25 Cool Items for Your Next Camping Trip

Last updated on May 17th, 2021 at 02:07 pm. Originally published on July 24th, 2015

Camping on it’s own is fun, adventurous, and peaceful. But you can make it even more awesome by bringing along some interesting gear. A trip to the wilderness is always more fun when you have the right stuff along for the ride. Whether it’s a portable shower, a hanging cupboard, or a water trampoline, these 25 items will definitely boost your camping experience.

Take a look at these 25 cool things you should pack up on your next trip. 

1. Sleeping Bag Onesie



Are you the type who likes to be very warm and cozy? Or maybe you like to sleep naked? Well now you can be warm and toasty even outside of the bed. With a sleeping bag onesie!

2. Pocket Shower



Showering can be a problem when you go camping. A pocket shower is easy to use, and can be packed away in even the smallest space.

3. The Bio Light Stove/Charger

This stove uses wood to create a smokeless fire to warm meals or boil water. In addition, it can power up your phone or other electric devices while you’re cooking. All it requires are a handful of branches.

4. The Hanging Cupboard

Storing food in an organized way while on a camping trip is a necessity. This hanging cupboard is sure to come in handy. It keeps the food up and off the ground and allows you to find all of your spices and necessary ingredients to cook a tasty meal.

5. Fire Crystals 



Imagine sitting near a campfire telling a stories with your friends. You decided to add some drama to the story by throwing one of these crystals in the fire. Poof! The flames magically change color. Sounds amazing, right?

6. Water Trampoline

Who wouldn’t like to bring some extra fun along on their next camping trip? This water trampoline is just the thing to maximize your fun when camping next to the water. Comes with a high speed inflator so you can be out on the water jumping around in no time!

7. The Netted Cocoon Hammock

A comfy hammock with a built in mosquito net – I want one! This looks awesome! I want to sleep all day in this. And since it’s mosquito proof, using it during the night sounds good as well.

8. A Portable Washing-Machine

Who wants to go to the laundromat, when you could simply bring along your own portable washer? This expandable bag contains hundreds of tiny “scrbba” nodules that will clean your clothes in minutes!

9. A Portable Camp Kitchen

This portable kitchen will come in handy for short of long camping trips. It has all the necessary space to hold a stove, a portable sink, and all your cooking gear. The kitchen is designed to be free standing or to sit on top of an existing table.

10. The Double Sleeping Bag

If you go camping with your beloved you should consider this double sleeping bag. There’s enough room for both of you to cuddle and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep.

11. A Cool Solar Fire Starter 

This amazing fire starter uses only the power of the sun for fuel. No need to re-fuel or maintain. Portable and lightweight, this product is perfect for backpacking and hiking. It’s so easy to use, you could almost even say it’s magical.

12. An Inflatable Tent 

Introducing the Wedge, a two person inflatable tent. This lightweight tent can be set up in no time. It’s the perfect tent to brign along whether you want to camp atop a mountain or alongside a beach.

13. The Deluxe Swiss Army Knife

Wow, now this is a hardcore gadget! It has 80 essential functions including a digital clock, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, a led light, and even a pen. I bet you could even cut a tree down with this beauty if you were very determined. Or, you could stick to using it for sharpening a marshmallow stick or opening a cold beer bottle.

14. An interesting off-road commode 

Finally, a solution for the age old problem of the uncomfortable commode while camping in the wild. This wonderful invention can be placed on the back of your truck, or you can attach it to a nearby tree. The choice actuality doesn’t mater if you have a fully charged smartphone to keep you busy while you’re at it.

15. The hand Crank-Blender 

We all know camping can be stressful 🙂 Why not relax yourself with a fresh margarita made in your hand crank blender. No need for power — just a few cranks of handles crushes the ice and mixes your drink to perfection.

16. A Pop-Up Bed Tent

Here you have a nice place to relax in during the day, and a comfortable tent to sleep in during the nights. I think this is probably the best idea ever. Super simple to set up and take down, this bed tent folds into a compact size and fits into its very own carrying case.

17. A Portable Sink

What a great invention! This portable sink allows you to wash your hands, brush your teeth, or shave you face from anywhere. It contains compartments to keep all your necessary bathroom items like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and razors. It also holds 11 liters of fresh water for the ultimate convenience.

18. A Huge Camping Chair 

A camping chair fit for a king. With this giant folding camp chair you can call yourself the king of the forest and demand your rightful cold beer while enjoying your reign.

19. A Solar Powered Water Bottle Cap 

Stop wasting space in your backpack with unnecessary lanterns, batteries, and water bottles. This innovative product combines all three into one useful solar powered water bottle. With four super bright LED lights, this cap fits most standard water bottles and provides a bright glow while on the go.

20. The Portable Kitchen 

This is huge necessary if you are camping in a tent or a small RV with no built-in kitchen. Make your favorite meals with all the tools you need contained in one compact, easy to set up and take down portable kitchen. Why wouldn’t you want to impress your friends and family with your cooking skills in the wild.

21. A Propane Coffee Maker 

You can’t go camping without a coffee maker. You’re going to need a lot of energy for all that hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. Start your day properly with this propane powered coffee maker. No need for electricity — simply plug in the propane cylinder and you are on your way to 10 cups of liquid gold.

22. Glow In The Dark Tape 

There are hundreds, or maybe even thousands, of uses for this super strong glow in the dark tape. Use it to light up your RVs steps, make a path way to your tent, repair your flip-flops, make homemade glow sticks, and so much more.

23. A Waterproof Solar Lamp

Leave this great lamp out in the sun for about 5 hours to fully charge, and at night you will have more then 8 hours of reading light. Also, it’s waterproof so you don’t need to worry about protecting it during a sudden storm.

24. Glow In The Dark Bocce Ball Set

The only thing more fun while camping than a game of bocce ball is a game of bocce ball in the dark! These glow in the dark balls are a blast for all ages.

25. The Propane “Party Hub” Grill 

Grilling has never been easier with the Party Hub. It even has a side cutting table to help you with the meal preparation. Wouldn’t this be a great thing to add to your list?

I sure hope you consult this list before you go on your next camping trip. You never know when these items may come in handy. Happy camping! 

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