Planning on over-nighting it at stores to be the first on some great deals this year? Cabela’s has you covered with this “Concrete Camping” guide.
With Black Friday only a week away, people will soon be camping out in front of stores. These hopeful groups pop up their tents in attempts to have first dibs on the many deals stores offer.
If you are one of these people, don’t go unprepared. Give this fantastic guide from Cabela’s a once-over so you can ride out the wait in style and comfort.
While most three-season tents will suffice for most nights in front of the store, I highly suggest picking up a warm sleeping bag. One rated down to 20 degrees, like the North Face Wasatch, is a great choice. With this and a thick sleeping mat, you will be nice and toasty as you rest between shifts with your partner.
Don’t waste money on fast food when you can eat away your Thanksgiving leftovers. The Coleman PerfectFlow Basic Two-Burner Propane Stove is all you need to warm up anything you want. Plus, the extra burner can be used to make coffee to help keep you awake for those long waits.
If you don’t feel like bringing a jug of drinking water from home, get yourself a LifeStraw Go Water Filter with Bottle. Simply fill it up on location and drink from the straw, which removes 99.9% of harmful bacteria from the water.
When spending extensive time in the cold, layers are always the best option. Some of the warmest clothing you can buy is wool; I recommend Cabela’s Outfitter Series Wooltimate line. You will stay toasty while being able to conceal yourself as you secretly grab that last dehydrator from the rack!
Nothing will make time drag more than not having anything to occupy it. Make sure your electronics and phone stay charged up with the Tough Tester 6,000mAH Dual USB Solar Charging System. It is capable of charging one device up to four times, so you don’t have to fight with others over sparse plugins around the store.
Catch sneak peeks of others’ ongoings, possible positions of the items you want, and more with a good pair of binoculars. Bushnell’s Powerview 10×25 Compact Binoculars will easily allow you to see what you need and easily slip into your pocket when not in use.
Following Cabela’s “Concrete Camping” tips will surely make your store front stay way more enjoyable. You can find all the items mentioned on their website along with so much more.
All photos via Cabela’s.
Be safe, and happy shopping, everyone!