Hi, I am Angelo, a style writer here at BuzzFeed. Before working here, I worked in the outdoor industry, photographing and writing about products.
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
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
5. A tough-ass utility bag for all your accessories, $19
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.
7. A basically unbreakable paracord wrist strap for your camera, $32
8. And a camera that can handle the outdoors, $229
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.
11. This bag that can keep 18 beers (!) cold or hold a camera with a bunch of fancy lenses, $110
12. This lightweight hammock that packs up (and has a pocket!), $90
13. This waterproof notebook, $4
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.
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.