Enjoying the great outdoors just got a whole lot more awesome. Whether you prefer camping, glamping, or backpacking through the woods, these products are going to have you swooning. Some of the most innovative and useful products on the market now bring together convenience, safety, and comfort to wherever your adventures take you.

    Everyone needs a place to sit after a long day, the best part about this camping chair is that it folds up to the size of a thermos. That’s right, now the kids can carry their own chairs. You can buy it on Amazon by clicking here.

    Finding fresh water can be tricky, but Camelbak’s clear purifier bottle makes it simple with a clear LCD display that makes it easy to see when your water is safe to drink. If you are an avid hiker like my husband this is a must.  He uses is more that he ever thought.   The link to this product on Amazon is here.

    Now, a lantern that you don’t have to worry about going out when you need it most. This lantern from Hammacher can stay lit for up to 30 days on a three D batteries by using energy efficient bulbs and producing 300 lumens of light, easily seen from 75 feet away.


    You might not have any phone service, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend your days playing Bejeweled. Stay connected with a rainproof, shockproof, dustproof, solar-powered battery charger from iBeek. If you use your phone for video and pictures while camping this is a must.  I use mine all the time!  

    Finally you have a lighter that will never go out. You can drop this in a river, fish it out of a lake, pick it up, and be ready to start a fire without a problem. The Exotac Firesleeve is the only lighter of it’s kind. For just over $15 this product is a must.  It makes a great stocking stuffer for your man too!

    The best way to stay warm is to share body heat. Finally, a sleeping bag that allows you to snuggle up and stay warm all night long. Thank you to Nemo equipment for a sleeping bag that comfortably sleeps two. My husband and I finally got one of these two years ago.  Sleeping next to someone is so much warmer than being in your own bag.  Once you try one, you can never go back   Click here for the link to the sleeping bag


    For an extended trip in the woods, constantly getting all of the food packed and unpacked is a full-time job. This hanging cupboard keeps everything right where you need it, easily keeping food within arms reach while keeping it protected. 


     The best camping stove for the backpacker is the Jetboil stove.  My husband dreams of getting this for Christmas.  In under 2 minutes you will have hot boiling water.  This stove works rain or shine and weights a measly 12 ounces.  Click here for the ultimate Jetboil stove

    The Life Straw is one of the most genius camping items for everyone. Simply fill the water bottle with water from any source you can find, and suck through the straw. What reaches your mouth is fresh, clear, safe water to keep you hydrated.  It is light weight, and can save your life.  All my kids and I carry one while backpacking.  Click here to check out the LifeStraw


 These inflatable solar lights are taking the outdoor market by storm. They use the sun’s energy to capture that light and provide it when you need it most. Best of all, they are completely lightweight, compact, and simply inflate when you need them, that is why it is my favorite. Here is a link to this awesome solar lantern 

 Every camping trip needs a hammock. It’s the best way to relax after a long day hiking, fishing, or exploring the outdoors. This hammock is the lightest product available at under 8 ounces, making it easy to carry wherever your adventure takes you.  Currently $15 off here on Amazon.


 No fire pit necessary. This portable, foldable, and collapsible barbeque fits one bag of charcoal briquettes and is ready for a home cooked meal in the woods.


 The Eastpak Sofa provides the ultimate in camping comfort. A full size sofa that provides a soft, comfortable place to sit as well as an unbelievable amount of storage for all your personal belongings.  For the affluent camper this sofa is a must.  For the rest of us we can dream…the price tag on this is close to $1600.  


Where ever you go, of for how long I wish you the best of camping trips.  Make memories!

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