These 20 camping essentials make camping feel like…not camping

You can't just wander out into the wilderness. Camping requires preparation. Whether you're only taking a sleeping bag and the clothes on your back or you're setting up a true home away from home, there is a checklist of items you should consider before you head out on a true outdoor getaway.

To help you out, we pulled together 20 outdoor campaign essentials that are on sale right now, at savings of up to $300 off.


Waterproof, Rechargeable LED H2 Headlamp – $36.99; originally $50

Waterproof, Rechargeable LED H2 Belt Light – $41.99; originally $56

Both versions of the H2 are absolute boomers. For runners and hikers or just those trying to maneuver around the campsite at night, this IPX7 waterproof, super lightweight and fully rechargeable beast throws off light bursts of up to 360 lumens from the revolutionary 180-degree broad spectrum illumination array. 

You can pick up the headlamp, which adjusts between 19 and 25 inches; and the belt lamp with 26 to 40 inches to fit any user.

Stay safe

Super Shield Mosquito Repellent Electronic Watch Band – $16.99; originally $39

This stylish and environmentally friendly watch band throws off high-quality ultrasonics that imitate the sound of a mosquito — and drive away 70 percent of the pesky insects. It's non-toxic, waterproof and best of all, no itching.

Bug Bite Thing Insect Bite/Sting Relief Tool (2-Pack) – $12.99 after discount; originally $19.95

The no. 1 insect bite treatment device on Amazon, the Bug Bite Thing uses old-school suction to literally extract irritating insect saliva or venom from under the skin to eliminate itching, stinging and swelling. This doesn't just calm your skin like a cream or ointment — this truly knocks out the painful effects. 

And when you use the code BUGBITE6 at checkout, you can take $6.96 off your final price.

The Solo First Aid Kit – $42.99; originally $50

If you're going out into the wild, it pays to pack more than bandages and gauze. Small, water-resistant, and lightweight, the Solo kit is packed to handle all your medical emergencies, everything from bleeding and burns to sprains, upset stomachs and beyond.

Stock the campsite

Selk'bag Lite 6G Sleepwear System – $79.99; originally $99

Why bring a sleeping bag when you can wear one? The outdoorsman's answer to the Snuggie, the Selk'bag Lite 6G is super comfortable, allows for a full range of motion, and helps keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. From a night in the woods to a night on the beach, you're dressed for the occasion.

Outdoor Collapsible Cooler and Camp Table Set – $64.99; originally $89

No camping trip works without plenty of beverages, so this 18 by 18-inch cooler for storing drinks works in tandem with this collapsible 34-inch diameter table complete with built-in cup holders to truly serve as the center of your entire adventure. And both items fold up into an easy carrying case for the hike out.

Coolado Portable Multifunctional ePump – $34.99; originally $44

If you want to sleep in comfort on an airbed, then this travel-primed portable air pump is a must-carry. With a stout 4,000mAh capacity battery, the ePump can inflate and deflate an air mattress up to 45 times on a single charge.

Keyport Pivot Outdoor Plus Bundle – $46.99; originally $61

The Keyport is the Swiss Army knife's more resourceful brother. Portable enough to fit easily in your pocket, it's packing a pocket knife, mini-flashlight, a 10-in-1 multi-tool and a collection of up to nine of your keys in one ultra-organized package. It's even got an online lost and found system to get it back to you in case it ever strays without you.

Around the fire

QuickFire 50-Piece Canister – $27.99; originally $34

Just set a Quickfire under your campfire wood, light a corner, and the paraffin wax inside ignites into 10 minutes of robust flames, which should be enough to get your blaze well and truly underway. Even when you're home trying to light the BBQ, this 50-pack of Quickfires might just be your ticket.

FLÎKR Fire2 Personal Fireplace – $79.99; originally $95

Just use 5 oz. of isopropyl rubbing alcohol, and the FLIKR Fire puts out heating warmth and a cook-worthy flame for up to 50 minutes. If you want to make s'mores, but don't have a fire pit handy, the FLIKR Fire is your next best thing.

Down by the lake

Outdoor Nation Waterproof Leg Gaiters – $12.99; originally $39

Once moisture reaches your feet, you're in for a miserable time, so these leg gaiters made from waterproof, highly breathable 10D Oxford cloth are a godsend when tromping through marshy land or down by the water's edge. They also make for an easily worn extra windproof layer of warmth when needed too.

GoFish Cam Wireless Underwater Fishing Camera – $149.99; originally $199

If you want to know where the fish are biting (or even why they aren't biting), just attach the GoFish cam to your fishing line and you can watch the underwater action right from your synced phone app. It isn't just valuable fishing insight…it's also a lot of fun.

The BeachBox Portable Shower and Storage – $169.99; originally $199

It's the world's first portable shower and storage box. With an insulated shower tank, a non-slip changing lid, and a modular storage design to keep you and your gear clean and dry, this 26-inch box holds up to 1.75 gallons of water for a quick and thorough shower virtually anywhere. With a quick blast, you can shower all that lake and ocean water right off you.

Camp with the power of the sun

GoSun is a company dedicated to the idea that the sun can solve almost any problem — and with this full array of solar-powered camping items, you can outfit the campsite with virtually everything you need, all powered by the sun's amazing rays.

GoSun SolarLamp 50 – $24.99; originally $29

With a full day of sunshine, this 50-lumen light can stay lit for up to six hours. From reading to cooking to just keeping the campsite bathed in radiance, this portable, lightweight, water-resistant beacon will definitely go the trick before everyone goes to sleep.

GoSun SolarTable 60 – $299; originally $319

The tempered glass surface drinks in the sun's ray, then this 60W collapsible solar table serves up all your energy needs. With a lightweight frame that folds into an easily portable package, the table can charge up laptops, tablets, cameras, phones, and lights – or even power your GoSun Cooler or Oven at night.

GoSun Chill Solar Cooler – $635; originally $749

Keep all your food and drinks cold, dry and organized with this solar-powered cooler that actually uses the sun to make ice, not melt it. With no ice needed, it's a lot more mobile and you get twice the space of other coolers. It's even sporting its own power bank, so you can charge devices and power the Chill all day and night.

GoSun Go Portable Solar Oven – $116; originally $139

When it's time to cook, the GoSun Go has all the skills. Even at just 2 lbs., this versatile and durable solar oven can bake, roast, steam or boil just about anything. Even through cloudy skies, the Go converts 80 percent of the sun's rays to heat, boosting the oven temperature up to 550 degrees so you can get most meals cooking in just 20 or 30 minutes.

GoSun Solar-Powered Kitchen – $1,299; originally $1,599

Here's everything you need to live life off the grid in one all-inclusive package. You get the larger Fusion Solar Oven, the Chill Solar Cooler, the Solar Table and the GoSun Power Bank for charging it all, all together. With all the sun fueling your entire campsite, it's almost like you've got all the amenities of home right in this portable, extremely productive collection.

GoSun Wallet-Sized Flatware – $32; originally $39

Did you know the average American throws away more than 300 plastic utensils every year? That's no good. These Go Flatware utensils are stainless steel cutlery, yet fit in your wallet, purse or pocket so you'll always have a fork or spoon when you need one. 

Prices are subject to change.

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