Whether you are an experienced outdoorsman who loves cool gadgets, or a city dweller who wishes the excursions to the country could be a little comfier, here are three devices that are must-haves for your next camping trip. “Roughing it” just got a whole lot easier. Check out the latest camping technology.
Being able to have your music with you is a huge plus when you’re going camping, but let’s face it: many of us don’t even own bulky, battery-powered CD players anymore. Using the car radio is another option too, but is it really worth starting up the car and wasting all that battery just to listen to music?
If you’re like most people your music collection is on your phone, it fits in your pocket, and it powers up via a USB port. Thankfully, the latest camping technology has adapted to technology in general. Meet the PowerPot: it’s a thermo-electric generator that allows you to keep your devices charged even if you’re deep in the woods. Without getting too technical, it’s basically a cooking pot with a cable attached to it. Simply boil some water -just like you would with any cooking pot- and plug in your phone, speakers, headlamp, or whatever else you need to keep charged.
CGear Sand-Free Mat
Nobody likes getting sand or dirt getting into their clothes. If you could buy an inexpensive mat that “magically” allow grit to fall through it onto the ground without any coming back up, wouldn’t you go for it? Of course, you would, and now you can. It’s called the ‘CGear Sand-Free Mat’, and it uses a dual-layer mesh technology make sure that you always have a sediment-free surface. There’s nothing magical about it either; this technology was originally developed by the military.
The Steripen Classic 3
Nothing turns a camping trip into an absolute disaster faster than a bad case of the runs. Clean water is key, and the Steripen classic 3 is a hand-held UV lamp that you can use to purify your water after a few stirs. Winner of Time Magazine’s Best Invention of 2001. Use four AA alkaline batteries to purify 50 litres of water or four lithium batteries to purify 150 litres.
DJI Mavic 2 Pro
Okay, this isn’t essential camping technology but it will blow your mind and your friends when they see your camping snaps. The drone is out of this world and will make any adventure look amazing. I’ve included this for all of the adult children out there, If you purchase this drone you will not be disappointed. The quality of the video is professional. As I mentioned you won’t only have amazing videos to share but flying it is fun in itself. Drones have had a lot of bad press recently but in the right hands and being sensible they are a great addition to your outdoor adventure.
- Maximum speed 20 metres per second.
- Maximum flying height 6000 metres.
- 31 minutes of flying time.
- Suitable for outdoor use.
- Controlled using a smartphone and remote.
- Wi-Fi enabled.
- Built-in camera 20MP and 4K UHD video.
I hope you take advantage of these must-have gadgets. They are perfect for a variety of camping trips. They solve essential problems we all face and generally make like a lot easier without too much extra weight or effort. If you have any feedback on any of the camping technology discussed we would love to hear about it