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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. (@danbettridge)

#OutsideEssentials: The Survival Gear You Need

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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 Map

A paper map for our favorite wild places, without 4G.

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A paper map for our favorite wild places, without 4G. (@emmylouwho_)

Chacos in the Snow

Sandals: not just for summer-loving river rats.

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Sandals: not just for summer-loving river rats. (@acarterclark)

Pocket-Size Essentials

Planning a mountainous adventure? Make sure you have big pockets.

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Planning a mountainous adventure? Make sure you have big pockets. (@vancrafted)

Sleeping Bag Onsie

We’re big fans.

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We're big fans. (@charlih)

Rugged 4-Season Tent

The perfect mobile home

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The perfect mobile home (@eiriksmeste)

Adventure-Ready Running Shoes

To get you to the summit, no matter how muddy the trail.

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To get you to the summit, no matter how muddy the trail. (@brentmiller57)

Saltwater Gear

If you give a mouse a surfboard, you better include a GoPro, snorkel, and pair of flippers, too.

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If you give a mouse a surfboard, you better include a GoPro, snorkel, and pair of flippers, too. (@coastalbrandon)

Well-Worn Leather Boots

Winter footwear you can wear year-round.

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Winter footwear you can wear year-round. (@the_newboy)

Metal Coffee Mug

There’s no better way to drink your morning cup of joe.

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There's no better way to drink your morning cup of joe. (@tedward31)

Camera, Tripod, Photos

The aspiring Ansel Adams in your life will need a tripod and landscape photography setup.

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The aspiring Ansel Adams in your life will need a tripod and landscape photography setup. (@landscapelurking)

Backcountry Transportation

Snowboarders: You need some way to summit that distant peak.

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Snowboarders: You need some way to summit that distant peak. (@irislazz)

High-Calorie Dinner

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.

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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. (@bella_izko)

Hot Wheels

Your favorite bike. The climb is optional.

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Your favorite bike. The climb is optional. (@eolsen813)

Trusty Ice Axe

To channel your inner Conrad Anker

For big mountains and even just
To channel your inner Conrad Anker (@_natelarge)

A Do-It-All Knife

A well-made blade. For cutting things.

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A well-made blade. For cutting things. (@swift_getlost_club)
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