Ah, the great outdoors. Nothing but the open air, mountains, and roughing it in the wilderness. Camping is one of the best ways to reconnect with nature, but that doesn’t mean that you have to live like a caveman for a weekend or more. In 2017, there are dozens of high-tech camping tools to make your foray into the wilderness safer and more comfortable.
Fine Dining in the Forest
Who says you can’t make a 5-star meal in the woods? With these nifty cooking tools, you won’t have to live on granola bars and beef jerky.
Eat N’ Tool– This handy all-in-one tool is a spoon, fork, bottle opener, three hex wrenches, and a clip for easy transport.
BioLite CampStove 2– Why just cook over an open flame when you can cook AND charge your portable electronics? Burning only the sticks and brush around you, this stove creates a smokeless fire that can cook meals while generating electricity at the same time. That’s a great two-in-one!
MalloMe Camping Cookware and Mess Kit– Is it possible to have a 10-piece cook set that is smaller than a soccer ball? Yes! Made of non-toxic anodized aluminum, this set heats up quickly and is perfect for the solo camper.
Icon Life Saver Water Bottle– While self filtering drinking straws work for the individual camper, the Life Saver water bottle was made with groups in mind. Providing up to 6,000 litres of clean water, this bottle filters chemicals, dirt, and bacteria out of potentially unsafe water.
“Off” The Grid
Disconnecting from your smartphone and modern day amenities is a large part of camping, but if you need some creature comforts, these genius products will make you feel at home.
The 30 Day Lantern– It’s all in the name- this LED lantern really does last for 30 days on the lowest setting. It is water and impact resistant and can be hooked on to tents, trees, or anywhere else you need light.
Eton Rugged rukus Speaker– Charge your phone, play your music via Bluetooth, waterproof- this one speaker does it all! Simply set the speaker in the sun to charge, and you’ll have unlimited battery life and tunes for your whole trip.
Safety Sound Grenade– Camp with confidence! Safety comes with you in the outdoors with this flash-drive size personal alarm system. Pull the pin out of the top and you can activate 30 minutes of ambulance-level siren noises, stopped only when the pin is put back in place. It can also be used to set up a tripwire!
The Comforts of Home
Solar Camp Shower– This solar heated shower uses sunlight to heat up to 10 gallons of water that can be used for bathing, washing hand and feet, or dishes.
Self-Inflating Camp Pad with Attached Pillow– Have a comfy bed set up in minutes. This self-inflating camp bed separates you from the cold ground and has an attached pillow.
8-Person Fast Pitch Cabin Tent– Bring all your friends and sleep in style with the 8-person tent. Water resistant, welded floors to keep out moisture, and easy set up make this tent from Coleman ideal for the whole family.
For a list of even more over the top, handy gadgets, check out this list! Happy camping.