Your days at summer camp may be long gone, but that doesn't mean a woodsy excursion can't be in your future. Morning hikes with breathtaking views, long swims in the lake, and late-night antics around a bonfire are all part of a quintessential American summer. Fill a backpack with your favorite flannel, the makings of s'mores, and these 10 camping essentials.
Stumptown Travel Coffee Kit
You're never far from a decent cup of coffee with the Portland-based roaster's travel-friendly brewing kit. Each set comes with a coffee drip that folds flat, elegant on-the-go grinder, sturdy camping mug, Melitta filters, Stumptown beans, and handy brew guide.
What can't this inflatable and collapsible solar-powered lantern do? It's waterproof (you don't have to worry about getting it wet); it recharges in the sun (no need to pack extra batteries or find an outlet); and it floats (an ideal mate for late-night dips in the lake).
Elevate your sleeping situation with a chic daybed created by Scandinavian designer Ole Gjerløv-Knudsen in the 1960s. Made of black stained beech, linen, and sisal rope, the easy-to-assemble piece was originally created for his son's camping trip.