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Best Camping Gadgets

last updated May 13, 2019

As many of you reading this are fully aware of, camping is one of the most relaxing, entertaining, and enjoyable activities that you can partake in. But, what good is it when you do not have the proper equipment and camping gadgets?

Now, the reality of the situation is you need to pack based on the camping that you will be doing. For example, if you have a camper then you can get away with several more tools and equipment. Yet, if you are into backcountry camping and backpacking then your list of items needs to be kept to a minimum. But, instead of focusing on all the essentials you will need, this guide is going to take a look at some fun little gadgets that can really be beneficial for you out in the woods or at your campground.

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STREAMLIGHT SIEGE LANTERN
91/100 our score
Style
90
Effectiveness
86
Portability
93
Durability
95
Features
91
STREAMLIGHT SIEGE LANTERN
Why is it better?

Designed with an ergonomic handle

It is lightweight, durable and waterproof

The cover can be removed

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91
Style
90%
Effectiveness
86%
Portability
93%
Durability
95%
Features
91%
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$32.68
#2
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
89.4
Style
91%
Effectiveness
93%
Portability
93%
Durability
92%
Features
78%
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$35.10
#3
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
88.2
Style
85%
Effectiveness
86%
Portability
87%
Durability
95%
Features
88%
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$44.00
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
88
Style
87%
Effectiveness
82%
Portability
93%
Durability
92%
Features
86%
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$19.99
#5
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.8
Style
88%
Effectiveness
93%
Portability
85%
Durability
87%
Features
86%
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$16.69
#6
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.4
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90%
Effectiveness
84%
Portability
94%
Durability
87%
Features
82%
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$9.99
#7
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86.4
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84%
Effectiveness
87%
Portability
92%
Durability
86%
Features
83%
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$15.99
#8
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85.2
Style
85%
Effectiveness
89%
Portability
83%
Durability
86%
Features
83%
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$129.95
#9
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85
Style
90%
Effectiveness
83%
Portability
84%
Durability
91%
Features
77%
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$11.89
#10
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
84.2
Style
89%
Effectiveness
86%
Portability
81%
Durability
83%
Features
82%
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$64.90
In Depth Review Top 10
  • STREAMLIGHT SIEGE LANTERN
  • LIFESTRAW GO WATER FILTER BOTTLE
  • GERBER FOLDING SPADE
  • LUMINAID EMERGENCY LANTERN
  • HILUCKEY SOLAR POWER BANK
  • X-PLORE PARACORD BRACELETS
  • THERMACELL HOLSTER
  • BIOLITE CAMPSTOVE 2
  • ETEKCITY PORTABLE STOVE
  • WACACO Nanopresso
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OUR TOP PICKS FOR THE BEST CAMPING GADGETS

1. STREAMLIGHT SIEGE LANTERN

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
91
STREAMLIGHT SIEGE LANTERN
Style
90
Effectiveness
86
Portability
93
Durability
95
Features
91
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Pros:

Designed with an ergonomic handle

It is lightweight, durable and waterproof

The cover can be removed

Cons:

With the cover on, the emitted light is decent at best

There is almost an unwritten rule that you need to have some sort of lighting device when you go camping. Well, feast your eyes on this lantern from Streamlight as this is as good as it is going to get.

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Main Design

As you already know, this is a lantern. But, what you probably do not know is that it is extremely rugged and powered with C4 LED technology.

Effectiveness

The same C4 LED technology is what allows this lantern to emit such powerful light. Then again, this is only with the polycarbonate cover off as when it is on, the emitted light is not that impressive.

Portability

At just under one pound, this is about as portable as it gets in regard to its weight. For the record, this also floats in water in the instance you accidentally drop it in water.

Longevity

The polycarbonate cover is pretty much unbreakable and this entire design is impervious to shock. Oh, and it is also IPX7 rated for waterproofness and has a lifetime of 50,000 hours.

