Camping is one of the best ways to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. There is a good chance you have some fond memories from your childhood or teenage years from going camping with your family/friends. While camping was very fun back then, a lot has changed over the past few years. Yes, you can still go and “rough it” with only basic survival tools, but what fun is that? In the modern day, there are a ton of amazing and innovative gadgets to take on your next camping adventure. Here are some of the coolest camping gadgets you can get this year, with number 15 being especially interesting!
The 30 Day Lantern
This one is fairly self-explanatory. One of the must-haves when you go camping is a reliable source of light, and it doesn’t get more reliable than this. As the name would imply, this lantern will give you light for 30 consecutive days on a single set of batteries. Check out the 17th entry for another light… one that is also so much more.
Powertraveller Power Monkey Extreme Solar Charger
What good is it having a number of cool and unique gadgets for camping, if you can’t even use them? Well, if you have this solar charger in your backpack, you need not worry. This solar power charger will even work in cloudy or low-light conditions, so you will never be left without power. Check out the 14th entry for another clever way to keep devices powered.
High Sierra Wave 70 Hydration Pack
While cool and modern gadgets are great to have, they aren’t the most important thing when you are camping. The most important thing (by far) is having enough water and remaining hydrated. This lightweight water carrier will keep your water cool for a long time and will make sure you never run out.
Eton Scorpion Rugged, Portable Multi-Purpose Digital Radio
While this may give the impression of a simple light when you first look at it, that’s not the case. This is an all-purpose tool that comes complete with a light, a radio and even a phone charger. With this little guy in your pocket, you know you’ll be covered on multiple bases.
Keeping a good fire is paramount to success when you are camping. Often, inclement weather can wreak havoc on your fire-making capabilities. But with the Campfire Defender, you now have a way to not only protect your fire and coals from the elements, but also a great way to prevent forest fires.
Sea to Summit Pocket Shower
Just because you are camping in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to be dirty. With the Pocket Shower, you can take a shower almost anywhere. This is a compact little pouch that, when filled with water, can provide enough space for enough water for an eight-minute shower. This is extremely simple to use, very portable and handy.
This little piece of technology is good for a few different uses that have some benefit while camping. The BioLite Kettlecharge will not only safely boil your water, but will also charge your devices. It will charge your phone as quickly as a wall outlet, using the boiling water to create electricity.
Camping Cookware Mess Kit
If you have ever been camping, you know what a pain it is to pack and organize your camping cookware. But not anymore. This 10-piece cookware set is easily stored and transported and comes with everything you need to cook while camping. It is also well designed and crafted and thus, will last you a number of years. You have probably seen the next product on TV before.
Lifestraw Personal Water Filter
This idea and product was so well executed that LifeStraw was actually voted Time magazine’s Invention of the Year. This little straw can transform any water into perfectly safe drinking water. It contains no chemicals, batteries or anything else. All this straw contains is a filter that only takes a few seconds to filter your water.
When you’re out in the wilderness, you never know what kind of tools you may need. Problem is, carrying around a ton of tools is usually pretty tough, until now. The Leatherman Tread is a bracelet that contains 25 different little tools, all at your disposal at any time.
BioLite Campstove with Portable Grill
When camping, you have to eat. While you could likely survive on cold and canned foods for a few days, there is nothing quite like a hot cooked meal. This little grill not only creates and contains a fire for your grilling needs, but can also charge your devices with the heat it creates.
Meet Earl Survival Tablet
Let’s face it, camping isn’t the right time for your iPad. However, that isn’t to say some tablets aren’t in their element out in the wilderness. Meet Earl is a survival tablet that has a ton of cool features to help you out while camping or hiking. This tablet comes with GPS, weather sensor, barometer, solar charger and is even a walkie talkie.
Sony Digital Recording Binoculars
One of the best things about camping and exploring is seeing all the beautiful sights that you see while you are out and about. With these amazing recording binoculars, you can relive these sights over and over again in HD. These have 25x magnification and image stabilization which makes for some amazing video.
REI Incamp Insulated Airpad
If you are not in possession of a camper or are not sleeping in a cabin, there is a good chance you will be sleeping on the ground. As I’m sure you can imagine, sleeping on rough terrain doesn’t lend to a comfy night’s rest. This 3-inch airpad comes with a hand pump and is self-insulating, which means it is quick to pump up and will keep you warm all night. It also comes with a comfortable pillow included!
Alite Mayfly Convertible Chair
This chair is your go-to for both convenience and comfort. It has multiple modes including a three-legged mode for stability or two-legged mode for increased comfort. The chair is heavy enough to support you easily but light enough to carry around wherever you go in its convenient case.
Snow Lizard SLXtreme iPhone Case
If the possibility of damaging your iPhone during your camping trip worries you, this is the case for you. This heavy duty case will protect your phone from even the hardest falls, and even provides extra battery life. But best of all, this case will allow you to take your phone in the water up to six feet, which can let you take some great underwater photos.
SPOT Gen3 GPS Messenger
If you are going to a pretty remote area for camping or hiking, there is a chance that your regular sources of communication won’t work. This handy little device is smaller than even the smallest cell phone. This gadget tracks your progress and sends “check in” messages to your contacts and even has an emergency/SOS button in case things go south.
Handpresso Wild Hybrid Espresso Maker
Just because you are camping, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your daily dose of caffeine. The Handpresso makes it extremely easy to get that fix, even out in the middle of nowhere. All you have to do is add hot water and ground coffee, hand pump some pressure and then press the button to dispense your coffee.
Petzel Nao Headlamp
During your camping travels, sometimes, a simple flashlight isn’t enough. This headlamp will not only provide you hands-free light, but will do so intelligently. This product has an eye-like sensor above the lights that will make sure that you always have the right level of light that you need.
Invisiband Mosquito Repellent Bracelet
There is nothing worse to deal with on a camping trip than bugs. But traditional bug spray and citronella candles can often leave the site with a strange and unpleasant smell. This little bracelet has a 120-hour lifespan and its microfiber base slowly releases the active natural ingredient of geraniol, which has been proven to stop mosquito in their tracks.