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Summer Camping Essentials

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I’m as shocked as you by the title of this post. I am not a camping expert. I went to Girl Scout camp when I was younger and probably hated every second of it, except for the part where you ate banana boats (you cook a banana in aluminum foil stuffed with chocolate chips and other treats on the campfire) and flirting with the boys who worked the fishing and canoeing stations or whatever.

Moving to California has made me way more outdoorsy. Emily and I joked that only in California would a park over-flow on a weekend and not let any more people enter until others left. Now I’m getting peer pressured into going camping and things like that so I’ll fit in better. (#glamping forever.) My friends asked me while I was home if I was going to hike the Pacific Crest Trail because I mentioned I watched Wild one night. Who am I becoming?

REI has designed a new line of camping gear with people like me in mind – girls who are too lazy and blonde to set up a tent and think wine is a hiking essential. It’s called evrgrn and it puts the West Elm back into camping, basically.

I was lucky enough to hang out with the awesome folks from REI last week and check out some of the new gear. Check out some of my photos below for my summer camping essentials. The line launches online and in-stores today, so check it out!

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Indoor camping – my kind of camping.

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The Starry Night Tent pops up pretty foul-proof without stakes!

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Grab your air mattress and favorite pillows and comforter for a super-luxe camping experience.

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This table is super-light and pops up – and can fit into the 24-pack cooler.

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I think I can get over my fear of the grass with this awesome picnic mat.

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Don’t worry about having to sit on the ground with this rocking camping chair.

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Beer and wine are summer camping essentials, right?

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Upgrade your s’mores with granola bars.

Chat with me:
Do you enjoy camping? What do you hate/love about it? Do you have any good camping stories? Am I completely losing it?