May 8, 2017 6:00 AM EDT

Memorial Day is just around the corner, which means only one thing: It’s finally camping season.

When you’re out on the trails, it’s almost always best to keep your kit as simple (and as light) as possible. That said, there’s plenty of gear out there that can help turn your next camping trip into a truly special memory. And if you’re a newbie to the great outdoors — or you’re trying to convince one to give camping a shot — these products can make roughing it just a little less rough.

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