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Camping Gear We Don’t Want to Live Without

“The flowers are diminished by the lens.”  This line, in a poem by Ari Banias, underscores the undeniable beauty of nature that cannot be replicated or truly captured.  The fanciest cameras or latest phones cannot truly encapsulate a wild flower or the sun dipping down over the mountains.  It is moments like these, captured by the human eyes, that bring people out to commune with nature.  Some are so enthralled by nature’s beauty that they stay the night.  Camping is the way to get in touch with the natural world, and experience her in every moment.  Our trips always reward us with these amazing memories, and have also taught us about gear and preparedness.  We have learned what to bring and pack to allow us to enjoy the little moments, and we want to share with you.  Here is the camping gear we don’t want to live without.  

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Toodcard Pro 

A classic saying states that, “if you fail to prepare, then prepare to fail”, and it is quite relevant for hiking and outdoor adventures.  Having the proper footwear, clothes, and gear is crucial to a fun and successful hike.  However, since you are contending with the wild unpredictable nature of the outdoors, it is best to have tools for every possible scenario.  This ready-for-anything mindset is what inspired the creators of Lever Gear, who are leaders in the EDC(everyday carry) industry.  Our favorite item of theirs is the toolcard pro, which is a piece of camping gear we don’t want to live without. The Toolcard Pro is a minimal money clip that discreetly hides 40 different tools in its construction.  From a bottle opener to a screwdriver head, this versatile piece of gear means you are ready for anything on and off the trail.  

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Outdoor Element

Upgrade your camping gear with Outdoor Element, and brave the winter cold with their awesome products.  While they make a wide range of quality camping tools, their most popular is the Firebiner.  The utility of a normal carabiner is upgraded by multifunction additions such as a bottle opener, screwdriver bit and blade.  However, the secret weapon is a special part that creates sparks.  Billy Joel didn’t start the fire, you did, using your Outdoor Element Firebiner.  Better call Billy and let him know that this is one piece of camping gear you don’t want to live without.  

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Flying Squirrel Outfitters

Whether you are enjoying a midday nap, or spending the night under the stars, do it in comfort with a hammock from Flying Squirrel Outfitters.  Their high quality hammocks come in a variety of colors and sizes that fit your fancy.  Flying Squirrel makes all their products in Thailand, where they hand sew every bag and hammock, promoting fair and safe working opportunities for women.  We added their amazing hammocks to the list of the “camping gear we don’t want to live without.  

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Bight Gear

Fight exposure to the elements with apparel from Bight Gear.  Hot, cold, or in between?  Their clothing will keep you dry, comfy, and safe.  Their gear is all designed and tested in the mountains by their own staff who also work as mountain guides.  Each jacket or pant from them has been meticulously poured over to make sure it can keep up with your adventures.  No matter where your next journey takes you, apparel from Bight Gear is camping gear you don’t want to live without.  

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Sierra Designs

The most iconic piece of gear in the world of camping is the tent, and it is also a staple in any camping trip.  Tents of the past were canvas and heavy metal supports, whereas today’s cutting edge technology is featured on tents such as the Nomad 4 from Sierra Designs. Three lightweight poles hold up sturdy 68D material, and creates a high ceiling, and room for up to 4 adults. Ample ventilation and two massive doors provide airflow and easy access in and out of this roomy tent.  Bring the whole crew along and sleep soundly in the Nomad 4, and you will see why it is camping gear we don’t want to live withou.  

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Huppy Bar

Fuel up on your adventure with Huppy Bars.  Created in Arizona, where year round climbing abounds, these natural snacks live on the corner of healthy, great tasting, and nutritious.  A wide selection of flavors are available from chocolate to fruit forward options, although our favorite is the Wild Mesquite.  These innovative bars will improve your outdoor climbing trips; keeping you topped up with energy, and satisfied by intense flavors.   These are snacks we don’t want to live without, and will be on every one of our camping trips.  

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Point6 Socks 

Camping and hiking go hand in hand.  A campsite can be a homebase for hikes, and it can also be a destination for long hikes.  Either way, you are bound to be doing some hiking, and there is no better way to explore your weekend “neighborhood”.  When hiking, your two most important pieces of gear are your shoes and your socks.  You may be thinking, “Wait, socks?  Really?”.  While amazing boots or hiking shoes go a long way, without proper socks, your feet will become blister-city, population 10 little piggies.  Keep your feet happy and ready to tackle miles of trail with quality socks that manage moisture and hotspots.  When it is camping season, the socks by Point6 are gear we don’t want to live without.  What makes them so good? Point6 socks are a perfect blend of wool, cotton, and spandex that come together to keep your feet happy and healthy.  Plus, their company is a dynamite example of how to treat their community and their environment.  

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The Phoozy

Your camping adventures are a foray into nature and expose you and your gear to the elements.  This surprising yet clever invention has made the list for camping gear we don’t want to live without, and we think you will agree why!  Your phone and other sensitive electronics aren’t as adaptable as you, as hot temperatures can shut a device down, while cold weather will drain a battery in no time at all.  With a Phoozy, you can combat the elements and keep your device charged and functional, no matter where you choose to pitch your tent.  

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Portable Camp Stove nCamp

 Make camping and backpacking simple and minimal with an Ncamp stove.  Cooking and boiling water is easier than ever thanks to the simple and durable design. Cook and boil water using simple fuel that you can find anywhere such as sticks, bark, and more.  Kiss costly and weighty gas canisters goodbye.  Once you are done using it, it packs down into a thin and lightweight package.  This innovative stove is a piece of camping gear we don’t want to live without, and is sure to be a conversation and a fire starter.

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Enlightened Equipment

When the weather gets cold, and the sun goes down, campers know it is time to cozy up in their sleeping bag for the night.  One piece of gear has come along to shake up that paradigm, and it is the quilt.  Just as warm as a sleeping bag, a quilt offers more versatility and can also be lighter.  With a fitting name, Enlightened Equipment, makes these unique sleeping systems, and are renowned in the camping world.  With ample, sustainably sourced down, you will stay warm no matter how far down the mercury dips.  Don’t fret over the price tag, as your quilt will last you a lifetime of adventures.  Without a doubt, the quilt is a piece of camping gear we don’t want to live without.  Ditch the sleeping bag and join the party!

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Roman Trail Outfitters

Ancient Roman soldiers had to travel many hundreds of miles, all made possible by their world class roads.  These highways were the cutting edge for the time, and were created by their supreme engineering skills.  The same attention to craftsmanship and design can be found in the brand Roman Trail Outfitters, which is why they are on the list of camping gear we don’t want to live without.  From tents, to lights, to sleeping pads, Roman Trail Outfitters will equip you with the essentials to make your camping excursion successful and memorable.  

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear

Is it possible to have camping gear that is featherlight, yet durable?  Could something that weighs almost nothing be able to withstand the elements for years of outdoor use?  Hyperlite says “yes” to these questions, with their trademark tents and bags as proof.  Cutting edge design is seen in every corner of their gear, and true to their name, each product is impossibly light.  Whether you want a waterproof tent that weighs barely a pound, or a daypack that you will forget is on you, Hyperlite has you covered.  Without a doubt, this lightweight company is a heavyweight champion in the camping world; and is gear that we don’t want to live without.  

Author: Mswigart

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