Best outdoor camping gear for Alaska in 2022
Stone Glacier Chilkoot 15° Sleeping Bag stoneglacier.com This sleeping bag is designed for serious mountain hunters, but it fits right in on remote, float-trip angling expeditions or cold-weather camping trips, too. This mummy bag has a 15 Denier Pertex Quantum shell and is filled with 850+ fill power HyperDRY 90/10 grey goose down (24 ounces of it). The shell material is designed to provide wind- and water resistance to protect the HyperDRY goose-down insulation. The ⅔-length zipper is paralleled by Dacron tape to reduce zipper snagging. It fits people up to 6’5” tall. It packs down into a 7” by 15” stuff sack, but it comes with a larger mesh storage bag to maintain loft when you’re not in the field. It weighs in at just 2 pounds, 3 ounces. There was no cost cutting in the design of this sleeping bag—it is made to keep you warm in the most hostile environments. Coleman 12×10 Back Home Screened Canopy Sun Shelter coleman.com This product serves two purposes in Alaska; protection from the sun during the summer and protection from bugs during summer and fall. The 90-square-foot structure sets up in about three minutes and breaks down just as quickly, making it a useful portable tool. If you go car camping, this is a smart item to add to the kit. We recommend you put it up and take it down with each use so that the sun doesn’t damage it through long-term exposure.
Camp Chef Sherpa Camp Table and Kitchen Organizer campchef.com This system makes for a nice addition to our base-camp kitchen. First, it all fits inside the main organizer bag, and the handles are heavy duty, making it easy to carry. Second, it’s quick to set up and is sturdy when put together. It allows us to organize our kitchen tools and store any items that we don’t want pests getting into. The system is comprised of four zippered bags that are roughly 11” x 12” x 6” (one of which has a coated-fabric interior so you can use this one as a cooler or sink) that fit into a 4-way divider, and a 27.5” long x 17” wide x 28.5” tall table. The organizer has a zippered pouch on the outside that fits the tabletop during transport and can be used to store items when set up. Another feature we appreciate is the square piece of clear plastic on the front of each pouch where you can insert a list of what’s in the bag.
Yeti Trailhead Dog Bed yeti.com Our dogs love this bed. The insert comes out to make two beds (or one for home and one for travel). It’s super comfortable for our furry family members and it’s proven to be easy to clean when the puppy gets mudded up. The quilted liner which holds the foam core can be unzipped and washed in the washing machine. The EVA-molded base is sturdy, and the bottom is waterproof so you can use it outdoors, perhaps while camping, without fear of the bed soaking up moisture from the ground. Publisher Marcus Weiner and Editor George Krumm, who both own multiple dogs, gave glowing reviews after their dogs tested these beds in 2021. The bed comes in one size and is best for medium- to large dogs. It is roughly 40 inches long, 29 inches wide, and 6.5 inches high. If you want the best for your furry family member, this is the dog bed for you.