In our last post we talked about the top 6 most breathtaking campsites in the US. If you are looking to go camping but don’t know where, please check out our article under travel. Today we are going to give you the top 10 camping must haves so that you are all ready for your next camping trip. All links will be under the picture if you are interested in the products. There is no order of importance in this listing, all products are items we would recommend and think could help new campers or maybe add some gadgets to the more experienced ones.
#1: Coleman Cabin Tent
This tent is both spacious and functional, fitting up to 4 people comfortably inside. It also comes in other sizes meant for 2, 6, or even 8 people. So you can pick the size that best fits your needs. It is perfect for camping and hiking because it packs away very nicely and doesn’t take up much space. Set up time is fast and simple so you can spend more time enjoying the area. Made of strong waterproof material, you can sleep easy knowing rain wont be sneaking into your the tent. It has a height of 10 inches, length of 25 inches and width 6 inches. It weighs approximately 5.2 Kilograms and advertises over 20% more headroom than other tents in the market. Going for just over 100 dollars it is a solid choice for new and seasoned campers who are looking for a place to sleep.
#2: Hikenture Ultralight Double Sleeping Pad
Here we have an amazing sleeping pad that is super light weight and easy to store away if you are hiking or working with limited space. It’s storage size of 27x12x12cm – smaller than an A4 magazine – and a much lightened weight of 1.13kg . It is easily inflated with a pump sack that comes with the pad. So you don’t have to spend hours trying to blow it up yourself. This pad can comfortably fit 2 people measuring 195x115cm and with a thickness of 5cm. It has a unique air-cell design that is meant for better air flow. Waterproof, wear-resistant and leak-proof – Surface made of reinforced 40D rip-stop nylon fabric with a durable waterproof coating make it worry free in case of spills. This is obviously easier to bring compared to traditional thick, heavy double camping mats and it even fits in your backpack! For under 100 dollars you know you are getting a durable, reliable, and insanely versatile item.
#3: TOUROAM Survival Kit
This is a wonderful all-in-1 survival kit. If you have not been camping before and don’t have and camping gear yet, first things first is safety! It will give you a lot of what you might need on you camping trip from first aid to useful tools. It is advertised as being developed by experts to keep you safe in many situations with 99 pieces packed in a small bit mighty kit. From an emergency tent to a fire starting kit it is a must have for beginners. This product is actually on sale right now so if you click the button right below the picture you can get it for %16 off (as of June 2nd, 2022). We feel it is the easiest and cheapest way of buying multiple things in one compact, easy kit.
#4: Portable Solar Power Battery Bank
Although going camping is a time to unplug, it is also useful to know you can contact your family or post that beautiful picture to the grams if you so need. This power bank allows you to charge your electronics and it does so with the power of the sun. Use it during the night to charge 2 devices at the same time and know come morning they will be ready to go! During the day just leave it out in the sun while you make breakfast so it can do it all over again the following night. It is a 26800mAh Ultra High Capacity Solar Charger made of environmentally friendly material that is both stylish and effective. Costing just a little over 30 dollars, it is not only a must have but also extremely affordable!
#5: Portable Ceiling Fan Lantern
This is an amazing lantern/ ceiling fan combo. You can put it in your tent and it can light up the tent for up to 37 hours. It can run the fan on for up to 15 hours depending on the speed you need. It also only uses 2 “D batteries” so this ceiling fan should be able to last you your whole trip. We recommend buying the rechargeable batteries for an even more durable product. The best part is that with it’s extremely lightweight build, it allows you to take your lantern on the go with ease. When not in use simply collapse the lantern to a smaller size; store it effortlessly, taking little to no space. This powerful tool is perfect for all camping enthusiast and once again comes at the great price of just over 30 dollars!
#6: Portable Camping Chairs
These Trekology YIZI GO Portable Camping Chairs are perfect for campers and hikers who need light weight and small form factor chairs. The chairs can be disassembled and stored in the little bag that comes under the chair. With incredibly deep seats, you will feel super comfortable and relaxed during your adventure. They also have side pockets where you can leave your possessions while looking at the breathtaking views nature has to offer. These chairs come in a pack of two and are sold individually. They are the perfect addition to anyone looking to add premium, luxurious feeling, durable chairs to their kit.
#7: Coleman Propane Stove
A portable propane stove is a must have for a multi-day stay in nature. It is perfect for camping because it is small and compact. The propane tanks are sold separately but can be obtained at many different stores along your journey. This is perfect for cooking any food you might need from burgers to fluffy eggs. We recommend a delicious summer soup to warm the body and soothe the soul (stay tune for a delicious recipe coming to the food category soon!) It lasts up to 1 hour with both burners on high on one 16.4-Ounce. propane cylinder and is large enough for one 12-Inch and one 10-Inch pan!
#8: 22pcs Camping Cookware Kit
To go along with the portable stove, here is a wonderful 22pcs camping cookware set. It has everything you need from spoons, forks, cups, plates, a pan, a pot, and a kettle for up to 4 people. It is also incredibly compact and easy to pack. Although tons of sites will suggest buying paper plates and cups, we suggest a one time purchase. By buying one of these, you can rest easy knowing you will never have to run to a gas station because you ran out of single use cookware. Moreover, with some campgrounds having no recycling or waste disposal easily accessible, this protects the forest and prevents you from having to carry garbage with you. It is easy to pack away and takes very little room. There is nothing better than knowing you have anything you may need to enjoy a great meal while outdoors.
#9: LifeStraw, Personal Water Filter
We have gotten to our personal favourite and the reason for this list. It is crazy how much things have changed when it comes to camping gear. This little guy is perhaps one of the greatest improvements from traditional ways of making water potable. It’s award-winning technology filters up to 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters) of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. Moreover, since it doesn’t require batteries and has no moving parts it is incredibly simple to operate. It easily removes a minimum of 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns which surpasses EPA filter standards. Made of BPA Free materials it is the perfect alternative to iodine tablets and bulky purifiers. The best part? It only weighs 2oz so you know you can make any water source from an impressive lake to a flowing river a clean water source without adding extra clutter to your bag!
#10: Portable Bluetooth Speaker
There is nothing more enjoyable than playing some music while fishing, grilling, or just making some S’mores. Although we recommend keeping the volume down to not disturb animals or humans in the area; in moderation you can bring music to your adventure! What better way to do so than any of these 2 portable speakers. We had to add the Ortizan speaker which is not only a super reliable model but is also currently on a 27% discount (As of June 2nd, 2022). They are both IPX7 certified so you can rest easy knowing water won’t stop these babies! They have amazing sound quality and a great battery life of over 24 hours for the Anker speaker and 30 hours for the Ortizan speaker. You can play music for days and once it is out of juice, just use your solar powered battery bank to recharge your speaker and keep the party going.
Bonus: Prism Monocular
We couldn’t end the list without adding a gadget for one of our favorite hobbies… birdwatching. The Gosky Titan 12X50 High Power Prism Monocular is the perfect way to make your phone a great birdwatching tool. It has a quick smartphone holder allowing you to turn you device into a zoom lens. You can now take some close up pictures of anything around you without having to carry a whole professional camera. It is also waterproof so you don’t need to worry if you drop it in the water. Next time you plan your camping trip add this to your list and take some cool shots to bring back as a memento.
Wether you are a seasoned veteran or preparing for your first camping trip, we hope this list was helpful. These items are a great addition to anyone’s bag and will make your next trip easy and enjoyable. Times have truly changed and technology has made becoming one with nature easier than ever! Don’t forget to let us know in the comments where your next adventure will take you!