The benefits of being outdoors

The desire to be outside and to experience nature seems to be growing rapidly. And for good reason! Unplugging from daily life can provide many personal and family benefits. Getting away from the busyness of life and stress is important for overall health and well-being. Being outdoors in general can have many benefits. It’s a great way to spend time with family or friends, it can help reduce stress, and it can help improve health through exercise and physical activity.


A rise in camping

Along with this outdoor trend has come an increase in camping. According to the 2017 North American Camping Report, a study supported by Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA), the number of active campers in the U.S. and Canada continues to grow rapidly.

In fact, 48% of North American campers plan to camp even more in 2017 than they did in the past. Plus over 1 million households have started camping each year since 2014, resulting in 3.4 million U.S. households becoming new campers over the last 3 years!


Millennials drive the growth of camping

What may be surprising to some is that millennials drive the growth of camping and the popularity of physical activities such has hiking and backpacking. According to the same report, 71% of teen campers say they would still want to go camping even without access to technology. Perhaps camping is the perfect activity to encourage young people and teens to put away their phones and enjoy the outdoors.


Outdoor Gear sales

With such an interest in camping and the outdoors, the sales of outdoor and camping-related gear continue to grow. Take advantage of this trend with outdoor promotional products, which offer the perfect opportunity for widespread brand recognition.


Staples Promotional Products has a variety of outdoor essentials for your next brand adventure. Here are some of our favorites:

basecamp® 30-Miler Hydration Pack

Perfect for hiking, camping or any outdoor activity, this two-liter hydration pack will hold your essentials and keep you hydrated on the go.









basecamp® EPod Outdoor Kit

This drawstring pouch holds 18 essential tools, including a paracord, carabiner tool, fire striker, and cotton fire tinder.









12 oz. Flameless Tumbler

This custom tumbler will cook your food and heat your drink using water-activated heat packs. It comes with a plastic cooking container and a stainless steel cup.









basecamp® Camp Throne

This waterproof cooler and chair combo can hold up to 24 cans and is complete with pockets, a cup holder, a bottle opener, and more.









basecamp® sales support veterans

Another great reason to choose basecamp® products: a portion of all basecamp® sales in 2017 will be donated to the Warrior Spirit Retreat, “a place where warriors learn to heal.” This non-profit retreat helps veterans heal from the invisible wounds of war, and it is free of charge to veterans and their families.

Where will you take your brand?

Take your brand into the great outdoors! Perfect for hiking, camping and hunting, outdoor promotional products will keep your brand visible wherever your next adventure takes you.