With the vacation season almost upon us, it’s time to start thinking about packing and preparing for that long awaited camping trip.

From a revolutionary multi-tool ax system to the ultimate triple hammock, here’s a neat list of cool camping gear and wilderness essentials that will help you play and sleep outdoors in comfort, wherever your adventures may take you.

Instant Cabin Style Tent

Spacious tent for camping

Add a homey feel to your next camping adventure with the 9 Person Instant Cabin Tent from CORE Equipment. Fitted out with pre-attached poles, this cool cabin style shelter allows for hassle-free setup in 60 seconds! Plus, it features a room divider, as well as zippered doors and windows for convenient privacy and ventilation. Additional features include hanging storage pockets and a fully-taped water-resistant rainfly, which creates the illusion of sleeping under the stars once removed.

Sleek First Aid Flashlight

First aid kit

Just like food and water, a first aid kit is a must when going to remote areas. Designed for daily adventures, this pocket medical set by VSSL is packed with everything you could possibly need in case of an emergency, from painkillers and antiseptic wipes to a dual mode LED flashlight and a handy oil-filled compass. And the best part, all 17 items are rolled into a sleek, indestructible 9″ long tube that you can easily carry with you anytime.

Portable Espresso Maker

Portable Espresso Maker

If you like your comforts when camping, you’ll absolutely love this compact, portable espresso maker by Wacaco. Billing itself as the “smallest, lightest and most versatile handheld espresso machine”, Minipresso uses a semi-automatic piston so you can brew your rich, high-quality espresso anywhere. And the best part: it doesn’t need compressed air, N2O cartridges, or electricity, just water and your favorite coffee beans.

Portable Wood Burning Campstove

Portable wood burning campstove

Sleek, handy, and eco-friendly, the BioLite CampStove 2 does more than just cooking and boiling water. Just like its predecessor, it converts the heat from a fire into electricity, allowing you to charge LED lights, mobile phones, and other gadgets while being out in the great outdoors.

Released in 2017, this updated version of the original CampStove comes with 50% more power, a removable 2600mAh battery, and a smart LED dashboard showing current battery status and fan speed settings. Since it weighs 2 pounds, it’s better suited for car camping than backpacking.

Petit Pocket Blanket

Foldable blanket for camping

Tiny enough to fit in your pocket, this water/puncture resistant foldable blanket is the ideal accessory for camping, picnics, festivals, and just about any other outdoor endeavor you can think of. At 63″ X 44″, the Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0 fits 2-4 adults, but folds down to the size of your wallet when not in use. Built-in corner stakes and sand pockets ensure the spread stays on the ground on those windy days.

Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit

Built for hostile environments, Bear Grylls Ultimate Kit has everything a camping enthusiast could ever need, from flat drivers, tweezers, and hand saw to emergency cord, survival blanket, and fine edge knife. The 16-piece survival kit comes complete with Bear Grylls’ Priorities of Survival pocket guide, as well as land to air rescue instructions.

Portable Bunk Beds

Portable Bunk Beds

For the ultimate in camping comfort, pamper your family with a Cam-O-Bunk. Designed to ensure outdoor enthusiasts enjoy a good night’s sleep in extreme conditions, these portable bunk beds by Disc-O-Bed are a valuable item to add to your camping gear. They are easy to set up and come in a variety of sizes and designs to fit a broad range of tents. Moreover, their ingenious, convertible design and clever side organizers will help you make the most of the space inside your tent.

Leakproof & Waterproof Soft Cooler Bag

Waterproof cooler bag

Combining stylish, sturdy design with innovative triple layered insulation, TOURIT’s 30 Cans Soft Pack Cooler Bag keeps your food and drink chilled for up to 3 days. This makes it an excellent choice for a weekend getaway with friends and family, be it a camping holiday, a fishing expedition, or a trip to the beach.

The interior is fully lined with leakproof antimicrobial material to prevent mold, and its detachable shoulder strap along with the variety of handles on the top and sides provide plenty of carrying options. As its name implies, this soft pack cooler can hold up to 30 cans plus ice.

Hot Pocket Sleeping Bag

Hot Pocket Sleeping Bag

With its custom MicroWaav™ insulation system, the Hot Pocket Sleeping Bag will keep you warm and toasty in whatever harsh environment you may find yourself in. Inspired by the famous crispy sandwiches with the same name, this quirky product by ThinkGeek reaches maximum internal temperature in 2 min, making it a reliable companion on camping and backpacking excursions.

Professional Multifunction Compass

Multifunction Compass

Avoid getting lost in the wilderness with this metal American military compass by VONOTO. It is waterproof, shakeproof, and has phosphorescent illumination, which makes it easy to use in the dark, too.

Solar Camp Shower

Solar Camp Shower

Having your own shower when camping is priceless, that’s why this smart Coleman 5-Gallon Solar Shower will be your best friend next time you decide to venture outdoors. Made of PVC and equipped with a strong handle, it has a convenient on/off valve connected to the shower head, ensuring a hassle-free shower experience. Additionally, it uses solar energy to heat the water, which, by the way, is enough for multiple showers.

Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Water Filter

A water filter is a must for anyone who loves camping, hiking, or spending time in the great outdoors. Manufactured by Swiss-based company Vestergaard, LifeStraw Steel uses a 2-stage filtration process to remove bacteria, protozoa, chlorine, and bad taste, helping you get pure, safe water on the go. Made of durable stainless steel, this personal water filter works with a replaceable activated carbon capsule and doesn’t require electrical power or batteries.

