Your days at summer camp may be long gone, but that doesn't mean a woodsy excursion can't be in your future. Morning hikes with breathtaking views, long swims in the lake, and late-night antics around a bonfire are all part of a quintessential American summer. Fill a backpack with your favorite flannel, the makings of s'mores, and these 10 camping essentials.
Stumptown Travel Coffee Kit
You're never far from a decent cup of coffee with the Portland-based roaster's travel-friendly brewing kit. Each set comes with a coffee drip that folds flat, elegant on-the-go grinder, sturdy camping mug, Melitta filters, Stumptown beans, and handy brew guide.
Price: $125 Available at: food52.com
Luminaid Solar Lantern
What can't this inflatable and collapsible solar-powered lantern do? It's waterproof (you don't have to worry about getting it wet); it recharges in the sun (no need to pack extra batteries or find an outlet); and it floats (an ideal mate for late-night dips in the lake).
Price: $20 Available at: amazon.com
Portable Log Fire
Skip the mess that comes with a traditional campfire and opt for a kiln-dried log that burns from the inside out. Rope handles ensure easy transport.
Price: $26 (set of two) Available at: food52.com
Species by the Thousands Bug Spray
Keeping pesky mosquitoes at bay is especially important this summer season. Opt for a pleasantly scented, all-natural formula made with essential oils of citronella, cajeput, and patchouli.
Price: $18 Available at: speciesbythethousands.com
Poler Tent for Two
Why blend into the scenery when you can stand out with a rainbow-colored tent. The spacious design comfortably fits two and is simple and efficient to set up.
Price: $189 Available at: polerstuff.com
Titanium Fork and Spoon Set/h3>
Spruce up your al fresco dining experience with a pack of convenient and reusable titanium utensils.
Price: $35 Available at: nordstrom.com
Elevate your sleeping situation with a chic daybed created by Scandinavian designer Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen in the 1960s. Made of black stained beech, linen, and sisal rope, the easy-to-assemble piece was originally created for his son's camping trip.
Price: $820 Available: shopkontrast.com
Alder New York Natural Hair Powder
When water is scarce, but you can't bear to have dirty hair, the eucalyptus-scented powder will clean and freshen strands. Bergamot, clary sage, juniper, and lavender scents are also available.
Price: $30 Available at: aldernewyork.com
Besito Sleeping Bag
The stylish and functional sleeping bag ensures comfort regardless of the temperature outside. A two-way zipper allows you to catch a breeze at your feet while keeping warm and insulated.
Price: $90 Available at: amazon.com
Filson Wool Mackinaw Cruiser
Retain heat once the sun sets with a slim cut, lumberjack-style wool jacket that also repels rain.