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J’adore – Camping Gear

Camping is one of the best ways to get out and enjoy nature, but it's important to be prepared. There are camping essentials you'll always need for your trip: a tent, sleeping bag, camping stove, first-aid kit, flashlight, etc. But there are also the things that just make the whole trip better!

Of course, you'll also need food and water. It's always a good idea to pack plenty of snacks and have a backup plan for food in case you get stranded.

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Camping is all about relaxing and enjoying the great outdoors, so make sure you have everything you need to make the most of your trip.

The Lemon Citronella Line from Broken Top Brands

The Lemon Citronella Line from Broken Top Brands

[Gifted] Hello bugs, sorry to say, I hate you. I know you are good for the planet and all, but I am just not a fan! The most important items in my Osprey backpack, packed with my camping gear, or heck, sitting on the coffee table on my back patio is bug repellent!

Don't let bugs invade your outdoor fun! Broken Top Brands has the perfect defense against annoying critters with their Lemon Citronella line including the Lemon Citronella Repellent Stick, an easy-to-apply stick that gives you full protection when enjoying nature. You can keep the insects away by putting on key pulse points like wrists, neck & knees. Make sure to pack one before any of your future hikes or patio hangs – it'll repel those buggers in no time!

And P.S., they smell great!

I tried the entire line which includes:

Coalatree Trailhead Pants and Shorts

Coalatree Trailhead Pants and Shorts

[Gifted] Coalatree is an outdoor brand based in Utah and knows how to make solid gear for hiking, trails, and camping. Both Mr. Misadventures and I have Trailhead Pants and Shorts from Coalatree. Their clothing is organic and sustainable. The pants and shorts are waterproof and environmentally friendly. They use recycled materials and renewable energy too!

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I have the Coalatree Beach Kachula Adventure Blanket (see it in the image below) too.

Coalatree Hammock

Coalatree Grandview Packable Hammock

The perfect hammock to pack for your campsite no matter where it is! In a campground or off the beaten track (or heck even a hostel) this little hammock is compact and awesome!

Generark Solar Generator

Camping with HomePower ONE Solar Bundle 3

[Gifted] This baby only weighs 23 pounds so it is easy to lift and carry around. The solar panels come in a case that keeps all the cables together. We use it to recharge devices, small appliances (like your tire compressor), coolers, etc. It is the perfect power station for camping and long road trips.

I wrote more about this awesome solar generator that I think everyone should have!

PAKMULE Hitch Rack Cargo Carriers

PAKMULE Hitch Rack Cargo Carriers

We are preparing for a big southwest road trip. It will include a cross-country trip to get to Arizona-Utah and then some back-country camping at White Pocket, etc. We have our Tepui tent on the top of the truck, and the truck bed has a slider to keep gear, but a PAKMULE hitch rack cargo carrier is a bonus.

During the trip from North Carolina to Arizona, we can keep the things we need most accessible on the rack. This is super convenient for quick overnight stays. Then once we hit camping mode, we will use it to hold our cooler and other gear (a) off the ground and (b) in reach for easy access.

It is tough and durable and will be able to handle offroad driving, but only ways 42 pounds! 100% aluminum and doesn't rust – great for snow and rain conditions as well.

Bladeless Neck Fan

The W Fan

[Gifted] When you are camping and it's cold, you throw on another layer and make your favorite hot drink, but what do you do when it's hot? The answer? The “W” Fan! This personal wearable cooling device has a rechargeable battery, no blade, and hits the spot.

Seriously, I have also worn it to bed at night to cool off while watching TV! And when the power went out for 10 hours a few weeks ago and we had no A/C. If you get hot on walks or hikes this may be your saving grace!

Best of all? It comes in red!

Buddy Beat Light

Buddy Beat Light

[Gifted] I don't know about you, but getting up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night can be a real pain when it's dark out and you can't see where you are going. Sure there are headlamps, and we have them, but have you ever come up upon someone wearing one? It's blinding! There is a better way to light the way!

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The Buddy Beat Light will get you where you need to do in the dark without blowing everyone out! You can sit around having that last glass of wine before dinner without blinding your campmates!

Smelly Proof Reusable Bags

Smelly Proof Reusable Bag

Storage bags are an essential part of the Misadventures camping gear checklist. I felt guilty about the amount of plastic bags we used and have turned to SmellyProof Reusable bags as a means to pack what we need for camping meals and gear organization. They come in all different sizes from the little snack bag to 2 gallons of space and I love the variety! Plus I don't have to worry about food smells co-mingling, as there aren't any!

You can find them on Amazon as well.

