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Look, I'm gonna be honest with you all — I've never been a fan of camping. Ever. For one, I pay way too much in rent to go out and sleep on the cold, hard ground. And two, I watched The Blair Witch Project when I was far too young and am now properly traumatized.
But since all the restrictions have gone into place I've been desperate to get out of my house and well...
You can check out the full video here — it's pretty awesome.
1.A reliable Wakeman Outdoors Two-Person Tent that comes with a water-resistant dome and at an actually affordable price tag — which is especially great for those of us new to the great outdoors and still unsure if we want to invest in all the bells and whistles.
2.An amazing little LifeStraw Personal Water Filter designed to filter up to 1,000 gallons (4,000 liters) of contaminated water without iodine, chlorine, or other chemicals. It doesn't require batteries, it has no moving parts, and removes a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites, and filters to 0.2 microns — surpassing EPA filter standards.
3.A very, very handy PGYFIS Solar Camping Shower Bag that holds 5 gallons (20 liters) of water, has a temperature indicator (degrees in Celsius/Fahrenheit) to make sure you're taking a hot shower, and comes with sturdy little showerhead.
4.A 5-in-1 Swiss Safe Fire Starter complete with a compass, paracord, and whistle — these can replace all your matches and lighters! You just strike the two starters together near kindlings and bam you'll have a fire, plus they'll work for up 16,000 strikes.
5.A set of nontoxic anodized aluminum MalloMe Camping Cookware, an all-in-one kit complete with a pot, pot cover, nonstick pan, two bowls, folding stainless-steel spork, soup spoon, wooden spatula, cleaning sponge, and a drawstring travel pouch. Plus, the whole thing collapses into a small bundle.
7.A LuminAID Solar Inflatable Lantern that'll literally light up your life — it's a solar-powered LED lantern designed with multiple brightness settings, plus it's waterproof, shatterproof, dustproof, collapsible, inflatable, and has a battery life of up to 24 hours. You can recharge it using the sun or with a USB (which takes only an hour or two).
And if you really want to see these products in action, check out the full video here.
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