Groundbreaking Multi-Tool Ax System

Multi-Tool Ax System

An innovative tomahawk-inspired multi-tool, the KLAX® Lumberjack Axe Head also works as a knife, hammer, hex driver, carabineer, or bottle opener, to name but a few. Designed for rugged outdoor use, this smart utensil from Klecker Knives not only morphs into 7 different tools, but also features a revolutionary clamping system that allows you to easily attach it to a handle of your choice when out in the woods.

Multi-Functional Drinking Water Bottle

Multifunctional Water Bottle

LUNATEC’s Aquabot is more than just a fun camping accessory. Equipped with shower, stream, and mist patterns, it helps you stay cool and hydrated while out and about. The shower can be used to clean gear, and its 25-foot stream makes it perfect for water fights.

Nostalgic Stainless Steel Percolator

Stainless Steel Percolator

If you like to enjoy your coffee the old-fashioned way when camping, then the Adventure Percolator by Stanley is perfect for you. This coffee-making device has a six cup capacity, and its resilient stainless steel construction with a removable silicone handle cover makes it safe to use over an open flame.

Ingenious Rolling Grill

Rolling grill

There are lots of things to consider when choosing the best travel grill for you, but if easy transportation and set-up are high on your list of proprieties, you can’t go wrong with Bison’s award-winning Rolling BBQ Grill.

Designed with backpacking campers in mind, this nifty outdoor cooking appliance is made from durable, lightweight aluminum and features hollow modular grates which allow it to roll up into a compact, portable cylinder weighting less than 1.2 pounds. Coated with non-stick Teflon, the unit provides healthier food and it’s extremely easy to clean. The set also includes grill guards, a bundled carry sack, and a pair of size-adjustable stakes for convenient cooking over an open fire.

Triple Hammock

Triple Hammock

Add a whole new level of comfort to your camping adventure with the Trillium Hammock by Tentsile. Secured by heavy duty ratchets and webbing, and reinforced by 20+ meters of seatbelt, this ultra-versatile platform is the strongest triple hammock out there.

Durable Hiking Backpack

Hiking backpack

All experienced adventurers out there know that choosing the right backpack can make a huge difference on a camping trip. Designed as a trustworthy travel companion for daily hikes, Topo’s classic 22L Klettersack is handmade in Colorado and features a handsome, durable 1000D Cordura exterior with two strong shoulder straps, heavy duty plastic hardware, as well as side pockets and natural leather lash tabs for additional attachments. Also here, you’ll find a handy zippered top pocket, roomy enough to store your electronic gadgets. Lined with a coated pack cloth, the interior consists of one big compartment, plus an additional computer sleeve for your laptop.

Inflatable Solar Lantern

Inflatable Solar Lantern

Having a good lantern when camping is essential, and this compact, solar-powered device is all you need to light up your next outdoor experience. The LuminAID PackLite 12 has 12 bright LEDs, being capable of providing up to 12 hours of consistent light. Its clever twist-to-close feature makes it ideal for those on the go. Thanks to a built-in, high-efficiency solar panel, 7 hours of sunlight are enough for recharging.

Stormproof Match Kit

Stormproof Matches

A UCO Stormproof Match Kit is perfect to throw into your camping essentials bag. The package includes a durable, waterproof case that floats, 3 strikers, as well as 25 windproof and waterproof matches that light up even in driving rain, heavy winds, and snow.

Kimbo’s Crotchless Shorts

Going to the bathroom in the wild can be a bit of a nightmare, but with Kimbo’s, it doesn’t have to be. Complete with a zipper that runs the entire length of the crotch region, these genius shorts allow you to pee without having to undress in unfriendly outdoor environments. They are made from a special nylon-spandex mix tricot and come with a convenient pull-cord for maximum comfort and run-tight fast performance. The product is gender-neutral and is available in black and olive green.

Smart Outdoor Watch

Casio Smart Outdoor Watch

Certified to US military standards, the Casio Smart Outdoor Watch is a tremendous accessory for any adventure enthusiast looking for a cool piece of wearable tech. With its impressive 50-meter water resistance structure and innovative dual-layer display, this is probably the most outdoorsy of all Android Wear smartwatches on the market. Needless to say, it is waterproof, shockproof, and vibration proof, and its complex sensors provide accurate, real-time notifications of activity tracking, altimeter, barometer, and much more.

Camping Cooking Gear


Looking for some cool camping cooking gear to add to your packing list? Complete with 4 full sets of cutlery utensils, the GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen might be perfect for you. This compact 24-piece set also includes a variety of folding tools, a cutting board, utility knife, and waterproof spice shakers.

Best Portable Solar Battery Charger

Best portable solar battery charger

With Anker PowerPort Solar Lite, you will never run out of power while camping again. Equipped with 2 USB outputs, powerful solar panels, and intelligent charging technology that matches your device, this little guy fills up your smartphone, tablet, and other USB gadgets using only the power of the sun. And better yet, its lightweight, ultra-thin design makes it the perfect companion for long treks and day trips away from electrical outlets.

Survival Folding Knife

Bear Grylls Survival AO Folding Knife

Whether you’re jetting off for the adventure of a lifetime or just camping with your family, you’ll definitely feel safer with Bear Grylls Survival AO Folding Knife. Conceived by the famous survival trainer and ex-British Special Forces officer, this versatile tool features Gerber’s FAST 2.0 technology, with both a safety barrel that keeps the blade closed when in your pocket as well as a user-friendly plunge lock which makes it easy to close it with just one hand. The knife’s handle is made of durable glass-filled nylon, while the 3-inch 7Cr17MoV steel blade is partially serrated.

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