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Summer is coming, and it will soon be that time again for anything outdoors. Whether you love hiking, backpacking, camping, hammocking, biking, you name it; you may be needing some gear for those outdoor adventures. But what exactly do you need? Here are some must-haves for even the most outdoorsy person. 

LifeStraw Water Filter 

The life straw is the perfect thing to lighten your load if you don’t want to take a water bottle. The LifeStraw offers an ultralight tool that will make your adventures a whole lot easier. This amazing straw lets you sip water straight from a stream or lake without needing a pump, squeeze, or filling device. This handy gadget only weighs two oz., is super easy to use, and will fit even in your pocket if you don’t feel like taking a backpack with you. This excellent straw filters water up to your mouth and allows you to drink straight from the source. This straw’s 0.2-micron filter physically removes 99.9999% of bacteria, including things like salmonella, cholera, and E.coli, and 99.9% of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium. To keep it clean after drinking, simply blow it out. The LifeWater straw will only put you out about $19.95

9 Person Instant Cabin Tent From CORE Equipment

A 9 person tent may seem like overkill if you only have a three to four-person family, but when you are camping, more room can always be a blessing. A larger tent allows for more standing room and adequate areas to change. This tent is tall enough for most people, having a 6.5-foot tall ceiling. It’s “Core Instant Hub Technology” allows for easy setup in 60 seconds. It is also designed with an adjustable venting system to help keep it fresh in the hottest of months. The Core tent comes in either wine or green and has plenty of windows for natural light. This tent is also pretty affordable coming in at only $219.99

First Aid Flashlight

When you’re going on adventures, it is always handy to travel with a first aid kit cause you never know when you might need it. This medical set created by the company VSSL is both a flashlight and a handy first aid kit in case of an emergency. This first aid kit comes with everything you may need, including painkillers, antiseptic wipes, tweezers, gloves, and even a compass and emergency whistle. They have thought of everything and somehow managed to fit it all in a compact LED flashlight. 

Petit Pocket Blanket

The Matador Pocket Blanket 20 folds up small enough to fit in your pocket but large enough to layout perfect for a picnic. This fantastic blanket is both water and puncture-resistant and is ideal if you’re going camping or to a festival. It can easily fit 2-4 adults and measures at 63”x44”. With built-in corner steaks, this blanket is sure not to leave your side even on the windiest of days and won’t break the bank, only costing $23 bucks. 

Solar Camping Shower

Ever go camping and go to the shower house, but they have no hot water? This can be a little annoying sometimes, especially when sometimes you need a hot shower. The Coleman 5-gallon Solar Shower helps to keep this from happening. Using solar energy to heat the water, you will never have to worry about if the water isn’t going to be warm enough. With a sturdy handle and on and off valve, this is perfect for the outdoorsiest of camping trips. This can be perfect if you are in a bind, and water is not accessible.