Extra Features

In addition to everything else, this is also equipped with an ergonomic handle and spring-loaded D-rings on both the top and bottom.

Overall

To say this is optimized for camping is the understatement of the millennium. After all, it is rugged, waterproof, portable, and can be used to provide light in emergency situations.

2. LIFESTRAW GO WATER FILTER BOTTLE

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
89.4
LIFESTRAW GO WATER FILTER BOTTLE
Style
91
Effectiveness
93
Portability
93
Durability
92
Features
78
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Pros:

Sports an extremely lightweight design

It is not ever going to expire

Built with BPA-free Tritan

Cons:

It can leak if tipped over

The filters do not remove any chemicals

If you know you will not have instant access to clean and filtered water then this device will work wonders for you. It can literally remove protozoa and bacteria from any water that is filtered inside of it.

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Main Design

Sometimes, you will not have access to clean and filtered water and that is where this bad boy comes into play. It is an award-winning design that is going to remove protozoa and bacteria from any water that enters inside it.

Effectiveness

In spite of the fact that this is not going to filter out any minerals or chemicals, its two-stage activated carbon filter is going to remove nearly 100 percent of bacteria and 99.9 percent of protozoan parasites present in water.

Portability

If you imagine a standard-sized water bottle then you have imagined this filter. No matter what type of camping you are doing, you should have no trouble traveling with this.

Longevity

The bottle itself is made out of BPA-free Tritan (which is simply a form of durable plastic). But, the interior components are not going to break down over time as there are no moving parts.

Extra Features

Overall, this design is pretty simple and is pretty much devoid of any extra features. But, that is perfectly fine.

Overall

Anybody who is anybody should be compelled to buy this water filter. Probably the only reason you would not is if you have constant access to filtered water. But, why not just use a simple and portable water filter to do the trick?

3. GERBER FOLDING SPADE

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
88.2
GERBER FOLDING SPADE
Style
85
Effectiveness
86
Portability
87
Durability
95
Features
88
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Pros:

A locking mechanism keeps it open while in use

It will fold for easier transport

It is built with superb quality

Cons:

Sand and other debris can get lodged inside

Some users have complained about the weight

Okay, so camping is not all about fun and games and, sometimes, you will need to get a bit of work done. Well, if you end up needing to perform any work that requires a spade then you will want to have something like this.

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Main Design

In short, this is a sturdy spade that can be folded down for transport. Oh, half of the blade is also serrated for enhanced digging power.

Effectiveness

Not only does the aforementioned serrated edge make it easier to dig and cut through certain objects but the overall shape of this blade allows it to enter the ground with ease. Of course, some users have complained that sand and other debris can get lodged inside.

Portability

Okay, so this does fold down for transport which is really, really nice. However, at just over two pounds in total weight, some users have felt that this is a little too heavy.

Longevity

Let’s just say that this is built like a beast. It sports a blade that is made of powder coated carbon, a handle that is made of tough glass-filled nylon and shaft that is made of anodized aluminum.

Extra Features

To enhance safety and efficiency while you use this, it is equipped with a locking mechanism that prevents it from closing accidentally.

Overall

Not all of you will need a gadget such as this but it is a brilliant design with even better construction. It will be perfect for the right users.

4. LUMINAID EMERGENCY LANTERN

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
88
LUMINAID EMERGENCY LANTERN
Style
87
Effectiveness
82
Portability
93
Durability
92
Features
86
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Pros:

There are five different brightness settings

It is waterproof and shatterproof

It can be collapsed for easier transport

Cons:

The performance can be a bit inconsistent at times

Yes, this is another lantern but this one is a bit different. In addition to being fully collapsible for transport, it is solar-powered and can be used for emergencies.

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Main Design

This is not a flashy design by any stretch of the imagination but it is a lightweight and inflatable lantern that is built with LED lighting.

Effectiveness

For such a small lantern, this can deliver the goods when it comes to its lighting (at least when you use it on turbo mode). It will also last up to 24 hours on low (with a fully charged battery). But, some previous users have criticized its performance.

