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17 Essential Camping Gadgets for the Great Outdoors

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Dec 14, 2015

Category: Tech

For us the summer season is about 3 things; hanging out by the water, barbecues and of course camping. Seeing that we already have you covered with the best poolside and grilling gadgets, we figured we’d put together an extensive list of camping gadgets for your next outdoor adventure. Camping use to be a primitive activity, and although we do like to keep things simple during our camping trips, we also love the options that technology has given us. Check out our list of 17 great camping gadgets below.

BioLite CampStove USB Charger

1. BioLite CampStove USB Charger

This is easily the most praised outdoor gadget on the market today allowing you the ability to not only cook dinner, but also charge electronics anywhere. The stove operates completely off the grid, producing heat with a combustion chamber and insulated chimney method, all off the power of sticks gathered from the floor. [Purchase]

Sea to Summit Pocket Shower

2. Sea to Summit Pocket Shower

Chances are there are no showers where you are going, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay clean. Add up to 2.6 gallons of water to the Pocket Shower, let the sun heat up the pouch, then hang the pouch from a tree or post. Voila! You have yourself a warm shower in the middle of nowhere. [Purchase]

Sol Origin The Ultimate Survival Tool Kit

3. Sol Origin: The Ultimate Survival Tool Kit

We’ve sifted through the web in search of the best survival tool kits (an essential to any outdoor adventure) and the Sol Origin is among the top dogs. The tool comes with a handful of features from a one hand operable waterproof Fire Lite firestarter to a 100dB whistle that can be heard up to a mile away. It also comes with 60 survival techniques, just in case. [Purchase]

Selkbag Sleeping Bag System

4. Selk’bag Sleeping Bag System

Sleeping bags are a dime dozen, but a sleeping bag suit? You will never have to worry about leaving that comfy tent in the morning, because now you can bring the warmth with you. [Purchase]

NiteCore Tiny Monster 3500 Lumen LED flashlight

5. NiteCore Tiny Monster 3500 Lumen LED flashlight

The name says it all for this little gadget. Flashlights are a must, and seeing that this thing boasts the title of the smallest 3500 lumen LED flashlight in the world, you can rest assured that no one does it better. The aircraft aluminum alloy construction can take a beating, and it’s also waterproof. [Purchase]

Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker

6. Coleman Portable Propane Coffeemaker

Although many of us hate to admit it, not having our morning cup of coffee can really throw the day off. This drip coffeemaker can make up to 10 cups in 20 minutes powered by nothing more than a 16.4 ounce propane cylinder. [Purchase]

Solarmonkey Adventurer Solar Charger

7.  Solarmonkey Adventurer Solar Charger

Strap this bad boy on your backpack, let it soak up the rays, and within 12 hours the two solar panels will have enough juice to power up any of your mobile devices. [Purchase]

GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition

8.  GoPro Hero 3: Black Edition

While pretty much any GoPro will do the trick, you don’t want to leave home without one of these. Surely you will attempt some daring feats, and we all know if there’s no video, it didn’t happen. With a 12 megapixel camera, built-in Wi-Fi and waterproof up to 200 feet, there’s no better choice than GoPro [Purchase]

Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven Stove

9. Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven Stove

You gotta eat right? Forget the junk food, let’s cook up a nice hearty breakfast while enjoying the great outdoors with this portable oven stove combination. With just a single propane can you can cook for up to 5 hours. [Purchase]

Earl Backcountry Survival Tablet

10. Earl Backcountry Survival Tablet

Smartphones are great and all, but once you get deep into the wild you can kiss any chance of that thing working goodbye. That’s where Earl comes in. Equipped with a ton of useful features from a two-way radio to a complete GPS system, this bad boy works anywhere, is glove friendly for cold environments, and works off solar power. [Purchase]

Timberland Radler Trail Camper Flat

11. Timberland Radler Trail Camper Flat

Saving space is the name of the game when you are preparing for your camping trip, and these Timberland shoes fit the bill perfectly. Outfitted with a 42 percent recycled rubber sole and lightweight yet durable construction, these completely foldable flats are perfect for hiking. [Purchase]

Lifesaver Water Filtration Bottle

12. Lifesaver Water Filtration Bottle

A man’s gotta stay hydrated, and Lifesaver takes the stress out of finding a fresh water source. The filtration system removes all of the microbiological waterborne pathogens from any water source in about a minute. [Purchase]

Firestar Fire Piston

13. FireStar Fire Piston

A good fire starter is definitely an essential,  and the U.S. made FireStar is one of the easiest to use. The piston utilizes compression and friction to light tinder, allowing you to get a fire going anywhere you venture. [Purchase]

Portable Mosquito Repeller

14. Portable Mosquito Repeller

No longer do you have to worry about dealing with those pesky mosquitoes.  Powered by AA-batteries, this 6 inch tall device will repel mosquitoes for up to 18 hours by emitting a safe botanical blend of lemongrass, cinnamon, peppermint and geranium oils. When it runs out, simply pick up a refill. [Purchase]

Victorinox Champion Plus Knife

15. Victorinox Champion Plus Knife

This could be the biggest no-brainer on the list. Packed with 30 stainless steel tools including screwdrivers, can/bottle openers, flies, hooks, saws and more, the Switzerland crafted Swiss Army knife is a must for anyone heading outdoors. [Purchase]


16. PowerPot

We absolutely love solar power, and in a perfect world it would always be sunny during our camping trips. Problem is we don’t live in a perfect world, and this thermoelectric generator is perfect for those situations. The PowerPot converts heat generated from boiling water into power to charge your USB devices. [Purchase]

Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink

17.  Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink

Pots can be a pain due to the fact that they are extremely bulky, but Sea to Summit has solved that problem once and for all. Equipped with a stainless steel stiffening ring and a broad base, this thing won’t collapse or tip over under use. The waterproof container can hold anywhere from 5 to 20 liters of hot, soapy water. When you’re done using the portable sink, just fold it right back up to its pouch form. [Purchase]

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