Behind The Butter

Top 10 Camping Essentials

camping essentials

Lululemon groove pants//Neutrogena make up removing wipes//Sunset magazine//Camping cookbook//Nike running shorts//Eno Eagles Nest hammock//Unbreakable wine glasses//Temple Spa lip balm//Starbucks instant coffee//comfy eco friendly flip flops

…oh yeah, and a tent, air mattress, ear plugs, eye mask and sleeping pills.

Happy Friday!

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    Sara W.
    July 26, 2013 at 10:22 am

    You should totally change this to “Glamping” Essentials! 🙂

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      July 26, 2013 at 10:41 am

      Haha I was thinking the same! Definitely my camping style as well. 🙂

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    July 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Great list. Wish I would have had this before I went camping last week!

    A great bug spray is also an essential. I highly recommend something like Cutter Backwoods Unscented (top rating by Consumer Reports) rather than something with less active ingredient like Burt’s.

    Also, if you have a friend that plays guitar, that’s a jackpot.

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    July 26, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I was gong to say from your facebook post this morning you need some good reading material;)

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life
    July 26, 2013 at 11:16 am

    My camping essentials? Chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows. And a bottle of vino.

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    July 26, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I absolutely love that wine is an essential on the camping list! The extra 2-3lbs is totally worth it! I will definitely bring some on my next camping trip!

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    July 26, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Sounds alot like my camping style. I would add Gushers (far from organic but SO good, especially cold), Benadryl, vodka and a baseball hat…’nuff said 🙂

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    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run
    July 26, 2013 at 11:40 am

    have fun camping! i remember reading your posts way back in the day when “real camping wasn’t your thing” haha. oh, how things changed!

    do you use the wipes to wash your face or do you actually get dolled up with make-up for the rugged outdoors? 🙂

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    July 26, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Nice list! I need a hammock. 🙂

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    July 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Wine and sleeping pills, huh? I didn’t know you partied like that!

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    Bekah @ She.Walks.In.Freedom
    July 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Looks like fun, Jenna!!

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    Rachel at the Faded Apron
    July 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Very nice! Now I’m in the mood to go camping – I’ve grown so accustomed to backpacking I can’t remember what it’s like to sleep outdoors in such comfort!

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    July 26, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Ooh I think someone’s off camping this weekend! 🙂 I’m not a big camper myself, but if I was, the Lulu pants and lip balms would be the first things in my bag!

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    July 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    What a great list! I’ll have to remember some of these on our next camping trip. Also, I have used Trader Joe’s instant coffee packets because it comes with cream and sugar inside, so easy!

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance
    July 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Do I have to go camping to buy that hammock? Seriously. Haha!

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    July 26, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    omg sleeping pills?! hahaha. I would be worried about a bear showing up and being too groggy to react properly.

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    Emily @ More Than Just Dessert
    July 27, 2013 at 8:41 am

    This makes me want to go camping soooo bad!!!!

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    Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    July 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

    LOVE Sunset magazine! My fav.

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    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
    July 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    All great ideas! The ENO hammocks are big hits in my household!

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    Addy @ Six-Kick Switch
    July 27, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Oh goodness, yes – VIA packets are life-savers! I would also include bagels and peanut butter. I recall one time camping at the Grand Canyon and the food from their camp kitchen was horrendous, to say the least. Thank God for bagels!

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    July 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Love your taste! Couldn’t live without Via while camping, Need that cookbook…the last meal my hubby and I had camping was Trader Joes instant oatmeal with coconut chips on top. Forgot the stove…. Major fail.

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    July 28, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Instant coffee: brilliant!! I’m sure I wouldn’t sleep well in a tent so I’d be needing some caffeine in the a.m.

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    July 28, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Would love to see some pictures of your camp food & recipes. My son is on his way to becoming an Eagle Scout in a few years; he’s been a scout for seven years.

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    July 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Temple Spa also do an amazing product called Take a Grip! It is a dry shower in a bottle… I swear by it when I go to festivals with my friends.

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    MyThy as in "Mighty"
    July 31, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    We bought that hammock per Adam’s recommendation from your first Glamping vacay. We absolutely love it and take it on every vacation (Costa Rica) and hike! =)

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