I'm looking to do a lot of camping/car-camping/backpacking in the next year, and I'm looking for camping gear. Things I'm looking for include but are not limited to: tent/hammock/bivy, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, backpacking pack, headlamps, quality clothing, compression sacks/waterproof sacks, shoes/boots, etc.
General backpacking tips are also much appreciated. Also, I will most likely be camping on the southern half of the east coast (Maryland, West Virginia, Carolinas, Tennessee, etc.) but may also be road tripping out to Colorado or other places that will likely be colder. Thanks!