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Five Best Camping Gadgets to Make Your Camping More Convenient
So you want to go camping? If you do then you must remember that you’ll be leaving a whole lot of important things that you usually use at home so better be packing portable things which you can use for your camping needs. Well, camping doesn’t mean that you’ll be hands off from using your essential tools but that doesn’t mean you have to take with you your massive tool box if you want your tools to be handy either. When camping, you must bring portable tools that can substitute the things that you use at home but these tools should not be inferior when it comes to excellent use. What we are talking about here are the camping gadgets.
Now, camping trips are a whole lot of fun but you need tools for every activity you must do that’s why lots of people are taking their camping gadgets with them. As much as possible, you will be taking things you will need in your camping backpack or even in your pockets the whole time so do not bring things that aren too bulky or heavy and consider taking things that you think will be using a lot.
Imagine that aside from tools, you’ll be bringing your sleeping bags or camping tents, and many more. That’s why campers usually bring their portable camping stoves, multi-purpose camping tools and everything that is compact, light and yet very usable because camping means a lot of legwork with your things all on your shoulders.
So forget bringing a whole set of cutlery, basic repair tools from your garage toolbox and loads and loads of batteries for your cell phone, radio or flashlight. With camping gadgets, you can take small things that can be used for multi-purpose use and you don’t have to make it look like your house just burned and now carrying your entire luggage on your back. So here are five really great camping gadgets that you can use in many different ways and can be very handy and usable for you.
Victorinox Swiss Army Champion Plus Pocket Knife
One word that describes what’s great for camping is “versatility,” and this exactly describes this Swiss Army Pocket Knife. Leave your box of tools behind because this is all you’ll ever need for camping. Imagine having 30 tools made of stainless steel all in this handy pocket knife. To name some, it includes a Phillips screwdriver, big and small flathead screwdrivers, big and small blades, scissors, tweezers, a toothpick, and a corkscrew. For those who bring along cans and bottle this gadget have also a bottle and a can-opener. You need a wood saw, a fish scaler, a nail file, a nail cleaner, a magnifying glass, a ball-point pen, and what have you and everything you need this jam packed gadget has it. With all the small tools within, it only weigh 3 pounds and measuring only 3.5 inches long. With just one item, you can do anything from preparing food, repairing your tent and reading very small prints on instructions. This world-famous pocket knife comes in aluminum housing and is guaranteed to last a lifetime.
USB + AA Solar Panel Charger
Picture this: you’re out camping and your batteries gave up on you. Whether it happens to be your cell phone, camping flashlight or camping radio, it just isn’t exactly very convenient if their batteries ran out. Remember that wherever you are, two of the most important things you must have are your flashlights and your communication gadget so definitely you will going to need an access on power when you go camping. This Solar Panel Charger with USB is compatible with most small USB devices and will fully charge dead rechargeable AA and NiMH batteries in just four hours under the sun. There’s also a charge indicator on the side of it so you’ll know your batteries’ charging progress. This device is very light too, weighing about 5 ounces only and is small enough to fit in your pocket. There are also six grommets built into it which allows you to attach it to your backpack. With this, you don’t have to worry about losing communication and you can also enjoy your iPod whenever and wherever you go.
Smith & Wesson Galaxy 13 LED Flashlight (10 White LED & 3 Red LED)
This powerful flashlight comes from the name that is highly regarded by aviators, law enforcers, and military personnel. Trust this flashlight to work hard for you the way it has done for countless of people whenever they are in the outdoors. Its body is made of anodized aluminum, it has a textured grip and it can function up to 30 hours of white LED mode. It also has an 80 hour standby while on red LED mode. The 10 white LEDs are for general lighting while the 3 red LEDs are for ample illumination in the dark if you don’t want to use too bright light. With the white light, you can light up hundreds of yards on your path. On the other hand, red light has long been used by the military for night activities and now, you can use this technology for reading so you don’t distract others. It can also be used for hunting and for emergency signaling.
SE Military (Prismatic) Lansatic Compass, 2-1/8" Dia. Face
We all know the importance of a compass for directions. This item is a must when you’re going on a camping trip and especially if you’re going through some jungle or into the woods. Here’s one patterned compass that was designed for and trusted by the US military for several years. This solid compass was made for rough conditions and is made of die-cast aluminum with Drab Olive baked enamel finish. It’s got a tough metal lid with a window, cross hairs and bands for protection. Underneath, there’s a folding thumb-ring and conversion charts for distance, angle and gradient. The compass also has a rotating dial, a phosphorescent dial and a neck lanyard. It is very accurate so you can count on it on times of urgencies. It is also very light and perfect for your outdoor excursion. Don’t go far out without this.
Emergency Fire Starter
A fire is very important in camping; it enables you to cook food and warm and protect yourself and your companions at night. Hence, this little contraption is going to be valuable on your camping trip. Feel the outdoors more with this fire starter which is sure to work even if you’re without any fuel or lighters.
This Emergency Fire Starter is used by using the serrated edge for shaving magnesium on any material you want to ignite like grass, leaves or paper. After this, just strike the magnesium rod with the striker and you’re sure to have a strong fire burning in just seconds. It’s also very convenient; it measures only 5.5 inches, a quarter of an inch wide and 3 inches high. It weighs only less than an ounce and you can carry it in your pocket or put it on a keychain.