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Camping is one of the best summer activities.
Nature, fresh air, and great company — what could be bad?
But if you’re going camping, you’re going to need the right gear.
We’ve put a list of the essentials and fun gadgets that will make your camping experience way better.
Unless you want to brave the wild at night, you’re going to need a tent.
A pop up tent is a great option as it takes virtually zero effort to set it up (it literally pops up), and only takes a few seconds to fold back.
This tent comes with 4 plastic ground stakes and sand bags on both side panels to keep it in place.
This sleeping bag is specifically designed for warmer weather.
It is best used when it’s 40 F to 60 F (aka around how cold it would be in the woods in the summer.)
This is a great lightweight backpack option if you’re planning a weekend camping trip.
It’s waterproof and has an “aircomfort future pro ventilated back system,” which relieves the weight burden and helps with sweating.
Altosy backpacking mountaineering waterproof backpack: $US150.88 $US67.82 [55% off]
A Swiss army knife is good to have on hand pretty much anytime — but especially when camping.
The “Huntsman” model comes with 14 different implements including blades, a wood saw, and scissors. You never know when you’ll need to use this.
You’ll want a latern at night and a fan when it gets hot.
Good news is: this one is a 2-in-1.
The latern part provides up to 37 hours of light, while the fan can run for up to 50 hours on low speed.
If you’re someone who can’t disconnect from the world, this portable energy pack is a must-have.
You’ll be able to charge your smartphone, iPod, and other small electrical devices with this thing.
A “fully-depleted mobile phone” can be recharged up to 30 times on this.
Get yourself some super sturdy hiking boots.
These boots have a 1.25″ inch heal and a slight 0.75″, which will provide more support when walking over uneven land.
If you’re planning on bringing lots of food with you, it’s probably a good idea to bring a cooler.
This cooler can hol 69 12-oz cans, 2 litre bottles upright, and overall fits 50 quarts.
Dimensions: 27.5 x 16.75 x 19.063 inches.
If you don’t know how to start a fire, all hope is not lost.
This “fire starter” will do the job for you.
And best of all, it’s really small and won’t take up a lot of room.
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