Boiling Water on BRS Stove

If you are just getting into camping, it is overwhelming how much the equipment costs. With the holidays upon us, this is a good time to point your friends and family in the direction of a wish list. This is Santa’s list of gifts for the camper with nothing.

Here are a few pieces of gear from “the 10 essentials” for camping in several price ranges. Some of the items in the gear list are too heavy for backpackers, but there is something for everyone. These essentials are good for the following camper types in your life:

  • Backpackers
  • Car Campers
  • Horse Campers
  • Kayak Campers

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Under $15

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UCO Titan Stormproof Match Kit

Titan matches stay lit under water and in gale force winds.
Emergency Survival Mylar Thermal Reflective Cold Weather Shelter

Wind-resistant and watertight shelter barriers that provide protection in all weather conditions.
Orienteering Compass

This lightweight and compact compass is an indispensable orienteering instrument.
CREE LED Headlamp

This headlamp lights your way up to 150m.
First Aid Kit

No hiker or camper should be without basic first aid on short or long hikes.
Titanium Spork

Ultralight titanium long handle spoon with matte finish and polished bowl.
Ferro Rod Firestarter

A high quality firesteel is used to create spark showers at 5,500 º F, can be used in any weather condition, waterproof, rain proof.
Wood Burning Stove

This camp stove uses branches, leaves, and wood as fuel which is easy to get anywhere. Beware that wet fuel is difficult to light and burn.



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Gerber LST Ultralight Knife

Weighing only 0.60 ounces, the Gerber 06050 Ultralight L.S.T. Folding Knife with Fine Blade features a checkered glass-filled nylon handle to ensure strength, durability, and a non-slip grip. You must be 18 or older to order and receive this knife.
BRS Outdoor Camping Gas Cooking Stove

Ultralight: camping stove is currently the world's lightest, weighing only 25 grams.
Polarized Sports Sunglasses

Five interchangeable lenses including black polarized lens offering softer and brighter vision; perfect for long riding or driving in the sun.
Flameless Lighter

S-shaped design gives you a comfortable feel. Lights at the Touch of a button, small and lightweight, sleek pocket design.
Camping Cookware Mess Kit

A high quality, great value product for camping or a bug out bag.
Katadyn BeFree Water Filtration System

0.1 micron water filter removes 99.9999% harmful organisms like bacteria and 99.9% protozoa like Giardia & Cryptosporidium, surpassing EPA standards.
Hammock Bug Net

The Extra long 11ft net means you’ll be completely protected in any hammock (including double) and have plenty of room to stretch out.
LifeStraw Go Water Filter Bottle

Removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria, and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites without chemicals, iodine, or batteries.
OutdoorsmanLab Ultralight Sleeping Pad

Innovative air cells that conforms to your body to provide optimal support and comfort.
Leatherman - Wingman Multitool

Includes 14 Tools: Spring-action Needlenose Pliers; Spring-action Regular Pliers; Spring-action Wire Cutters; Wire Stripper;420HC Combo Knife; Spring-action Scissors; Package Opener; Ruler (1.5 in / 3.8 cm); Can Opener; Bottle Opener; Wood/Metal File; Phillips Screwdriver; Medium Screwdriver & Small Screwdriver.



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Lightweight Camp Chair

Weights only 2 lbs, and packs down to 14.25" x 5.25" in the included carrying bag, which is easy to carry and take on the go.
Coleman Cot

Heavy-duty steel frame and tough polyester supports up to 300 lbs.
TOAKS Titanium 1600ml Pot with Pan

Ultralight titanium is corrosion-resistant and lasts for years.
Hennessy Hex Tarp

Can be angled out to provide a large covered area for cooking or relaxing or can be staked down near the ground on both sides of a hammock.
Genesis EDC Survival Neck Knife

The Genesis, is a work of art and science culminating from years of hand making custom knives.


Over $100

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Hyke & Byke 800 Fill Power Goose Down Sleeping Bag

Stay warm as a result of goose down insulation capabilities and waterproof fabrics - the microscopic air clusters found in down feathers creates "loft" that traps heat and keeps you warm for cold weather camping.
Hennessy Hammock with Tarp

The Jungle Expedition Zip is designed for the buggiest jungles on the planet such as Borneo, the Amazon, the Congo or just down by the river, but at a more affordable price. The Jungle Expedition Zip also has a 100% mosquito-proof double bottom with two layers of tightly woven 40D nylon.
Nemo Hornet Ultralight Backpacking Tent

Very light and compressible. It holds up in the wind well and is easy to setup and adjust.
Garmin inReach Explorer+ GPS Bundle

100% global iridium satellite coverage enables 2-way text messaging from anywhere with satellite subscription in addition to GPS functions.


Leave No Trace

Never forget to leave no trace. We enjoy the great outdoors; let's keep it pristine.
  • Pack out what you pack in.
  • Leave what you find.
  • Respect the wildlife, including the plants.
  • Keep you campfire impact low.
  • Use biodegradable soap at least 200 feet from camp, the trail, and water sources when cleaning up or bathing.
  • Strain and scatter your dishwater.
  • Do not bathe in water sources.
  • Keep your feet and your campsite on durable surfaces.
  • Visit in smaller groups.