Why a Wool Blanket is a Camping Essential for the Avid Outdoors Person

We recently experienced a good old American cross-country road trip. This goal was always on our bucket list. When the pieces fell into place, we knew we had to jump at the opportunity.

As avid outdoor lovers, we opted to backcountry camp whenever possible. With no agenda and the wide-open road ahead of us, we set off to experience one of our most exciting adventures to date. Beyond the beautiful sights and friendly fellow travelers we came across on our journey, we also experienced a real sense of “presence.” There is something so peaceful about falling asleep under the stars and disconnecting from everything. We departed from the west coast and spent nearly two months traveling, exploring, and wanderlusting.

Our Explorer Collection wool blankets were must-have companions to pack for this road trip. It is, after all, one of the reasons why we founded Woolly Mammoth Woolen Company.  Check out Our Story to learn more about the roots of our company. These warm wool blankets were perfect for use as an added layer of insulation. For this trip, we packed our tan wool blanket, green wool blanket, and navy blue wool blanket. Whether we were sitting around the campfire, hanging out in the hammocks, or stargazing on top of the Jeep somewhere off the beaten path, our wool blankets got some serious use on this trip! Sheep wool is such a versatile fabric and is essential to add to your camping gear collection. 

If you are thinking about taking a cross-country road trip, check out our itinerary below. Don’t forget to purchase your National Parks Annual Pass ahead of time!

Our Cross-Country Adventure Itinerary

Yosemite National Park, California

Sequoia National Park, California

Death Valley National Park, California

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Zion National Park, Utah

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Big Sky, Montana

Bozeman, Montana

Glacier National Park, Montana

Banff National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Prior Mountain Range, Wyoming (great for wild horse sightings!)

Deadwood, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

Crazy Horse, South Dakota

The Badlands, South Dakota

Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota

Chicago, Illinois

Nashville, Tennessee

Great Smokey Mountains, Tennessee

Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

Boston, Massachusetts

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Acadia National Park, Maine

White Mountains, New Hampshire

Lakes Region, New Hampshire