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Updated on April 12, 2010

There are many different kinds of equipment and odds and ends that can make your camping vacation a bit easier. Many things are just good to have for personal safety and survival. If you like to hike, binoculars are a wonderful addition to your camping gear. There are also many personal and small GPS devices to help you not get lost if you are a hiker who likes to go off trail. First aid kits, survival kits, and bear spray are important items if the situation calls for them. I don't usually camp where there are bears but if you do then bear spray would be an item that you would wish to carry along. If you are a backpacker who likes to go back country a first aid kit and a survival kit are wonderful ideas. Many survival kits include water tablets to help clean water you might have to drink and also many include freeze dried food so you don't starve to death if you become lost.

Whatever your camping preferences are there are many camping pieces that will fit with your situation. I have listed a few here to give you some ideas and to get you started. Happy Camping.

Axes, Hatchets, Saws

The Grip on Tools 1.25 lb.Campers Axe is a wonderful tool for getting the wood for your fire just the right size. A great price.

The 2.5 lb. Camping Axe gives you just a bit more power and weight when chopping wood for your campfire.

The Smith & Wesson Bullseye Paul Bunyan Hatchet is great for small cutting jobs and when you just can't get an axe into the area where the wood is.

The Deluxe Camp Saw is when sometimes the axe or hatchet just won't do the job.

First Aid and Survival Kits

The Total Resources International 250 Piece Outdoor First Aid Kit has all the essentials first aid items for taking care of minor injuries

The Outdoor Series Pocket Size 36 Piece First Aid Kit is pocket sized and is great for hiking or fishing in case of injury.

The Quakehold Grab n Go Emergency Kit for 2 persons for 3 days contains many of the things you will need if you get lost in the wilderness. The kit contains food, water, emergency blankets, and a first aid kit.

The SKO Survival Kit Deluxe is a 4 person survival kit that includes water, food, blankets, a tent, camp stove,matches, a knife, and a radio with batteries among other things. A great survival kit.

GPS Devices

The IDC Ecco Intelligent Digital Compass Personal Pocket GPS Locator is a wonderful idea for those who like to hike off trail. Put in the coordinates of the beginning of the trail and you can always find your way back. A great idea to avoid getting lost in the wilderness.

The IDC Ecco Personal Pocket GPS Locator can keep you safe from getting lost in the wilderness. An outstanding product and great idea for those who like to go back country or off trail hiking.

Bear and Pepper Sprays

The Bear Deterrent Pepper Spray with Hip Holster is a great product for those who hike and camp in bear country. Comes with a handy hip holster for quick and easy access.

The 7.9 ounce Bear Spray with Hip Holster allows for quick and easy access and sprays up to 30 feet. This spray was developed by a bear attack survivor.

The Red Strap Jogging Style Pepper Spray is great when out walking or jogging. I carry my pepper spray whenever I go for a walk.

The Quick Release Pepper Spray Key Ring sprays 8 to 10 feet to deter whatever wishes to do you harm. Great for hiking.


The Bushnell Power View 20 x 25 Super High Powered Binoculars are wonderful for bird watching on your hikes. Bushnell the leading name in binoculars.

The Bushnell Falcon 10 x 50 Wide Angle Binoculars give you a wide view of anything you wish to see close up. A great buy.

The Bushnell H20 10 x 42 Porro Prism Waterproof/ Fogproof Binocular is great for wet and foggy weather.

The Bushnell Powerview 10 x 32 Compact Folding Binocular is great for the backpacker, it folds for easy storage and doesn't take up to much room. A really great buy.


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      fishtiger58 5 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Hi Lou, no I'm not and thanks but I'm not interested.

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      Lou 5 years ago

      Hi, just wondering if you belong to any survival group or would be interested in starting one in Kankakee Co.?

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Yup mulberry that's why I carry it when I am on my daily walk, more for the dogs that should be tied up but aren't. Thankfully I haven't had to use it. Thanks for reading my hub.

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      mulberry1 7 years ago

      I've never had the pepper spray but it's certainly something to consider. I've even had encounters with big dogs that it made me wish I had some.

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      You are so welcome and thanks for viewing my hub.

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      mhuze 7 years ago from USA

      My family enjoys going camping. You reminded me to update my first aid kit.


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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Glad I could help wrenfrost and thanks for reading my hub.

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      wrenfrost56 7 years ago from U.K.

      I love camping, thanks for the ideas I had never thought of bringing binoculas before. :)

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Yes it is woooohoooo lol . Thanks for reading my hub Michael.

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      It's almost that time of year! Great hub!

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      fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

      Me too, can't leave until my kid graduates on May 28 on May 29 I am outta here. Thanks for reading my hub Sandy.

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I'm ready to go camping.