The Essentials Every Self-Sufficient Camper Needs

The Essentials Every Self-Sufficient Camper Needs

Camping is a great way to get back to nature and escape the demands of modern life, it’s the only way to unlock the best kept secrets of the Australian landscape. To get to the best spots, secluded amongst the bush or under an amazing outback night sky, you’ll need to be self-sufficient.

Whether you’re planning a quick getaway or a long adventure, this is the essential gear that will get you off the grid and back to nature:


Your own power supply:


Regardless of your plans, it’s important to always keep a phone charged in case of emergencies. Safely store, charge, and transport both your electronic devices and your headlamp with the Powercase. At just over 200g, the Powercase is a lightweight addition to any hiker’s backpack, with a secure snap hook to easily fasten and carry it. The Battery Charge level indicator shows you exactly how much power is left for worry-free camping.

RRP: $99.95



Once you’ve organised your own power supply, you can camp anywhere. With the Powertraveller Extreme Solar, you can harvest solar power all day, perfect for charging SAT phones, digital cameras, smartphones, and other 5V devices. Weighing in at under 300g and with the clamshell design opening to an angle of 200°, the Extreme Solar can be easily attached to a tent or backpack with its handy velcro strap. Using state of the art MPPT technology, the Extreme Solar adapts for optimal power output, with a 3-colour LED indicator to show power output strength.

RRP: $154.95


Water Purifier

SteriPen Quantum UV Water Purifier and RapidPure 4 Litre Vessel

Once you can safely purify your own water, you can say goodbye to crowded campgrounds forever. With the SteriPen Quantum UV Water Purifier and the RapidPure 4 Litre Vessel attachment, you treat up to 4 litres of water in only 150 seconds. Taking only 4 AA batteries, it eliminates 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. Leave behind the stress of trying to safely boil harvested water and quickly purify cooking, cleaning and drinking water with the SteriPen Quantum UV Water Purifier

RRP: $103.46 and $58.46


Wearable Sleeping Bag

Selk’bag Wearable Sleeping Bag

The Original Selk’bag is the best choice for a comfortable sleep, no matter the time of year. With extra ventilation, a softshell hood, elastic hand enclosures, and removable booties, the Selk’bag is easily adaptable to your camping conditions. With a cargo pocket and a kangaroo style front pocket, you can keep whatever you want on hand. Designed for maximum mobility, comfort and warmth, the Selk’bag is perfect for every camper.

RRP: $259.95


Water Bottles

Klean Kanteen Insulated TKWide 64oz (1900mL)

Safely store up to 64oz of water in this food grade, BPA free stainless-steel water bottle. A perfect way to keep and carry your daily water, the TKWide’s Climate Lock ™ keeps contents hot for up to 38 hours or iced for up to 135 hours. The chip resistant Klean Coat ™ powder coat finish will stand up to any knocks or drops as you hike out to your camping spot or recreate Tetris in your backpack. The TKWide won’t retain or impart any flavours, so you can sip away at a coffee on your road trip and you won’t taste it as you refill with water for the next week. With a leak proof vacuum insulated Wide Loop Cap with Swing Away Loop, the TKWide is perfect for any camping situation.

RRP: $99.95


Cooking Stove

Primus Essential Stove Set 1.3L

Cook up a camping favourite every night on this lightweight stove set. Great for beginners or just campers wanting to set up quickly, the Primus Essential Stove Set comes with two 1.3 litre pans in lightweight aluminium, perfect for feeding 1-3 campers. The simple and clean design allows the set to be packed up into one rattle-free, easily transported unit. Easily assembled in the bush, by the beach or even on a picnic, just remove the wind guard, connect the gas and light up the stove. The adjustable pot supports will accommodate most pots and pans on the market, so pack and use as many, or as little, as you need!

RRP: $282.95



Fjallraven Kaipak 38

To hold all your gear as you hike out to your remote camp spot, you need a simple, robust trekking backpack. The top loaded Fjallraven Kaipak 38 features a comfortable hip belt and shoulder straps, with an attachment loop for trekking poles or an ice axe, the backpack is also hydration system compatible. With multiple zippered pockets, compression straps on the sides and a rain cover, you can pack all your gear into one easily carried bag and leave no trace behind at the end of your trip. Made from G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco in recycled polyester and organic, the durable and timeless fabric will protect your gear on every trip.


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