We all know the feeling. Scrolling through adventure hashtags on Instagram, wishing we could be out there. Sitting in front of the computer screen at our desk job, dreaming of having time to reflect in nature. Talking with a friend about planning a big trip, but then getting to the part about gear and packing and saying, “Eh, we’ll climb that mountain when we get there.”

Well, we want to make sure you get there!

Lots of mental blocks can keep us from planning the outdoor time we crave, and these blocks can feel overwhelming and discouraging. They can leave us with the shame of envy as we substitute social media for real-life adventure. But, what if we could transform these feelings into the joy, growth, and empowerment of time spent under the stars? What if we could make it easy to get moving?

That’s where The Camp Kit comes in. We rent all the gear you need, both in kits or a la carte, and conveniently deliver it right to your door, so you can focus on getting outside and going on your adventure. We’re here to help unpack some of those mental barriers holding you back. Let’s get you to that alpine lake. Let’s get you to that swimming hole. Let’s get you #AdventurePacked!

Here are 9 mental blocks with 9 solutions from The Camp Kit to get you outside:

1. My friends don’t have the gear, and I don’t want to go alone.

Perfect—we rent! Going car camping? Simplify both your and your friend’s packing by renting a 2-person car camping kit that has everything you need—tent, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, pillows, stove, pot set, cutting board, stir stick, plates, cups, forks, knives, coffee pot, and headlamps—all packaged up in a convenient box and delivered right to you. Backpacking? We’ve got that too! Send your friend over to check out our 1-person backpacking kit.

2. Because I never know if I’ll be too exhausted by the end of the work week, and also because I have a terrible case of FOMO, I tend to plan things last minute.

Hey, we get it. And, guess what? We can work with that! If you’re placing your order with less than 4 days notice, just give us a call, or email us, so we can coordinate your pick-up.

3. Actually, I just really need to get things on the calendar well in advance, or they never happen.

Great news! Come place your order now for as far out as you’d like, and we’ll help you have that adventure accountability on the calendar.

4. I live in the city, so it’s just inconvenient for me to have to run around town to get everything together.

Guess what? We’re urbanites, too, which makes us even more excited to support you! There’s nothing worse than trying to carry all of your gear through the public transit system. We’ll deliver everything right to your door in a convenient box that you just have to pop in the trunk of your weekend Zipcar.

5. I just don’t know where to go.

Have you seen our Inspiration Page? We also have a surplus of trail knowledge to help you plan your next adventure, so just give us a shout out and we’ll be happy to help.

6. I can’t live without my coffee.

Say no more. We’ve got that.

7.I’m not ready to invest in my own gear, but the gear I’ve borrowed or rented before is gross and doesn’t function well.

We only rent high-quality gear—the kind of gear you would want to buy for yourself. We know the negative effect that bad gear can have on an outdoor experience, which is why we want to make sure you’re adventuring with only the best. Some of the brands we partner with include: NEMO, MSR, Platypus, Deuter, Therm-a-Rest, and URSACK.

8. Lions and tigers and BEARS—oh my!

We rent URSACK bear bags. An URSACK is a great alternative to bulky, heavy bear cans—it can lighten your load by almost 2 pounds! As for the lions and tigers, we haven’t seen too many in the Bay Area, but we imagine the URSACK would put up a good fight against them as well.

9. Honestly, I’m just lazy. I hate packing.

Ain’t no shame in acknowledging your weaknesses! We’re here for you. We make it sooo easy! Leave the packing to us, and we’ll drop it off at your doorstep ready to go. Still need an incentive to go place that order? If you pinky promise to tag our kits in action with #AdventurePacked, we’ll even throw in a little 10% discount!

So, now that we’ve worked through those mental blocks together, what are you waiting for? Come visit us online, and let’s get that adventure moving!

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