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19 Essential Adventure Supplies You Didn't Know You Needed To Pack

Pack it up, pack it in.

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Hi, I am Angelo, a style writer here at BuzzFeed. Before working here, I worked in the outdoor industry, photographing and writing about products.

I camped and backpacked a ton, and in the process, I got a good sense for what gear was the shit and what was just shit. (And I mean that literally — on the trip shown above, in Olympic National Park, my camping friends and I identified several cougar stools!)So here are some dope adventure products I discovered along the way that will improve your adventure experience — and are definitely worth the investment. Trust me.

I camped and backpacked a ton, and in the process, I got a good sense for what gear was the shit and what was just shit. (And I mean that literally — on the trip shown above, in Olympic National Park, my camping friends and I identified several cougar stools!)

So here are some dope adventure products I discovered along the way that will improve your adventure experience — and are definitely worth the investment. Trust me.

1. This tent that pops up and packs into an easy-to-carry disk, $120

Make your next camping trip just like that scene in Congo but without the murderous gorillas. You can also zip several of the tents together to create a super long party tent.

2. A super slim battery with enough boost to charge your phone three times, $80

For when you finally admit that your perfect beach trip is going to involve a lot of Snapchat, Instagram and Spotify.
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For when you finally admit that your perfect beach trip is going to involve a lot of Snapchat, Instagram and Spotify.

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3. A pour-over coffee maker that folds flat for packing, $30

This is actually my main coffee maker at home, too, because I think pour-over is basically the easiest way to make great coffee.

4. This magnet that secures your phone to your car's air vent, $10

I'm both bad at directions and one of those people who changes the song every minute. I need my phone where it can be accessed safely and easily.
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I'm both bad at directions and one of those people who changes the song every minute. I need my phone where it can be accessed safely and easily.

5. A tough-ass utility bag for all your accessories, $19

Integrating a gadget pouch has seriously changed my packing game. You need a place for all the random little essentials. And it's made in America.
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Integrating a gadget pouch has seriously changed my packing game. You need a place for all the random little essentials. And it's made in America.

6. This compact solar panel device charger, $60

Even if you're fully committed to getting off the grid, you still want to take pictures with your phone. A solar charger makes it easy ... but only if you're gonna be somewhere with sun. Obviously.

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7. A basically unbreakable paracord wrist strap for your camera, $32

I always bring a length of paracord on camping trips. If I was a competent crafter, I would just make one of these for myself, but I'm not — so this works, too.
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I always bring a length of paracord on camping trips. If I was a competent crafter, I would just make one of these for myself, but I'm not — so this works, too.

8. And a camera that can handle the outdoors, $229

It can be dropped, submerged or frozen without breaking — and it's completely dust-sealed.
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It can be dropped, submerged or frozen without breaking — and it's completely dust-sealed.

9. A titanium spork that fits on your keyring, $8.95

For when you encounter a wild burrito.

No but seriously, those are my actual keys. I keep a spork with me at all times just in case, but I first bought it for a backpacking trip.

10. This powerful whistle with a built-in compass, thermometer and magnifying glass, $5

Safety first. But in all honesty, whistles are an underrated tool. Like, if you get lost going to the bathroom at night in the woods, your friends can help you find your way home.

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11. This bag that can keep 18 beers (!) cold or hold a camera with a bunch of fancy lenses, $110

This is just one of many super rad, innovative products from Poler, a quickly-growing camp and lifestyle brand from Portland, Oregon.
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This is just one of many super rad, innovative products from Poler, a quickly-growing camp and lifestyle brand from Portland, Oregon.

12. This lightweight hammock that packs up (and has a pocket!), $90

A few brands are making small, packable hammocks, which is great because the only thing better than being in the woods is being in the woods in a comfy hammock.
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A few brands are making small, packable hammocks, which is great because the only thing better than being in the woods is being in the woods in a comfy hammock.

13. This waterproof notebook, $4

Most of my time outdoors has been spent in the Pacific Northwest, so I've learned that if there's a waterproof version of something, pack it.
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Most of my time outdoors has been spent in the Pacific Northwest, so I've learned that if there's a waterproof version of something, pack it.

14. This packable camp shower, $100

This shower is great if you're going to be posted up at the same spot for a few days, or if you just want to make your friends wash their disgusting feet before getting in your car.

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15. This water bottle that filters out harmful bacteria, $29

The first time I used LifeStraw I was scared. I was drinking out of a lake with hundreds of crawdads hanging out (aka pooping) and I was worried that even if it was safe, it would taste gross. But it was fine, and now I prefer it to bigger, bulkier water filters or weird-tasting tablets.

16. This full-face snorkel mask with a GoPro mount, $165

If any snorkel could be described as bad-ass, this is that snorkel.

17. This waterproof lighter case, $14

You've probably got a waterproof case for matches, but you can never have too many fire starters. Keep things lit, even if you get wet, with this handy case. Plus, this one has a cool strap that can hold down the gas button so you don't have to.

18. This weatherproof travel wallet big enough for all the globetrotting essentials, $140

I'm always shoving boarding passes and my passport into random pockets and then frantically searching for them. It's not a good system. I need a wallet like this.
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I'm always shoving boarding passes and my passport into random pockets and then frantically searching for them. It's not a good system. I need a wallet like this.

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19. A fanny pack, $23

No, seriously. A fanny pack is actually a great place to keep your camera, water bottle and anything else you need quick access to without having to dig through your backpack. For trips (both camping or flying) fewer than five days or so, I try to pack only one backpack and one fanny pack.
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No, seriously. A fanny pack is actually a great place to keep your camera, water bottle and anything else you need quick access to without having to dig through your backpack. For trips (both camping or flying) fewer than five days or so, I try to pack only one backpack and one fanny pack.

Now get out and get wild.

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