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Florida Keys Outdoors.

Having the right camping equipment and knowing how to use it, it's a factor that makes your vacation more pleasurable, if you are camping anywhere worldwide, and camping in the Florida keys is not much different.

Tent camping in the Florida Keys.

Tent camping in Bahia Honda.

Do you love the tropical weather? Escaping from the cold winter, into the warm Florida climate for a good time? This exotic tropics adventure not too far from civilization could be worthwhile.

Camping in Florida Keys brings you close to the waters of the Straits of Florida full of tropical fish, magnificent sunsets and sun rises, the shore lines, beaches and aquatic adventures... Fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, exploring, wild life watching and historic sites visitations.  

Tent camping at Bahia Honda

Do you love the tropical weather? Escaping from the cold winter, into the warm Florida climate for a good time? This exotic tropics adventure not too far from civilization could be worthwhile.

Camping in Florida Keys brings you close to the waters of the Straits of Florida full of tropical fish, magnificent sunsets and sun rises, the shore lines, beaches and aquatic adventures... Fishing, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, exploring, wild life watching and historic sites visitations.  

The first thing you need to know is to find a campsite and check your route, prices, and location conditions, "reserve space in advance" and for this purpose you can consult our Florida Keys campsites guide and our road travel guide.

Various tents at a camp site in the Florida Keys.

Basic things that you need for camping. We’ll dedicate this page to the camping equipment and its usage.

The essential camping equipment.

1. - The tent.

When choosing your tent the most important factors are the weather rating (the warm tropical and rainy weather of the Florida Keys) the size and weight of the tent (the size is for family or individual usage) (the weight for transporting, carrying and handling, and also take in consideration the size of your vehicle)

You need to read the instructions on how to put the tent up before getting on the road to your camping adventure, especially if it's a new tent, pitch the tent on your back yard and inspect it.

Good tent and camping equipment manufacturing companies are Coleman, Wenzel, & Mountain Trails.

2. - Cooking and food storage while camping.

Many of the camp sites of the Florida Keys have picnic pavilions with barbecue grills and picnic tables (but some you might have to be rented for the day)

The camp sites are located near restaurants, stores and shopping centers, so is unlikely that anyone will go hungry, but you might want to cook your own meals (the fish caught at the bridge in the morning or a quick hot dog meal for the kids)

Charcoal or Gas grills with extra cylinders, matches and charcoal lighter fuel. Carry your food in seal plastic containers so that it will stay fresh and safe from bugs, ice coolers of good size, fresh water containers, cookware and utensils etc. * The best thing is to make a list of things that you will need long in advance before the trip, and don't bring unnecessary junk.

3.-Sleeping.

Sleeping in the camp site, inside of a tent can be difficult; sleeping inside of a sleeping bag on the hard tent floor is not practical, if not impossible for some people, so I recommend the inflatable mattress or a good brand hammock, prefferible the inflatable mattress (is like sleeping on air, great night sleep) just make sure that is not loosing air pressure before leaving home, and don't forget the pump.

4.-The Activities.

Don't forget the adventures in the Florida  Keys..! Want to go on a fishing trip, or snorkeling to the coral reefs, kayaking along the shore...try kayak fishing at dusk or down when the fish is feeding and easier to catch (inflatable kayaks are, cheap, easy to transport and inflate with a portable pump, ranting a kayak every day will cost more than buying one and you can use it for your next trip) take underwater photos of your diving experiences or the sunrises and sunsets.


*Amazon. com carries a selection of outdoor camping gear, equipment and products from reputable manufacturers that had good users and customer reviews.

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