Hi Everyone! Welcome to another edition and my take on Fitness Friday.
With Spring upon us, and Summer just around the corner, I figured it’d be the perfect time to share some Outdoor Clothing & Equipment that I’ve learned and found necessary for a weekend trip of hiking or camping!
Dependable Jacket and Pants-Whether that be a pull-on or jacket
- Rab’s Women’s Aurora Pull-On; Cost $52.00; Stretchy, soft and lightweight, UPF 50+ Sun protection, Open cuffs for easy rolling, Once concealed pocket for small items; Perfect for those summer nights when the temperatures drop.
- Rab’s Women’s Sawtooth Jacket; Cost $113.00; Lightweight; Wind and water resistance (you never know when there will be an unexpected thunderstorm).
- Canterbury Fleece Pants; Cost $40.00; COMFY and FLEXIBLE Who wants to be sitting around a bonfire consuming a ridiculous amount of s’mores and feeling “fat” because your pants are too tight. It only makes sense to be wearing stretchy pants.. am I right? Ha Ha
Walking Shoes- Any good pair of sneakers will do, unless you’re planning to do a lot of hiking for an extended period of time.. then I would suggest looking into a good pair of trail shoes
- Merrel Womens Siren Sport 2 Trail Shoes; Cost $90.00
Tent- The size you need depends on how many people will be joining you. For Joshua and I, a 2 person is obviously big enough
- Nemo Obi 2P tent; Cost $450.00; If it were me buying the tent, I’d highly recommend investing in a nice quality tent.. unless you could careless about your tent blowing over, and maybe even leaking from one of those unexpected downfalls I mentioned above. That’s all up to you though 🙂
Sleeping Bags & Mattress- Pretty self explainatory
- Deuter Dream Lite; Cost $45.00; Water repellent, Includes a built in pillow (which I found very convenient when my family and I spent a summer traveling the Yellowstone)
- Thermarest Neo Air; Cost $200.00; Packs down into a compact roll; Simple to pump up (I’ve had too many horrible experiences with pumping up air mattresses)
Water Bottles & Thermal Mugs
- Nike Sport Waterbottle; Cost $7.00
- Camelbak; Cost 35.00
- Thermal Mug; Cost $15.00. Will keep a hot drink hot up to 5-6 hours
- Cabela’s Mesh Quad Chair; Cost $30.00. Durable and contains a cup holder
2 awesome camping gear websites I’ve found:
…and of course NO trip is complete without some delicious snacks
- Protein bars
- Fruit– apples, bananas
- Sandwiches– Peanut and Jelly, Turkey sandwiches, etc…
- Variety of nuts
- Canned soup
- Hot dogs/Hamburgers + rolls
- ALL THE INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR S’MORES
…and that right there is my thoughts on what to bring with you if your planning a camping trip. I’m sure there are many things I forgot to mention, but you get the idea 🙂 Oh and of course, HAVE FUN and DON’T FORGET BUG REPELLENT!
- When was the last time you went camping?
- Do you enjoy being outdoors, or no?