Love camping? Love gadgets? Camping has undergone a remarkable transformation in the last few years. The rise of festivals as a mainstream activity, the coining of ‘glamping’ and the emergence of the cool camping generation have transformed camping from a cheap holiday option into a fashionable lifestyle choice.
Some old-school campers may baulk at these developments but anything that encourages nights spent under canvas/plastic tent stuff chimes perfectly with our more eco-concious times.
If you’re one of the new breed of campers check out these gadgets to make camping a little more ‘cool’.
5 Cool Camping Products
Hanpresso Wild Outdoor Set
If your twin passions in live are camping and good coffee then you may have resigned yourself to the twain never meeting.
Never fear! The Handpresso Wild Outdoor Set solves the dilemma of a good coffee verses the dawn chorus under canvas. A beautiful object itself, the Handpresso makes quality outdoor coffee and comes complete with 4 ‘unbreakable’ espresso cups, 2 travel mats and your very own thermo-insulated flask.
Light my Fire Outdoor Meal kit
The Light my Fire Outdoor Meal kit is a perfect for triangle loving campers looking for a practical way to store a complete meal kit.
Available in a range of funky colour sure to match the shade of your canvas, the Outdoor Meal kit boasts everything you need to dine al fresco in relative style including the famous ‘spork’.
Carabiners are somehow inherently cool yet practical, attach them to a mug that can hold tea or the favorite beverage of your choice and you have the ice cold Carabiner mug.
Made of stainless steel, the carabiner will clip to your rucksack and you can jauntily pretend you’re the type who climbs things.
Trekmates Single Expedition Hammock
Teepees and yurts are so last decade. 2010 is the year of the hammock. The Trekmates Single Expedition Hammock is a great beginners example, it’s lightweight and generously sized.
Twin layered with room for a sleep mat you just need two good strong trees. And a cocktail.
Swedish Army Firesteel
The Swiss have their knives and the Swedes have firesteels. Whilst every second rate scout sports a penknife you won’t find many with a Swedish Army Firesteel.
Its 3,000°C spark makes fire building easy in any conditions and you’re going to look much cooler whipping one of these out than a petrol station lighter.