17 camping trip essentials to pack this summer

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Whether you're schlepping the kids to a local state park, planning a weekend adventure with your buddies or are gearing up for a last-minute solo adventure, nothing says summer like camping

Better yet, it doesn't matter what kind of camper you are. No matter if you plan on hiking 10 miles or are intent on using a blow-up mattress as a bed, there are a few essentials that are key for every kind of camping trip. From flashlights to a 17-piece mess bag, the ultimate s'mores-building kit to affordable yet high-quality hiking shoes, here are the must-pack essentials for every type of camper. 

Scroll through below to see what's on our packing list this summer!

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