33 Top Rated Hiking and Camping Gear on Amazon

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This Top Rated list compiled for women outdoor adventurers only features products with at least 4.3/5 stars and 25+ reviews on the global Amazon platform.

By Kelly Price

When you’re out in the wilderness, it’s just you, Mother Nature and your gear. It’s critical for every product you bring with you to (1) do its job perfectly and (2) leave the smallest footprint possible. The By top rated gear on this list has been put to the test by thousands of explorers just like you, and they’ve all performed better than the rest.

 

1. A collapsible kettle that takes up very little room

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Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (30+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I tested it over my propane grill and it did an amazing job heating the water. When it is collapsed it is about the size of a dessert plate so it saves space in my gear.”

 

2. A tiny but effective fire starter

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (1,400+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “A fantastic little tool, really throws some good sparks! Fairly large rod should last a long time, well made, comfortable finger grips, light weight, small enough to fit into any camping / survival kit.”

 

3. A top rated pocket-sized outdoor blanket

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (50+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Easy to carry and can fit in one hand, strong and durable, yet big enough for 2/3 people to lounge around on. We were able to use it as a base for inflatable airpads, or simply pull it out for additional friends to lay on it.”

 

4. A lightweight-yet-warm double sleeping bag

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Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (40+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This thing is awesome! We’re a big camping family (cheap vacation!) and all have our own sleeping bags. However, I loved the idea of a sleeping bag I could share with my husband and this is the perfect fit. It’s not too much bulkier than an average size sleeping bag, but once you open it up the inside is very spacious! The material is soft and definitely will keep us warm on a chilly summer/fall night.” – Top rated answer for a top rated product!

 

5. An ultra soft microfiber towel

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Average rating: 4.9/5 stars (140+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I bought this towel for camping. It is lightweight and folds up very small for its size. The texture is sort of like a chamois, soft and kinda “rubbery”, for lack of a better word. It will absorb a ton of water. Far more than it needs to dry you off after a shower. It does dry very quickly if you hang it in a breeze. Much quicker than a standard cotton towel.”

 

6. A hand-crank power bank with a radio, flashlight, and USB charger

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Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (340+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This little jewel would provide invaluable during emergencies. It will provide 50 lumen LED light, AM/FM/NOAA radio and even a way to charge phones.”

 

7. A personal water filter

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Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (340+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “As soon as I got this thing in the mail I went straight to the nastiest, most contaminated thing I could find. There just happened to be a sink full of soaking dishes that worked just fine. Couldn’t taste a thing. I even spit some of the water out and it was nice and clear.”

 

8. A top rated spork with a bottle opener

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Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (1,700+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Well made. Just right for eating that emergency can of pork and beans on the road. Clipped it to the key ring on my car’s AA Maglite along with the P-38 can opener and Gerber 1 1/2″ pocket knife. Too big for a pant’s pocket but just right for a coat’s. Of course it can be clipped to a purse or pack too.”

 

9. All-purpose nylon paracord

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Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (1,700+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Worked great! I brought this with me whenever I went camping or had other outdoor adventures. I used it pretty much every time. The hardest load I put on it was a hammock, which I only had to double the string from the tree to the hammock.”

 

10. A completely waterproof dry bag

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Average rating: 4.9/5 stars (750+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “We used this dry bag on a trip to French Polynesia. Brought it everywhere-on a boat (standing on outside observation deck in tropical rain), a jet ski tour, a shark excursion, and lunch IN the water. Our stuff stayed totally dry. It’s a good looking bag, people asked where we got it. 10LB green bag, perfect size.” At an average top rated 4.9, there’s little wonder it’s popular.

 

11. A portable personal cooking system

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Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (600+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “In the military, this was extremely helpful when we had to be out in the woods for weeks on end. We got really creative in what we can make in the jetboil. We used the hot water for shaving, making coffee, hard-boiled eggs, oatmeal, hot dogs, hot chocolate, if you can make something with boiling water, we made it.”

 

12. A bottle of versatile 18-in-1 soap

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (4,900+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I use this soap for shampoo, body wash, face wash, I put it in my bath, I’ve used it to clean my counters, I’ve used it to clean dishes.”

