Essential Camping Gear

Who doesn’t love a bit of camping? Getting close to nature, sleeping on the ground, building a fire (well trying to build one). Summer is a great time to get out and make use of the weather (and lack of snow). So what exactly do you need to go camping? Besides the obvious like a tent, sleeping bag, light, food. There are tons of other items you need to be prepared for anything the wilderness can throw at you.

Buzzfeed actually has a great list of camping items you need including basics like water, tarps, camp shower, cooler, firewood, and more.

AeroBed PakMat
$114.99
Inflatable camping bed, perfect for any tent or under a sleeping bag.

Brook & Hunter Premium Mo-Tool Axe
$38
More than just a multi-tool, also includes hammer and axe.

DIY Solar Powered Cellphone Charger
$20
This is something you can buy or make on your own. If you love working with your hands, try making this charger which will provide juice for your electronics while camping.

DIY Camping Shower
Cost of materials
If you aren’t looking to spend a ton on your camping trip, try making your own camp shower!

Camp Chef Everest Stove
$117
If you’re worried about making your own fire, try this gas camping stove.