Into the Wild: Ten Essential Things You Need To Set Up Camp In The Woods

Essentials in Camping

#1 The Right Tent

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Mountainsmith Morrison Tent, $179.95 Now $134.49
International Shipping Weight – 5.50 Kg

Outdoor outfitter Mountainsmith has been designing rugged, versatile tents for more than 30 years. The new two-person, three-season Morrison tent is another solid addition to the line, winning the 2011 Backpacker Gear GuideKiller Deal” and “Killer Value” awards for great performance and value.

Boasting more than 35 square feet of space, the tent can receive plenty of light, and optimal ventilation thanks to large mesh wall panels, the Morrison additionally features a bathtub floor with taped seams to keep the interior dry.

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A freestanding, two-pole design and color-coded fly attachment system means you can set it up in minutes, and instructions are conveniently printed on the stuff sack for quick reference. Double vestibules add 14 square feet of dry storage space, while a removable canopy shelf offers an easy-access perch to stow all of your small essentials.

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#2 A Sleeping Bag

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North Face Aleutian 20° Sleeping Bag, Now $108.95 $118.95
International Shipping Weight – 5.00 Kg

Get a good night’s rest after a long hike with the North Face Aleutian. This sleeping bag can be used folded like a cocoon, or unzipped to lie completely flat like a blanket for added versatility and a “sleep like at home” comfort. Best-in-class insulation, durable fabrics and the sleeping bag’s innovative construction provides comfort across a wide range of temperature conditions, keeping you warm through the night. 

Another great feature of this bag is that it’s made with eco-friendly Heatseeker Eco synthetic insulation composed of 30% post-consumer recycled material.


#3 Cold Weather Sleeping Pad

5Sleeping Pad Q-Core, Now $199.95
International Shipping Weight – 1.50 Kg

Going somewhere cold? The Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core stops just shy of glamping-style comfort at a cushy 3.5-inches thick! The quilted look of the pad evenly distributes your weight while the larger outer chambers keep you cradled in the center of the pad. makes sleeping in the wild unmistakably comfortable. 

Great for cold climates, the polyester insulation is woven with silver filaments to enhance body-heat reflection that keeps you warm down to 15 degrees—so no need to pack away your camping gear when winter hits.

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Rolled into a tube, the Q-Core’s pack-ability allows you to take it with you anywhere for an unmistakably comfortable snooze in the wild. 


#4 A Stove

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Kovea Backpacking Stove – Isobutane, $25.95 Now $16.95
International Shipping Weight – 0.50 Kg

A stove is essential for heating up meals and beverages in the great outdoors. Simple goes a long way. With its lightweight, compact and durable design, Kovea’s backpacking canister stove is an ideal choice for trekking in the backcountry and general camping. The stove features durable rustproof components, adjustable flame control, foldable pot supports for compact storage, and a drawcord storage bag.


#5 Basic Cookware

GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker Cookset, Now $74.95
International Shipping Weight – 1.50 Kg

The Bugaboo Backpacker is a versatile cook set for backpacking or family camping. The  compact set packs in 2 mugs with insulating sleeves and sip-it tops, and 2 nesting bowls ingeniously designed to fit into a 2 liter pot with strainer lid. Coated with Teflon Classic for good non-stick performance, it’s easy to wash and lightweight enough to carry around. 
 

#6 A Folding Knife

T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool, Now $39.99
International Shipping Weight – 0.50 Kg

A knife in the wild will prove handy, use it to peel fruit, work with cord, and prepare fires. Small blades about 2.5 to 3 inches long will prove indispensable during camping trips.

We recommend the StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool. Designed by a New York City paramedic this can slice through cable as though they were spaghetti. It features a spring loaded steel tip window punch, an LED light with replaceable batteries, 1/2 serrated 440C stainless steel blade and a stainless steel belt clip & heavy duty nylon belt sheath.


#7 Portable Camp Chair

Linger High-Back Chair, Now $139.95
International Shipping Weight – 2.00 Kg

Incredibly comfortable, and collapsible to fit in a small travel-friendly package, the Linger High Back chair has a light anodized-aluminum frame that can be easily stowed away. Stylish and durable, this chair will become a staple in any scenic camping trip. Enjoy the view!


#8 A Lantern

Black Diamond Orbit Lantern, Now $29.95
International Shipping Weight – 1.50 Kg

Bright and ultra-packable, the Black Diamond Orbit Lantern is a pocket-sized collapsible lantern that can be converted into a flashlight for lighting on the go.

The Orbit features a super-bright DoublePower LED in a frosted globe for 105 lumens of power in latern mode, and a DoublePower LED in the bottom for 50 lumens of power in flashlight mode.

The Orbit also functions in dual mode for near-360-degree lighting for cooking, reading and other camp activities. The dimming function allows you to adjust the light to your needs, while the collapsible design stores easily in your pack.


 #9 A Thermos Flask

Thermos Stainless King Beverage Bottle, Now $29.99 – $37.99
International Shipping Weight – 1.00 Kg

A good thermos will keep your beverages hotter for hours at a time as you hike in chilly weather conditions. The Thermos Stainless King Vacuum Insulated Beverage Bottle has a sleek design that is comfortable to hold and built to last. Made with a stainless steel interior and exterior, it’s a classic twist-to-pour design that is convenient to use for soups and beverages.


 #10 A Tarp

Eno Profly Rain Tarp, Now $79.95
International Shipping Weight – 1.50 Kg

Whether you’re using it to protect the bottom of your tent or as an extra shelter at your campsite, tarps are essential. They’re easy to fold, and only take up a small amount of space in your camping bags.

The Eno Profly Rain Tarp has a ripstop nylon fabric construction with waterproof polyurethane coating and six guy points to present an efficient streamlined shape.It measures 10’6″ in length and 6’4″ in width, large enough an area for dry-gear storage while offering a spacious interior with ample head room. 


 

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