 

13. A water bottle that will keep liquid cold for 24 hours

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (2,600+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “1) Unbelievably effective at holding temperature. Have yet to see an occasion when there is not still ice at the end of the day, no matter how hot it’s been: sitting in a hot car, going through a double class of Bikram yoga (4hrs in 105 degree room!)
2) Incredibly well made. We have had other metal water bottles; they dent; paint chips or peels. Not this one; my son’s bottle still looks brand new after hanging off his backpack, banging around for the past 3 months.”

 

14. A lightweight, durable backpack for day hikes

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Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (5,500+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I needed a packable, waterproof backpack for my trip to Brazil and this was perfect! I wore it while hiking through the jungle in Iguassu Falls, where weather was unpredictable, and it kept all my belongings dry. At one point, I was able to fit a change of clothes, sunscreen, towel, and a bunch of other items.”

 

15. And a bigger, more robust backpack for camping

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Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (1,500+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “It has endured some serious abuse and keeps on taking it. I would recommend this pack to anyone at this point. As to the pack itself, it has tons of little features. It has locking mechanisms on the lumbar straps, 2 outside pockets that are literally the perfect size for a Nalgene, It has a pocket on the top for random things (I used it for flint and my back up plan of 9V battery and steel wool), At the bottom it has a place for your sleeping bag. All in all a fantastic pack for the price.”

 

16. A top rated ventilated shoe for warm & wet hikes

Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (4,300+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I just used these as my primary shoe for a ten-day hiking/white water rafting trip in the Grand Canyon. I used them for the 7 1/2 mile hike from the upper rim to the lower rim while carrying a 35 lb. pack and they performed exceptionally. My feet never got sore and my toes didn’t get bruised, despite the constant decline of the trail. I also used them during day hikes. Even when crossing streams, they dried relatively quickly and were still comfortable even when wet.”

 

17. And a heavier duty hiking boot for longer hauls

Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (4,30+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I pretty much submerged these boots in water ENTIRELY, and they are definitely WATERPROOF. They were also incredibly comfortable – I had multiple days of hiking for 12+ hours consecutively, and I cannot stress how comfortable they were. They seem pretty light-weight, great support, solid traction on all sorts of terrain.”

 

18. Fill them shoes with Darn Tough high-performance socks

Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (40+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I am on my feet 12 hours a day wearing steel-toed boots and these help greatly with making my feet comfortable. I have gifted a few pairs to my coworkers and they have purchased several pairs afterwards. They are a bit pricey but I have a few pairs that have lasted 4+ years, if you wear them out, mail them to Darn Tough and they will send you a new pair.”

 

19. The top rated, classic Swiss Army Knife

Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (4,600+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I think that this item should be standard issue to everyone. I have several and if I don’t have a reason to use it daily, someone around me does.”

 

20. A compact 10-piece cookset

Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (2,300+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This has to be the most complete camping cookware set I have ever purchased. Well finished, fine quality product, pretty solid and tight cookware, no rattling noise when you shake them. It includes a pot with a cover, a frying pan, 2 bowls for drinking water or soup, a soup spoon, bamboo handle spoon, a cleaning loofah and a stainless steel spork, and even though it does not contain a knife, the spork its strong enough to cut through meat, potatoes or carrots.”

 

21. A lightweight yet complete first aid kit

Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (180+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This one is a terrific size and weight for hiking. It fits anywhere in or on my backpack.”

 

22. A pair of lightweight convertible hiking pants

Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (460+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “These are great fitting, lightweight, comfortable pants, perfect for hiking in. I will never wear jeans to hike in again. They have a nice straight leg (not wide at all) that fits my body perfectly, and I feel skinny and cute in them too! They also dry incredibly fast. I took these pants to hike around in Switzerland and didn’t want to wear any other pants, I loved these so much.”  That’s a top rated recommendation!

 

23. An ultra compact sleeping pad

Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (100+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Great bang for your buck. Inflates with about 15 breaths. Comfortable on the ground. Shields you from feeling every little leaf and twig under you. Obviously not best for very cold weather camping if you’re needing this to help insulate you from the cold ground. But for basic camping and down to about 45-50 degrees it works.”

