Smart tech and gadgets to help you get away in the great outdoors!
Camping is all about getting away from it all, unplugging, and unwinding. But that certainly doesn’t mean getting away from creature comforts! From a handy water purifier to a cooking burner — these latest high-tech camping gadgets will make tasks more manageable (and fun!) for off-grid overlanders.
5 camping gadgets to carry in the great outdoors
GRAYL Geopress Water Purifier
Running out of safe drinking water is a nightmare for any summer camper! Enters GRAYL Geopress Water Purifier to rescue. This handy camping bottle, with its electroadsorptive media technology, protects your water from pesticides, chemicals, heavy metals, and microplastics, global waterborne pathogens as well as any bad flavours or foul odour. All you need to do is fill the bottle with 700ml of water from any source, push the inner bottle — which has the replaceable cartridge attached at the bottom — down into the water. And just like that, you have your safe, drinkable water ready in eight seconds!
VSSL First Aid Kit
Whether you end up needing it or not, a well-equipped first aid kit is a must when you are packing for an adventure. Compact and convenient, the VSSL First Aid Kit comes in a waterproof, impact-resistant canister with few medical tips printed at the back. From bandages, disposable thermometers, antibiotics, burn cream to a four-mode LED flashlight, precision compass, and an emergency whistle, there are 45 pieces in total that would help you treat and dress minor wounds on a backcountry camping trip.
Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel
Forget constantly being worried about your gadgets running out of battery while you are out in the sticks. The Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Solar Panel charger uses solar energy to juice up all your high-tech camping gear. With features like auto-restart, power flow history tracker, detachable kickstand, and weatherproof layering, it is light and smart. Charge anything from headlamps, phones, to power bank and other small USB devices in no time and with no power outlets.
BioLite CampStove 2+ Complete Cook Kit
You would never have to miss a well-cooked delicious meal in the woods again! BioLite CampStove 2+ Complete Cook Kit lets you grill, boil, cook, and even charge. Sticks, twigs, pinecones, or other biomass — find your fuel along the trail and fire the chamber that generates electricity and create smokeless wood flames. Accessories like lightweight portable grill, kettle pot and LED light to see in the dark, let you cook up to four burgers, grill some fish, and enjoy hot coffee in the middle of nowhere. Plus its USB charge plug converts the heat of your fire into useable electricity to charge phones and flashlights!
YETI Panga Waterproof Backpack
YETI Panga Waterproof Backpack does exactly what is is expected to do — it is 100 per cent waterproof and keeps your gear dry, whether you are stuck in a storm or crossing on a lake. It has a hydro-lock zipper, removable chest straps and waist belt together provide stability and security on a long trek. Thanks to the thick-skin shell, the bag is puncture-free and abrasion-resistant, so you don’t need to be too careful with this hardy number.