What You Need for a Solo Camping Trip

Take the stress out of camping alone by planning ahead with gear and equipment ideal for the solo camper.

Essential camping gear
Looking for a night under the stars? Essential gear will make it easy and adventurous.Shutterstock

When planning a solo camping trip you’ve got enough to consider, between packing food, maps, and assorted gear. But choosing quality storage and shelter essentials will provide peace of mind regardless of the terrain or season.

Lightweight Protection From The Elements

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx
ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1-Person TentAmazon

The key to any successful camping trip is a tent that keeps you warm or cool (depending on the time of year), dry, and protected from the elements. And you shouldn't have to sacrifice those features even when camping by oneself. Half mesh walls provide ventilation while a vestibule comes in handy for gear storage and added extra weather protection.

Stay Warm On The Coldest Of Nights

TETON Sports Celsius
TETON Sports Celsius XL Sleeping BagAmazon

Ideal for camping in all seasons, an innovative fiber fill, double-layer construction sleeping bag will keep you warm, comfortable, and rested, with zippers on each side for maximum airflow and easy access. The added bonus of a compression storage sack ensures that your sleeping bag will take up minimal room in your pack.

Store Essentials While Keeping Hydrated

TETON Sports Oasis 1100
TETON Sports Oasis 1100 Hydration PackAmazon

Carry up to two liters of water on your back while hiking to just the right spot to camp for the night. An efficient sipping tube means that you can hydrate while on the move without ever having to stop and lose daylight. A large front compartment is ideal for lugging gear, extra clothes, and food.