If you're going to a wedding, you wear a suit. If you're going to a dance, you wear a dress. If you're going to spend some time camping in the outdoors, you need to prepare for that too. It's not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of intelligence! Load up now, right here, and you won't have to run into the bathroom and cry because Judy took your boyfriend. Yes, we all heard the story.
Oh, you say you love the outdoors, but that's not true at all. Because if you loved the outdoors, you wouldn't need all this stuff to survive! You'd be all Aragorn about everything, eating roots and talking to wild pigs and such. And, if we're being honest about it… that would take a LOT of time to learn. So just carry some gear, y'know? Relax a little!