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From the Archives: Leon Leonwood Bean’s 1942 Camping Essentials

When car camping first emerged in the 1920s, our founder seized the opportunity to make this newfound recreation more accessible by designing essential gear for novice campers – some of which you can still buy today.

10 Awesome Camping Tips, Tricks and Hacks

All it takes is a little ingenuity to make all the toughest parts of camping feel easy. Check out some of the best tips and hacks we’ve ever tried.

The Road Rules: Family Travel in an RV or Camper Van

L.L.Bean Ambassadors Dineo Dowd and The Bowman Family have taken their families on the road for the outside adventure of a lifetime! Hop onboard to read their stories, RV travel tips, and insights about travel and life on the open road.

Watch: Toddlers in Tents

Camping with toddlers might sound like a recipe for a sleepless night, but with the right attitude, it will be the start of a pastime they’ll love for years to come.

Get Started Camping

Planning your first family camping trip is easier than you think. Our guide will teach you how to choose the right tent, sleeping bags, campsite gear and even the right destination.

A Short History of Our National Parks

Starting with the designation of Yellowstone in 1872, we’ll reflect on the rich history of the US national park system and provide resources to help you learn more.

CONNECT WITH YOUR PERFECT CAMPSITE

Want to go camping, but can’t decide where? L.L.Bean and the National Park Foundation can help. Search over 400 national parks and plan your visit, then share your adventures with us. #BeanOutsider

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