Over my Summer Blogcation, I went on a glamping trip to the mountains. I kept my packing rather minimalist, as usual, but I did indulge in a few extras that took the experience up a level.
If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen a few of these already. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, please do! I share lots of pics of vegan things I eat and discover.
Like most vegans, I love fresh summer fruit but in the muggy-summer-heat, ice in the cooler melts quickly, leaving behind a mushy mess. So this time I took freeze-dried fruit for breakfast and for passing around the campfire. (orderable online here)
Why didn’t anyone tell me about peanut-less peanut butter? This stuff is amazing, and not only for those with allergies. I shared it with my fellow glampers. We were all amazed by the authentic flavor, texture and aroma. I couldn’t resist spreading some on my melty-gooey-chocolatey-smore. (orderable online here)
FIELD ROAST FRANKFURTERS
I shared my love of these in my post — 8 Low-Carb Vegan Proteins — and for good reason…they are AMAZING!!! They only get better when grilled or roasted over a campfire. The outside gets crisp and chewy. I shared some with vegans and with non-vegans that had never had them before and they were a hit. (orderable online here)
ALL TERRAIN HERBAL ARMOR
I love bug spray but I hate toxic chemicals* on me, and obviously testing on animals. So I started using Herbal Armor which is mostly soybean oil and citronella. It’s super strong and coats your skin like a very sheer moisturizer. I love that they’ve added extra scents to make it smell nice and woodsy like Cedar and Geranium.
*TIP – Whenever possible, I always buy the kids version of something to further reduce potential toxic exposure. (orderable online here)
In the summer when it’s gross and sticky, I want light layers to allow for lots of air flow. This is a great piece to have as an undershirt with a cute plaid button up. I also love that they come in sizes XS to 3X, as well as maternity and kid’s sizes. (orderable online here)
A bouquet of flowers on the table always feels special and elegant to me. I know you’re shaking your head right now. Why wouldn’t I just pick some lovely wildflowers at the campsite? Most State and National Parks ask visitors to help them protect native flora by not picking them. These plants are vital to the eco-system and habitat of native animals.
Citronella candles will keep the bugs at a distance but I like to light candles in the evening to light up the full site and, once again, as a way to add some elegance to the glamp.
Question of the Day:
What are your must haves when glamping or camping?
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