Let’s face it, camping and outdoor gears have gone through a whole lot of evolution over the past few decades. Taking a look at some adventure snaps from older generations is usually enough to convince even the most skepticals. That being said, more and more companies are now offering different solutions adapted to today’s needs that should please the techy – and even the not-so-techy – outdoor enthusiasts.
Here’s a selection of some of the most useful products to carry with you next time you hit the road.
Power Practical – Luminoodle
Just because it would be too easy to make a cheesy play on word about the name, let’s keep it product-oriented. The Luminoodle is, without a doubt, an option to consider when it comes to lighting up your campsite. Well-designed, this flexible USB powered LED strip can even be used as a lantern if you leave it in its carry bag. Combined with the Lithium battery pack, you can get up to 6 hours of lighting for 40 bucks. That sounds like a good deal to us.
Sure, your good old headlamp could probably do the same job, but there’s just something cool about hanging noodle lights in trees.
Get it from the Power Practical website
They’ve just launched a KickStarter for the Multi-Color + 20 ft long version, pre-order yours here and get a discount!
Goal Zero – Rock Out 2 Rechargeable Speaker
When you spend time in the great outdoors, you will enjoy the sound of silence. But between you me, it can get boring after a while. That’s when you need to take the speakers out and blast the music.
With the Rock Out from Goal Zero, no need to worry about carrying a ton of batteries. As long as the sun is shining, the solar panels will do the trick. And if it’s not, then you can always charge it up the old fashioned way by using a USB cord and enjoy your favorite beats for over 10 hours on a single charge.
Don’t be fooled, this is not the typical low-end car charger you see laying on the counter everytime you stop by the convenience store. Of course it will charge up your phone while you’re cruisin’ down the streets, but it does more than that. As soon as your phone is fully charged, it charges the internal 3000 mAh battery, allowing you to carry extra power with you, anywhere you go. You could get lost in the woods without worrying because you have extra power in your back pocket.
Stove-wise we thought we’ve seen it all, but it seems like this tiny camp stove could be a game changer. In fact, this might be the solution for the eco-minded camping enthusiats that are sick of burning all that gas just to cook their favorite meal. Throw in a couple of twigs, light them up and let the heat powered electrical fan do the rest. The extra electricity can even be used to charge small electronic devices.
You’ll probably never be grilling gigantic rib-eye steaks for ten people on it, but you’ll definitely have a good time charging up your phone to the delicious smell of your morning bacon slices!
Get in from the BioLite website
We suggest you to try at least one of these products on your next trip and we hope you’ll keep having fun on the road. Safe travels, happy camping!