 

24. A handy headlamp

Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (200+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “I have had several Petzl headlamps which have evolved positively in functionality (e.g. operating the switch with a gloved hand) and the Tikkina is, in my opinion, the perfect end result. The default “on” is bright enough for almost any pre-dawn trekking, approach, or climbing, without fear of running the batteries down. And if you occasionally need extra light, it is available with an extra click.”

 

25. A bottle of water treatment drops

Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (340+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “There are many ways to get clean water these days. Filters, UV lights, charged salts, chlorine, iodine, etc. They all have PROs and CONs. I prefer the Aquamira drops over the other methods because I never have to worry about dead batteries, dead UV bulbs, broken equipment, foul tastes, or clogged filters. I keep several sets of these around.”

 

26. A state-of-the-art GPS watch

Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (340+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Did a lot of research on a device that can track my ocean swims, bike rides, runs, heart rate, etc. I have gone on an ocean swim, and it worked like a champ. Mapped my swim, calculated the distance and generated a SWOLF score. The hr sensor was working in the water, but I did go with a hrm-tri strap for better accuracy. Did a 15mi bike ride and it synced easily with my garmin cadence and speed sensor. Post-workout data gave me every detail on my ride.”

 

27. A portable high capacity power bank

Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (900+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This is personally the best portable battery I have purchased in my life. For the iPhone 6s, a full charge lasts me a good 4 full charges, it’s small so it’s very compact and fits in the pocket nicely when you want to go places and it doesn’t bother you so much when walking around or running around.”

 

28. A 10-liter camping kitchen sink

Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (75+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “If you do any camping at all, you soon discover the need for something that holds water. Sometimes it’s for washing dishes, other times it’s for moving water up to camp so you can filter it, sometimes it’s just for washing the dust off your face. It’s always for keeping “dirty” water away from otherwise clean water sources unless you’re into making someone else sick or messing up the environment.”

 

29. A pack of No Rinse bathing wipes

Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (35+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “Went on a 2.5 trekking trip through Nepal where you couldn’t shower every day – TMI, I know. These were a great alternative. One wipe is plenty for the whole body – remember you can use the other side. Plus, they packed really flat/neatly into my backpack. There really wasn’t a scent, I felt refreshed and it got the sunblock/insect repellant off surprisingly well.”

 

30. A waterproof notebook

Average rating: 4.8/5 stars (160+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “This is the best pad out there. I have carried one of these in my cargo pocket through training and now months in Afghanistan. I keep a daily journal in one and use another for important notes. I will always have one of these with me.”  This should be top rated for innovation as well!

 

31. A pair of low gaiters

Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (65+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “The gaiters were used over some 10-year-old waterproof hiking boots on a route following paths cut by snow-melt fed streams that took us in and out of rocky scree, gravel, tundra grasses and 3 inches of fresh snow. I lost track of the number of low water stream crossings, but my feet stayed warm and dry thanks to the gaiters–can’t say the same for my companions. Product was also highly effective at keeping debris out of my boots.”

 

32. A pair of waterproof binoculars

Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (800+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “The clarity and magnification is pretty remarkable. They are really compact and lightweight for what they are. Magnification is about the limit of what you can hold steady by hand without a rest. I went to a football game sitting in the nosebleeds and let a couple of strangers next to me use them, they were blown away and ordered a pair on the spot!”

 

33. For extreme emergencies – a personal locator beacon

Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (180+ reviews)

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Reviewers say: “My boat capsized offshore at 11:31 am. I turned on the signal. The colonel from the coast guard called my wife in the next 2-3 minutes to confirm that I was out fishing. The coast guard helicopter was sent to my location immediately. The helicopter was there very soon.”

 

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I was born and raised in Chicago Illinois, and I haven’t really been keen to stay in one place since! Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to discover different facets of myself and my style through living abroad. I have lived everywhere from Chicago, to Oklahoma to Dallas, Italy, and Israel in my recent past.

Exploring the world, one place at a time has opened my eyes to the beauty of simplicity — good eats, a nice white wine, Friday nights indoors with a box of Chinese, and a movie with my friends or my love bug.

