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Welcome to The Check List, Ikaroo.info's bi-monthly roundup of completely fun no-obligation ways to enjoy the country. In a world of endless options, consider this your complete snapshot of must-haves.

Dogs bring a lot of joy to our lives, but you know what’s even more joyful? Going on an amazing trip with your canine companion. Whether you’re camping, backpacking, or relaxing in a cabin by a lake, you’re going to need to bring some essentials along to keep your dog happy and healthy. Some items are no-brainers (like toys and a leash), and of course, a quality food like if you have an active pup. But the list doesn't end there; here are 11 essentials that can make being away from home with your dog a bit easier.

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1 Dog-Hitching System
ruffwear.com
$59.95

Don't worry about your furry buddy running off into the woods while you roast s’mores or take a nap in your hammock. This campsite dog-hitching system gives pups freedom while keeping them safe and sound.

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2 Collapsible Travel Bowl
billywolfnyc.com
$32.00

How’s this for inventive? This collapsible dog bowl folds up into something the size of a wallet, making it incredibly convenient to take on the go. Plus, it’s waterproof, so you can fill it up with H2O without worrying about leaks.

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3 Eukanuba Premium Performance Dog Food for Sporting and Hunting Dogs
Eukanuba
$42.66

This nutritious mix is made for retrievers, pointers, setters, beagles, hounds, spaniels, and other active, can't-sit-still dog breeds. It has a combination of protein and fat that encourages strong, lean muscles, agility, and powerful, long-lasting energy. 

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4 Water-Resistant Hose-Off Seat Hammock
orvis.com
$149.00

Muddy paws are no match for a water-resistant seat hammock. After ambling around fields all day with your best furry friend, you’ll be grateful that you installed this seat protector ahead of time.

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5 Water Bottle & Dog Water Dispenser
amazon.com
$14.99

It’s a water bottle for you, and for your pup. Fill it up and drink from the top, and when your dog is thirsty, just detach the bowl and set it down for them.

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6 Loft Wander Travel Dog Bed
amazon.com
$58.49

Now your dog can have his own little sleeping bag. This waterproof travel dog bed rolls up for easy packing, and is perfect for laying out in your campsite.

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7 Buffalo Check Dog Jacket
orvis.com
$49.00

This buffalo-check jacket will keep your dog warm and toasty on chilly morning outings.

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8 Travel Food Storage Bag
mission-pets.com
$28.00

Pour some dog food into this handy food storage bag, and your pup is good to go for his meals.

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9 Large Microfiber Pet Towels
amazon.com
$9.17

Use microfiber towels to clean up your four-legged friend after a trip outside, or put them in your pup's crate for extra warmth.

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10 Shed Anther Chews
billywolfnyc.com
$16.00

Even if you're just hanging inside a tent, the thrill of the great outdoors is never far when your dog is happily gnawing on these naturally-shed antler chews.

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11 Oversized Canvas Duffel Bag
amazon.com
$32.99

You’ll undoubtedly need a bag for packing up all of his food, gear, and beloved toys, and this one fits the bill. It’s made with super durable canvas and has tons of zip-up pockets.

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