Camping Essentials for the Tech-Savvy

Nowadays, travelling is becoming more important for a variety of reasons. It’s a great way to relax in our own time, it’s a good way to learn new things and it can even affect our future career choices. However, many of us camp for the sake of getting some time to ourselves and relaxing our bodies, and as such it’s important to treat it like a leisurely trip to melt away stress.


Adventuring into the wild is a great way to connecting with friends and family and spend some much-needed quality time together. However, it doesn’t have to be all about sleeping in tents and becoming one with nature. Nowadays, there is so much technology around us that it almost feels like we can’t even go outside without carrying a phone in our pockets.


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Some people would scoff at the idea of bringing electronics to a camping trip because it doesn’t “feel” natural, but devices like smartphones can play a huge part in remaining safe and connected to the rest of the world when you’re out in the wilderness. If you want to bring some more tech on a camping trip, then here are a couple of great suggestions.




Whether it’s a small torch or a floodlight to keep your campsite illuminated, companies like Nightsearcher will have you covered. From small torches and floodlights to solar-rechargeable lamps, there’s a huge variety of different lighting options to take with you on a camping trip to make yourself noticed, feel safer and also to make it easier on you when you wake up at night to go toilet.


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In addition to GPS being an extremely helpful tool to guide you throughout the wilderness, smartphones also come with many other useful features such as the ability to keep connected via the internet, take photos and record videos, and even have some fun and entertainment while you’re out in the wilderness. A lot of people go on camping trips to explore nature, take pictures and hike. However, what will you do in the evening when it’s dark but still too early to sleep? How about bringing out your phone and watching some films, listening to music or even reading a book?


Pressure Shower


Although it’s not as fancy as a smartphone or special lighting arrangements, pressure showers are a much-needed essential in camping. If you plan to stay out for a couple of days, then it’s a good idea to invest in a pressure shower. These are just bags that you can hand on a tree branch. When you fill them with water, you can give the pump a few squeezes and you’ll have access to a simple and hygienic way of cleaning off dirt and mud from hiking trips.


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Water Safety


Drinking water in the wilderness can come with some very nasty side effects. Luckily there are several ways you can ensure that the water you drink is nice and clear. For starters, you can buy a water testing bottle that uses UV lighting to show you if the water you want to drink from is contaminated or safe. You can also buy water filtration systems that clean water to make it safe to drink.

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