Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Renting gear for camping in California

If you’re flying into California from another state or country and would like to camp, there is an option to rent camping gear from a large sporting good store in the general area close to your campground.

In Fresno, California, which is an hour and a half drive to Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National parks, Herb Bauers a well-established local sporting goods store, has camping equipment rentals available for your trip. For $150.00 per weekend you can get a family size tent, 4 sleeping bags, a propane lantern, propane stove, and an ice chest. Call the store at 559-435-8600 to inquire about the current price and rental terms. By combining this set with a few items from the local dollar or thrift store you will be set for a rustic back-to-nature experience. If you have the space in your luggage, an air mattress can add some much-needed sleeping comfort. A couple of camp chairs can be purchased at the local Wal-Mart for $10.00 each.

While the planning, camping rentals and extra shopping may sound like a lot of work, it will be worth it to wake up at or very near one of the national parks listed above.

Follow up 5-12-09

Just heard about a website called that allows you to choose gear to rent online and they will ship it to you before your trip.

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  1. In California, my dependable place for outdoor & camping rental gear is the chain store called SPORT CHALET. There are dozens of locations & they do not charge for the day you pick up or drop off.