healthy camping tipsThere’s nothing quite like the great outdoors. And what better way to enjoy it than camping in nature’s own backyard.

But of course, to have the best experience and get the most from your trip, you are going to need the right stuff. While there are many things you can include on the list, there are some that you just cannot go without.

Here is some of the best camping gear for 2019.

Tents And Sleeping Bags

When you go camping, you’re going to be sleeping outside. With this in mind, you must have great sleeping gear so you get a good night’s sleep, no matter if it’s with the family on vacation or at a music festival.

First of all is the tent. While you can get single-person tents, it’s best to get one that can fit you and all your other camping gear. For example, over at Millets, they have a wide range of tents that can hold you and your party with room to spare.

It may also be a good idea to get a tent with a porch. That way, you can keep any dirty or wet clothes outside and prevent that horrible damp smell coming anywhere you and your clean items.

Now for the actual sleeping. While a sleeping bag should be comfortable, think about how you are going to pack it. Get one that can be attached on the outside of your bag to save space for your other times.

For those of you that find it difficult to sleep without a solid flat surface, pick up a roll mat. While your first thought may be an inflatable mattress, roll mats are far more lightweight, making them perfect for camping.

Water Bottle

Next, you need to stay hydrated while you explore the terrain or while you’re dancing to your favorite band. This means that you must have a water bottle at hand to keep your fluids up.

But we’re not talking about standard plastic water bottles that you can buy filled with water for like a dollar. We’re talking about proper, reusable water bottles that will last a lifetime, like my favorite one – the Kool8 water bottle.

Not only are they great at reducing how much plastic you use, but they are also far better at keeping your drinks at the right temperature. The best water bottles can even handle hot drinks so no matter if you want to take your cup of coffee with you while you’re on-the-go, it’s not going cold anytime soon.

Portable Espresso Maker

Fresh off talking about storing your drinks, why not make them on your trip too? For those of you that love a warm cup of coffee and need that hit of energy in the morning, this portable espresso maker is perfect.

The device uses a semi-automatic piston, meaning you can create your great-tasting espresso no matter where your adventures take you.

Plus, it doesn’t need compressed air, N2O cartridges, or electricity to function. Simply fill it up with water and your favorite coffee beans and you’re on your way.

First Aid Flashlight

When you go camping, it is essential that you have a first aid kit. As you explore uncharted territory, you need to be prepared just in case something goes wrong.

That’s why having this VSSL medical set on you at all times is a must. But not only does it contain the vital items needed for basic first aid, such as antiseptic wipes and band-aids, but it also doubles up as a flashlight so you can continue to explore as the sun sets. Everything is contained in a stylish tube that can easily be attached to the rest of your camping gear.

Portable Soft Cooler Bag

Everyone has to eat at some point. For that reason, bringing a cool bag is vital to keeping your food fresh. The portable cooler bags by Yeti are some of the best around and are perfect for feeding the entire family. Take them to the fields, the beach or even in the garden if you’re camping out back with the kids for the first time.

Inside the cool bag, you will find they are lined with antimicrobial materials to stop any mould growing in your food. On the outside, they have ergonomic shoulder straps that make them easier to carry.

Portable Mosquito Repeller

There’s no reason you should ever go camping without camping gear that can protect you from bugs and mosquitos. After all, you don’t want the lasting memory you have to be the bites you bring back and have to itch for the next week.

This is why you should get something like the Thermacell MR150 Portable Mosquito Repeller. It’s compact, lightweight and keeps insects well away by creating a 15-foot barrier between you and the pests.

Wanna know how they do it? Simple. They have created a synthetic copy of the Chrysanthemum flower, a natural scent that may not seem like much to you but the bugs, it’s a sign to stay back.

Solar Shower

Staying clean while you go camping can be tough but with the Solar Shower by Coleman, you will be fresh each and every time. In fact, once you camp using this item, you aren’t going to leave without it again.

It’s on/off valve is connected directly to the showerhead, giving you a pleasant shower experience. And with the solar power heating the water, you’ll be more than satisfied with the results.

Rolling Grill

Finally, what camping trip is complete without a grill to cook your favorite meals? In most cases, setting up a BBQ takes time and they aren’t easy to travel with. However, with the Bison Rolling Grill, these fears can be put to bed.

Made from lightweight aluminium, it’s highly durable and can be rolled into a compact cylinder that weighs about 1lb.

Not only that, it’s coated in non-stick Teflon and super easy to clean.


If you have the camping gear on this list, there’s nothing that you wish you’d had to make the experience even better.

Author bio: Codrin Arsene is the CEO of Digital Authority Partners, a Chicago digital agency

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