Military Mart's Autumn Camping Guide: Tips, Gear and More

Autumn camping offers a unique experience, with the beauty of nature on full display and fewer crowds to contend with. To make your Autumn camping adventure unforgettable, we've put together some valuable tips to help you prepare, followed by a selection of essential gear from Military Mart. So, grab your gear and get ready for an Autumn camping trip like no other!

Here’s our top tips for camping this Autumn:


Check the Weather:

Before you head out, check the weather forecast for your camping location. Being prepared for temperature fluctuations and potential rain will make your trip more enjoyable. Make sure you have a durable weather-resistant tent to stay dry during unexpected showers.

Bring Warm Layers:

Autumn nights can get cold, so layers are essential to keeping warm. You’ll want to start with a base layer, such as a wick T-shirt to keep moisture away from your skin. Then add a layer for warmth, and finally, a breathable, windproof outer layer to keep heat from escaping. Don't forget gloves, hats, and thermal socks from Military Mart to keep yourself toasty warm!

Eat Before Bed:

Your body generates heat by burning calories, so consuming a carbohydrate-rich snack shortly before bedtime can help to raise your body temperature. Don't be concerned about the calorie intake; you'll naturally expend them through the physical activity involved in camping.

Get Moving:

If you find yourself feeling cold during the day, avoid sitting still. Instead, get up and stay active. Take a brief hike, explore the campground, begin preparations for your next meal, or simply enjoy the breathtaking Autumn scenery. Staying on the move is a surefire way to keep warm and fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the season.

Be mindful of hypothermia risks:

With lower temperatures, it’s vital to maintain warmth and stay dry to prevent the risk of hypothermia. Ensure to change out of damp clothing when necessary and ensure you have spare clothing and footwear readily available to guarantee dry replacements at all times. Don't forget to pack a rain poncho and a set of rain pants for added protection against wet weather. Additionally, maintaining proper hydration and nutrition is essential, as it fortifies your body against the challenges posed by the elements.


Now that you're armed with these Autumn camping tips, let's explore some gear essentials from Military Mart to ensure your camping experience is comfortable and enjoyable.



When it comes to fall camping, a reliable and sturdy tent is a must-have. Consider Military Mart's Stansport® Bivi Tent with Rain Fly Sheet for the perfect balance of durability and portability. 

Stansport Bivi Tent

Sleeping Bags:

Stay warm and cozy on those chilly nights with a top-quality sleeping bag. Military Mart offers a range of options, including The Pactec 150 Lightweight Sleeping Bag designed to keep you snug during cool Autumn evenings.


As the days grow shorter, reliable lighting becomes essential. Explore our lighting products, including lamps and headlamps, to keep your campsite well-lit.

Head Light


With the right gear, preparation, and a sense of adventure, Autumn camping can be an incredible experience. Military Mart is your trusted partner for all your camping needs, offering high-quality products that will make your Autumn camping trip a memorable one. So, gear up, follow our tips, and embrace the beauty of fall in the great outdoors!


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