Portability

Does it really get more portable than this? After all, it is equipped with a carrying handle and also has the ability to be collapsed down at any time.

Longevity

First off, this is made of rugged and heavy-duty TPU material. Secondly, it is fully waterproof and shatterproof. Lastly, it is safe to use in hotter climates as it does not emanate that much heat.

Extra Features

For the record, this is a solar lantern and can be recharged with the power of the sunlight. Also, this is equipped with five different brightness settings.

Overall

The concept of this lantern is just amazing. While it is not impeccable in its performance, you can’t doubt its sheer uniqueness and practicality.

5. HILUCKEY SOLAR POWER BANK

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.8
HILUCKEY SOLAR POWER BANK
Style
88
Effectiveness
93
Portability
85
Durability
87
Features
86
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Pros:

Designed with a built-in flashlight

Protects your connected devices from damage

Has a battery capacity of 10,000 mAh

Cons:

The solar charging is time-consuming

The hook on the back is cheaply made

Some of you may be looking to boycott any technology devices while you go camping as they can control your life. But, even so, a portable power bank is nice to have in an instance where you really, really need power for a particular device or two.

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Main Design

In case you did not know what a power bank was, it is basically a device that has stored energy that can provide juice to your other external devices. That is the premise of this device in a nutshell.

Effectiveness

The 10,000 mAh capacity and dual USB outputs can charge two of your devices at 2.1 amps. Even more impressive is that this sports advanced circuitry that provides overcurrent, overvoltage, short circuit and overheating protection to your devices.

Portability

To give you an idea of how large this actually is, it is roughly the size of an iPhone 7. It is clearly a bit bulkier than an iPhone 7, though.

Longevity

The good news is this is a waterproof, shockproof and dustproof design. However, various users have noted that the hook that is located in the back is pretty cheap.

Extra Features

Though this can be charged with the sun, doing so is a very time-consuming process. For the record, you can opt to charge it with an electrical outlet, too. Oh yeah, and this is also equipped with a built-in flashlight (that has three different modes).

Overall

Having battery power at your disposal at any time is a great luxury to have when you are camping. For some of you, it will be an absolute necessity.

6. X-PLORE PARACORD BRACELETS

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.4
X-PLORE PARACORD BRACELETS
Style
90
Effectiveness
84
Portability
94
Durability
87
Features
82
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Pros:

There are different color combos available

They are packed with several features

You receive two with your purchase

Cons:

The included knife is not very practical

The compass has been criticized

Whenever you are away from the comfort of your own home, you just never know what is going to happen. When out in the wilderness, you may want some high-quality paracord bracelets with you.

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Main Design

Yes, these are bracelets but they are not for show and are more for survival. The paracord itself is a survival tool as well as the other equipped items.

Effectiveness

All in all, the compass and knife are not great but they are somewhat suitable. As for the rest, the paracord is nice and this can also be used to a light a fire.

Portability

Even if you do not want to wear each of these paracord bracelets on your wrists, you could always easily snap them on your backpack or carry them in your pockets.

Longevity

Due to the fact that these are designed according to the highest quality standards, you can expect them to hold up to mild abuse.

Extra Features

Looking past all the functions of these bracelets, there are really not any other extra features to speak of, quite frankly.

Overall

Look, you may not use these once on your camping trip but they can be nice in the instance where you do need to utilize them. They are also incredibly easy to carry around.

7. THERMACELL HOLSTER

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
86.4
THERMACELL HOLSTER
Style
84
Effectiveness
87
Portability
92
Durability
86
Features
83
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Pros:

There are two additional side pockets

Designed of durable nylon

It allows you to carry your Thermacell Repeller as conveniently as possible

Cons:

It should come with the actual mosquito repellent

Mosquitos can ruin any camping trip and can be difficult to control. However, this holster could be a start as it will hold Thermacell Repellers. But, do note that this is the holster and that is it.

