Camping gadgets: 10 helpers for everyday camping
As nice as a tent holiday can be, we still have to do without many luxury items. Fortunately, nowadays there are many handy camping gadgets that make the outdoors more comfortable.
Do you also belong to the type of person who is convinced that you can easily do without running water and electricity on holiday – and at the latest when you go camping you realize that a little luxury would be nice? Then you are not alone! Because honestly, as we get older, it becomes increasingly difficult for us to give up any comfort. Especially when it comes to coffee in the morning… that’s where the fun definitely ends. But why do you have to completely do without everyday things that you value at home on the campsite? There are no laws that dictate how you should spend your vacation in the great outdoors. Apart from the fact that there are now a large number of practical gadgets for on the go that make your (camping) life easier:
1. A foldable kettle
Pretty much every paid campsite is equipped with sanitary facilities that allow you to do daily personal hygiene, wash dishes and even fill up with water. So if you don’t want to do without hot drinks such as tea on holiday, all you need is a kettle – but it usually doesn’t fit in your luggage. What luck that there are now models for on the go that you only have to connect to an external power source and can be folded up to save space.
here there is the foldable kettle.
2. An inflatable sofa
Couchsurfing on vacation? That is also no problem! With the inflatable sofa you can create your own outdoor lounge at the campsite. Best of all, you don’t need an air pump – instead, you just use the wind to inflate the waterproof case. How this works exactly is explained in this video. Once filled, the sofa lasts up to 24 hours. The integrated headrest allows you to enjoy the same comfort as at home.
here there is the inflatable sofa.
3. LED camping lights
Did you used to spend the evenings in the tent in the dark? The times when a flashlight was the only source of light are long gone. In the 21st century, LED lamps are very popular – also on the campsite. From a foldable night light that can be charged via USB to practical ones Led Lampswhich can be hung up in the tent with the help of snap hooks, there are all kinds of light sources that not only shine with different brightness, but are also waterproof.
here there is the LED camping lamp.
4. Camping utensils
Everything you need to cook at the campsite is included in this set: a saucepan, a frying pan, a saucepan lid, two bowls, a wooden spatula, a spoon, a cleaning tool, a carabiner, cutlery (spoon, fork, knife), a plate and a mesh bag. The small pot can also be used as a lid, a pan or a plate – everything can also be plugged into one another, so that your camping dishes take up less space.
The kit is there here.
5. A hanging toiletry bag
The interior has an antibacterial coating so that your hygiene items are not exposed to any germs. As well as being waterproof (in case something spills), the bag has many different sized compartments to hold your toothbrush, shampoo and deodorant. Ideal for traveling, the bag can be hung anywhere without taking up space. This is particularly useful in small tents, where every centimeter counts.
here get the toilet bag.
6. A camping washing machine
If you didn’t take a lot of clothes with you on holiday, you have to wash your things every now and then. However, not every campsite provides its campers with a washroom, so you may have to lend a hand yourself. And that’s where the camping washing machine comes in – it’s a kind of laundry bag that you fill with dirty laundry, water and laundry detergent fill. It is then closed and vented, after which you only have to “rub” the clothes for 30 seconds to three minutes.
here there is the mobile wash bag.
7. A manual espresso machine
Of course, you don’t have to go without your much-loved coffee outdoors – even if you’re spending your holiday on a campsite or in a tent. An espresso machine that you can operate manually is ideal here. You simply fill the machine with hot water, insert the ESE pod or the adapter for ground coffee, turn the machine upside down and press the plunger. The black gold is already flowing!
here there is the device for on the go.
8. A wireless power bank
Even if holidays are meant to switch off and a little break from radio and television would certainly do each of us good, we are often dependent on the Internet in our free time for professional or private reasons. On a campsite, however, charging a smartphone is quite difficult – for this reason there is a wireless-capable charger for outdoor use: The power bank enables wireless charging, and it can also be charged (in an emergency) using a solar panel.
here there is the power bank.
9. A drinking bag with a water filter
If the water supplies are running low and there is no germ-free source within reach, you can also drink the water from rivers, streams or lakes – as long as you have a mobile water filter with you, which is integrated in this drinking bag, for example: it takes care of it ensure that you do not ingest any harmful micro-organisms (including bacteria and protozoa). Free from BPA and PVC, the bag (empty) can be folded up to save space.
here there is the drinking bag.
10. An outdoor bottle cooler
If you’re traveling by car and still have space for a bottle cooler, this camping gadget is a must for anyone who prefers cold drinks – even at the campsite. Since cooling options for campers without caravans are usually scarce, the retractable burrow drinks cooler is a real boon: As the name suggests, the device is embedded in the floor to cool up to 15 bottles at the same time. Completely without electricity.