Now you can try your hand at camping without shelling out a fortune buying all the gear, because now you can rent it.
There are a couple of firms who rent all the required camping equipment.
And all you need to tell them is the duration and the venue, and it can be sent to your home or even be dispatched directly to your camping destination.
Since you may be new to camping and unaware of kind of camping gear suited for your destination, renting gear reduces your risk of wasting money if you end up buying the wrong type of gear.
Once you have gained experience you can buy the gear anytime from a range of online and offline sources, slowly building up the equipment that suits your needs.
For just about $150, you can rent camping equipment for four people for three days, making this a cost effective option for just a couple of camping trips a year.
You can also opt for renting when you fall short with your own gear. You might need a larger tent this summer as your grandchildren who are going with you.
Or perhaps a bigger stove for a larger circle of friends this time. You can have all this at a rental rate, rather than buying, plus the added advantage of not filling up your garage with things you would rarely need.
With the range of options for renting camping gear it makes sense trying out camping to see if you like it.