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Main Design

Several buyers have voiced their displeasure about the fact that the actual repellent is not included with your purchase. But, this is a nice holster to hold it.

Effectiveness

What is nice is this holster is designed with elastic closures and these allow you to insert and remove the repellents easily and quietly.

Portability

No worries for portability here as this is designed with a 360-degree rotating belt and is designed to clip onto appropriate items.

Longevity

This is made of durable nylon and when it needs to be cleaned, you can do so very easily.

Extra Features

There are actually two side pockets integrated and these can allow for spare mats and fuel cartridges.

Overall

This is a bit of an “off-the-wall” gadget but there is nothing that can ruin an outdoor experience faster than mosquitos (besides inclement weather that is).

8. BIOLITE CAMPSTOVE 2

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85.2
BIOLITE CAMPSTOVE 2
Style
85
Effectiveness
89
Portability
83
Durability
86
Features
83
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Pros:

It cooks meals while charging your external devices

The internal fan creates more efficient fire

Designed with lightweight aluminum legs

Cons:

It is not an efficient power bank

You do need to start the fire first

Here is your winner for the most unique and compelling gadget on this entire list. And, though it is not the best, this portable camping stove shows just how far technology has come.

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Main Design

You do not need fuel with this as it only burns wood. This basically utilizes special technology to create smokeless fires that you can cook from. Of course, you will need to actually start the fire first.

Effectiveness

This is the CampStove 2 and it sports 50 percent more power and also an internal fan that creates fires with virtually no smoke whatsoever. Oh, and the grill top can roughly fit four burgers, to give you an idea of its size.

Portability

In addition to its compact size, this is also designed with lightweight aluminum legs that will fold up for transport and portability.

Longevity

While you should not be careless with this stove, it is designed with heat mesh (to act as a protective barrier) and the aforementioned aluminum legs.

Extra Features

Clearly, the most prominent extra feature is the fact that this can be used as a power bank. Any additional power is stored in the integrated battery. But, do not expect wonders with this feature.

Overall

It can be hard to wrap your head around how this device works but it certainly does perform very well. Then again, some reviewers have argued that the execution could have been a bit better.

9. ETEKCITY PORTABLE STOVE

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85
ETEKCITY PORTABLE STOVE
Style
90
Effectiveness
83
Portability
84
Durability
91
Features
77
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Pros:

It burns clean

Comes with a carrying case

Built with a strong valve connection

Cons:

The burner is susceptible to blowing out

The burner is also quite narrow

While this stove will not work by itself (as you will need a compatible fuel canister), it is a necessity to have if you want to cook meats and other such foods with great efficiency (without having a camper stove, of course).

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Main Design
This is a stove but you will need a fuel canister. For the record, this is compatible with any fuel canisters that are 7/16 thread single butane or butane-propane mixed.

Effectiveness

Overall, the adjustable control valve is nice as it provides you with full control over the flame. However, the burner itself could be improved as it is too susceptible to blowing out due to winds.

Portability

Even though likewise models are a bit lighter, this can be collapsed for transport which is convenient.

Longevity

In addition to the strong valve connection, this is also constructed of a combination of stainless steel and aluminum alloy.

Extra Features

This is really not meant to be a multifunctional device and there is nothing wrong with that. As such, it is devoid of any significant additional features.

Overall

There is nothing like kicking back by the bomb fire and enjoying a nice fat and juicy steak, right? That is just one of the many ways you can enjoy and utilize this stove.

10. WACACO Nanopresso

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
84.2
WACACO Nanopresso
Style
89
Effectiveness
86
Portability
81
Durability
83
Features
82
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Pros:

It performs quite well

Additional accessories can be purchased separately

No electricity or batteries are needed

Cons:

It is made out of plastic

There are too many individual components that need to be cleaned

Alright, do not kid yourselves, how many of you are coffee fanatics out there? Even in the deepest and darkest recesses of the woods, you still may require your morning brew and this can deliver it for you.

