Matt Van Swol
Matt Van Swol

Camping Gear

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Backpacking Pack: Osprey Atmos 65

By far the best backpacking pack I've ever owned. Osprey is known for their durability and comfort, but personally I love the heavy duty zippers: they never break.

My "Weekender" Bag: Osprey Farpoint 55

This bag is my go-to for weekend backpacking trips, though I have used it for more than a week long trip! I love this bag because 1) It's crazy comfy and 2) It opens up like a suitcase, so you don't have to go digging for your clothes, they are just as you packed them!

Sleeping Bag

The best sleeping bag for the money. It compresses and fits into its bag easily, and even unzips into a quilt! 

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Sleeping Pad

Please don't skimp when buying a sleeping pad, it will make or break an experience. This is the best one out there, hands down.

Camp Stove

The coolest and most useful camp stove, BioLite uses a thermo-electric fan to stoke the flames and charge your phone!