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Camping is one of the best summer activities.

Nature, fresh air, and great company what could be bad?

But if you're going camping, you're going to need the right gear.

We've put a list of the essentials and fun gadgets that will make your camping experience way better.

A pop up tent

Unless you want to brave the wild at night, you're going to need a tent.

A pop up tent is a great option as it takes virtually zero effort to set it up (it literally pops up), and only takes a few seconds to fold back.

This tent comes with 4 plastic ground stakes and sand bags on both side panels to keep it in place. 

Genji Sports pop up family beach tent: $72.00 $53.68 [25% off]

Summer weather sleeping bag

This sleeping bag is specifically designed for warmer weather.

It is best used when it's 40 F to 60 F (aka around how cold it would be in the woods in the summer.)

Coleman Trinidad warm-weather sleeping bag: $28.99 $25.99 [10% off]

An intense backpack

This is a great lightweight backpack option if you're planning a weekend camping trip.

It's waterproof and has an "aircomfort future pro ventilated back system," which relieves the weight burden and helps with sweating.

Altosy backpacking mountaineering waterproof backpack: $150.88 $67.82 [55% off]

A Swiss army knife

A Swiss army knife is good to have on hand pretty much anytime but especially when camping.

The "Huntsman" model comes with 14 different implements including blades, a wood saw, and scissors. You never know when you'll need to use this.

Victorinox Swiss Army huntsman II Knife: $46.00 $24.99 [46% off]

A camping lantern and fan

You'll want a latern at night and a fan when it gets hot.

Good news is: this one is a 2-in-1.

The latern part provides up to 37 hours of light, while the fan can run for up to 50 hours on low speed.

Deluxe camping combo LED lantern and fan: $39.99 $13.82 [65% off]

Portable charger

If you're someone who can't disconnect from the world, this portable energy pack is a must-have.

You'll be able to charge your smartphone, iPod, and other small electrical devices with this thing.

A "fully-depleted cellphone" can be recharged up to 30 times on this.

Coleman 4D CPX 6 Portable energy pack: $37.10

Hiking boots

Get yourself some super sturdy hiking boots.

These boots have a 1.25" inch heal and a slight 0.75", which will provide more support when walking over uneven land.

Vasque Men's breeze 2.0 GTX Hiking boot: $124.95 - $138.85


If you're planning on bringing lots of food with you, it's probably a good idea to bring a cooler.

This cooler can hol 69 12-oz cans, 2 liter bottles upright, and overall fits 50 quarts.

Dimensions: 27.5 x 16.75 x 19.063 inches.

Igloo island breeze maxcold 50 quart roller: $79.95 $37.04 [54% off]

A fire starter

If you don't know how to start a fire, all hope is not lost.

This "fire starter" will do the job for you.

And best of all, it's really small and won't take up a lot of room.

SE magnesium fire starter: $5.76 $3.70 [36% off] 

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