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Got a camping trip planned for the spring? Don't forget to pack these essentials

Vinciane Ngomsi
·Yahoo Sports Contributor
·2-min read
Got a camping trip planned for the spring? Don't forget to pack these essentials

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With spring officially here, now's the perfect time to plan a getaway to welcome warmer weather after a dreadful winter. If you've already done the legwork and booked a camping excursion, then all that is left is for you to gear up for a weekend surrounded by nature.

We browsed several retail sites and found a few upgrades you'll want to have ahead of your trip. We picked a great beginner tent from Academy Sports + Outdoors, a fun rocking chair from Dick's Sporting Goods and a sleeping bag from The North Face that can be used no matter how the weather fluctuates.

Check out the finds and start planning an unforgettable expedition.

Perfect for a quick weekend in the great outdoors, the four windows and ground-level air vent offer air circulation, while the seam-sealed rain fly helps keep you dry should there be inclement weather.

Ideal for six people, internal organization pockets keep essentials at hand, ceiling pockets hold headlamps, lights and other necessities and a large mesh front door offer superior ventilation.

Thanks to Permafrost insulation, food and drink will keep colder for longer periods and Yeti's Heftyhauler handle allows for easy and convenient carrying.

Stay up past bedtime with plenty of light to direct your path with this LED lantern. It promises to run up to 100 hours on high and boasts a safety flasher and S.O.S. modes that alerts when you're in danger.

Relax by the water with this impressive rocker, which is powered by Spring Action Rocking Technology for relaxation and use on any surface.

Manufactured from recyclable materials, other great highlights include a top cinch for warmth and coziness and an internal phone/watch pocket.

This impressive 3-in-1 sleeping system features one bag with interchangeable layers that adapts for 5, 20 or 40°F temperatures. The mid layer also converts to a shawl for added versatility.

In case the worst happens, rest assured you'll be prepared for anything thanks to survival kit. Some necessities include 40 waterproof matches, a poncho, survival thermal blanket, compass, thermometer and whistle.