Casa Verde Packs

Casa Verde Packs

[Gifted] I am all about making camp meals easy. But that doesn't mean I want to sacrifice taste one tiny bit! We have all the Casa Verde Latin-forward meal pack flavors: Garbanzos Al Pastor, Coconut Chowder, Red Bean Pozole, and Lentil Mole. These are SUPER easy to prepare and make a great side dish for any protein you match it with. We make our protein ahead of time and then warm one of these packs up or even eat it cold. They are so good!

You can find them on Amazon as well.

Fillo's Beans

Fillo's Puerto Rican Rice And Gandules

[Gifted] Beans and rice, so carbs, really are great camping food. When we do eat carbs while camping we go for the healthier varieties. I know it seems like Fillio's and Casa Verde are competitors, and maybe they are on the shelf, but they both hold a place in our pantry and our camping gear. We like all the rice and bean combinations they have (they have tamales too!) but we LOVE the Puerto Rican Rice & Gandules Sofrito and buy that one over and over!

You can find them on Amazon as well.

True Primal Soups

True Primal Soups

[Gifted] More easy camping meals, especially when it is cold outside. We do a lot of off-season camping so these soups from True Primal are some of our go-to's. I've tried them all, but I try to stick to the ones that are lower carb: Beef & Vegetable Organic Soup, Roasted Chicken Soup, Beef & Mushroom Organic Soup, and Savory Wedding Organic Soup. If you do carbs there are heartier ones with potatoes, etc.

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You can find them on Amazon as well.

Mosi Tea Infuser

[Gifted] Beverages are a huge part of our camping adventures. The right tea or coffee and make the trip and the container it goes into is just as important! We use a tea infuser and cold brew infuser from Mosi, a local company in the Raleigh-Durham area (woot), and have fresh caffeine to fuel our days.

UCO Camping Gear for Eating

UCO Camping Gear for Eating

Mr. Misadventures and I have been using UCO camping plates, bowls, cups, and silverware for a million years. Their products are made with 100% recover recycled materials and have a LIFETIME guarantee. We take them in our suitcase even for travel and throw them in the car for road trips. They clean up easily and are very durable.

You can find them on Amazon.

Camping Passport

Camping Passport

Document your camping adventures with a camping passport from Letterfolk. Keep track of the best campsites and the meaningful moments while you are out and about.

Digital printable

Get Your Camping Planner!

This simple camping planner will help you get organized for any size trip.

Camping is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and spend some time in nature. Before you head out into the wild, have all your camping essentials. And then pack the good stuff, the gear!

While it might seem like a lot to remember, packing the right camping gear will help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable trip. So before you head out on your next camping adventure, be sure to check the products I've shared!

And if you are camping with your dog, here is a planner to help you stay organized for your 4-legged friend ($2.99)

How about you? Is there something new, cool, or interesting that you are bringing on your next camping trip? Do share!

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  1. Amber Myers says:

    This looks like some fabulous gear for camping!

  2. Lori Bosworth says:

    I’m not much of a camper, but I would love that Coalatree hammock for my backyard!

  3. Tara Pittman says:

    My husband needs that roof rack for the car. That will help him to pack all the gear that he needs.

  4. I’m loving all these great ideas. I would love to have the hammock. That would be nice.

  5. Richelle Milar says:

    That roof rack would be so perfect on our car! I’m gonna share this with my husband!

  6. Rose Ann Sales says:

    My family really love going on a camping trip, this is so perfect! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  7. Melissa Dixon says:

    I am all about caping stuff and there are so many things listed here that would make a great gift.

  8. Beautiful Touches says:

    These seem like really great camping gear suggestions, especially solar generators if you’re camping somewhere without electricity and you’re with young family and can’t fully unplug, for safety reasons.

  9. When we camp, I try to get away from all the tech so we don’t generally even bring it with us, other than phones.

  10. Gervin Khan says:

    These are great camping stuff. I know someone who loves seeing these things. I will share it with her, thank you!

  11. Melissa Cushing says:

    I am lovingly of this encamping essentials and I especially need that generator of out next trip! I absolutely love camping and you are spot on with these products….. thank you for the reminder and I might have to get that generator for Christmas!

  12. I’ve only been camping once. We didn’t have any of these supplies but our friends did. Thank goodness or I would’ve felt like I was really roughin it!

  13. IceCreamnStickyFingers says:

    I haven’t been camping in a very long time. I’d love to go one of these days. I’ll have to use an air mattress though.

  14. My husband likes to go camping so he needs is always looking for things to buy for camping. These are awesome sugestions!