The Top Six Most Underrated Camping Items
Camping season is finally upon us! We’ve waited all winter long to finally bust out our new gear. If you want to be the coolest camper on the block, check out some of these underrated but overly awesome camping essentials.
What is a LifeStraw you may ask? Just a tiny life saving tool that weighs about 2 grams! This gem is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, quenching thirst and just overall any emergency situation. The straw-style filter can turn up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water. So whether you’re really thirsty for river water or just want to be safe, LifeStraw is one of the keys to camping success.
2. Duct Tape
It can be hard envision how a roll of gray tape could be so mighty, duct tape is famous for its ability to fix just about anything. You never know when this versatile tape will come in handy. From rips, shelter and shoe ware to bandages or even stylish fashion, Duct tape is must on any camping trip.
3. Inflatable Lantern
Light up your life or your campsite with an inflatable lantern. Inflatable lanterns are small transparent, flexible plastic disks that inflate like a beach ball. They are small and weigh WAY less than your dog. Inside the bottom of the lantern, there are bright LED lights powered by solar panels on the outside. Most inflatable lanterns can last anywhere from 6-8 hours so you can keep the party going all night long.
4. Floating Air Chair
It’s time to master the art of straight up chillin’ with these floating air chairs. They are portable, they are lightweight and usually, they are quite durable. These floating chairs enhance your camping experience in so many ways that you’ll be mad that you didn’t get one earlier. Also, they fold up into a little bag that you can carry around like a backpack so you can bring them on your hike and take a little nap before you head back to your campsite.
5. Solar Powered Charger
Times have changed since the days we used to head out camping without any electronics. As we evolve, so has our technology and it is essential to have a solar powered charger with you at all times. You never know when you’ll need to charge that GPS and navigate out of a bear den, or a cellphone to make sure you can receive that late night booty call. Hey, we still want the option to use technology even in the wilderness.
6. Portable Pocket Shower
After a long, sweaty day in the outdoors all you want is a nice refreshing hot shower. Usually, that hot shower you dream of isn’t an option when you are camping. Now, it is. These Portable Pocket Showers are built into the base of a compact showerhead that works with an on/off twist to manage the flow of water. The black fabric soaks up sun during the day at basecamp for a warm shower. So you can feel so fresh and so clean even at your campsite.
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