Here are 5 cool and innovative gadgets to include in the packing checklist for your next camping adventure in the wild. These gadgets will help you camp smarter, not harder so that you have more time to be lazy and enjoy the outdoors.
BioLite Overhead SiteLights
Add some ambience to your campsite!
Good lighting is a must in any campsite to create a sense of space, watch where you’re going, read a book, play card games or just for some ambience. The BioLite Overhead SiteLight XL offers 300 lumens of dimmable ambient light which is perfect for illuminating the area around your tent. You can hang it from nearly branches or poles for an instant moon glow. Another option is the BioLite SiteLight Overhead String Lights which can light up your camping site with up to four lights daisy-chained for a 40 feet reach.
These outdoor lights are light-weight, easy to set up and fold away after use. You can power these up via USB with the included adapter. You can also connect these to PowerLight or BaseLantern for added dimming functionality.
BioLite CampStove2 Portable Burner
Cook your meals and charge your devices = game changer!
The BioLite CampStove will make it easy for you to cook wood-fired meals and boil water in minutes while charging your devices at the same time. This cool gadget generates electricity from burning wood so you don’t need to carry any additional fuel on your next camping trip. All you need to do collect some forest twigs or carry a bag of wood chips. Here are some of its key features:
- Integrated 2600mAh battery generates 3 watts of power to charge your devices.
- Burn sticks, wood scraps or pellets.
- LED smart dashboard.
- Boil 1 litre of water in 4.5 minutes.
- Compact and light-weight weighing only 2.06lb (935 g).
Runoff Waterproof Travel Bags
Keep your stuff dry anywhere!
The Runoff Waterproof Pocket is completely water/dustproof and will help keep your stuff protected when the elements turn on you. Take this scenario – you’re a bit lost in the woods, eventually, find your way only to realise that you need to cross a river to get to your camping spot. Luckily you have a Runoff Waterproof Pocket to help secure your electronic devices and other travel essentials and ensure these won’t get wet during your swim cross. This cool gadget also built-in attachment points and an integrated belt loop to ensure it is secured during your adventure.
Leatherman Signal 19-Use Multi-Tool Kit
Prepare for any situation!
The Leatherman Signal is a must for every camping trip and will help you survive any emergency situation. This light-weight cool gadget is armed with 19 different tools including:
- Can and bottle opener
- Broadhead sharpener
- Wire stripper
- Awl with thread loop
- Hex and bit drivers
- Combo knife blade pair
- Fire starting ferro rod
- Safety whistle
- Carabiner tool
All these tools can be operated by one hand and lock into place easily.
Travel tip: If you’re travelling overseas, don’t forget to pack the Leatherman Signal away in your checked-in luggage and not carry on. You wouldn’t want it taken away by Airport staff when checking your carry on luggage.
Airmeup Outdoor Inflatable Mattress
Get your lazy groove on anywhere!
The Airmeup Outdoor Inflatable mattress will make sure that you have a great place to sleep anywhere. This innovative cool gadget is perfect for camping as it is easy to deploy requiring no electricity to inflate. It comes with its pump sack and as you roll it out, pushes air into the mattress and only takes a minute to inflate. The pump sack doubles as a waterproof carry bag so when you’re done, you can simply fold up the deflated mattress and into the pump sack.
- Comfortable: Ergonomic pillow and 9 cm of thickness that smoothes the roughest terrain.
- Ultra-compact: When folded, it’s only bigger than a half litre of water.
- Lightweight and strong: Weighs less than 700 grams and made of waterproof nylon (nylon ripstop 40d coated TPU) making it suitable for all situations.
Check out our other recommendations to help with your next camping trip:
- Keep warm and dry with the Pilloon Jacket.
- Make coffee anywhere with the Nanopresso Portable Coffee Maker without electricity anywhere.
- Check out these 4 simple camping life hacks.