The key to summer camping is preparation. For a weekend of family campsite fun, weight is less of an issue, which means more space for the creature comforts. If you’re hiking solo for some remote bivvying, however, you’ll want to pack as lightweight and as minimalistic as possible. Here are the basics you’ll need for every camp, plus the luxuries if you’re not lugging a heavy backpack around.
Park the island hopping, peak bagging, city tripping plans until next year, and spend a little time finding a new challenge on your doorstep. Because our own island has a lot more going on than you might think, you just need to know where to look. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and have even thrown in a few expert gear picks to keep you looking and feeling great.