Sure, you could survive a night in the outdoors with just a tarp, emergency blanket and flint rock, but why would you want to given the comfortable alternatives found in our 2016 Camping Essentials Buyers' Guide?

Camping gear has come a long way in the past few years as manufacturers continue to improve upon the necessities that make our weekends spent in the dirt as pleasant as possible. From stoves to sleeping bags, materials are getting lighter, stronger and more resistant to those nasty elements known as rain, wind and cold. So, before venturing out into the wilds this summer, be sure to check out our 28 essential pieces that enable you to glamp like a champ, nothing camplicated about it.