6 Items You Need For Your Next Camping Adventure

This blog post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.

Camping is a classic summertime activity that everyone should try to experience at least once in their lifetimes. I am fortunate to live in a beautiful place in New York State with easy access to a lot of camping options. I recently went on a weekend camping trip in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York, to a small state campground on a beautiful lake. Our itinerary was chock full of hiking, fishing, canoeing, sitting by the fire, cooking campfire meals, and laying in the hammock. 

A camping trip is only as successful as the attitude you have, and the gear you bring. For anyone who’s ever worked with a group to put up a tent – you’ll know I mean it when I say that attitude is everything! But as for gear, this goes beyond your typical tent set up. Sometimes it’s the extras that make or break an experience. Below is a list of 6 items to bring on your next camping adventure!

A quick look at all the items you’ll find in this post

  • The Workout Bucket List Book
  • CORE Foods Bars
  • EcoDrink Naturals
  • Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gelly
  • SOLO Clear Cups & SOLO Paper Plates
  • Shoes from Staheekum

1: The Workout Bucket List Book

First of all, you may need to get inspired prior to your camping trip, or maybe even as you are hanging out around camp deciding whether you want to relax or get up and go find an adventure. I recommend checking out The Workout Bucket List book by Greg Presto as your go-to for inspiration around adventure travel, health, fitness, fun, history and more. Immediately after I put up my hammock I snuck a few minutes for myself to check out the bucket list items in this book. 

Go check it out for yourself: https://www.runningpress.com/titles/greg-presto/the-workout-bucket-list/9780762472062/


2: CORE Foods Bars

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean your health should suffer. You’ll need the right kinds of energy and nutrients to fuel all those adventures after all! CORE Bars are great for this because they are packed full of functional ingredients like whole grains, prebiotic fiber, and probiotics that increase gut health, immunity, and wellness. These delicious bars are refrigerated, but don’t worry – they will last just fine out of the refrigerator or camp cooler for up to a week! I packed a couple of these bars in my backpack as fuel for my hikes.

Find your favorite bars from CORE Foods here and get 20% off your order with code SUMMER20: https://www.corefoods.com/collections


3: Eco Drink Naturals

Okay, let’s face it. You’re camping so you’re probably filling up on s’mores. There are ways to solve this and get the nutrients you need so you can stay healthy and happy at camp. EcoDrink Naturals by Lily of the Desert is a powder packet that you can mix in with your water that contains 28 highly absorbable nutrients including important electrolytes. Think of it as a liquid multivitamin that also helps you with hydration. The little stick packets simply get mixed into your water bottle and will help support your energy, metabolism, and more! I slipped one in my hiking pack to mix with my water when I got to the top of the mountain and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious water break. 

Get Eco Drink Naturals by Lily of the Desert for your next hike: https://amzn.to/3NrtFi1

4: Lily of the Desert Aloe Vera Gelly

I love the sunshine, and as someone who loves adventuring in the outdoors, I sometimes tend to get a little bit too much of it. Another item that I found handy to have in my hiking backpack was a travel size bottle of Aloe Vera Gelly by Lily of the Desert. It’s great for after-sun care, as well as a daily moisturizer, shaving gel, styling gel and more. The 99% aloe vera gelly hydrates a minimum of 3 epidermal layers and is made from organically grown aloe vera plants. 

Get yours here: https://amzn.to/3tkZTU5


5: SOLO Clear Cups and SOLO Paper Cups

Camping food is the best food, especially as you’re sitting around the classic wooden picnic table or around the campfire with your friends and family laughing and talking about your day. SOLO cups are fun and shatter resistant and made from 20% post consumer recycled content. They are great for enjoying your favorite camp cocktail. SOLO paper plates are greaseproof and sturdy for when you’re balancing that plate of pasta salad on your lap and are made with 99% plant based renewable resources making them compostable and recyclable, making clean-up a breeze. 

Get some fun, summer-inspired ideas by SOLO: https://blog.solocup.com/fill-your-summer-with-solo?utm_source=babbleboxx&utm_medium=summer


6: Shoes from Staheekum

To end the evenings at camp, my favorite thing to do was to kick my feet up and settle into the hammock with my book while watching the sun set over the lake, turning the water into all sorts of pretty colors. With all the hard work done for the day, I could slip into my honey colored Summit & Go Slipper for a comfortable evening, while still having a rugged and durable outsole to walk around the campsite with. The best part about these indoor/outdoor shoes is that they are made by Staheekum, an outdoor brand based in the PNW that focuses on the outdoors and sustainability. The Staheekum indoor/outdoor house shoes are made with a recycled water bottle lining, and a tree is planted for every purchase on staheekum.com.

Check out Staheekum Slippers for men and women and get 10% off with code BBOXX22: www.staheekum.com 


Get Outside and Have Fun Camping!

Each of these products will help make your camping experience just that much better so you can relax, enjoy the experience outdoors, and make great memories with your family and friends!


1 thought on “6 Items You Need For Your Next Camping Adventure”

  1. Hi Karina

    I just love your Instagram site and all the places you travel to and sharing them with us! I’ve been following your site for a little while now 😊

    A while back you posted a recommendation for a tripod that you use. I’ve tried to find it on your Instagram and website but can’t seem to find it. I’m off to India and Borneo in July and I’m looking to purchase a tripod that’s good for trekking and easy to carry. I would greatly appreciate it if you could share with me your recommendation 😊

    Warm regards

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