25 Must Haves for your Camping Adventure under $25

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Here are some summer-time gadgetsย to make for an Awesome Camping Trip. I am ALL about creating experiences which will make lasting memories.

Camping, Where You Spend A Small Fortune To Live Like The Homeless – Wood Sign

This is a Must Have list aka things I want to beautify my cozy cabin! This list is an afforadble list- generally under $25… so you will not find a tent here. However, who needs a tent when the back of a truck bed will do. < Yeah, that’s going on my Bucketlist ๐Ÿ˜

MUST HAVES- TENT EQUIPMENT: I love new camping gizmos that can help make the experience more delightful. As simple as light, a cute rug or a warm chic blanket these create an overall gleeful trip.


2 Pack E-TRENDS Portable LED Lantern Tent Light Bulb
Happy Camper Camping Door Mat
Cotton Checked Throw

MUST HAVES- HIKING GEAR: ย Survival is the name of the game when venturing out on a hike. Whether it is a mild stretch or scaling a mountainside, you should always be well prepared.ย ย 

Camelbak Products Chute Water Bottle, Sage, 1-Liter

Venture Pal Ultralight Lightweight Backpack Daypack

Women Wide Head Wrap Seamless Bandana MultiFunction 6PCS

Camping Water Filter

Tactical Survival Bracelet [2 pack]

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Fishing Tackle Lures

Booms Fishing Multi Function Fishing Plier

Flex Fillet 5pc Fishing Cutlery Set

Daiwa D-Shock 2-Piece Rod and Reel Combo

MUST HAVES -KITCHEN GADGETS:ย I love to cook over the open campfire flame. The sweet smokey flavor that absorbs into the freshly cooked food is one of my favorite camping experiences. ย I love to create delicious, easy to cook, camping recipes. But let me save you from one of my horrible camping whoopsies….. I forgot the spatula. Ughhhh…. However with a piece of cardboard, tinfoil & a knife, I created my own handy-dandy spatula for our kitchen needs. It did work…. but I am sure if I had a kit with all of my utensils it would have not been forgotten.

Camp Kitchen Utensil Organizer Travel Set


I am obsessed with this Enamel Tableware Set. Not only with the blue color, but the style is perfect. It just screams “Take Me Camping” & this 4 Person set is UNDER $20!

ย Stansport Enamel Camping Tableware Set, 24-Piece, Bluestansport-tableware.jpg

My morning is not complete without my hot coffee off the morning fire. These mugs can withstand the heat & keeps my coffee warm.

YaeKoo 4-Pack Mugs -Outdoor Travel Cups


Some of the metal grills that are over the firepits are sub-par…. & tinfoil doesn’t always do the trick to help cook your food. For a clean, effortless meal, the Camp Griddle is my go too. Trust me, Bacon + tinfoil = mini grease fire & burnt bacon ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Coghlan’s Two Burner Non-Stick Camp Griddle


This is our first year with this Egg Holder & I am beyond stoked in so many ways. In the past, the eggs never seem to stay cool, because we try to place them at the top of the cooler. And then later in our camping adventures, eventually the egg carton becomes soaked from the cooler which turns into a mess. ย Egg Holder- Please do not fail us this summer.

Coghlan’s Egg Holder, 12 Eggs


MUST HAVES- FUN & ACTIVITIES:ย Remember that you want to create everlasting memories. Camping is a freedom from electronics & the social world. It should be a connection with your family/friends & making fun in the present moment. We always bring games with us- such as Uno, Yahztzee, a pack of Playing Cards & ย I always bring a game that has a twist- like Bean-Boozled or Doritos Roulette. These always seem to be a hit & great for any age. Reaching into a mystery bag trying to determine the flavor, creates a lot of suspense & laughter for everyone.

ย Jelly Belly 4th Edition Beanboozled Jelly Beans Spinner Gift Box, 3.5 oz

Doritos Roulette Tangy Cheese & Hot Chilli 180g

Mattell Original UNO Card Game

Yahtzee Game

Bicycle Playing Card Deck, 2-Pack

MUST HAVES- FOR THE FUR BABIES: Sometimes our Furry little friends get to go on trips with us as well. Be sure to bring plenty of food & water for them.