25 thoughts on “33 Top Rated Hiking and Camping Gear on Amazon

  • April 19, 2017 at 3:09 am
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    I’ve not seen a list I liked so much ! I’m not sure why but I suddenly want to go camping again right now with some new gear after a scroll through this! Going to check out this more closely now.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 9:43 am
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    Great resource! I’m so happy we finally have hiking and camping weather.

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  • April 11, 2017 at 5:34 am
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    There are some great items on this list. I love all the collapsible cookware items. They are perfect for packing and storing after your camping trips. I need to look into that water bottle for my husband. He would get use out of that for sure.

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  • April 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    These are all fantastic ideas! The multi-purpose tools are the ones that I like the best!

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  • April 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm
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    These are some excellent suggestions! A waterproof notebook is a great idea to jot down feelings and things you want to remember about the hike for later. Definitely something I will remember for my next outdoor adventure.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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      I spilled some coffee on my waterproof notebook once and it actually works amazingly well! Definitely worth using in everyday life beyond camping in my opinion.

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  • April 10, 2017 at 11:50 am
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    I never heard of a camping sink before, that must be for really serious campers! I haven’t really been camping that often but I can see the use of some of these items. If you go camping and hiking at the same time you definitely need a pair of really good shoes.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 10:34 pm
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      YES. It is absolutely worth investing in the right pair of shoes. Your feet will thank you many times over!

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  • April 10, 2017 at 8:58 am
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    Ok so I literally need all of these now! We go camping quite often and I can already see us using so many of these. The kitchen sink is so epic and something I have never seen! 🙂

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  • April 10, 2017 at 2:09 am
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    Wow. Some very interesting and innovative products on offer here! Combining love of shopping with the love of the outdoors! I’m going to enjoy looking at more detail of some of these.

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  • April 10, 2017 at 1:37 am
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    For someone who considers herself not very rustic, it was amazing how many of these items I possess. Great list.

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  • April 9, 2017 at 1:25 pm
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    This is one of the fun things about camping. All the options and choices available now! Great research. You did a wonderful job of compiling them in this post, really helpful for any camper or hiker who needs new stuff. Now which to get first…

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  • April 9, 2017 at 1:07 pm
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    These are some really great picks. I love the personal cooking system. Gonna check it out and buy one soon

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    • April 10, 2017 at 12:15 pm
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      Can’t tell you how many times that personal cooking system would have come in handy for me!

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  • April 9, 2017 at 11:33 am
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    I am a big hiking lover and always looking for new material. The easy fire maker looks perfect. Now I just want to shop until we drop 😉

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  • April 9, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    I should buy that kettle for my stepfather. He always brings his own tea when traveling, and from time to time there’s no kettle on site. Thanks for sharing this list of interesting gift ideas – for myself and others 🙂

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  • April 8, 2017 at 9:32 pm
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    What a great list! I’ve heard of a few of these before but most I haven’t. The kitchen sink is genius! I can see it being used for so many things. Thanks for sharing!

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  • April 8, 2017 at 3:39 pm
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    I love how you found so much,so easy for anyone to know what to pick and the weather’s getting so nice now for camping or the festival season! So many great ideas for things that I didn’t know you could get for camping ☺️

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    • April 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm
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      Glad you found it helpful Leticia! Making this list definitely got me all excited for some spring camping…

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  • April 8, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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    My in-laws go camping and hiking a lot so this guide would be handy for them. I will show them this post. Some of the items would just be perfect for them. xx

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  • April 8, 2017 at 11:56 am
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    All of these products look amazing. Love the collapsible kettle, am going to try and get one of those for our camping box. I had no idea these even existed!

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    • April 8, 2017 at 9:33 pm
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      I have to confess I didn’t know the kettle existed either! But after reading a bunch of its reviews I ordered one for myself 🙂

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  • April 8, 2017 at 12:42 am
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    That kettle looks awesome, the fact that it takes up so little space. Dr Bronners 18-in-1 soap is awesome and you can use it for so many different things and also they have awesome scents.

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    • April 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm
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      Agreed! I use Dr Bronners for probably 10+ different things and am still on my first bottle since it’s so concentrated. I can definitely vouch for the Peppermint scent – so fresh!

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