8 Fall 2023 Camping Essentials

Fall 2023 Camping Essentials

Fall is upon us and after the scorching summer of 2023 we’ve had we could all use a little bit of cooler weather and fresh dose of mother nature. Whether you are visiting the local state park or gearing up for a proper adventure in the backcountry, these Fall 2023 camping essentials are sure to make your camping adventure a success.

A Cozy Sleeping Bag: Your ticket to warmth on those brisk fall nights – think of it as your portable toasty cocoon. Pick a model that fits your expected camping temperature for best results. Then consider materials, weight and packability. This model from Nemo, the Nemo Forte 20, comes in mens and womens models, cut and insulated differentially for each, in a model that’s lite weight and easily packable.

Insulated Sleeping Pad: The guardian of your beauty sleep, protecting you from the cold, hard truth of the ground beneath. Let’s face it – finding a perfectly flat, soft-as-a-mattress spot at your favorite camping spot is about as likely as you winning the Powerball. That’s where a good sleeping pad comes in. The Sea to Summit Ether Light XT Extra-Thick Insulated Air Mattress provides 4″ of comfort and warmth so you sleep soundly and bounce back the next day. It also comes in different shapes and thicknesses.

Layered Clothing: Like a menu of fashion choices for Mother Nature’s unpredictable moods. Base layers, fleece, and waterproof jackets, oh my! Be prepared for whatever crazy temps mother nature throws at you using layered clothing. Start with something cool and moisture wicking close to your skin, followed by an easily removable layer of warmth, topped off by something to break the wind or repel the rain. It’s a gauranteed formula to keep you comfortable. The THE NORTH FACE Men’s Antora Triclimate is a proven system for barely cool mornings at the campsite to extreme cold days ascending the peak.

Mighty Tent: Your fortress against the elements – because nothing says “adventure” like conquering a windy night. Whether a 10 person complex or a packable 1 person tent for hiking, having a roof over your head can make or break a camping trip. There are many types, configurations and price points to fit any budget. The Marmot Crane Creek Ultralight Backpacking and Camping Tent is a multi-season tent with a rainproof fly, room for two, and a vestibule to break the wind and keep your boots dry.

Campfire Magic: Channel your inner wizard with waterproof matches, a lighter, and the power to turn sticks into warmth and sizzling s’mores. Since man invented fire no more quintessential element of the camping experience has existed. Own the fire and impress your friends with these Black Beard Fire Starter Ropes. Cut off a piece, light with a lighter, and your kindling and wood will be burning in no time – ready for that neat whiskey on a cold night.

Portable Culinary Arsenal: Cook up campsite feasts that rival Michelin-starred restaurants with your trusty stove, cookware, and utensils. This GSI Outdoors, Destination Cooking Set 24, Serves 4 People with ease. It includes utensils like a spatula, serving spoon, forks and knives, waterproof spice storage, dish cleaning supplies and it comes in a convenient carryng case.

Headlamp/Flashlight: Illuminate the night and unveil the mysteries of the wilderness. Your trusty sidekick when darkness falls. The stars in nature are brighter but let’s face it, tripping on a log sucks. So light up the night with a good headlamp on your noggin and a camp light for more general lighting. The BioLite, Alpenglow 250 Lumen Multicolor USB Lantern comes with s 3200 mAh Rechargeable Battery and Charging Port and lights up your campsite.

First Aid Arsenal: Be the superhero of your adventure, ready to rescue with a well-equipped first aid kit. Minor injuries, meet your match! Don’t let that splinter or scrape from scaling that boulder keep you from enjoying time in nature… carry a well appointed first aid kit (and know how to use it)! The Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight Watertight Medical First Aid Kit .7 provides bandages, wraps, and other essential medical supplies for inflammation, allergies, wounds, and more. Plus it comes in a lite weight and waterproof bag that’s easy to pack.

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