Growing up in New York City, I learned that the key to thriving here is to get away often. My style is shorter, frequent trips beyond city bounds to the many surrounding areas that offer the sweet respite that only Mother Nature can. Of course, I love the tactical aspect of out-of-doors living. Seen here are some of my favorite camping essentials (though I seem to have misplaced my quick-drying MSR Original Packtowl…!), including the hatchet I picked up in a small wooded town in Northern Sweden.