Story by Kristy Woods | Apr 26, 2016

Essentials and nice things to have for an escape to the wilderness.

BUG SPRAY

HitList_BugSprayWhile you are in the woods, don’t forget the Sawyer Maxi Deet, which is a heavy-biting mosquito spray that is designed to protect from Zika disease. The travel size meets airline requirements. It also comes with controlled release, which is low-deet absorption. Skeeter mosquito candles and reed diffusers are also available. TECNU relieves, prevents and protects against poison ivy, poison oak and sumac. $8 – $12

CAN COOKER

HitList_SethMcGinnsCanCookerSeth McGinn’s CanCooker makes mealtime easy. It comes in two sizes, original or junior and utilizes traditional campfire cooking with steam to produce a fool-proof meal straight from a can. The full-sized can will feed up to 20 people and the junior size feeds eight. Put meats and  vegetables together in one can, and you have a meal. Built from food-grade anodized aluminum, the CanCooker can be used with a number of heat sources. $99.99

YETI COOLERS

HitList_YetiCoolerSerious campers call for serious campers with a full line of Yeti Coolers and accessories. $349.99

LOCAL WINES

HitList_WineLocal wines are awesome, including those from Wenwood Farm, Giggling Grapes, St.  Aubert Hills and Adam Puchta wineries. Prices vary.

THE LODGE

HitList_LodgeThis Lodge Cast Iron collection helps you whip up a chuck-wagon-style meal to feed a hungry bunch. The Lodge tripod anchors the pre-seasoned tri-leg Dutch oven, which hangs just above the fire, and is perfect for stews, beans and cornbread. $95

SPICES

HitList_SpicesFinishing touches are nice and include Lutz’s dry rubs, sauces and dressings, Uncle Bob’s seasonings, Sticky Pig and Blues Hog BBQ sauces and Papa Hart’s Pickles. $12.50 – $12.99, dry-rub seasonings: $5 – $8, sauces: $6 – $7

ITEMS AVAILABLE AT MISSOURI VALLEY ARCHERY LOCATED AT 2436 MISSOURI BLVD.