Some things will always have a spot on your list of camping essentials, like the best tents, first aid kits, camping knives, and best headlamps. But once you've got those must-have items out of the way, it's time to move on to the things that'll make your trip under the open sky an infinitely better experience. (If you have the room, there's no reason it shouldn't come along with you, right?)
One such thing is a camping blanket. Sure, it may not be the first thing to go in the trunk of your car or your hiking backpack, but you'll be glad you have one in there—especially when you're gathering 'round the campfire or at the beach and want an extra layer.
Ahead of peak camping season, we tried out a series of options to find the best camping blanket for any occasion in the wilderness—whether you're backpacking for the weekend or making a day trip.
See HERE the top picks.