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Camping Supplies Every Camper Needs

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It’s your 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 necessities. Come check out our favorite camping supplies to see what you’ll need for your next campout.

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BioLite Rechargeable Head Light

Enjoy a well-lit path for your nighttime stroll at the campsite when you put on this BioLite Rechargeable Head Light. 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, has the ability to recharge via micro USB and has four different light settings to choose from: white light and dimmer, red light and dimmer, white strobe or red strobe. Buy it here.


LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Wherever you go, it’s important to stay hydrated. And even if you’re bringing water with you on your trip, you need to be ready with a backup plan. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is a lightweight tube that can filter water, instantly removing bacteria, parasites, microplastics and dirt. Its membrane microfilter lasts up to 1,000 gallons of use. Buy it here.

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Legit Camping Hammock

There’s nothing like a good hammock. At only two pounds the portable Legit Camping Hammock is durable and easy to set up. Just find two trees and you’re ready to go. This hammock can fit two people, and comes with a stuff sack for ease of use and steel carabiners for extreme strength. Buy it here.

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Klymit Drift Camping Pillow

The reversible Klymit Drift Camping Pillow features a durable, water-resistant shell on the outside for traveling and outdoor use, and a soft cotton cover for sleeping on the inside. Its cushy shredded memory foam filling provides optimal comfort wherever you lay your head. The cover is removable and machine washable, and campers will appreciate that the pillow packs down small. Buy it here.

Self-Inflating Camping Mattress

Is roughing it a little too rough for you? The Hikenture Ultra Thick Self-Inflating Camping Mattress can help. This waterproof, inflatable mattress is easy to carry and inflates to 4 inches thick, making your campsite a bit more comfortable. Buy it here.

BISINNA Sleeping Bag with Pillow

Stay cozy and warm no matter the season with the BISINNA Sleeping Bag with Pillow. This sleeping bag can keep you warm all the way down to near-freezing temperatures, with cotton fill and an added hood. Plus, it’s easy to roll up and carry with you on your adventure. Buy it here.

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100-Piece First Aid Kit

You should never go camping without a first aid kit. This compact 100-Piece First Aid Kit has you covered with essential camping supplies, including bandages, antiseptic wipes, an emergency blanket, a tweezer, a pair of scissors, eye wash and more. Buy it here.

Etekcity Camping Lanterns

Light up your campsite with Etekcity Camping Lanterns. These battery-powered LED lanterns are durable, water-resistant and can provide up to 50 hours of bright light. Buy them here.

Radiate Portable Campfire

Fire isn’t your forte? No problem. The Radiate Portable Campfire: The Original Go-Anywhere Campfire is an instant fire that you can carry to your campsite. This lightweight fire kit can burn for up to five hours and is made from eco-friendly ingredients. Buy it here.

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Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet

With the Atomic Bear Paracord Bracelet, you can have some of the most important survival tools right at your fingertips. This bracelet comes with a fire starter, a ferro rod striker, a compass, an emergency whistle and 12 feet of paracord. The lightweight, adjustable bracelet is easy to wear and forget about – that is, until you need it. It’s a great way to make sure that you have these survival tools with you even if you somehow get separated from the rest of your gear. The whistles are also useful if you’re traveling with others. Buy it here.


Coleman Sundome Tent

If you need a new tent, take a look at this one. The Coleman Sundome tent is widely popular and made in sizes appropriate for up to six campers. Setting up the tent should take less than 10 minutes, and its durable construction is made to 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 feel right at home. Buy it here.

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Nantucket Spider 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. Comprised of the natural scents ticks hate and made in the USA, Nantucket Spider Extra Strength Natural and DEET-Free Tick Repellent is a favorite among natural repellents and lab-proven to work effectively on both kids and adults. Apply as directed and reapply every one to two hours. Buy it here.

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KIPIDA Solar Shower Bag

With the KIPIDA Solar Shower Bag, you can get a warm shower almost anywhere you go. Just fill the bag up with water, let it warm in the sun, then hang the bag and nozzle in a tree to create an instant shower. Amazon reviewers rave about how warm the water gets and how many showers a single bag can provide. Buy it here.

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Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Travel Towel

Not having a way to get dry when you’re in the wilderness can be pretty dangerous. Whether you’ve just fallen into a puddle, taken a dip in the swimming hole or had a portable shower, you’ll want to dry off as quickly as possible. The Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Travel Towel is a soft, compact microfiber towel that dries fast to keep you clean and dry. This pack comes with one towel and one washcloth. Buy it here.

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BioLite CampStove 2+

The electricity generating BioLite CampStove 2+ cooks meals, boils water and charges up your devices simultaneously. 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.

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One Thought on “Camping Supplies Every Camper Needs

  1. Love my Biolite stove. Only for backyard camping so far but so much fun to gather all the twigs from the yard…we cooked flank steak for tacos last time!

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