Camping Expert Brandon's Summer Essentials

SCHEELS Camping Expert Brandon Lasch and his partner on a mountain

Colorado Springs SCHEELS Camping Expert, Brandon Lasch, knows what gear is needed, what gear works, and—sometimes more importantly—what gear doesn’t work. Brandon has compiled his list of camping essentials for the upcoming season.

Nemo Sleeping Bag & Tent

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“Make sure your next adventure is incredible by having the perfect sleeping bag and tent! Not only will it be a reliable companion for a weekend camping trip, but Nemo gear is also lightweight and versatile enough to take on a once in a lifetime backcountry hunt. Maximize your comfort for whatever your next adventure is with the Nemo sleeping bag and tent!”

Peak Refuel

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“Peak Refuel is a must-have for any long day hike or overnight camping trip. Peak Refuel is packed with protein and nutrients to give you the energy you need to complete your adventure. Not to mention it tastes great!”

Goal Zero

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“When it comes to heading out on an extended backpacking trip or backcountry hunt, I never leave home without my Goal Zero Power Banks and Solar Panels. After all, there's nothing better than capturing memories of my trips or hunts, and with fast charging capabilities, lightweightness, and portability, it is a must have charging source for all your necessary electronics.”

Mesa XL Solo Stove

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“Bring the fun to your next camping trip or backyard BBQ with the Mesa XL Solo Stove! Its small, portable design and convenient tabletop size make it ideal for roasting marshmallows with your friends and family. Enjoy s'mores and other tasty treats with this amazing addition to your outdoor adventures!”

YETI Drinkware

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“When the summer sun is beating down, I never leave home without my YETI! These trusty tumblers and lowballs are perfect for keeping my drinks ice cold all day, so I can enjoy a refreshing beverage no matter how hot the weather gets. Whether I'm at a backyard get together or a beach day, I know I can rely on my YETI to keep me cool!”

Whether you’re just starting out or you spend most of your time outdoors, you can find everything you need for camping and hiking at SCHEELS. If you need additional help finding the perfect camping gear, stop by your local SCHEELS to speak with an Expert today!