Camping Checklist

Fitness, News and Advice
on April 23, 2010

Get out there with our checklist of camping and hiking gear.

Kelty Gunnison 2.1
With two-pole set up and color-coded clip instruction, this durable and light two-person tent is easy to set up and take down. Also comes in larger sizes for three and four people. $180;

Keen Butte for men and women
Breathable and cushioned with super support in the heel, this shoe is perfect for a summer hike. $90 each; Pair them with Teko Men’s and Women’s Light Hiking organic socks. $18.95;

Kelty Eclipse 30
This rectangular sleeping bag features a comfortable polyester-cotton liner, integrated pillow and an external storage pocket for midnight snacks. $89.95; Add the self-inflating, foam Kelty Camper Sleep Pad for extra cushioning for your overnight stay. It comes with a stuff sack for storage and a repair kit for campsite mishaps. $59.95;

Primus EtaPackLite stove
This small propane stove is packed with clever, space-saving features: the lid on the 1.2 liter pot can act as a colander and all of the components — base, burner, windscreen and igniter — fits into the pot, making it easily portable. $115;

Primus Ignition Steel
A spark from this durable fire starter will help get your campfire roaring in any weather conditions, even rain or snow. Plus it’s small enough to stow in your pocket. $9, $10, $12 for small, medium, large;

Columbia Mobex Trail Pack
This lightweight pack won’t weigh you down on summer hikes. Interior cargo net compartments keep your snacks and other essentials organized, and a special material on the back of the pack deters moisture and dirt. $100;

Columbia Silver Ridge Short Sleeve men’s Crew
Made with fabric that wicks sweat and has UPF 30 sun protection, this casual top is perfect for a warm-weather trek. $40;

Outdoor Research Equinox Convert Pants
The legs of these lightweight, quick-dry pants zip off into shorts, and the material has built-in sun protection. $75;

Adventure Medical Kits Mountain Series Day Tripper
Weighing less than a pound, this compact first aid kit is ideal for an all-day hike or short overnight camping/hiking trip. The kit contains supplies and detailed instructions for treating blisters, burns, bleeding and sprains/strains. $33;

Athleta CoolTouch Women’s Polo
This semi-fitted half-zip polo wicks moisture and has built-in sun protection. $42;

Osprey Talon 4 daypack, $54
With multiple pockets and space for two water bottles, this pack will hold everything you need for a day hike. $54;

ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern
Keep your campsite free of mosquitoes with this handy lantern. A butane cartridge on the lantern’s base heats a small “mat” that contains insect repellent, fending off bugs in a 15 x 15 area for up to four hours. $29.99;