As spring time is officially here, as of March 21, 2022, we know you've got the camping bug and you're itching to get outdoors. No, we're not talking about ticks or mosquitos. However, with that being said, here are some camping essentials that'll make your life a whole lot easier.
Speaking of bugs, Sport Strapz Nature Bandz will keep the annoying pests away. Made with all-natural and chemical free ingredients that are proven to deter insects. With these, you won't have to pack annoying bug spray or have your skin oily and smell like bug spray. Just put one of these on and you'll be mosquito-bite free for up to 180 hours.
2. Big Boy Rose Gold Smoking Paper
After bringing this on one of our camping trips, it's become a no-brainer item that we need to bring every time. You can use it as a table cloth for a dirty picnic table, as plates, and of course, for cooking. Who knew how versatile smoking paper could be when you're in a pinch? It's also a lot better for the environment compared to the styrofoam plates you likely use now. Also, you don't have to pack those bulky plates! Just toss one of these 24" x 150' rolls in your vehicle and you're ready to camp like a real grill master.
3. Big Boy Toss and Shake: Round Grill Topper with Foldable Handle
It wouldn't be real camping if you didn't eat some flame-cooked food, right? That's where the Toss and Shake comes in. This super light and portable grill pan that has a 12" diameter cooking surface is what you need if you plan on eating anything other than skewered hotdogs and smores. Do campfire dinners the right way and roast your vegetables or even cook your steak over a wood-burning flame.
Cook your wieners and roast your marshmallows to your hearts content with any of these skewers:
|Brander Double Pronged Skewers|
|Brander Cast Iron Twig|
|Grill Pro "V" Skewers|
|Grill Pro 12" Bamboo Skewers|
5. Barbecue Brain Jr. Thermometer
The perfect thermometer for camping. There, we said it. And we're not taking it back. This tiny and intuitive thermometer is exactly what you need as an adventurer. If you have a smartphone, this 100% Bluetooth Barbecue Brain Jr. will be able to connect to your easy-to-use app to give you recommendations and alerts for your cooking. Why is this significant to a happy camper like you? Well, you can put your food on your grill, leave the probe in it, and go play frisbee, beersbie, or whatever you want to do until you get that alert that your food is ready. With the Barbecue Brain Jr., you maximize your time away from the problems you left back in the city!
A portable grill is a must-have when you're camping. Why? Well, because everyone's got to eat and sometimes plain flame just don't do it! Here are some of our fan favourite portable grills after being tried and tested:
|Weber Traveler Portable Gas Grill|
|Napoleon Travel Q PRO 285 Portable Barbecue - Propane|
|Broil King Porta Chef 320 Portable Grill|
7. Propane Adaptor Hose Primus to QCC - CSA Approved
Last but not least, you'll need a CSA (Canadian Standards Association) approved propane hose if you want to use a 20 lb propane tank instead of swapping out 20 one-pound bottles.