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If Camping Is Your Favorite Hobby, You’ll Want To Check Out These 27 Things

In which you'll find an ode to my new favorite tent.

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  • A cot and air mattress if sleeping on the hard ground is a hard no for you. Sleeping under the stars is rad, but sleeping in a BED under the stars? Un...
  • A multipurpose Buff you can wear tons of different ways to protect your neck and head from the sun or the cold thanks to a super breathable fabric. Po...

6. A Sawyer Squeeze water filtration system that blows any other system out of the — say it with me — water. Even on car camping trips, it's good to have a backup water purification on-hand just in case. It's adaptable and easy to use in almost any situation. While it comes with a bag that you can fill and squeeze, I prefer to fill a bottle with natural water, screw the filter on top, and drink straight from the bottle.

Continue reading the complete list of useful camping products, written by Rachel Dunkel here.


September 27, 2023

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