With so many beautiful places in Canada to explore, camping, especially around Alberta, has always been a fan favourite in the summer. Camping gives people the opportunity to get in touch with nature, encounter wildlife and to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Now that Summer is here, what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to plan a fun camping adventure with friends, family – even colleagues! Having the right gear can really make or break a camping trip. From camping to glamping, we’ve rounded up our 8 must have camping items to take on your next adventure.
Wake up, relax, and enjoy the great outdoors with a nice cup of joe before kick starting the day! Whether you like your coffee hot or cold, Asobu has a brewing method for any style coffee drinker. The Asobu Pour over Insulated Coffee Maker requires no coffee machine and no electricity, making it versatile and perfect for those who like to camp and hike in rugged, back country terrain.
If you live in Canada, you know the weather can change in a split second. Feel prepared and confident to step out into the wilderness rain or shine with the Nomad Duffel Bag from Stormtech. The Nomad Duffel Bag is made with 100% waterproof fabric and is built for durability with minimal bulk. If you’re someone who enjoys going off the beaten path, this 2-in-1 duffel and backpack has strategically placed handles for every carry application. It’s comfortable, versatile and will leave you feeling organized – regardless of where the wind takes you!
Ultimate Camping Chair
Kuma knows that after daylong adventures away from your campsite all you want to do is plop down on a comfy seat to rest and relax. One of our favourite camping chairs is the Kuma Lazy Bear chair. With supreme comfort and ample space to kick back and relax, this fully cushioned seat and back includes an insulated drink holder, phone pouch and even has a heating system designed to keep you warm and comfortable all day (and all night) no matter what season your find yourself around a campfire. Oh and did we mention they have matching dog chair?!
Bear Blaze Fire Bowl
It’s probably safe to assume that most people’s favourite part of camping is sitting around the fire at night. When camping, the fire tends to be the place where we gather to eat, keep warm, be present and enjoy the moment. And when we can’t escape into the wilderness for an extended stay, fires are a way for us to transform our backyard into a distraction-free oasis. With the increase of forest fires, people are seeking alternative ways to have fires without putting the environment at risk. The Bear Blaze Fire Bowl from Kuma is a portable firepit that requires no tools, is easy to set up and is CSA certified making it safe to use during most fire bans. Its deluxe features make it easy to keep warm late at night, long enough for your buddy to bust out his guitar and serenate you with Wonderwall all night long.
Cozy Camp Blanket
Wrap yourself in comfort and stay extra cozy this camping season with a stylish Camp Blanket from Slowtide. Made from 100% recycled material and designed for the outdoors, these fleece blankets are free of harmful chemicals and have a water repellent DWR sheet on the bottom layer so you can lay on dirt, sand, grass, even snow without issues – making it the perfect blanket for wherever your adventure takes you.
During those hot summer days, nothing is more refreshing than a nice cold bevy… as we like to say, colder the better! Designed to insulate nearly all 12oz and 16oz cans and bottles, over 500+ drinks to be exact, the Frost Buddy is the first of its kind to keep contents cold for 12+ hours. These high quality, durable and stylish stainless steel can coolers come in a variety of colours, patterns \and can even be lasered with your name or logo for a more personalized look.
VSSL – Camp Supplies 2.0
Feel prepared and ready to step into the outdoors with VSSL. The Camp Supplies 2.0 from VSSL keeps critical survival gear at hand while incorporating everyday tools that enhance outdoor safety and preparedness. Built from water resistant, indestructible military-grade aluminum, Camp Supplies 2.0 carries over 50 pieces of proven gear in stackable, organized aluminum tins — so you can do everything from lighting the trail ahead to starting a campfire. What can we say… it’s the ultimate tool for your next expedition!
Looking for a personalized gift for the camping enthusiast in your life? This classic Heritage Supply 4-Piece Campfire Sticks Set with carrying pouch can be personalized and makes a fun, memorable and unique gift for those who love the outdoors. Inside the canvas carry pouch there are four stainless steel stick forks that feature an adjustable long arm and wood handle so that your hands, including the littles, stay protected from flames and the fires heat while roasting marshmallows, hot dogs and more.
Visit our showroom and chat with one of our brand specialists to see how you can create branded merch for your next camping trip!