Travel Essentials for the Discerning Camper
Clockwise from top left: Photo by
Danka and Peter; courtesy of Kaufmann Mercantile; photo by Joshua Earle; courtesy of Kaufmann Mercantile.
Roasting s'mores over a campfire, catching fireflies, and abandoning your cell phone are just a few perks of spending time in the great outdoors. There's just one thing – roughing it isn't for everyone. That's okay. Camping products have come a long way from the days of sternos and mosquito nets. These
good-looking classics will make a nice addition to any camping arsenal.
Handmade Mosquito Repellant
Keep pesky bugs at bay with an all-natural ointment infused with citronella, catnip, and calendula.
Price: $15 Available at: kaufmann-mercantile.com
Wood & Faulk Camp Stool
Pull up a seat with a camping classic handcrafted from beautiful ash hardwood and English bridle leather. Best part: It folds up for ease of transportation and comes with a handy carrying strap.
Price: $165 Available at: woodandfaulk.com
Best Made Company Axe
Chop wood in style with the most handsome axe around. The duck canvas carrying bag is coated in abrasion-resistant cordura and padding to ensure easy and safe transport.
American Felling Axe Price: $275 Available at: bestmadeco.com
Duck Canvas Case Price: $110 Available at: bestmadeco.com
The Miller Planisphere
Navigate the universe with a set of compact plastic disks that allow you to dial in the date and time to reveal a replication of the sky above you.
Price: $12.35 Available at: amazon.com
Minimalism is all the rage these days, especially when it comes to packing. Do double duty with this combination napping sack and puffer coat.
Price: $136 Available at: polerstuff.com
The Ultimate Fishing Kit
Everything you need to catch a big one is tucked away in a nicely designed and lightweight pack.
Price: $259 Available at: topodesigns.com
Stainless-Steel Filtration Cup
Produce clean, fresh water from most outdoor sources in fifteen seconds flat.
Price: $60 Available at: nordstrom.com
Sierra Granite Cabin Spray
Mist your musty old cabin with a fresh nature scent.
Price: $40 Available at: juniperridge.com
German Kerosene Lantern
Heavy-duty lacquered steel lanterns in a classic design that's been in use since 1902.
Price: $40 Available at: kaufmann-mercantile.com
Eva Solo Table Grill
Sleek, simple Danish design makes for super easy clean up — so that you can spend more time exploring and less time washing dishes.
Price: $269 Available at: amazon.com
The New Primal Spicy Beef Jerky
Snack on this gluten-free, grass-fed, grass-finished beef sweetened with a touch of pineapple juice and honey, and infused with cayenne pepper and jalapenos.
Price: $13 Available at: amazon.com
Filson Dry Duffel Backpack
You can't control the force of Mother Nature, but you can certainly control the force of your backpack. Stash your stuff in a durable waterproof bag with a roll top closure and zippered front pockets.
Price: $140 Available at: backcountry.com