you. Make sure you have warm, lightweight, waterproof clothing. Take a waterproof jacket along with waterproof footwear. Head and hands protection are still a must!
  • Food should be stored in watertight containers, and bringing a big box of zip locks would save your life! Take water sensitive gear, a stove that works in cold weather, a properly equipped first aid kit, extra fuel, extra shoes and extra marshmallows! A board game might be a life saver on a lovely rainy spring afternoon!
  • It’s important to insulate with a barrier the ground and sleeping bag with a sleeping pad. You may also use a foam mat or air mattress. The sleeping bag also needs to be several degrees below what you actually think you need. Tent tarts are also a must. It’s best to be precautions!

Oregon State Park

Yurt camping is considered a national phenomenon that exploded to the public in Oregon. It’a a cross between a tent and a cabin, where 5 sleep, with electricity, heat, lights and more. This for a cost between $27 -$30 per night. You still bring your bedding and basic camping equipment. Check them out!

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Our rental items include tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, water filtration systems, stoves, cooking items and more. You actually get to pick the brand and style you need depending on the type of trip you are taking (based on availability).

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