Happy Camp Essentials

Happy Camp

The Cairn Crew has amassed approximately 3 million combined hours of camping under our belts, and we wouldn’t have made it this far if we hadn’t perfected our happiness quotient while camping. Whether you're planning a future camping adventure or "home camping" in your backyard or living room, we've found that a few essential items can exponentially increase the happiness factor at camp.

Check out the Cairn Crew's must-pack items for elevating the happiness at camp, for themselves and their campmates. We've also included specific product suggestions and links to items that have been featured in Cairn Collections. 

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Campfire S'mores

Reid, Product Guru

Gear recommendation: French press and a quickboil stove

"There is nothing quite as great as waking up in a beautiful campsite, smelling the coffee roasting, and sipping a fresh brewed cup to start the day."

Cairn featured product: MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Mini Stove System and Cofo Provisions Collagen MCT Mix (Mix into coffee for a next-level start to your day).

Ashley, Brand Hero

Gear recommendation: Cornhole

"You can't have a happy campsite without a little friendly competition! It's also a great way to meet neighboring campers."

Revel Trail Hounds Camp Light

Kelly, Head of Brand Creative

Gear recommendation: Amazing snacks and camplights

"My camp trips generally revolve around days that border on type 2 fun and no one wants to go to bed with the sun after spending the day earning endless snacks, plus around these parts you can't always have a campfire to keep the conversation flowing."

Cairn featured product: Honey Stinger Organic Waffles and Revel Gear Trail Hound 30 Ft. Camping Light

Holden Puffy Slips

Hollie, Marketing Guru and Matt, Accountant (Two votes for this one!)

Gear recommendation: Puffy camp slippers

"They make morning coffees taste even better, evening happy hours happier, and campfire conversations cozier!"

Cairn featured product: Holden Outerwear Puffy Slipper Shoe

Campfire Drinks

Jennifer, Senior Marketing Guru

Gear recommendation: Fantastic beverages and a deck of cards

"Whether it's hot coffee in the morning, swigging wine from a camp mug, or bringing a surprise signature cocktail for sharing - camp beverages are synonymous with happy shared moments in my mind. The deck of cards keeps the fun going and provides the most gaming versatility."

Cairn featured product: EcoVessel Transit Camp Mug and Basecamp Co. Playing Cards (Playing cards with conversation starters on them. Brilliant!)

Rob, Co-CEO

Gear recommendation: Marshmallow Crossbow

He waited until everyone made their recommendation and then completely won the day with this recommendation. No reason needed. It looks amazingly fun though, frankly, I will never endorse wasting marshmallows. 

What is your essential gear for a happy camp? Tell us in the comments!