You are looking for the perfect gift for your friend or loved one that just loves to go camping. But just what do you get? If you have no idea, why not take a look at these gadgets that will be the perfect gifts to the camping enthusiast.
Camping is one of the greatest ways to become one with nature, but it can also be one of the most inconvenient activities if you’re not prepared. Going camping means leaving the comfort of ones home to rough it out in the wild. There will be no comfortable bed to greet you at night, no warm showers or bathtubs, no heaters or air conditioners. It’s just you, Mother Nature, and some very important camping gadgets to make your camping trip easier and more worthwhile.
Camping can be one of the most stressful events if you don’t have a couple of important accessories to help you out. True camping is bringing nothing but yourself, but remember, a simple mistake in the wild can lead to very disastrous consequences. Bring these camping gadgets with you to make your trip better, safer, and more exhilarating.
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The trick to knowing what camping gadgets to bring for camping trips is keeping the word versatile in mind. You need camping equipment that can work for you in a number of ways. You’ll be doing lots of walking and the last thing you want to is to be laden down, so you need to select gadgets that provide a variety if uses. The Swiss knife is one such example of what you need for your camping trip. The more tools it holds the better. Among the most important tools your Swiss knife should have are scissors, magnifying glass, a can opener, a wood saw, and a blade. You’ll be using these to cut ropes, fillet fish, open canned goods, start a fire, and so on and so forth.
This compact and sturdy knife is perfect for your camping trip, as it holds 14 different tools. It has a large and a small folding blade, can opener, bottle opener, screwdrivers, corkscrew, scissors and several more tools. If you are looking for something to compliment the knife, then how about this leather case to hold it.
One of the most important camping gadgets are your communication devices. Mobile phones must always be kept charged and running, and on long camping trips, even flashlights run the risk of losing power. Extra batteries are expensive and sometimes even dangerous to carry around. If you want your devices always running with power, get yourself a Solar Panel Charger. Solar Panel Chargers usually use USB ports for charging. A variety of models can charge fully dead NiMH or AA batteries for just four hours. Don’t ever take the risk of losing batteries for your mobile phone in the middle of the wild!
We recommend the RAVPower charger as it is so light – up to half the weight of other chargers – which makes it perfect for camping trips. It has 3 USB charging points which will enable you to charge more than one item at a time. It has a waterproof nylon casing and 4 hooks to hang it by. Whilst we love this charger, there is a newer model out which you may want to check out.
It may be a new hobby, or your loved one may be experienced, but one thing you do know is that it’s never easy to start a fire. The smart camper will bring matches or a lighter with him, but those who are even smarter are those who’ll decide to bring emergency fire starters with them. Once your lighter loses gas, breaks down, or when your matches get wet, you don’t want to be using your hands to warm yourself at night. And of course you need to light a fire for cooking, boiling your drinking water, and drying your clothes. Emergency fire starters are useful camping gadgets that come with magnesium rods and a striker, so you can have a fire burning in seconds!
This AGM Magnesium Fire Starter is the number 1 best seller on Amazon and is an excellent tool to start a fire quickly and easily. Place the flint on the ground and scrape some magnesium powder onto the materials you have gathered to start it. Then scrape fast near the powder and inflammable materials to get your fire started. This also comes with a whistle in case or emergency and you need to attract someone’s attention. Each flint can be used 1000 times. An alternative is this one from The Friendly Swede, although it is more expensive.
Whilst away campers still need to eat in order to keep their energy levels up. So a camping stove is a necessity. Ideally you don’t want anything too big, as you will need to carry it to your site in your backpack. But you need something that will handle the cooking for all the people in your camping group.
This stove from Campingaz has double burners, with xcelerate technology, which as it sounds makes cooking quicker. It is also good in windy conditions, and has an integral toaster. You don’t want your loved ones going hungry whilst away, so choose this stove as a gift.
Light is incredibly vital when you’re out camping, and though regular flashlights provide good light, LED flashlights are far more battery efficient, and they light up a wider space. Never leave home without a handy LED flashlight to take on your camping trip. You’ll need flashlights for emergency situations during the night, or if you’re trying to rummage for something in your fully-packed camping bag.
This LED torch is great for camping trips, with an easily adjustable focus so you can light areas as well as spots, and even use it as floodlighting. The beam can shine up to 50 metres away, perfect for navigation and if you hear other campers but don’t realise what they are! It’s made from aluminium and is rain proof, which in the UK is somewhat of a necessity.
Here are some alternative torches you may want to consider:
You want your loved one to be safe whilst they are away camping, and these gadgets make perfect gifts for them. People always love getting gifts that they can use practically, and all these will be well loved and well used.