Top 5 must-have gadgets for your next camping trip

Sure, camping is supposed to be all about getting back to nature, the call of the wild, leaving behind your home comforts and living rough for a few nights, but does it have to be? When there are so many amazing gadgets that make camping even better, it would be silly not to embrace them, right?

Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito repellent

Few things can ruin a good time eating food around a campfire as much as pesky mosquitos. You could cover yourself in mosquito spray and risk smelling up the area, or you can use the handy Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito repellent which repels mosquitoes for an incredible 110-square-feet! It’s a perfectly portable 3.35” tall and 3.2” wide, and the rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours, so that’s a lot of s’mores making time.

Top 5 must-have gadgets for your next camping trip

BioLite CampStove

Okay, so sitting around a campfire is pretty magical, but the time it takes to light can be a bit off-putting, and can it charge your phone? No! Okay, so that sounds a little random to expect from a campfire, but the BioLite CampStove is a pretty impressive bit of kit. Not only is it a wood-burning camp stove, where you can cook food on smokeless flames, but it also uses that heat to create energy to charge things too.

VSSL First Aid Flashlight

When it comes to packing those ‘just incase’ items, it can be hard to know where to start (and indeed stop!) and you can end up with a massive case full of bits and bobs that you may or may not need. TheVSSL is an incredible option which is an LED flashlight, with a 9” weather-resistant aluminum case, in the shell of which are an astonishing number of first aid items, from safety pins and painkillers to bandaids and antiseptic wipes. There is even a version you can buy which has survival items instead, such as a four-hour candle, fire starters, and water purification tablets.

Wacaco Minipresso Portable Espresso Machine

If the only thing putting you off the great outdoors is the thought of being too far away from a Starbucks (although, even in the middle of nowhere, are you ever really far from a Starbucks?), then fear no more! This handy little gadget is a hand-held espresso machine, which will take up no space at all in your bag and needs only water and coffee beans to work – amazing!

Top 5 must-have gadgets for your next camping trip

Coleman Solar Shower

When you’re camping, you’re bound to get a little grubby, but the power of a shower can make you feel like a brand new person and ready to tackle the day ahead. This handy little product uses solar energy to provide you with warm water and a showerhead with an easy to use on/off valve, to give you the closest thing to a shower experience that you’re going to get in the middle of nowhere. The bag itself has a sturdy handle to make it easy to carry around and has plenty of water to serve you for multiple showers.

These nifty bits of kit can make camping more comfortable, safe, and fun – in fact, even if you are trying to drag along a camping hater, these could be the key to convincing them! So grab yourself some gadgets, take some tech, and enjoy a weekend in the wilderness.