Gizmag's top ten camping gadgets
As summer kicks in for our readers in the northern hemisphere, their thoughts may turn to camping. Where to go... what to do... and what gadgets to take! Well, we kinda like gadgets – and camping – so we looked back through the cream of camping kit covered recently on Gizmag and compiled a list of some of our faves. Here’s what we came up with...
Joby GorillatorchStunningly-bright LED flashlights are, to put it bluntly, a dime a dozen. Even ones with bendy-legged tripods aren’t exactly a rarity. What makes the
CGear MultimatAnyone who’s been camping even once will know what a bother pine needles and sand can be when they’re tracked into the tent. You can put a tarp on the ground, but the
Brunton Flip-N-Drip portable coffee makerJust because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to live like a caveman - you’ve
VAN BERLO TentLEDWe’ve all done it - tripped over a tent’s guy lines in the dark. These clever little lights attach to those lines, to alert clutzy campers to their presence. They automatically adjust their intensity depending on the ambient outdoor light, and shut off when in storage. It’s hard to find any place online that sells
Eton SCORPIONWhat does it do? It delivers power via a solar panel, hand crank, or DC adapter; lights up the dark with an LED flashlight; digitally tunes in radio stations, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather bands...
Sea to Summit Kitchen SinkNot matter how lightly you try to pack, you need a larger-sized pot for washing the dishes - or yourself, for that matter. The
JakPak all-in-one jacket, tent and sleeping bagYou probably wouldn’t want to buy this thing
Biolite stoveOK, this one is cool. You start by feeding it with burning wood, but it takes the heat energy from that fire and converts it to electricity via a thermoelectric generator. That electricity then powers a fan which pushes oxygen into the stove, creating hotter, cleaner more efficient combustion. It uses 50% less wood than a regular wood stove, creates 95% less smoke, and virtually eliminates carbon buildup. The
Victorinox Swiss Army Soldier KnifeAhh yes, what would a gear review be without a multitool? You fancy lads can keep your Leathermans, though - this is
The tent is pegged, the fire ablaze, you've downed your canned cheeseburger and it's time to kick back under the stars with a (powdered) beer. Katadyn's offering is not strictly a beer (it's described as a "beer flavored beverage") and it's non-alcoholic, which means you should be refreshed and ready for the trail come sunrise. The company also produces powdered red wine.
So what have we missed? Seen any clever camping innovations lately? What indispensable gear goes with you on your adventures? Let us know in the comments section.