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Fast and Easy Portable Dog Water Bottle

Collapsible Travel Pet Bowl 2 Pack by Dog-Gone Dish

Pawaboo Dog Backpack



Amazing Angler: Tre’ @Fishingvibes98

Today we are featuring a group of Baltimore Anglers, who love to show off the hogs they’re slaying. Via Instagram, @fishingvibes98, Tre’ & his close friends are creating new & great videos for YouTube of their greatest catches. 

๐Ÿ‘‰Follow @fishingvibes98 ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

Thecatchofhislife: What’s your Name? Age? & Where are you from?

Fishingvibes: FishingVibes is the name of our group. We’re all 18 and older. We’re from Baltimore Maryland. We post daily via Instagram & we are making vlogs (video blogs) soon. ๐ŸŽฅ

tcohl: Sweet. ๐Ÿ‘Š What fish picture would you like featured? 

FV98: My name is Tre’ this was a 2.5 pounder about 15 -16 inches caught on a brown an chartruce jig. 

tcohl: Do you have any advice/tips/techniques for the other Anglers? 

FV98:This is my advice: Fish as much as you can and take as many pictures as you can, because if theres no pic, there no fish. ๐ŸŸ 

Wise words from an Amazing Angler. ๐ŸŽฃ Thanks for the read & follow fishingvibes98 via Instagram. (Clickable link above.)

Fish On! ๐ŸŽฃ-H

Fish Friday ๐ŸŸ

Thank Goodness it’s Friday! I’ve been so excited to post this weeks Fish Friday Recipe. Salmon Season is here & I have a Simple & Easy (& Delicious) Recipe for anyone to make for Dinner. 

This Weeks Fish Friday Recipe: Cheesy Onion Crusted Baked Salmon

Prep time:15 mins Cook time:18 mins

Serves: 4-6


2 lb salmon fillet

1 small onion, thinly sliced

salt, ground black pepper

ยผ cup mayonnaise

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

ยฝ Tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 Teaspoons garlic salt

2 Teaspoons onion powder

ยผ cup Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

Place the salmon fillet on the prepared baking sheet. 

Sprinkle with salt, pepper & onion powder.

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard and garlic salt. 

Cover the surface of the salmon with the mayo mixture.

Top with the sliced onions.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Evenly coat with shredded mozzarella cheese. 

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown.

Pair with some green beans & mashed potatoes & dinner is served. AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS.  Fish On! -H

Fishing Fashion ๐ŸŽฃ

I have compiled a list of different fishing accessories, that I love, for a leisure fishing adventure. I like simple statement pieces that bring your outfit together. I like affordable too! ๐Ÿค‘

Monogrammed Baseball Caps The Turnip Seed -Website -I cannot get over these perfect fishing baseball caps. Personalize them with your initials & pair with a white tee & you are ready to Fish On!! && for only $12.00! (And shipping is only about $5 ๐Ÿ˜‰) 


Fishing Tees  TheCatchOfHisLife Tees Fishing inspired tees are comfortable and light weight. Each shirt is $11.99 with $4.50 Shipping. 

Fish Hook Bracelet Joe’s Etsy Website   -For guys or gals, this is a must have piece- & it’s only 10 bucks ๐Ÿ’ฐ

Fish Hook Hat Clip  Fishingnw- Etsy Site -Available in multiple colors. Metal. Handmade. Only $4.00 (Cheaper than retail) 

Do It Yourself 

DIY Fishing Hairstyle Fishtail Braid -Easy Do it Yourself Steps on Website Hairstyledesign.com

Paint Your Nails -Make them look like little fishes๐Ÿ   

DIY Flip Flops Gladiator Flip Flops- LiveLoveLauren Website. I searched high and low for cheap name brand flip flops. I found out, they don’t exist. The price tag is a little too deep for my pockets. So we will improvise. Old Navy is know for their dollar flip flop sale ๐Ÿ˜ So, be sure to scoop up a few pairs and watch the tutorial on this site of making your own fashionable flip flops. 

DIY HeadWear 

Homestead&Survival Site- A Multi-Functinal Buff can be very resourceful but costs up to $25. Make your own for just a few $. It will be helpful during fishing and will go great with your outfit.