Everyone who goes camping will tell you that there is more to camping than just taking the tent. To be without the right accessories can be as miserable as the weather conditions themselves. So, mindful of the tools and accessories a camper finds comfort in, it might be worth looking at 5 items that we should not then forget to take on our next camping trip.
When camping, we no longer need to settle for a soft rug placed over still hard ground, we can take with us a chair. Not just any chair, one that, for example, can support up to 300 pounds, yet weighs only 2.6 pounds and collapses down to 16 inches. Technology has allowed for everything to fold down and be light to transport yet be capable of providing some home comforts. The advantage of this, of course, is that the chair will fit inside your backpack along with your other accessories.
While putting on your thinking cap about what to take camping with you, why not remember to take your head torch? Instead of a conventional torch that you need to hold, you can strap this to your head and then everywhere you go light will precede you. So, if you are into the nightlife, camping-style, you will certainly want one of these. Not in your backpack, but on your head. And from the ones that I have seen on the market, you will not have to worry too much about its battery life, because it can potentially run for 45 hours, and surely you will have slept in that time.
The peskiest of all the insects are the mosquitos. They leave bites even in countries where they are not going to give you Malaria. A useful device on the market is the portable Mosquito Repeller. The one that I found emits a scent-free, DEET-free repellant that will cover a 15-foot area and lasts for 12 hours. DEET is the chemical name for N,N diethyl-meta-toluamide, and widely used in repellers. It works by masking the body’s natural scent to make it hard for the bugs to smell us. Whereas this device is an alternative way of repelling such insects. We might want to avoid DEET because it can cause skin reactions and other medical problems.
Lighting a fire to cook on can be a fire risk in certain dry regions. The alternative is to have your own portable grill so that you are not cooking anywhere near the surface of the ground. There are ones available that create smokeless flames. Sometimes you do not want a smoke signal, like in the Country and Western movies, that is going to attract unwanted attention or complaints. There are models available that via a smart LED screen can monitor: power output, fire strength, and fan speed. Then, in many cases, the cooking aid will come with a USB port that can be used to charge your other devices.
Storm Proof Matches
Unless you are adept at rubbing 2 sticks together to create a flame, then you will ordinarily need a box of matches. Except when camping, these often end up damp and unusable or simply run out. Well, the answer is to never be caught out and to invest in a stormproof match kit. These gadgets are 100% waterproof and can withstand winds of gale force proportions for as long as 25 seconds. That is more than long enough to light any stove and a host of other items that produce heat.
So, from illumination to not wanting to be smelt let alone seen by bugs, and convenient ways to cook, these camping gadgets offer it all. We just need to decide where we are going to need such things.