Mom's like camping as much as anyone. In fact, we could make the case that Mom's NEED camping more than anyone! Who better to leave the daily grind of work, appointments, and responsibilities behind for awhile than the person who takes care of the entire family! Who will benefit from unplugging and unwinding for a few days or a few weeks in the wild? Mom, that's who!
So we've put together a short list of 7 camping essentials for Moms. This isn't an exhaustive list of Mom's camping needs. These are the first few items that Mother's will find they just can't live without on the trail or out in nature.
1 - TREKKING POLES
whether Mom is an avid hiker or a novice, trekking poles will help keep her upright on the trails
Trekking poles bring stability to hiking and help mom stay on the trail longer. These Black Diamond Trail Back Trekking Poles feature a rubber grip with rib pattern to reduce vibration for added comfort. These hiking poles also utilize Dual FlickLocks to provide total adjustability to suit the terrain at hand.
The lighter weight TrailBuddy Aluminum Cork Trekking Poles are a more economical option - and they come in cute colors! These lightweight hiking poles can withstand pressure and impact better than carbon fiber, essential for hiking on rocky terrain or supporting heavier weight. Expanding these lightweight telescoping trekking poles from 24.5 to 54 inches is a breeze even when you’re wearing gloves or trekking in wet conditions thanks to the lever-locks.
2 - A COMFORTABLE CHAIR
Mom needs relaxation, but she can't relax on the ground!
Mom can relax anywhere in style with this lightweight, ultra compact, folding sling chair from this iconic French company. The 4 position Lafuma Maxi Transat Folding Sling Chair is perfect comfortable seating for camping, glamping, poolside or lounging on the deck.
When Mom needs more room, she'll love the collapsible Kelty Low Loveseat Chair. It features a durable steel frame, quilted 600D polyester, adjustable arm rest, insulated beverage holder, and padded multi function roll tote storage. This roomy collapsible loveseat has a slightly reclined design for increased comfort, and its Roll-Tote carry bag can also be used as a tote for gear or firewood.
3 - A WARM BLANKET
the comforts of home in the great outdoors
Mom will love to snuggle by the campfire in the vintage style of the Pendleton Wool Camp Blanket. Rugged and warm, this Made-in-the-USA blanket will provide years of warmth and comfort. Includes a leather carrier with the Pendleton logo.
Practical Mom will love the Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho. It's a poncho AND a blanket! It offers extra warmth and water resistance for lots of adventures from camping to boating to outdoor sporting events. Efficient and compressible era Loft insulation offers water-resistance and uses hollow fibers to reduce weight without sacrificing warmth. Kangaroo pocket warms hands with a top zip pocket for essentials. Packs into its own storage pocket for easy transport!
4 - LIGHT
don't leave Mom in the dark
MPOWERD Luci Outdoor 2.0 Inflatable Solar Light is lightweight, waterproof and durable. And it collapses down to just 1 inch, giving Mom plenty of room for other necessities in her pack. It's completely solar powered so she'll be out of the dark no matter how far off the grid she goes!
The VSSL Flask and Flashlight accommodates mom's beverage of choice plus a flashlight to lend a handy guide at nighttime. And mom will love the dual-purpose of VSSL products. They're great for RV, travel trailer, boating, hiking, canoeing – anywhere space is a precious commodity.
5 - WET WIPES
a camping must-have
Sure Mom doesn't mind roughing it sometimes. But she also wants to be clean. Caboo Tree-Free Bamboo Hand and Face Wipes are chemical-free and safe for sensitive skin. These wipes are hypoallergenic, alcohol-free, chlorine-free, paraben-free, non-toxic, and biodegradable!
6 - BUG SPRAY
because bug bites are not fun
Mom knows that bugs carry diseases. So she'll love EcoSmart Organic Insect Repellent because it's super effective yet completely safe for the entire family. This DEET-free, 100% organic insecticide is made with natural rosemary oil, lemongrass oil and other powerful plant oils so it smells good!
For even bug protection, Mom will love Sawyer 20% Picaridin Premium Insect Repellent Lotion. It can be applied directly to her skin and won’t harm clothing or outdoor gear. It's also Deet-free and offers effective protection against disease carrying nuisances like mosquitoes carrying Zika and ticks carrying Lyme Disease.
7 - FIRST AID
Mom would never travel unprepared for emergencies! The Coleman Family First Aid Kit will be her go-to safety item for home, car, boat, or camping. This family size first aid kit contains the most commonly used first aid items: antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment and latex-free bandages.
Mom knows that there's nothing worse then getting into camp bed and finding a tick crawling on Buddy, or worse, on the family. The Tick Kit Ultimate Tick Remover Kit is the best tick remover kit for pets and humans. It’s the first line Of defense in Lyme disease prevention in both humans and pets. Can be used on humans, pets, horses and other animals. This small 6″x4″ kit is the perfect size for storing in a glove box or trunk, RV, travel trailer, backpack or bag.
There are so many more items that Mother's will want and need for camping, like tents, sleeping bags and other equipment. But these first 7 are really must-have's for Mom's to feel basically prepared for the outdoors.
And if your Mom REALLY likes the comforts of home, she'll love our Mod Shop comfort items!