Mark Drennan, the president of Mountain Republic, showed viewers his must-haves for their next camping trip.  

First, he shared his favorite double washbasin. Drennan said that while many focus on sleeping arrangements, food, and other forms of gear, the clean-up process is often overlooked. The double washbasin is plastic and can fold and fit into a trunk where you may not have lots of room for large bins. For clean hands, Drennan recommended the Suds2Go hand washing station; a special lid that you can screw onto a water bottle that holds soap and then dispenses water. He also shared his favorite water jug which folds accordion-style to save space when not holding water.  

Camp chairs are necessary for overnight adventures, and Drennan’s top recommendation is a chair that uses tent-pole-like technology to create a springy feel that is lightweight and folds up small enough to fit into a backpack for backpacking trips. When out overnight flashlights are a must when it gets dark, but Drennan said to ditch the traditional flashlight for a headlight that straps to the head so that your hands are free. The one he shared with us comes with a light guard so that it deflects the light to the ground when you’re talking to others so that light is not shining into anyone’s eyes.  

Other recommendations of Drennan’s included a battery pack for your phone or other technology, using sparks to start a fire, and using StingEze to instantly numb and relieve itchy bug bites.  

Viewers can apply a 20% discount on their next purchase at Mountain Republic by mentioning Good Things Utah in the store or by using the promo code GTU20 online at mountainrepublic.com  

Drennan and Mountain Republic can be found on Instagram at @mountain_rep or on Facebook at @MROutdoorGear