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5 Must-Haves for Late Summer Camping Trips

Getting to your camping destination is a blast (we mean, hello loud tunes and wind in your face!), but the other half of the fun comes in once your campsite is set up and you can truly kick back and relax! Are you looking to hit a destination near you for camping sometime this summer? Bringing along necessary items is a must as long as they can be carried easily… and we have got just the ticket when it comes to must-haves that you’ll need to bring along on your next camping trip!

1. Trail Pod Sleeping Bag
This water-resistant sleeping bag can protect you in temperatures as cold as 29℉, which makes it perfect to use on those Southern California camping trips during the fall! With this sleeping bag, you can keep that chilly night time air out, staying warm and comfortable under the stars. Best yet, this sleeping bag comes with a mesh carrying bag that makes carrying it a breeze!

2. Collapsible Lantern
Most lanterns are bulky and can be difficult to carry, but the Nite Ize Radiant 200 Collapsible Lantern + Flashlight is a 2-in-one. This lantern easily converts to a flashlight in seconds, plus it’s very easy to pack due to the small size. Hang it up in your tent by the clip at the top, or stand it in the corner for a cozy cabiny feel. We love that this lantern is also drop- and water-resistant so that you don’t have to worry about leaving it out in the rain. Win-win!

3. Travel Bottle (50oz)
Keeping yourself hydrated while in the wilderness is very important. Bringing along a 50oz Swig travel bottle is the perfect way to keep your water cool for up to 48 hours. The handle can be easily carabinered to any backpack. Two days have nothing when you’re living the Swiglife, don’t you agree?

4. Water Purification Tablets
If you run out of water during your camping trip, pairing water purification tablets with clean lake water is a safe way to stretch out your water supply. These tablets are fast-acting and remove bacteria, viruses and Giardia cysts in 30 minutes! Plus, since they are tablets, you won’t have to worry about carrying multiple liquid water treatment droppers that could leak all over your backpack!


These delicious meals are super easy to heat up and won’t weigh down your already-full camping pack. Add any liquid source to the package (it doesn’t have to be consumable water, since it doesn’t touch the food!) and let the sealed food heat on its own! The food is NOT freeze dried or dehydrated, it is fully cooked! All you’re doing is heating up your food. With OMEALS®, it’s simple to enjoy a great dinner by the fire or to eat a breakfast meal during those early mornings at the campsite. A variety of options are available, including vegetarian meals.
So, what do you think? What other things would you add?


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