9 Essential Pieces of Camping Gear We All Need
If you’ve seen The Revenant, you know that sh*t can get real when you’re out in the wild. And while this camping gear won’t prevent you from getting mauled by a bear, it will prepare you for caffeine shortages, dead iPhone batteries and other first-world problems. Here, the 10 of the best pieces of camping gear we all need.
Not a morning person? This all-in-one portable coffee maker will ensure you are your, uh, cheeriest self during those early AM hikes. The brewing system comes complete with all the necessary parts including a water pourer, hand grinder, built-in filter and insulated mug, so all you need to do is add hot water and enjoy.
At first glance, this sleek aluminum tube looks like your average flashlight. But inside the compact vessel are 7 water-resistant metal canisters—each containing a survival tool for a whole range of emergency situations. Choose from contents including reflective trail markers, waterproof matches, fishing gear, a wire saw and marine-grade rope that can hold 250 pounds. Oh, and did we mention there's also a flask with two collapsible shot glasses?!
Cinch Pop-up Tent
Let there be no mistake about it: pitching a tent is an art form. Don’t have the patience or the engineering prowess to get it right? Don’t sweat. Cinch has designed a pop-up tent that takes mere seconds to erect. The fool-proof pop-up also comes with LED tent pegs, LED lighting, light reflective guy ropes and a solar pack to charge your iPhone, making it a must-buy for the camper who can't go without his creature comforts.
Eagles Nest Outfitters Lounger Hanging Chair
Lawson Hammock Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
Winner of the prestigious Gear of The Year award, and rated #1 by Backpacker, Outside, and the American Survival Guide, this is truly the best hammock money can buy. But more than a hammock, it can also be used on the ground as a tent (you can thank its unique patented design for that), making it a versatile option for your next trip to the Great Outdoors.
Camelbak All Clear Water Bottle
With CamelBak’s revolutionary All Clear Water Bottle, you won't need to lug around clunky filtration pumps or heavy jugs of H2O. The compact bottle effectively neutralizes microbiological contaminants to EPA standards via UV light. To use, simply fill up the 0.75-liter bottle, push the purification button, agitate the water by turning the bottle upside down, and 60 seconds later, you'll have safe drinking water.
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Osprey Aurga AG 50
If you’re an over packer, you know how much it sucks having to part with some of your most beloved essentials. But invest in this brilliant Osprey pack and you won't have to choose between packing that extra blanket or your favorite pair of shoes. The award-winning pack's Anti-Gravity Suspension system combines a seamless back panel and a contouring hip belt and is designed to carry up to 40 pounds without you even noticing the load. Talk about a game-changer!
BioLite Power Bundle
SitPack Compact Foldable Seat
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