Ok, it’s not really like it’s camping season now, but our list is here to give you some insight into some of the stuff you might want to have on a relaxing trip out in the wild as well as enough time to get equipped before the season begins.
The list will show you the best ways to utilize natural features and have a clean, eco friendly and yet comfortable camping trip, getting the best from nature, but keeping the best from the modern world as well.
You will see how you can use solar energy to charge various devices and even cook; how to protect your sensitive gadgets in the wild while enjoying their features; how to have a perfect shelter; how to get clean water on the go and even use it to make a perfect cup of espresso and all of this accompanied by your favorite music. So, stay tuned and enjoy.
1. WAKAWAKA POWER SOLAR LED LAMP AND SMARTPHONE CHARGER
The fact that we like camping doesn’t mean we wish to abandon all of the perks of civilization, our smartphones often topping that list. WakaWaka is a great way to keep your phone, or any other USB-enabled device, juiced up at all times. Also, as the title says, it is an LED lamp and a reliable light source is always useful.
2. SOLARMONKEY ADVENTURER BY POWERTRAVELLER
A similar product to the previous one, but with two solar panels and the capacity of 2,500mAh stored in a lithium polymer battery. The Solarmonkey Adventurer is lightweight and portable, and is one of the most practical outdoor chargers. In addition, it comes with various adaptor tips and USB compatibility, so it is very versatile.
3. GOSUN SOLAR STOVE & COOKER
This amazing product is just great and a must-have for all of you out there who do not wish to swap a healthy freshly cooked meal for canned food when out camping. The GOSUN Solar Stove and Cooker is easy to use and with no need for any kind of fuel, its revolutionary design attracts the sun from any angle and maximizes the use of energy through parabolic reflection. The best thing ever. BUY | $259
4. OPTRIX XD5 – WATERPROOF ACTION CAMERA IPHONE CASE
If you are quite satisfied with your phone’s camera’s performance, you might not want to pack additional camera when out on a camping adventure. The Optrix XD5 is an iPhone 5 case that keeps your phone protected from water, dirt and blows and at the same time have no problem using it. A mounting feature only makes this product better.
5. OUTEX SLR CAMERA DRYSUIT KIT
A drysuit usually looks ridiculous. The one for a camera – well, it also looks ridiculous, but it is more than effective. The Outex SLR Camera Drysuit hermetically seals your camera leaving it fully functional while protecting it from mud, water, sand, dirt or snow. Being that it was created by J.R. de Souza and Roberto Miglioli who are passionate photographers, there is no question if this is a good thing.
Buy it specifically for your camera brand and lens here.
6. LIFESTRAW PORTABLE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM
Clean water is a must, so a portable water filtration system is something that everyone should have. If we add to this the facts that the Lifestraw eliminates at least 99.9% of waterborne bacteria and protozoan parasites, that it is good for up to 264 gallons, that it is remarkably easy to use, that it requires no batteries or other energy sources and that it is very small and compact, we see no reason why not to get one right away.
7. HANDPRESSO WILD ESE
This is a portable espresso machine. But a nature-minded one. The Handpresso WILD is light, practical, sturdy, portable and very easy to use. In addition, there is no power source required, so enjoying a hot espresso in the wild has never been this easy.
Nube is a hammock shelter and storage space created by Sierra Madre. The best available mixture of benefits of a hammock and the ones a tent provides. Packed with amazingly various features, hefty and always accessible storage space and large enough to cover two hammocks the Nube is definitely the best choice for anyone who spends nights in an unwelcoming environment.
Buy it for $275 at Sierra Madre.
9. BIOLITE CAMPSTOVE
The Biolite Campstove lets you cook on wood and generates electricity at the same time. Yes, you read it well. The heat from the wood burning fire generates electricity that powers a fan that perpetuates combustion and the excess power is directed to the USB port that can charge any device.
10. PHILIPS SOUNDSHOOTER WIRELESS PORTABLE SPEAKER
After all the work related stuff we presented here, you might want to relax with a bit of music. The Philips Soundshooter is just the speaker for you with the sound output of 2W. It is designed to resemble a small grenade and it features a rubber cover that is a great protection during outdoor use. Also, it has two ways to connect – the 3.5mm Aux port one and the Bluetooth wireless one that works up to 30 feet away. A great piece of practicality and design to spice up your camping trip. Enjoy.
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