Summer in Montana is synonymous with the outdoor life, complete with hiking, fishing and camping. It’s the time when families bond with each other and nature, creating a lifetime of memories.

Of course, switching from the comforts of home to the wild is never easy in the beginning. For a smoother transition, upgrade your outdoor adventure this summer with these 5 camping must-haves:

  1. A super reliable tent

Tents have come a long way in recent years, so it’s easier than ever to find one to make your trip comfortable. If you’re staying with a big group, check out massive cabin-size tents with multiple bedrooms and common spaces available today. And make sure to invest in a model that’s sturdy enough to withstand rain, sleet, hail or even winds.

  1. High-end sleeping gear
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You won’t get the comforts of your own bed in the great outdoors, but it’s still important to get a good night’s sleep. Look for a sleeping bag equipped with water-repellent DownTek insulation that retains heat and cuts out the chill, even when wet.

  1. Gadgets to give you a caffeine fix

Going camping doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite morning beverage. There are portable propane coffeemakers that make great tasting campsite coffee a reality. All you have to do is add a filter, pour in the grounded coffee and push a button.

  1. A smart portable stove

Sleep, food and sanity go hand in hand. Make sure you have everything planned out for outdoor cooking with a smart, portable stove. Look for a model that boasts a digital timer, quick-lighting starter, wind guards to keep a steady flame and lights to keep the burners in view.

  1. A bright lantern to light the way

You can’t always rely on starry skies and the moon for light. Get yourself a modern LED lantern with a soft, wide glow that will come handy for in-tent reading or night-time exploring.

The Radiant 300 Lumen Rechargeable Lantern is unparalleled in its durability, compact size and value. It is equipped with both white and red LED modes, a first-of-its-kind carabineer-style handle, and can be recharged or used to charge other small devices.

To learn more about the Radiant 300 Lumen Rechargeable Lantern and other gadgets for your outdoor lifestyle, visit the experts at your local Montana Cellular Plus store. The Cellular Plus team has the experience and know-how to answer all your technology-related questions.