Best Gear for Camping Off the Beaten Path
Camping Gear and Supplies for Life Off the Beaten Path
Blue Force Gear Tracer Pack
The Tracer Pack is a full-featured backpack that is perfectly suited in the truck, at the office, in class, or on the trail. It can carry all your essentials and features an integral padded laptop sleeve on the back capable of holding most 15-inch or smaller laptops. The bottom of the pack features a double layer of ULTRAcomp, a high-performance laminate that provides superior wear and water resistance over other materials.
Keen Venture Mid WP
Keen’s Venture Mid waterproof hiking boots are built to give you confident grip on the trail. Featuring a lightweight upper, locked-in feel, and higher-traction outsole, the boots will propel you to your next adventure. Keen’s footbeds are infused with probiotic technology that naturally breaks down odor in sweat without heavy metals or hazardous chemicals.
myCharge PowerFold Solar
Keep your power-hungry devices topped off even when you’re away from a wall socket with myCharge’s PowerFold Solar. This pocket-sized portable powerbank features built-in solar charging panels and a 8,000mAh rechargeable battery. Use it to charge your phone or GPS unit while on your trip. It features two USB parts and a flashlight with SOS function.
Coast Storm Proof EAL22
An essential part of your camping gear, Coast’s versatile, tough, and compact emergency area light is a fullsize, feature-rich portable light that has a 1,300-lumen output on high mode and will run for 40 hours on low. The EAL22 features a tough, drop-proof nylon body and polycarbonate dome and globe construction. Users can remove the globe to allow for higher lumen output, and with carabineers on the top and bottom, the lantern can be hung to provide overhead lighting.
Yeti LoadOut GoBox 30
You might think this is a cooler, but it’s not. Keep your gear accessible, protected, and organized to stand up to the demands of your next outdoor adventure. Built to be nearly indestructible, Yeti’s LoadOut GoBox can endure the blazing sun, negative temps in the field, and the daily abuse of being lugged in and out of your truck. Accessories included: Divider, Caddy, and Pack Attic.
The best-selling Personal quick-drying microfiber towel features ultra-versatile, absorbent, and superfast-drying performance that make it great gear for any activity, including camping, travel, fitness, swimming, and more. The towel stays fresh longer thanks to Polygeine odor control. Available in four sizes and eight color choices.
MSRP: ranges from $10-40
Nathan Hammerhead 24-ounce Steel Insulated Bottle
This innovative triple-insulated steel bottle will keep your hot drink hot and cold drink cold without breaking a sweat. Every Hammerhead purchase sends funding to Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas Initiative to aid in ocean cleanup and educational programs to help offset the global issue of plastics in the ocean, much of which are single-use plastic water bottles.
Leatherman FREE T4
A key tool in Leatherman’s newest line of multi-tools, the FREE T4 features 12 tools, including scissors, tweezers, and a heavy-duty file. Perfect gear for those on the go, the T4 was designed with everyday problem solving in mind. Comes with a pocket clip attached for easy access. Proudly built in Portland, Oregon, it is covered by a 25-year warranty.
Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the November/December 2019 print issue of Tread Magazine.