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Camping trips are a blast…when they’re not being nerve-wracking. Did you remember to bring everything you need? No? There’s always at least one essential item that somehow doesn’t make its way into the all-important supply backpack. Thankfully, The National Memo Store has pulled together some of the essential items you can’t go without on your next outdoor excursion.

1HYDRO Series Filtration Bottle

Bad water sources? No problem — the 1HYDRO filtration bottle sucks out up to 99.9% of all bacteria from your water without chemicals. Each new filter creates up to 1,500 liters of safe drinking water, ready to go in any situation.

Buy now: Get the 1HYDRO bottle at 76 percent off — just $29.99.

UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight: 2-Pack

The only thing better than a military-grade, durable, adjustable zoom flashlight packing 500 lumens and up to a one-mile range…is two of these babies!

Buy now: This multi-setting two-pack (which usually retails for $100) just took another price drop — all the way down to only $17.99 for the pair.

Outdoor Monocular Telescope with Portable Tripod

Do all that serious stargazing with this compact universal telescope packing up to 90x magnification and a 50mm optical glass objective lens — all with crystal clear images to make amateur astronomy as much fun as it should be.

Buy now: Get 70 percent off this perfect camping accessory…only $58.99.

LuminAid PackLite Inflatable & USB Lantern

What do you do when you’re worried about running out of battery power? Solar, of course! This ultimate emergency item stores up the sunlight to provide up to 30 hours of light when you need it most. Insanely portable, life-savingly resourceful, the LuminAID is the perfect “save it for a rainy day” accessory…literally!

Buy now: Where else will you get this much peace of mind for only $19.99?

Universal Waterproof Solar Charger

You don’t usually find many outlets to charge your phone or other critical device out in the woods — unless you bring it with you. Keep this solar battery bathed in the sun’s rays, then watch its 5,000mAh reserve pump out enough juice to get your smartphone or tablet back up to full power.

Buy now: It’s waterproof, it’s shockproof — and at $13.99 (and with multiple color options, to boot), this backup power source is practically denial-proof.

Key Safe

Make sure your tiny valuables stay safe and secure in this mini stainless steel cylinder that clips easily to your keychain or pack. Cash, medication, secret spy documents, whatever – this stylish, sand-blasted compartment will assure your most treasured items will still be right where you left them.

Buy now: Get $2 off right now and grab a Key Safe for just $17.99.

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