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1. Fort George Stainless Steel Double Wall Growler

Available at: Fort George Brewery, 1483 Duane St., Astoria, 325-7468, ($20)

Beer, chili, beer, hot cocoa, beer—whatever you need 40 hot or cold ounces of, this vacuum-insulated growler will carry.

2. Fetch Sunglasses

It's summer, so you're not just being hopeful anymore.

3. Industrial Revolution UCO lantern

Available at: REI, Next Adventure, ($19.99)

Candles give your campout a little more atmosphere than a harsh LED.

4. Snowminer headlamp/lantern

Available at: Snow Peak, 410 NW 14th Ave., 697-3330,, ($55.95)

Snow Peak has made camping gear since 1958 and opened its first and only U.S. store here last fall. Its snowminer headlamp doubles as a lantern—hard to beat when you're packing lightly.

5. Gerber Fit Light Tool

Available at: Gerber Gear, 14200 SW 72nd Ave., 855-544-0150, ($41)

If you had only one tool, this would be a good one. Gerber's Fit Light Tool is a flashlight with nine other tools ready to fold out when needed. It's a little heavy for its size but can do a lot.

6. Hungry Hikers

Available at: The Mountain Shop, 1510 NE 37th Ave., 545-8397, ($6.99-$8.99)

A local version of dry backpacking grub. Add water to these pouches—like chicken pot pie or three sisters scramble—and cook them up after they've rehydrated.

7. Bridgeview Vineyard boxed wine

This easily transported 3-liter box of local wine is the equivalent of four bottles.

8. Columbia Sportswear Tech Attack Shell 

Available at: Columbia Sportswear, 911 SW Broadway, 226-6800, ($70)

Hopefully you won't need a jacket during your summer adventures—but we all know you're smarter than to leave without it.

9. Rambling Ravens Designs Coffey Chair ($94.99)

Designed specifically for backpackers, this 1-pound chair beats sitting on a rock for your entire camping trip.

10. Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Outfitter 

A two-person tent made with polyester rather than nylon, it's one of the most spacious tents available for the ultralight packing weight of 3.5 pounds.

11. Keen Tilden Backpack

Available at: Keen Garage, 505 NW 13th Ave., 971-200-4040, ($100)

A daypack with a spot for your Camelbak hydration system and a foam back that keeps you cool on the trail.

12. Danner Boots

Available at: Danner Factory Store, 12021 NE Airport Way, 251-1111, and Made in Oregon stores, ($299.95)

Danner boots are commonly used by U.S. troops—if they can stand up in Afghanistan, the Northwest's terrain probably won't be much of a problem.