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Main Design

Yes, this is an espresso maker and all you need to make it work is boiling water. Once you add the ground coffee and the boiling water, you will then need to manually pump this.

Effectiveness

While you need to provide the elbow grease, this is designed with a patented pumping system that does not require the use of any electricity. Oh, the tank can also hold up to 80 milliliters of water.

Portability

It is actually amazing how compact this is but, for whatever reason, there are several internal components that need to be cleaned (which can be quite hard if you are backpacking).

Longevity

At the end of the day, this is just made of plastic. But, if you treat it with care then there should be few issues.

Extra Features

If you want to, you can buy additional accessories with this to expand the functionality.

Overall

You know, this almost looks like a toy but it can sure deliver some high-tasting coffee. The cleanup process could have been more practical, though.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Style

Here is the deal; you need to buy based on your needs and wants.

No one can tell you what gadgets you need to buy. That makes this guide pretty much pointless then, does it not? Not so fast because people can give you recommendations on which ones to buy but when it comes down to the decision process, only you will know which ones you need. The difficulty comes when you realize just how many camping gadgets are out there that can be beneficial.

After all, you have items that can be used in emergency situations and such (such as lanterns), those that can be used in survival situations (such as GPS units, Swiss Army knives and paracord bracelets), and those that are just entertaining to have.
What you need to keep in mind, though, is that the products you ultimately end up going with should be beneficial for you in some shape or form. And, of course, you always need to ensure that the individual gadget is designed well but let’s look at that closer, shall we?

Effectiveness

No matter which gadget you end up buying, it needs to perform well, right?

When was the last time you purchased a product that just was not able to perform up to the standards that you expected it to? Surely, you have all experienced this and, clearly, it is not enjoyable when it happens.

However, this does educate you to know that you can’t just assume a particular product is going to perform well. Where is this getting at? It is simple; no matter which camping gadgets you end up purchasing, they need to be designed to perform what they were set out to do with great efficiency and effectiveness. Otherwise, what is the real point of investing your money into them?

Now, the best way to elaborate on this section is to provide a few examples on some of the gadgets that you can end up going with. To start, let’s look at any light-emitting products. This can include lanterns and flashlights, for example. Now, with these types of items, they need to be able to emit a potent enough beam of light to meet your needs. The same goes for a water filter because if it is inefficient at filtering out bacteria and protozoa, what is the point of buying it? And, so on and so forth.

Portability

Do you really want to buy items that will be difficult to transport and travel with?

This section is a no-brainer here, for most of you anyway. After all, there could be some of you reading this that are not too worried about the physical size of the gadgets you buy for camping as you have plenty of storage space in your vehicle and camper. But, for backpackers, backcountry campers, and anyone who is looking to limit the items they tag along, buying portable items is going to paramount. Of course, when attempting to do this, you need to keep several key factors in the back of your mind. For starters, you will want to assess the physical weight of any gadget that you are interested in.

Admittedly, though, this is more of an issue with backpackers as every little item needs to be carried (and the weight can add up very quickly).
Looking past the weight, the physical size will also come into play. But, it is not only the size but also if the particular item can either be folded up or collapsed for enhanced space saving. Oh, and also do not forget to look for specific items that can be attached to your backpacks and gear (as this can make them easier to lug around).

Durability

It will be in your best interest to buy models that are built well, trust us.

When you are out in the wilderness and the general outdoors, you have to take into consideration that accidents are more likely to persist. This then makes it vital to look for camping gadgets that are built with quality materials and with general quality in mind. And, as for the materials, it is okay to go with items that are made of some type of plastic.

