Alaska Camping Gear

Tents, Awnings and Shelters

Whether you're relaxing in a campground, or pitching a camp in the remotest regions of Alaska, a reliable shelter is essential to not only your enjoyment of the experience, it can be a matter of survival.

Barney's Bombshelter tent without rain fly on an Alaska float trip

Read more: Tents, Awnings and Shelters | Outdoor Camping Gear

Water Purification Devices

According to one source, the first verified case of giardia lamblia was in the Aspen, Colorado area, in 1975. Since that time, giardia has appeared in many remote areas, including Alaska. Giardia is carried in the intestinal tract of an infested mammal, and makes its way into the water by defecation. Giardia cysts are ingested by drinking contaminated water, and the cycle begins again. Giardia can cause multiple side effects, but the most common are diarrhea, bloating, intestinal cramps and moderate to severe weight loss. Some carriers are asymptomatic, and may not be aware that they carry the organism (for more on the causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment of giardia, read "Don't Drink the Water" by Michael Strahan).

Read more: Water Filters | Filtering Your Water Outdoors

Stoves

Stoves for your Alaska back-country adventure come in all sizes and styles, use different fuel sources and are designed for different purposes. Your choice depends mostly on the kind of trip you're taking, what you intend to do with it and to a certain extent, the time of year you are camping.

Read more: Stoves | Best Stoves for Camping and Outdoors

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Anchorage, Alaska 99519

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