Going camping? With gear in short supply, focus on these essentials

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You might be itching to get into the great outdoors for a spell, but there's a few things you'll need to overcome first.

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keeping long-range travel out of reach for many for a second summer, your thoughts might be turning to camping.

The trouble is, you're not going to be the only one and, indeed, as The Weather Network's Mia Gordon found out, numerous camping goods stores are struggling to meet the demand, with some shortages for key supplies such as tents and tent poles.

If you'd still like to go ahead with it, there are a few options and tips in the video above that should hopefully increase your chances.