However, you will want to avoid the cheap stuff. Instead, find items that are made of polycarbonates, TPU, Tritan, and other durable polymers and plastics. Of course, if any metal is in play, then you can’t forget about the potential of rust. Then again, this will not be a concern granted iron is not used in some capacity (which will not be an issue with aluminum, for example).
But, something else needs to be analyzed here. When you are camping, there is always the possibility of inclement weather ruining your day or weekend. However, you should not allow it to ruin your gadgets too. So, it may in your best interest to search for specific ones that are either waterproof or at least water-resistant. And, a good way to do that is to assess the IP rating of any given gadget. For the record, the second number of this rating refers to the device’s protection against moisture. The higher the number the more resistant to moisture the device will be.

Features

For this last section, just look for any additional features (both basic or advanced).

Okay, so you have now assessed some of the major properties of some of the gadgets that you have interest in buying. This includes their durability, main designs, and portability. But, before you finish, you also need to take one last thing (or things) into consideration. With everything else addressed, what about any additional features that are included? For the record, these do not need to be outlandish features that you will never end up using. Instead, they can be basic or advanced functionalities that add to already impressive designs. After all, in this modern world, it is never a bad idea to strive for devices that can perform more than one action.

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Style

Look, as simple as it sounds, why would you go out of your way to buy something that you already own or something that you will never use? The same concept can apply here, quite frankly, as there is no reason to waste your money on a gadget that you will not get suitable use out of. For the record, this does omit any emergency items as these are meant to be used infrequently.

Effectiveness

Outside of looks, what good is a product that is not effective at what it was designed to do? Again, this sounds stupid to say but it is something that you can’t afford to overlook. No matter which gadgets you end up buying, they need to provide you with efficient and effective results. As an example, would you buy a GPS unit that was incapable of providing even adequate directions?

Portability

Unless you intend to camp in your backyard, you will need to account for the fact that you will need to pack and travel with any of the items you end up buying. It is only common sense, then, that these same items should be somewhat portable and any gadgets you buy are not exempt from this. So, do not ignore this section because, if you do, you will probably regret it later.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: What type of lantern is best for camping?

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The good news is there are a plethora of different lanterns on the market that can work very well for this type of activity. Even looking past the models on this list, there are plenty of others out there. Ideally, what you want to look for, though, are those that emit enough light for you, those that have suitable sources of power (such as interchangeable batteries or solar energy), and models that possible have emergency features.

q: Can you cook if you do not bring a portable stove?

a:

Yes, you can, but you are going to still need some sort of device to allow you to cook over your campfire. After all, without a portable stove, the next logical method of power would be your campfire. But, clearly, you can’t just stick a pan over it and hold it. So, you will still need to make an investment in a grill grate or something like that. Due to this, you may be more apt to stick with some sort of portable stove as it will probably offer more versatility.

q: What about lanterns for emergencies?

a:

This was touched on earlier but it deserves a closer look. After all, you never know when an emergency is going to present itself. With that in mind, which type of lantern or lighting device would work best? Well, what you really need to ensure is that you have a backup means of powering the lantern. Some models will have built-in crank systems for this. But, even if you went with a model that accepted AA batteries and had extra with you that would work just fine.

q: Can water filters also remove viruses?

a:

Clearly, not every single portable water filter on the market can be spoken for here. But, most generally, water filters are not designed to remove viruses from the water that they filter. They are mostly predicated on removing nearly 100 percent of all bacteria and protozoa that is present in the water.

q: How do you prioritize what gadgets to bring and buy?

a:

There are two recommendations for you to take here as it can be somewhat difficult to think of what items and gadgets you want to take camping on the spot. The first recommendation is to brainstorm for a good hour or so and write down on a piece of paper (or type out in a document) all the items you think you will need. However, the second one is to actually go camping and to then write down all of the things that could have been beneficial for you that you did not have.

q: Could you just boil the water to kill the parasites?

a:

Alright, so let’s say you like the idea of a water filter but are trying to find a way around it. Could you just boil the water you find to kill any parasites that are present? Yes, and, in fact, it is actually the best method for killing bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Yet, after you boil the water, you will have to wait a few hours to drink it. With water filters, there is no waiting period outside of the time it takes the water to filter (which is quite nice).

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