Top 5 Outdoor Essentials
I am the type of person that forgets at least one important thing on almost every trip. When I arrive at my destination, I either have to live without it or buy a new one. On camping trips out in the woods, buying new products isn’t always possible. I’ve created a list of 5 things that I ALWAYS bring on outdoor adventures. Aside from the obvious things like a tent and sleeping bag, these 5 things are always on my packing list. I hope this helps you prep for your next trip in nature!
This one is at the top of the list. Hot water is essential for so many things, from cooking rice or pasta, to making MRE’s or hot coffee/tea in the morning, I can’t remember the last time I went camping and didn’t use hot water in some way. Jetboil’s are also very small and portable. Click here to check them out!
Mountain weather is so unpredictable. The forecast can call for sun and it can rain the whole time. I remember going on a climbing trip in North Carolina and it was supposed to rain. When we went out climbing, three different storms were going all around but never actually hit us. It was the most bizarre thing I've ever experienced. That’s when I decided to always bring rain gear no matter what. I’ll also add extra socks to the list, because it’s impossible to get warm with wet socks!
I am the type of person who wears sunscreen no matter what the weather is! I started doing this because I kept getting sunburnt on cloudy days skiing. If you are going to be outside at all, you should add this to your daily routine too! Plus, it is the best thing for anti-aging. The outdoors can also be super drying to your skin, so moisturizer and chapstick are both key. I also always bring my Mario Badescu Lavender Facial Spray. It’s refreshing, moisturizing and helps my skin brave the elements outside.
I always have multiple headlamps with me at all times! I have them with me at camp, and when I am hiking just in case I am out longer than expected. Bring lamps with you or have extra batteries on hand, and your trips will be totally stress free!
Portable Spice Rack
Normal sized spices can take up a lot of space but they are necessary for cooking. I have these awesome little containers from Amazon that can hold two spices each. I would suggest getting two of them so you can have salt, pepper, and two other spices of your choice.
There are lots of other things that are important to take camping with you, but those are my top 5 - and the essential things that I have forgotten in the past. I hope it helps your packing experience go a little smoother. Cheers!