Spending time in the great outdoors is one of the best things you can do for yourself, any day of the year! Camping can either go very well, or very badly, depending on how prepared you are! From glamping (luxury camping with all the fancy things), to backpacking, to just one quick overnighter, there are many ways to camp, and no shame in whichever way fits your fancy. No matter if it’s your first time, or 100th time and perhaps need a refresher, you will always need certain things to have a successful outing. In this post, I’m giving you the ultimate list of essential camping and backpacking gear.
Remember, there is no shame at ALL in bringing exactly what you want/need. Some people truly prefer to use nature itself to really camp, like rubbing two sticks together for fire. But look, I’m all about old school stuff and encouraging people to get away from the modern things, until I go camping. Since there are fire starters, you bet your ass I am going to use them. I am not a caveman, I live in the 21st century with great technology. I am always hungry, so yes, I will be using the Jetboil to cook my food faster.
For an awesome, easy going, problem reducing camping experience, read on down to see a few of my favorite things!
Camping Kitchen Essentials
Jetboil – This is a STAPLE for backcountry or car camping if you need to boil hot water for a beverage or dehydrated meals. Jetboil has tons of accessories to compliment anything you need to cook. This brand really is FAST at boiling water, and like always, you get what you pay for. Bite the bullet and get one so you won’t have any inconveniences or hiccups! You can even visit Jetboil’s Amazon store here.
Marmot Trestles 15F – “Wondrous warmth without breaking the bank”… Pretty much sums it up. You can’t go wrong with any Marmot product. This bag is best for car camping as it doesn’t pack down as well as a backpacking bag.