- There's some gear you just can't leave home without. We're not talking about your smartphone—there are more important things in life, especially if you're headed outside. We asked our Instagram followers what adventure essentials they always have with them. From a trusty knife to a well-worn pair of hikers, here are 16 of our favorites.
Photo from @danbettridge: Once you're done learning how to survive, you might as well take a few pictures.
Old-School MapA paper map for our favorite wild places, without 4G.
Chacos in the SnowSandals: not just for summer-loving river rats.
Pocket-Size EssentialsPlanning a mountainous adventure? Make sure you have big pockets.
Sleeping Bag OnsieWe're big fans.
Rugged 4-Season TentThe perfect mobile home
Adventure-Ready Running ShoesTo get you to the summit, no matter how muddy the trail.
Saltwater GearIf you give a mouse a surfboard, you better include a GoPro, snorkel, and pair of flippers, too.
Well-Worn Leather BootsWinter footwear you can wear year-round.
Metal Coffee MugThere's no better way to drink your morning cup of joe.
Camera, Tripod, PhotosThe aspiring Ansel Adams in your life will need a tripod and landscape photography setup.
Backcountry TransportationSnowboarders: You need some way to summit that distant peak.
High-Calorie DinnerWe're not saying it's good for anywhere other than the wilderness. But after a long day hiking, Kraft mac and cheese hits the spot.
Hot WheelsYour favorite bike. The climb is optional.
Trusty Ice AxeTo channel your inner Conrad Anker
A Do-It-All KnifeA well-made blade. For cutting things.
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