7 Items Every Outdoor Enthusiast Should Have

The ultimate packing list for the outdoorsman or woman.

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If you’re going on a camping trip or hiking excursion, there are a few necessities that should be top of your packing list - a sleeping bag, matches, and food, for starters. But, survival essentials aside, some items are simply good to have, whether it be for their sustainable quality, entertainment purpose, or just to have somewhere to sit to watch that beautiful sunset. These seven items fulfill all of these requirements and more, making them the ideal accessories for the outdoor enthusiast.

1. THIS LAMP THAT RUNS ON SALT AND WATER

The SAlt lamp requires only one glass of water and two tablespoons of salt to provide eight hours of light. The lamp doesn’t contain any flammable parts or solutions, and also comes equipped with a USB slot for charging your mobile phone.

2. THIS WATERPROOF JOURNAL

Use your time outdoors to exercise your creativity, have your mind wander, and let your imagination go wild. Keep track of any small bursts of inspiration or insights with this waterproof journal that resists mud, sweat and humidity.

3. THIS INFLATABLE AIR-SOFA

LayBag becomes an insta-cushion by simply opening one end, moving it through the air, and closing it back up with clasps. Made of superstrong, lightweight, durable nylon ripstop, the LayBag is specially designed to rest on any surface, including grass, sand, concrete, and even rocky terrains.

3. THIS LIST OF GAMES THAT CAN BE PLAYED ANYWHERE

These five games can be played anytime, anywhere and don’t even require a paper and pen. Ideal for long hikes and campfires, these games can provide endless entertainment while spending time outdoors.

4. THIS SUN-POWERED PHONE CHARGER

All you have to do is attach Little Sun Charge to your backpack for five daylight hours to fully charge your smartphone. Originally designed as a way to make solar power accessible across the globe, Little Sun Charge also happens to be simple, sustainable way to stay charged no matter where you are.

5. THIS STAR TARGET

There’s no better opportunity to learn the secrets  of the galaxy than a night spent under the stars. Simply dial in the date and time across the top, and the Star Target will show you the positions of of constellations, stars clusters and nebulas  in the sky overhead.

6.  THIS WATER PURIFICATION STRAW

The LifeStraw is a portable drinking straw that filters dirty water to make it safe for drinking. Removing 99.9% of bacteria and parasites, the LifeStraw is a sleek, durable, and compact accessory that every outdoor enthusiast should have.

7. WILD BY CHERYL STRAYED

An incredible memoir of one woman’s 1100-mile solo hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, Wild is an inspiring story that highlights the healing power of the outdoors - challenges and all. A must-read for the outdoor enthusiast!