Camping Tech: Gear and Gadgets for the Great Outdoors

From the joy of waking up to sunrise over the Serengeti, to simple pleasures such as eating marshmallows toasted over an open fire, Mother Nature has always been enchanting. However, childhood memories have left many of us with the impression that camping is utilitarian, and all about going back to the basics.

Enter “glamping” – a long overdue marriage between luxury and Mother Nature. Once restricted only to those prepared to invest thousands in a luxury adventure, technology has since opened the doors of creature comforts to all campers resourceful enough to seek out solutions online. Whether you’ve only hiked a few times, or you’re a seasoned wilderness enthusiast that goes on a nature trip every other weekend, here are some cool tech savvy items to store in your camping bag that will come in handy.

You don’t have to be like Bear Grylls and go out with nothing!


 The BioLite CampStove

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Turn fire into electricity using wood!

BioLite CampStove, $129.95
Packed Size: Height: 5.55 inches  Width: 8.50 inches
International Shipping Weight – 1.50 kg.

What sets this stove apart from your regular gas canister is that it generates usable electricity from burning small twigs without creating much smoke. It can handle any task that a gas stove can do efficiently, as it heats up quickly and boils water in a breeze.

Apart from cooking your meals, you can use it to charge mobile phones, LED lights and other personal devices. Now you don’t need to disconnect, if you don’t want to!


NEMO Helio Pressure Shower

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Shower whenever, wherever

Nemo Helio Pressure Shower, $99.95
Packed Size: Height: 8.25 inches  Width: 5.00 inches
International Shipping Weight – 1.50 kg.

Imagine a shower after a long hike in the woods! It’s possible with the Helio Pressure shower. This portable shower has a 2.9 gallon portable tank capacity, enough volume to do loads of cleaning at camp! Made out of tough PU-coated polyester. This inflatable easy-to-use foot pump provides constant water pressure.

Unlike hanging shower bags that need to be suspended, the Nemo Helio Pressure shower is versatile: Rest it on the ground, using the footpump to get enough water pressure, and you’re in for a luxurious rinse.


Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme

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Solar power in your backpack

Powertraveller Powermonkey Extreme 5V and 12V Solar Portable Charger$154.90
Packed Size: Height: 6.00 inches  Width: 3.50 inches
International Shipping Weight – 1.00 kg.

With a solar rechargeable battery pack, you’ll never run out battery! The Powermonkey Extreme’s massive 9000mAh capacity Lithium Polymer battery is capable of recharging most 5v devices like smartphones, LED lamps and 12v like handheld cameras.

Lightweight and compact in design, it weighs a mere 1lb. Attach it to your backpack as you go about your day, or on tents using the velcro strap to allow it to charge. It’s durable and perfect for outdoor use with shock resistant and waterproof qualities.


 The Sawyer Squeeze Filter

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Make river water into drinking water

Sawyer® Squeeze™ Water Filter, $49.99
Packed Size: 3 oz.
International Shipping Weight – 1.50 kg.

The Sawyer Squeeze Filter is a water filtration device that can be reused hundreds of time. Made up of Mylar foil, these collapsible pouches can be rolled up for easy packing. Simply squeeze the bag and filter into your container, fill it up with water from a river, lake, or stream for clean drinkable water.

The complete kit includes lightweight durable collapsible pouches(reusable), Sawyer 0.10 Absolute Micron Hollow Fiber Membrane Screw On/Off Water Filter, replaceable Pop Up Drinking Spouts, a cleaning syringe, and Lifetime Warranty.


The Earl Tablet

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Survival Extraordinaire

Preorder Earl at, $299.00
Packed Size: Height: 8.00 inches  Width: 6.00 inches
International Shipping Weight – 3.00 kg.

Earl is a cutting edge tablet designed for extreme travelers. With a glove friendly touchscreen, the tablet’s GPS system gives you a precise reading of your location, direction and elevation. It accurately forecasts weather and can also serve as a two-way radio to keep you connected up to 20 miles away, which can be very useful to call for help in case of emergency, apart from keeping you posted on world news.

The laminated solar panel provides up to 20 hours of battery. Shock, dust, mud-proof and water resistant rated IP68( 2 meters of water for 1 hour), the tablet can withstand harsh weather conditions and is a must have for those who plan to venture out into faraway, hostile regions.


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