Many of us take a camping trip to disconnect from normal life and appreciate the simplicity of the great outdoors, however, having one or two gadgets at your disposal can make your outdoor adventure a much smoother experience.
Shying away from the use of technology when out and about can cause greater stress than is necessary. Keep things simple with the help of an outdoor tool and add greater relaxation to your trip. Here is Yeoman Outdoors’ pick of some cool camping gadgets to take on your next excursion, giving you more time to enjoy nature.
1. Folding Toaster
Keeping yourself fueled is never an easy prospect with a lack of conveniences available. The perfect companion to all camping cookers, a portable toaster is a must at breakfast time- helping you create a hearty breakfast to set you up for the day ahead. Allowing you to evenly cook your bread quickly and easily, the toaster can easily be folded away solving any limited storage issues.
2. Nemo Helio Pressure Shower
Weekends spent in the woods are never going to lead to pristine conditions- it inevitable that layers of mud and grime are going to build up. Where other camp showers have been known to lack pressure, this product is famous for it. Pressure can be changed depending on personal preference via the attached foot pump to create a steady five-to-seven minute stream from the handheld nozzle. The shower is also self heating from the sun, so say goodbye to cold camp showers!
3. Lifesaver Bottle
Staying hydrated is vital, but knowing where your next fresh water source will be when on an outdoor excursion can often get stressful. Solving this issue is the clever Lifesaver bottle, quickly removing all of the microbiological waterborne pathogens from any water source in less than a minute. The bottle is fitted with a replaceable cartridge, each with the ability to filter 6000 litres of water, eliminating the need for unpleasant chemicals, power or UV light. Compliant with all British, US and European Drinking Water Regulations for Microbiological Reduction as tested and certified by the London school of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, this bottle is well worth investing in for peace of mind.
4. Gelert 1W LED Function Led Head
This head light is ideal when you need a lightweight and hands free light for hiking, getting around the campsite or inside the tent. A flashing option can be set in place in case of emergencies and there is a choice of medium and high beams allowing a flexibility of beams and power saving. The light might even come in useful when back home, an extra pair of hands is always welcome when walking the dog!
5. Bio Lite Camping Stove
No list would be complete without this revolutionary camping tool. Perfect for camping, charging and campfire sing-alongs, the innovative camp stove uses twigs, pine cones or any other biomass you may come across on your trail, eliminating the need for fuel. Not only does this make your trips much more agreeable not having to lug around heavy fuel canisters, but this method is also kinder to the environment. If that wasn’t enough, this useful stove will cook your food, then cleverly convert the heat generated from cooking into electricity for charging your gadgets or lights.
Whether you are camping from a backpack or your car, the next time you set off on a camping trip make sure you consider setting up a site with an outdoor gadget. You never know, it might make your prime spot on the river so appealing you’ll never want to leave!
Stephen Leo is a professional paddler with over years of kayaking experience. He is a military veteran and has served the United State’s military for years. After taking retirement from active military service, he has started working as a kayaking instructor. He is closely associated with Kayak Manual.