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If your honeymoon plan includes camping, hiking, biking or other outdoor activities, here is what you need to know about planning an outdoor honeymoon.

Gear

Gear could make or break your experience. You want to make sure you have all the gear you need. Create a list of the activities you plan on doing, and what the weather will be like during your adventures, to figure out exactly what you will need. Try not to skimp when it comes to gear. You don’t want to chance something breaking or not working correctly.

Thankfully our partners at REI have all the gear you will need for any and all outdoor activities. We highly recommend their top-rated gear, which you can register for on their new registry option. Plus, you can link your REI registry to your honeyfund so guests can help with the costs associated with the gear.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 Items couples register for when it comes to gear and some great packing lists if you’re not sure what you’ll need.

Location

When it comes to doing outdoor activities, you want to pick the right location and the best season for your activities. Research where you plan to go and double check that what you have in mind is possible in that location as you may be limited for different activities (mountains to hike, trails to cycle on, campgrounds, etc). Being outdoors exposes you to the elements so it may not be the best idea to camp in Colorado during the winter. Make sure that the weather of the location for the time you are expecting to go matches with what you have planned.

Checking your experience level is also extremely important. You don’t want to end up realizing halfway through your hike that the terrain is getting harder and you’re not prepared or have the experience to get to the top. Stay within your comfort zone when it comes to your honeymoon.

Itinerary

If you’re looking to partake in a few different activities during your stay, you’ll want to write it all out prior to your bookings. This will help you identify which activities you can fit in during your stay and which ones you can do without. Plus, knowing what accommodations are available is key to planning an outdoor honeymoon.

 

Our partners at REI can help you with location, timing, itinerary and staying within your experience level with their REI Adventures. With trips for all experience levels, a wide variety of activities and many locations, you’re bound to find something that sparks your interest. It takes the hassle out of planning and we highly recommend it!

 

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Would you classify you and your honey as adventurers?

You’re the outdoors type of people. You crave the physical accomplishment and gratitude of climbing another mountain. Kayaking or white water rafting is more appealing to you than just relaxing on the beach. Your happiness comes from being outside, experiencing and exploring new areas, with your honey right by your side.

Your wedding registry is perfect to upgrade your current gear, or get the gear you’ve been dying for but the price tag just wasn’t right.

Here’s a list of the Top 10 Items to Register for at REI. All items listed below can be added and purchased through REI’s wedding registry. REI is a partner of Honeyfund, which comes with the convenience of linking your REI directly to your honeyfund registry.

yeti tundra 65Yeti Tundra 65 Cooler

Built tough to take the abuse that comes with the way you play. It has a 57.6L capacity that will hold 39 cans and plenty of ice. It is also designed to accommodate long-neck bottles. The cooler has excellent impact resistance, long-lasting durability and extra thick walls that give it a top-notch resistance to outside temperatures.

 

north face sleeping bag

North Face Dolomite 20

Double Sleeping Bag

This sleeping bag has plenty of space for you and your honey. It features synthetic insulation and an upgraded fabric to keep warm in temperatures down to 20º F. Not only is it soft on your skin, but its insulation is composed of 30% post-consumer recycled material. That’s right. You get to stay warm and comfy, while simultaneously helping the environment.

 

coleman burner

Coleman Triton Series

2-Burner Stove

Coleman products are known for their durability, and this one is no different. With 2 powerful burners, this manual start stove stands upto frequent use at your campground, or wherever you decide to use it. With PerfectHeat Technology, you never have to worry about the temperature being anything short of just right. The cooking surface is large enough to fit a 10 in. pan and a 12 in. pan, at the same time. Couple that with their folding WindBlock shield and you’ve got the perfect cooking instrument.

 

REI Co-op Half Dome 2 Plus Tent

If you’re a frequent adventurer, your home away from home shouldn’t skimp on the essentials. Thishalf dome tent 3-season backpacking tent has plenty of room to stretch out and get comfy. With mesh panels for ventilation (and star gazing), plus ripstop panels to provide privacy, this one is a no brainer. If you need any more reason to add this to your list, it was inducted in the Editor’s Choice 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame by Backpacker magazine in 2018 — so you know this is a good one.

 

jetboil flashJetboil Flash Cooking System

Just because you’re out in nature, doesn’t mean you should go without your favorites. The JetBoil Flash boils water in 100 seconds, which means you get to enjoy your food or beverage faster and conserve energy at the same time. It’s fueled by propane and has an auto-ignition, making it super easy to use. The logo on the Neoprene sleeve is more than just a pretty decal. When your water boils, the logo turns orange so you know when your water is ready. Each 100g fuel canister boils 10L of water, so you’ll be set for your whole trip, if not most of it, with one canister.

 

ENO Doublenest Hammock

This light and compact hammock is perfect for backpacking but is robust enough for backyard luxury.eno hammock It sets up in seconds and has plenty of room for you and your honey. The hammock can be tucked into an integrated stuff sack that’s the size of a grapefruit and weighs just over a pound — like we said, perfect for backpacking. You can keep it in your car, your daypack or your boat. It’s ready to hang whenever you are.

 

 

black hole duffelPatagonia Black Hole Duffel

With the capacity to hold 60L, this duffel hauls and protects your gear while leaving plenty of space for any other necessities you may have. It sports 3 ways to carry: padded shoulder straps to go hands-free, two handles to carry it at your side and 2 haul loops. It’s lightweight, foldable, weather resistant and easy to pack, making it super travel-friendly. Outside magazine has claimed that it’s “the only travel bag you need”.

 

REI Co-op Camp X Chair

We know you probably already have a camping chair, but this is the perfect opportunity to upgrade.rei co op chair This travel-friendly chair raises the bar for comfort. Its X-Web technology evenly distributes your weight and the chair is crafted with mono-mesh and polyester to stand up to regular use and exposure to weather. Its frame is constructed of heavy-duty, thick-walled steel tubing for some serious strength. This camping chair is sure to make your campfire sessions so much more enjoyable.

 

BIC Sport Performer Air Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board Bundle – 10’6″

bic paddle board

If you’re a seasoned paddle boarder or a newbie, this bundle combines a stable, all-around packable SUP board and all the gear you need. This bundle includes a 3-piece adjustable paddle, coil leash, backpack, repair kit, valve wrench, storage bag, removable center fin and a heavy-duty 2-way pump with pressure gauge. With its all-around shape and low center of gravity, this makes for a great choice for paddlers seeking performance and stability in all conditions.

 

kitchen utensils

GSI Outdoors Destination Kitchen Set 24

If you’re looking for the ultimate kitchen set to take on your adventures — this is it. This 24-piece set includes 4 cutlery sets, folding tools, a cutting board, a utility knife, spice shakers and much more. It weighs under 2 lbs and is perfectly compact for any of your camping needs.

 

If you’ve got all of these items already, there are plenty to choose from on REI’s site, or simply just add gift cards to your registry.

 

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