When you make plans to take the entire family on a camping trip at a state park or other campground, you'll need to take a lot of gear with you. That could end up costing you a great deal of money if you aren't careful. You might be surprised to learn that you might be able to pick up a lot of what you need at a military surplus store. These stores typically receive their inventory from different military suppliers who have made too much of a particular item or through veterans of the armed services who are parting with old belongings.