6 of the Best Summer Wilderness Essentials

A lot of men will have their thoughts turning to camping trips and wilderness excursions over the next few months and in order to really make the most of these adventures, it’s a good idea to have the best kit in tow. The guys at Huckberry have some of the finest camping equipment and accessories on the market and they are always our first port of call here at The Coolector when looking for outdoor gear.

Check out our pick of 6 of the best summer wilderness essentials from Huckberry below:

OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Soft Cooler – $300

If you’re anything like us here at The Coolector, you’re going to want to be taking plenty of craft beer on your camping trips and hikes into the wild and this excellent looking and incredibly robust OtterBox Trooper LT 30 Soft Cooler ($300) is the perfect candidate for the job. It has a wide opening for rapid and simple access to the cavernous 30 quart capacity interior — which can hold up to 50 cans of your favourite craft beer. It has a leak-proof, easy-open latch can be operated with one hand with a durable, abrasion-resistant nylon exterior with heavy-duty base for extra protection from rough terrain. ($300)

Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit – $120

There are few things better than having some craft beers around a fire on a cool summer’s evening and with this ace looking Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit ($120), that dream will become a reality. This cracking bit of camping kit boasts an innovative design that cuts the bulk and weight of traditional fire pits, and the result is a minimal, packable frame and base that you’ll be able to take camping with you with ease. It is ideal for RV’s, cabin or tent camping, or tailgating and it holds up to 125 lbs so you can load up enough wood to keep the whole camp warm. ($120)

Rumpl Shammy Travel Towel – $19

For any regular camper, you’ll likely be only too aware of the difficulty that comes from finding a towel that can stand up to the rigours of the great outdoors but you’ve just found one in the shape of this Rumpl Shammy Travel Towel ($19) which will be your new best friend in the wilderness. It is a soft, absorbent, and lightweight towel from the makers of one of our favourite adventure blankets, Rumpl. It is lightweight enough to pack for a quick weekend trip, robust enough for camp life, and ridiculously soft and absorbent, which makes the Shammy Travel Towel an straightforward choice when heading out the door on a camping adventure. ($19)

VSSL Flask – $100

This highly versatile bit of kit should be in every camper’s backpack this summer. The VSSL Flask ($100) is designed like a flashlight and built to potentially save your life in a pinch. It is an ode to the end of the prohibition, and this well disguised flask allows your to conceal your booze when out on the wilderness trail. It has a military grade, weather resistant aluminium casing that makes it incredibly robust and includes a flashlight that has four different modes: flood light, soft light, red light, and SOS mode for emergencies. ($100)

Eagle Nest Outfitters Single Nest Hammock – $70

After a hard day hiking, getting some rest and relaxation is a must and this Eagle Nest Outfitters Single Nest Hammock ($70) gets our vote here at Coolector HQ. It is lightweight and durable which is ideal for relaxing anywhere, from the back yard to the backcountry and it is cut from a breathable, quick-drying nylon fabric and sewn with heavy-duty triple-stitched seams that makes it suitable for all manner of weather conditions. It is quick and easy to hang and it stuffs down to the size of a softball in included stuff sack so it’s easy to port around on any outdoor adventure. ($70)

Karesuando Unna Aksu Arctic Hunting Axe – $214

When heading into the wild, you’ll want to make sure you come prepared for any eventuality and this Karesuando Unna Aksu Arctic Hunting Axe ($214) will help ensure that you are. Each one is handmade in Sweden and has a round design one-piece oiled brown curly birch and reindeer antler handle. It is a rugged axe built from local birchwood and reindeer antlers with a stainless steel blade that will be perfect for chopping wood and getting through any unruly terrains. ($214)

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.