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Solar Camping & Solar Camping Gear - Take Camping to a Whole New Solar Outdoor Level

Updated on December 18, 2014

What is Solar Camping? and Why is it Becoming Popular?

Camping describes a wide range of activities. Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping may be an end unto itself, but often it is done in conjunction with other activities, such as hiking, hill walking, climbing, canoeing, mountain biking, swimming, and fishing. It may be combined with hiking either as backpacking or as a series of day hikes from a central location.

Solar Camping is when campers bring along camping gear that is powered by the sun instead of batteries or propane.

Solar camping has become more popular over the last couple of years due to the dramatic decrease is solar camping gear prices.

Solar Lanterns

Using the Power of the Sun

Solar Lanterns are a great idea for any camper. The ability to have portable light when your camping is of the utmost importance for both practical reasons and safety.

Unlike conventional lanterns solar lanterns do not need batteries to produce light. As the name implies, solar lanterns use energy from sun light to produce light. Though some solar lanterns may be a little more costly than normal lanterns the are actually cheaper in the long run. You will no longer have to buy those expensive batteries to operate your lantern.

Great Solar Lanterns for Camping

Coleman Hot Water on Demand Portable Water Heater

This is for the people who HAVE to go can now shower with HOT WATER!

With technology improving everyday even campers get to reap the benefits, especially the people who didn't want to go camping in the first place! You can now have a hot, not warm, shower when your camping.

Coleman hot water on demand portable water heater gives you the desired water temperature you want. you will need a 40 gallon propane tank but the battery operated pump can be recharged by solar power.

Solar Showers

For the Real Campers out there who don't mind warm water...

I unfortunately didn't grow up in the age of portable water heaters. If we wanted to have a warm shower we needed to place our Solar Showers out in the sun all day to have the satisfaction of having warm (depending on the day sometimes cool)showers.

Solar Showers are an excellent idea of any camper, maybe not the hardcore ones like my father, but definitely a good idea!

If you REALLY need to have a warm shower and only have a solar shower bag you can set up a plastic tee-pee that will help magnify the sun and keep you warmer!

Solar Camp Showers Luxury at it's Finest!

Depending on how long your camping you might want to consider something along these lines! Awesome Solar Showers!

Solar Camping

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Solar Cooker and Solar Oven

A solar oven or solar cooker is a device which uses sunlight as its energy source. Because they use no fuel and they cost nothing to run, humanitarian organizations are promoting their use worldwide to help slow deforestation and desertification, caused by using wood as fuel for cooking. Solar cookers are also sometimes used in outdoor cooking, especially in situations where minimal fuel consumption or fire risk are considered highly important.

They also make excellent appliances for cooking while camping. Cooking with solar cookers or solar ovens help to reduce the use of propane and coal.

How to get 2000ºF Solar Power Cooker

Solar Cooker Recipes | Solar Oven Recipes | Cooker Recipes,

Solar cooking and solar oven cooking are both becoming more popular. Here are some great Solar Cooker recipes and Solar Oven recipes!

How to Make a Solar Oven & how to Make a Solar Cooker - Oven & Cooker Instructions

I been working on Solar Camping & Solar Camping Gear - Take Camping to a Whole New Solar Outdoor Level for awhile but if you feel I have missed something important please feel free to let me know!


Solar Camping, What's Your Take?

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      pepys 4 years ago

      Love this lens - it has opened up even more possibilities.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      Great lens! It's really easy to make your own solar oven.

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      Haplo32 7 years ago

      A solar camping showeris great. Can you believe that it can heat up water up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit? That's scalding hot! Plus it only weighs about 1 pound when empty so you can easily carry it with you when hiking.

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      Penny Pincher G 7 years ago

      thumbs up. i think solar power camping or home is a great idea

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      schofieldml 8 years ago

      Great Lens! Rated 5 stars. You might also think about checking out the Solio Universal Hybrid Solar Charger and adding it to your lens. It measures less then 5 inches long and weights 5.6oz. You can charge all of your small electronics like a GPS, cell phone or rechargeable batteries with it. It is great for hiking and camping!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Your lens would be a great addition to the 'Solar Technology and Solar Energy' Group

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      Feel free to add it anytime!

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      rockycha 9 years ago

      Great work on this lens, love the details and product selections and I love to camp! Angel Blessings for you.