Guest Picks: The Modern Camper: Enjoy the Outdoors in Style and Comfort
Gone are the days when camping meant "roughing it" — unless you just prefer it that way. My family enjoys camping, both in a camper and in tents. Nowadays, camping accessories are as varied as the campers themselves. I've gathered just a taste of some of the amazing items to make your outdoor adventure a blast, but there is so much more out there! There's nothing like a campfire under a canopy of stars to bring your family together. Go enjoy the outdoors! — Robyn from Add a Pinch
DoubleNest Hammock - $69.95
These hammocks by Eagles Nest Outfitters (or ENO as they are affectionately called in my house by my guys) are awesome for sleeping outdoors. You get up off the ground and can get all kinds of accessories like rain tarps to keep you dry and bug nets to keep the pests off while you sleep. So cool.
GoPro Hero 3, Black Edition - $399.95
These GoPro cameras are such neat gadgets. Attach it to your head and record your active adventures.
The Colorado Wall Tent - $538
This Colorado tent is the perfect item for serious campers that need an extra "room" for a large family to hang out in when it rains, or even a separate cookhouse and dining area — the uses are endless.
Lodge Logic Deep Dutch Oven - $84
My family and I love to use Lodge cast iron when we camp. There are just so many things we can make in this.
Folding Aluminum Picnic Table - $129.99
This foldable and portable camping table is perfect for picnics on the go.
Fire Pit Cookout Set - $49.99
My family always roasts marshmallows and makes s'mores whenever we camp. This set will make all of those snacks, sandwiches, marshmallows and s'mores such a breeze to cook over an open flame.
Campfire Popcorn Popper - $34.99
Pop a little corn over your campfire and sit and talk a little longer with the ones you love.
Ozark Trail Instant 2-room Shower/Changing Shelter - $99.97
While I love camping, I also like the refreshing feeling of a shower on hot summer days. This personal shower and changing tent is perfect for those who prefer showers to bathing in a lake.
Coleman Family-size Lantern - $29.88
Camping and lanterns are natural companions. These Coleman lanterns are the perfect size for keeping on hand for walks or card games in the dark.
Sand-free Mat - $49.99
I really like these sand-free, dirt-free mats for camping. They're great for afternoons spent looking at the clouds or evenings having supper on the ground.
Handpresso Wild Hybrid Coffee Machine - $125
I won't name names, but I have a friend who can't go a day without some strong, serious coffee. When I saw this little portable espresso machine, I knew it was something I needed to add to my camping supplies.
BioLite Camp Stove - $130
This cool camping stove will make your temporary neighbors jealous. It lets you cook your food and charge your phone at the same time! Use twigs or pinecones to get it going so you don't have to carry fuel with you. I know a special someone that has a birthday coming up, so honey, don't look at this!
Easton Mountain Products CTR 65 Ion Adjustable Trekking Poles - $69.97
These adjustable trekking poles are great for hikes through the woods or exploring the seaside.
Portable Campfire Pit - $99
What's camping without a campfire? This portable campfire pit is easy to pack and set up outside your tent. Don't forget the marshmallows!
Camper’s Starter Kit - $56.96
Mosquitoes seem to get advance notice of your outdoor camping activities. My family and I love these items for repelling those pesky little bugs when we are outdoors. Give one to each person or buy the outdoor lanterns with the same mosquito-repelling technology.
Jetboil Flash Personal Cooking System - $99.95
If you are a party of one on your camping adventure, this may just be the cooking system for you.
Yeti Roadie 20 Chest Cooler - $229.99
My family and I love our Yeti cooler for camping, outdoor parties and just keeping ice cold for outdoor suppers.
Ice Cream Ball, Green Apple, Pint - $29.95
Ice cream is always a cool summer treat — even when camping. Give the kids this ice cream ball and they will have a blast making their favorite frozen treat.
Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Comprehensive First-Aid Kit - $199.95
My family loves camping together. But no matter how much we enjoy having a great time, we enjoy our safety more. This is a comprehensive medical kit that should cover most of your immediate first aid needs until you can get to proper medical attention. Hopefully you won't ever need it, but it's always better to have and not need than vice versa.
GripTight GorillaPod for iPhone, Android & Windows Smartphones - $29.95
I love my GorillaPods, even at home. They're especially valuable outdoors: If you have to hold your phone for a movie one night or a video chat with Grandma and the kids, you are set to go hands free.
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