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Camping Supplies Every Camper Needs

You've waited all year to get back out in nature, so make sure you've got the best camping supplies for this year's trip!

You’ve been waiting a long time for the chance to get back out in nature, but are you prepared to face the wilderness (or at least the local campsite)? If you’re planning on going camping, don’t leave home without the necessary supplies. Come check out our favorites to see what you’ll need for your next campout.

BioLite Rechargeable Head Light

Enjoy a well-lit path for your nighttime stroll at the campsite when you put this BioLite Rechargeable Head Light on. With this light, you can keep your hands free to hold your dog’s leash, carry supplies or even search for morels. The head light is lightweight at just 50 grams, and it’s available in four colors (ember red, moss green, midnight grey and ocean teal). It also has the ability to recharge via micro USB. You can choose from four different settings: white light and dimmer, red light and dimmer, white strobe or red strobe. Buy it here.

LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle

Make water drinkable by filling this LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle on your next camping trip. Crafted after its namesake LifeStraw, this filter water bottle has a Two-Stage Integrated Filter Straw which filters out bacteria, parasites, chemicals and microplastics for up to 1,000 gallons of water. It also reduces chlorine, chemicals and poor taste for up to 26 gallons of water. You’ll want to change the carbon filter out every three months. It comes in numerous colors, including models that partner with the Red Cross, Environmental Protection Agency and more. Buy it here.

Klymit Drift Camping Pillow

This handy camping pillow has a reversible cover for either travel time or sleeping, and is stuffed with a super cushy shredded memory foam filling. The Klymit Drift Camping Pillow is easy to clean, since it has a removable cotton shell which fits over its inner jersey. Buy it here.

If you need a new tent, take a look at this one. The Coleman Sundome tent is widely popular, made in sizes appropriate for up to six campers. Setup is a breeze in less than 10 minutes, and features include durable construction, which can handle up to 35 mph winds or higher. Want to charge your phone? There’s indoor electrical power, made possible by the handy e-port. With its waterproof seams, superior ventilation and convenient storage pockets, you’ll never want to go back home. Buy it here.

Nantucket Spider Extra Strength Natural Tick Repellent

Ticks are no joke. If you’re going to be out in wooded areas, tick repellent is one of the camping supplies you don’t want to be without. This spray is a favorite among natural repellents and is lab-proven to work effectively on both kids and adults. Nantucket Spider Extra Strength Natural and DEET-Free Tick Repellent is comprised of several of the natural scents ticks hate and made in the USA. Apply as directed and reapply every 1 1/2 hours. Buy it here.

goTenna Mesh System

You can feel secure when you have the goTenna Mesh System in case of off-the-grid emergencies. You’ll be able to text, use GPS or chat one-on-one with other goTenna devices up to 4 miles away. You’ll also be able to access any public emergency broadcasts and detailed offline maps without the need for any nearby towers or Wi-Fi. It pairs easily with both Android and Apple phones. Choose from a free or paid annual plan depending upon your needs. Available in blue/green (shown) or purple/orange. Buy it here.

Wise wanderers always bring some type of first aid kit along. It’s one of the most important camping supplies. Adventure Medical Kits’ Mountain Series are geared toward hikers, campers, mountaineers and backpackers. The Adventure Medical Mountain Series Hiker First Aid Kit suits our purposes today, with 67 pieces that are ideal for one to two days and two people. The kit comes with plenty of medications, trauma pads, wound care for cuts/scrapes and blister products to cover minor injuries. Be sure to read through and familiarize yourself with the contents before heading out on your trip. There is a map to help you find where each of the supplies is located in the kit. Weighs less than 8 ounces for easy portability. Buy it here.

This electricity generating CampStove cooks meals, boils water and charges up your devices simultaneously. The BioLite Campstove 2 Wood Burning Electricity Generating & USB Charging Camp Stove comes with a portable grill, kettle pot and flexlight. Grab some twigs and small branches around your campsite to add to the device and keep the fire hot and you won’t need any other kind of fuel. Read directions thoroughly before heading out. Buy it here.

Are you bringing any of these camping supplies on your next adventure? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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