#OutsideEssentials: The Survival Gear You Need
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.
A paper map for our favorite wild places, without 4G.
Chacos in the Snow
Sandals: not just for summer-loving river rats.
Planning a mountainous adventure? Make sure you have big pockets.
Sleeping Bag Onsie
We’re big fans.
Rugged 4-Season Tent
The perfect mobile home
Adventure-Ready Running Shoes
To get you to the summit, no matter how muddy the trail.
If you give a mouse a surfboard, you better include a GoPro, snorkel, and pair of flippers, too.
Well-Worn Leather Boots
Winter footwear you can wear year-round.
Metal Coffee Mug
There’s no better way to drink your morning cup of joe.
Camera, Tripod, Photos
The aspiring Ansel Adams in your life will need a tripod and landscape photography setup.
Snowboarders: You need some way to summit that distant peak.
We’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.
Your favorite bike. The climb is optional.
Trusty Ice Axe
To channel your inner Conrad Anker
A Do-It-All Knife
A well-made blade. For cutting things.