Everything you need for a weekend spend in nature
We LOVE camping, always have, always will. It all started in our parent's backyards and we're now sleeping under the stars of Iceland. In this mini guide we want to share our favorite camping gear with you. All those things that we grew utterly fond of over the last years.
Camping is fun, camping is freedom, camping is happiness. But let's face it, it also means quite some equipment for you to buy, especially, if you don't just wanna camp on public grounds but hike, bike and trek the back countries, as well. We've put together a rather extensive list containing not just all the gear you most definitely need but also some items you might not have thought of, yet and which are insanely good to have.
Of course, there is more stuff you have to take with you, but we didn't want to list usual suspects like:
- a lighter to get your stove going
- dry shampoo and other 'bathroom' necessities
- toothbrush and paste, obviously
- most importantly, coffee and coffee filters 😉
- bags for wet clothes and to collect your trash
This following list is not just random items put together - we actually own most of the gear shown below. We both have the Deuter 45 trekking backpack and love it to bits. Caro already carried hers through New Zealand for four months - and she did so 13 years ago. We therefore can whole-heartedly recommend this special backpack! 😀 Same goes for the tent - we personally are huge fans of Exped and are overly happy with our model. The sleeping bag by Mountain Hardwear is new in and right in the middle of testing - so far, we can't say a single bad thing about it. The cooking system is one of the best on the market (and accordingly expensive) but it's super lights and therefore easy to carry. Huge plus! The Thermos bottle is eco-friendly and sustainable, the CAMP book amazing to browse through and 'Wild' by Cheryl Strayed a must-read! The mini speaker is tiny and has an awesome sound - we even use it in the car to listen to our road trip playlists. <3
- the wide range of packs by Outdoor Herbivore
- Meals by Backpacker's Pantry
- Some nice breakfast options by Patagonia Provisions
- the delicious variety at Backpacker's Bistro
- really great options by Good-To-Go
- amazing selection of backpacking packages by Harmony House Foods
- the fun product range at Earth Balance
If you are looking for some recipes then check out Trail Recipes for loads and loads of ideas (non vegan, as well).
If you are looking for further information on camping in Iceland...
...then you might wanna check out our article about wild camping in the land of fire and ice, right over here:
Linda's Favorite Item
Caro's Favorite Item
Be Brave, Run Free And Stay Wild
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