If you're heading about outside, you'll need the right gear to survive the elements—and a few other creature comforts along the way.
This waterproof bluetooth speaker blasts noise 360 degrees so everyone can enjoy the music (just make sure you're camping where everyone wants to enjoy the music). With 12-hour battery life and 100 ft. bluetooth range, you can even pair speakers together so they'll both play the same music
Five survival blades all packed into one versatile package. So long as you know your knots, turn this blade into a splitting wedge, axe, adze, knife, and chisel.
A multi-tool for eating. Spoon, fork, spatula, multi-tool (bottle opener, can opener, peeler and package opener) all packed together into one neat set. Plus, rearrange them, and your spoon or fork combined with your spatula become a nifty set of tongs.
Use your stove fuel canisters to make a torch. This puts out serious heat, 14,000 BTUs, and can be used to light charcoal, wet tinder, or whatever else you need to be on fire right now. Plus, it folds down for compact packing.
No batteries, no plugging in, no heat, just dry boots. Silica oxide beads inside the Drysure soak up moisture from inside your shoes or boots. The outer shell helps bring airflow into boot to air them out as well. After seven drying cycles, pull out the silica oxide bead sack and leave in the sun to recharge.
Why pound a stake into the ground when you could screw it in. The clear sleeve goes through the eyelet to add more leverage in a t-grip, and it's made in America from recycled materials.
A total immersion coffee maker that will make coffee similar to a french press but with water at lower temperatures and steeping for shorter times. Ten seconds of mi water and ground coffee, then twenty seconds of forcing the mixture for 20 seconds for a 30-second cup of coffee. It's also made of lightweight and durable BPA-free plastic.
A classic knife that comes exceptionally sharp. And it's lightweight, so lightweight in fact that it will float if dropped in the water.
This is a collapsible silicone bowl with a cutting board bottom. Packs easily, works great as a cutting board, and the collapsible sides make it easy to lick clean.
This is a small eating utensil ready for a pocket with soft rubber side for getting the last bit of chili out of the pots corner. The hard plastic side will help for scraping that bit you burned off the bottom.
Your martinis deserve to stay cold, and this double-wall insulation will get the job done and the included lid means no spilling.
Everything your dog needs to accompany you on the next adventure. A roll top dog food bag, a drop down tray for two waterproof collapsible food and water bowls, and plenty of divided room inside for toys.
Easy adjust nylon straps with a hook secure system rather than buckles or knots. Attach gear to bike or boats, even when it's wet.
American-made heavy-duty cooler ready to keep ice for 14 days. Modular design means you can add what you need, like bear proofing and wheels, and keep off what you don't. Comes with bottle opener and divider tray/cutting board. There's also a latching lid and slanted bottom for easy draining.
Waterproof bottom "utility" layer is ready to rest on grass or gravel, and it's tough. But the opposite side is soft, it is a blanket after all, but it repels dirt, burrs, and pet hair. This is your all-in adventure blanket.
A lightweight flameless lighter that uses an arcing electrical current to light things on fire with a rechargeable lithium ion battery and easy to grip rubberized exterior. It's also windproof, which is great when you need it.
A lantern that packs down small, but inflates to its full size. Fully charges in the sun in 14 hours. Fully waterproof, and shines at 135 lumens.
This waterproof hard case packs in all the necessary survival and medical tools. Flashlight, fishing hooks, knife, compass, whistle, fire starter, mirror, wire, fishing line. Have all you need, and it will still be there when the going gets tough.
Everyone needs a camping light, and the Sunlight is one of the best we've seen. It's solar powered so it never needs charging or new batteries. 100 lumens will light your dinner or walk to the tent, and it provides up to 50 hours of dimmable light on low and 4 hours on high.
Check our roundup of camp lights for more options.
Primitive camping is great, but finding a private area to change or go to the bathroom can be a challenge. Pack a privacy tent and you'll always have a private enclosure to do your business. Add a and say goodbye to bathroom anxiety for good.
Sleeping on a cot while camping is much more comfortable than tumbling down on a pad or blanket. This cot from Coleman packs easily and also includes a small fold out table so you don't have to reach across the whole floor to find your keys or flashlight.
Cold feet can quickly ruin an otherwise blissful camping trip. Make sure you pack a few good pairs of wool socks that will ensure your feet stay dry and warm, and provide enough cushion for the long hikes.
Using this inflatable camping pillow is a 100 percent improvement over sleeping with a rolled up sweatshirt under your head all night. Wake up refreshed with this inflatable pillow that cradles your head and wicks away sweat.
This tent is the ideal camping solution for large families and groups. It deploys quickly and is tall enough for everyone to stand in. The poles are attached to the fabric, you just need to extend them and clip the tent into place. It's large enough to fit a queen sized air mattress as well as a cot or three.
But tents aren't one-size-fits-all affairs, so maybe another tent in our guide is a better fit.
The classic G-Shock from Casio, won't win any style awards, but you won't find a better value in a rugged timepiece. It's got the basic alarms, stop watch, and illumination, but where it excels is in it's durability and function. The band, cover, and buttons seem nearly indestructible, and you won't have to remove it when swimming, fishing, hunting, or cooking.
Estwing is a legendary name in solid steel hammers and axes. Their camping hatchet features their forged one piece design, leather handle, and is made in the USA. This axe can handle years of use on the trail and serves as a great tool for building campfires, clearing trails, and setting up shelters.
The more you can haul with a cooler, the heavier and more unwieldy it becomes. Moving the weight to your back is natural thought, but until recently there really weren't any great backpack coolers out there. The new Trooper LT 30 retains the durability found in all OtterBox products, from the thermoplastic poly exterior to the heavy duty latch system. You won't hesitate hike a bit further with OtterBox.
We've also got a soft cooler guide if you need more help.
This small fridge/freezer is made to fit between your seats and can keep your lunch or a weeks worth of food and drink nice and cool. Use the included carry strap to switch between vehicles or transport it for a quick picnic.
This popup trash can folds flat for transport and storage, but it extends when you need it and makes for a much better garbage can than simply using floppy trash bags.
Setting up a hammock takes mere minutes, and adds a level of comfort to your campsite that a cot just can't muster. This double hammock is large and strong enough, to let your significant other or the kids join you in a suspended state of bliss.
If you need even more relaxation, give our hammock guide a read.