We met Tim and Amanda shortly after they first started traveling full-time in their Airstream in 2012. Since then, they have been great friends to us personally and long time supporters of Campendium. Like Tiffani, Amanda was an early reviewer, and she and Tim both have spent time working on the campground database.
Today, they continue to support Campendium by sharing their favorite camping gear with us. The links below are affiliate links, and if you make a purchase on Amazon within 24 hours after clicking the link, Campendium will receive a small percentage of the sale which will help pay the bills. Thanks in advance!
Organization is a must when living in the small space, especially when it comes to food. These versatile, lightweight containers keep dry goods like flour, rice and crackers organized and fresh. They come in several sizes, stack well, and have tight fitting lids that stay on even when they tumble out of the cabinet while traveling down a bumpy dirt road.
As avid hikers in the over 40 age range, we love our hiking poles for the support they give us while out on the trail. These lightweight carbon fiber poles collapse small for storage and extend to a range of sizes when hiking. In addition to a sturdy pole, we really like the cork hand grips that help wick away moisture.
This small speaker offers big sound. We like the small footprint and convenience of our portable bluetooth speaker. It can connect to multiple devices and holds the battery long enough to bring it outside for an afternoon of music and relaxing in the great outdoors.
It might sound unbelievable, but this basic hand blender is the only electric kitchen appliance in our trailer. The addition of a whisk and mini food chopper truly makes it an all-in-one kitchen appliance. We use it for making homemade almond milk, smoothies, whipping eggs and cream, chopping nuts, making pesto, and so much more!
Over the years we have jumped on the minimalist bandwagon when it comes to hiking shoes. The old adage that thick, heavy hiking boots are the best way to support your feet has gone out the window and these days we find that less is better. Our Astrals fit the bill perfectly with a lightweight construction that doesn’t skimp on foot support.
These shoes are designed for hiking, kayaking, biking, or simply walking around town. With an extra grippy sole and quick drying canvas material, these might just be best shoes ever.
Anything made of silicon is welcome in our kitchen. Lightweight, easy to store, easy to clean, heats and bakes evenly – what more could you want? The most frequently used silicon baking instrument in our house is this 12-muffin pan. It is perfect for baking muffins, cupcakes, mini egg quiches, mini meatloaf, and even small yeasted rolls.
The number of outdoor mats we have gone through in our 6+ years of living in an RV is frankly embarrassing. We tried all the cheap plastic versions. They would last a few months before inevitably starting to shred and fall apart. Finally, about a year ago we broke down and invested in a CG Gear Mat. There is no going back! Not only does this mat allow sand to filter through, but it does the same for water. After spending a month on the Olympic Peninsulas this summer where is rained 3 out of every 4 days, we are singing the praises of this wonder mat.
Sadly, most RV refrigerators are not magnetic. It’s kind of silly because living on the road goes hand and hand with collecting magnets, postcards, and other little things you
might want to temporarily stick somewhere. This magnetic bulletin board is the perfect solution. We use ours to display an ever increasing collection of national park postcards. Unlike a traditional bulletin board, we don’t have to poke the postcards with push pins which will keep them nice for years to come.
The perfect lightweight, solar powered lantern! This small inflatable lantern provides 8+ hours of bright light on a single charge. It’s perfect for the picnic table, hanging from the awning, or even illuminating the way on a late evening hike or paddle around the lake. When not in use, the lantern deflates and stores flat.
Our RV has two ceiling vents with fans and an air conditioner, but sometimes you just want a little bit of personal air. This is where our mini handheld fans come in to play. We each have one of these small air movers. It features three speeds, a long battery life that is easily recharged via USB, and even a small flashlight.
Amanda & Tim’s Favorite Camping Gear Recap
- Click Clack Storage Cubes
- Carbon Fiber Trekking Poles
- Bose Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- Kitchen Aid Hand Blender Set
- Astral TR-1 Mesh Ultra-Light Hiking Shoes
- Silicon Muffin Pan
- CG Gear Sand Free Mat
- Magnetic Bulletin Board
- Lucie Light
- Mini Handheld Fan
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