With summer in full force, it’s time to head out and spend some quality time with everyone’s favorite lady, Mother Nature. But before heading into the wild, make sure to equip yourself with some essential, and dare we say genius, gear and goodies to guarantee you’ll be a happy camper.
1. FOR TAKING ON THE FOREST FLOOR: FOAM FLOOR TILES
Put the kids’ puzzle skills to good use, and piece together a more comfy place to sleep under the stars with foam floor tiles.
2. FOR EASIER-TO-START CAMPFIRES: TRICK CANDLES
Not even the wilderness’ breeze is a match for these birthday gag favorites. When the wind starts blowing out your match or lighter, light up a trick candle instead, and give yourself lots of time to get your kindling going.
3. FOR A HIGH-PERFORMANCE, HEALTHY SNACK: CHINOOK SEEDERY SUNFLOWER SEEDS
Put down the chip bag, and power your camping trip with a snack that would make Mother Nature proud. Packed full of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants, and made with only non-GMO verified ingredients (like authentic hatch green chilies and the cheesy deliciousness of fresh Parmesan, to name a few) Chinook sunflower seeds will take your campfire snack to a whole new level of deliciousness.
4. FOR WARDING OFF UNWANTED PESTS: CITRONELLA CANDLES
Tell mosquitos and other pesky bugs to buzz off by lighting up a few Citronella candles. As an all-natural insect repellent, the citronella oil in the candles will help keep you itch and bite-free.
5. FOR STAYING SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN: COMPACT, MICROFIBER TOWELS
Perfect for drying off after a dip in the lake, microfiber travel towels are lightweight, easy to roll and pack, and absorb water faster than regular towels. Plus, they are quick and easy to dry off.
6. SPEAKING OF KEEPING CLEAN…: ONE WIPE CHARLIES
Just because you’re roughin’ it doesn’t mean you have to do your business like an animal. Soothing, calming and refreshing, One Wipe Charlies afford the maximum clean in the shortest time.
7. FOR FUELING THAT MUCH-NEEDED CAFFEINE BUZZ: DIY TRAVEL COFFEE BAGS
Before heading out, grind up your favorite coffee beans, scoop them into a coffee filter, and then tie it up with some floss. When you’re ready to start brewing, simply prepare your cup o’ Joe the same way you would a cup of tea.