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14 Items for Your National Parks Adventure

by  Christine Dayao | May 13, 2020
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park / iStock / MariuszBlach

Heading to a national park? The next time you explore the country’s most magnificent natural wonders, make sure you’re fully equipped with this gear.

1. These Waterproof Hiking Boots

Lightweight and durable, these boots have a non-slip rubber sole ideal for rough terrain. Buy them now.

2. This SPF 100+ Sunscreen

Protect yourself from harmful sun rays with this non-greasy, water-resistant sunscreen lotion. Buy it now.

3. A Lightweight Tripod 

Capture amazing photos with this device, which is compatible with most cameras and can be used with a smartphone adapter. Buy it now

4. A Power Bank 

Don’t be caught without juice for your phone or other devices. This external battery pack can keep iPhones charged for up to three times and has a built-in flashlight. Buy it now.

 5. This Sun Hat

Shield your head and face from the sun with this unisex hat that has an adjustable chin chord and a sweatband. Buy it now

6. A Flashlight

You never know what you’ll encounter in the wilderness. This waterproof flashlight has five modes and can last for more than five hours. Buy it now

7. These Binoculars

Get a closer look at your surroundings with this pair of binoculars that provides 10 times magnification and weighs less than two pounds. Buy them now.

 8. A First-Aid Kit 

Plan ahead for small scrapes, cuts, and more by toting this 100-piece kit that includes a Moleskin blister pad, bandages, gauze pads, and plenty of other essentials. Buy it now.

9. This Foldable Backpack

We love that this nylon bag comes in eight solid colors and three prints. Waterproof and made with heavy-duty zippers, it’s compact design means you can fold it for storage. Buy it now.

10. A Pair of Walking Sticks

Get a grip on rough surfaces with these aluminum sticks that have an adjustable height. Choose from eight colors. Buy them now.

11. A Cooling Towel

Prevent getting overheated with this towel – just soak it in water, wring it out, and put it around your neck. Buy it now.

12. Insect Repellent

Tell pests to buzz off with this DEET-free spray, made with lemon eucalyptus oil. It keeps bugs away for up to six hours and isn’t greasy. Buy it now.

13. A Compass

Even if you don’t know where you’re going, this will lead you in the right direction. It’s shakeproof and glows in the dark, so you can use it any time of day. Buy it now

14. A Filtered Water Bottle

Stay safely hydrated with this double-walled bottle that has a built-in filter. It’ll keep your water cold for 24 hours and comes in several colors. Buy it now.

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