We are all fans of gadgets. Technology has come a long way, and new tech devices have made our lives better. Even when it comes to camping we’re going high tech.
Whether you’re the weekend warrior type of camper or a hard core backpacker, you deserve a few gadgets to improve your camping experience. Gadgets like tents that almost set up themselves, watches that show you the way, or a portable radio that doesn’t ever need a recharge.
So if you love camping and high-tech, get ready for this list of eight high tech camping gadgets that will make your next camping experience fun and comfortable.
If you aim for a high tech camping experience than you should definitely look into the Helio Pressure Shower. You’re bound to get dirty sooner or later, so why not be prepared? The Helio Pressure Shower goes anywhere. No need to attach it on a tree or hold it above ground. The Helio rests quietly on the ground while delivering the pressure you need to do the dishes, wash you hair, rinse off your gear, water the plants, or wash your dog. It has a 2.9 gallon capacity, a 7-foot hose, and the water lasts up to 5 to 7 minutes. I think that’s more than enough to get yourself clean during your camping experience. $100, nemoequipment.com
2. The SteriPEN
If you camp near a river with no drinkable water nearby, you could haul in all your water on your back…or you could just foget about that and feast your eyes on this innovative gadget. The SteriPen Adventurer Opti is a UV water purifier that has one countless awards. It changed the face of portable water purification and is trusted by endurance athletes all around the world. It also has a LED flashlight to light your way while you’re hiking at night. This great contraption can purify 8,000 liters of water! $90, steripen.com
3. The Scorpion
Now this is that James Bond gadget we all craved for. The Scorpion is a radio, flashlight, cell phone charger and a bottle opener. This innovative device will no doubt come in handy during any camping trip. You can listen to your favorite music, charge your cell phone or tablet, light your way when you’re setting up your tent at nigh,t and open your favorite beverage when you’re done. $102, amazon.com
We are all tired of sand and dirt migrating into our tents. Finally scientists have created something that keeps dirt and sand off of our mats and away from our tents. The amazing CGear Sand-Free MultiMat has a dual layer weave which is tough and resistant to dirt. Bring it to the beach on a sunny day and capture some rays or use it a mat in front of your tent for the ultimate door mat. $60-100, cgear-sandfree.com
Now let’s be honest, we need a headlamp when we go camping. Either for setting up the tent, searching for that pile of firewood, or stumbling our way to the bathroom in the middle of the night — a headlamp is a must! The Black Diamond Icon Headlamp is the best of the best. It boasts a 200-lumen output and it’s waterproof. So no matter the dust storms, heavy rains, or the abundance of snow falling, you will be able to light up the road or signal people in your proximity. It also has red night-vision and a rugged and balanced design. It is powered by 4 AA batteries and it should be on your next shopping list! $70, blackdiamondequipment.com
Have you ever fancied a futuristic watch? Well then you will love the Casio Multi-function Pathfinder. This outstanding watch has a ton to offer us camping addicts. Although it is rather small, this watch has multi-band atomic timekeeping, it resists up to 200m of water pressure, it has a duplex LC display, a tide level for specific date and time and it offers moon phase data. But that’s not all… it also acts as a digital compass, an altimeter, a barometer, thermometer, has daily alarms, hourly time signals, world time and so, so much more. The great thing about it is that it ca be powered by the sun. $245, amazon.com
We all could use some music when we cook our favorite meals. But when we are in the middle of nature we might want to conserve the battery on our mobile devices. With this Power Pot you can have both your music and a well cooked meal. When we boil an egg or cook a great meal, the Power Pot sends an electrical current to an 1A on-demand USB port. That port is able to charge all our mobile gadgets while we listen to the greatest songs. The Power Pot is lightweight and works on any stove or heat source. $100, powerprcatical.com
Are you fed up with the time it takes to set up your tent? Well with this incredible Inflatable Tent you never have to waste time fighting with poles again. Using only a pump, you can set up this tent in less than a minute. It is made out of highly resistant materials with over 5 layers of protection. It is waterproof and can withstand the harshest weathers. The inside is very spacious and has a lot of storage space. The floor is comfortable and provides a cozy sleep for you and your loved ones. $590, hemiplanet.com