These days, it seems like everything has a smart or wireless equivalent, or an app for that. From smart appliances in the kitchen to hyper-accurate digital measuring tools in the garage, practically every aspect of home life has been influenced and altered by new gadgets that make our lives simpler, easier, and more efficient. But something doesn’t have to be high-tech to be innovative: often a simpler solution is more elegant.
And there’s no reason to restrict modern conveniences and innovative design to your home. If you’re an avid camper, there are plenty of gadgets and gizmos that you can add to your outdoor adventuring arsenal. From ridiculously-multipurposed tools to using the power of the sun to cook your food to perfect, and everything in-between, read on to find out how you can take your camping experience to te next level.
Portable solar cooker
Now you don’t need wood or even a fire to cook your food. Nor do you need batteries or an electricity source. Using convex reflectors to harness the greatest energy source in the known universe, solar powered cookers can reach temperatures of up to 200 degrees C/400F and can cook meat and vegetables in as little as 20 minutes.
Digital mosquito repellent
As much as anyone loves the great outdoors, no-one is a fan of mosquitoes. Instead of slathering yourself in foul-smelling goop or lighting equally odorous candles (which you shouldn’t do inside a closed tent, no matter how well-ventilated). These devices emit a high-frequency sound that repels mosquitoes up to 20 meters away. This means you can relax and enjoy a quick game or two at a live casino online on your phone without that incessant buzzing and biting.
Chances are that if you’re going camping, you’re going to need to dig at least one hole during your trip. And most spades are heavy, cumbersome, and awkward to pack and carry to and from your campsite. That’s why a folding space is a camping must-have. They are made from lightweight materials and designed to fit in most backpacks.
Personal water filter
While this is more one for the survivalists than the casual campers, it’s still a pretty clever bit of kit. And the knowledge that you won’t die of dysentery if you drink from the nearby creek because you accidentally knocked over your water supply is also quite comforting.The best of these small filters are so small you can stuff them in a large pocket, and they’re hardy enough to survive there intact.
‘Survival axe’ refers to any camping axe with multiple other utilities. Most come with bottle opener, ratchet, and malletcapabilities. The fancier axes on the market may even have flint, spade, claw hammer and even knife sharpener add-ons and capabilities. Look for one with a rust-resistant blade and be sure to clean it after every use.
Micro air pump
If you prefer to camp with a modicum of comfort, you may be familiar with the air mattress. These are a design marvel in and of themselves, for their easy storage and portability. But air pumps are not nearly so convenient. Micro air pumps make air mattresses even more of a breeze.