5 Summer Camping Essentials

Nikolai Sorensen Under Cover Camper Tent

Summer is now a few short months away, and if you’re of an outdoorsy persuasion, chances are you’re going to be wanting to head into the wild and enjoy a bit of camping in the very near future.  Before you go, it’s imperative you have the right equipment, so be sure you have these 5 essentials packed away when you head outdoors.

Under Cover Camper

Nikolai Sorensen Under Cover Camper Tent

If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly yet incredibly awesome tent this summer, you’ll get exactly that with this Under Cover Camper from New Zealand design, Nikolai Sorensen. The two man tent is still just in the design phase but, with a bit of luck it will be available by summer.

$TBD, Nikolai Sorensen

Fuel Charger

Fuel Micro Charger

If you want a cool charger for your camping trip, we’re willing to wager that you’ll find few more awesome than this Fuel Charger.  It’s shaped like a mini Jerry can, and supplies that extra surge of juice for your portable electronics just when you need it.

$25, Fuel Micro Charger

Pat’s Backcountry Beverages

Pat's Backcountry Beverages Pale Rail

No camping trip would be complete without a few brewskies thrown in, and given nature’s normal remoteness, you’re not going to be coming across many bars along your trek.  Instead consider the brilliant Pat’s Backcountry Beverages Pale Rail brew concentrate.  It saves you from the agony of lugging a six-pack around, but let’s you make your own beer whenever your thirst demands it.

$10, Pat’s Backcountry Beverages

GP Discovery Torch

GP Discovery Torch

Light isn’t always abundant on camping trips, so you’ll be well served to take a high performing torch with you into the wild – especially when you’re stumbling around in the dark looking for your Pat’s Backcountry Beverages.

$35, GP Discovery Torch

VitalGrill Camping Barbecue

VitalGrill Camping Barbecue

If you’re heading out into the woods for a week or so, you’ll probably want to travel light.  Lugging a giant barbecue around with you won’t really be an option, which is where this awesome VitalGrill Camping Barbecue comes into play. Lightweight, highly efficient and powered by wood, it will have you cooking up burgers and sausages like a champ.

$170, VitalGrill

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