Camping season is here! The days are finally long enough and the nights are warm enough to load up the car and drive out into the woods for the weekend. But before you shut your trunk and head out, you may want to double check your supply list. While everyone knows to pack the tent, sleeping bags, and s’mores materials, they often forget some of the best stuff… things that will transform how you camp. So, if you are wanting to up your camping game, you may want to check out the list below for my ten essential camping accessories that once you pack, you will never go without again.
I know you are thinking that you could just bring a flashlight, but you are missing out if you don’t have a hanging lantern. No more propping the flashlight up against the side of the tent or holding it in your mouth as you search for your missing sock, just switch on your lantern and hang it from the top loop of your tent… let there be light.
Camping hammocks made a big splash a couple years ago, and they are still going strong, with good reason. There is nothing better than stringing up a hammock between two trees and laying back to enjoy nature.
If you are camping anywhere off the beaten path or basically anywhere that doesn’t have a picnic table and fire ring, you need a GPS. They have come a long way over the years, and they could save your butt if you ever get turned around, so just pack it.
Stuff sacks may seem unnecessary, but they will save you a lot of time and mess by organizing your supplies into clothing, food, and bathroom sections. They make it so easy to find things and keep your tent from looking like a war zone.
These things are amazing. Say goodbye to the clunky tin pots of years gone by, now you can carry your cooking pot in the pocket of you backpack and not even know it’s there. This is one of the essential camping accessories that will help you seamlessly cook out in the wilderness.
You may want to add one of these to your shopping list if you like to camp for more than a couple days. There are several brands of portable showers, but they all aim to do the same thing, make you smell better than the animals you’re sharing the woods with.
Yes, they exist and yes, they work. I hate nothing more than wet feet, so I jumped at the idea of waterproof socks and have never looked back. They keep your feet nice and dry anytime the weather takes a turn for the worse or you step in a puddle just to find out it’s a pond. This is one of the essential camping accessories that you will need to keep you dry and warm.
Camp chairs don’t have to be long bulky items you strap to the top of your car. They can be less than 5 pounds and smaller than a sleeping bag, and they will come in handy when you want to be near the fire while keeping your butt off the cold ground.
No more squatting in the woods while the bugs take advantage of your compromising moment, get a Go Girl. You get to stand you and pee… the thing sells itself.
For all you fellow coffee lovers out there, they have collapsible coffee presses! So grab a bag of your favorite grounds and throw away the instant because camping coffee just got a whole lot better.
Which of these essential camping accessories are you going to try? Let us know in the comments below.
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Hi, I am Nancy Strahan. I recently graduated with my BA in English Literature and am working to gain experience in the writing/content creation business. I was born and raised in Alaska and I love it here. I am pretty much an outdoor and adrenaline junkie, so if it is crazy or in nature, I'm there. So, naturally all things camping, backpacking, and adventure related are my favorite topics to write about.