Camping: 4 High-Tech Pieces of Gear

Posted on: 28 March 2019

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If you haven't been camping in a very long time, you may be unaware of advances in camping equipment. In recent years, lots of high-tech equipment has hit the market which is designed to make camping safer and easier. Read on to discover everything you need to know about high-tech camping equipment.

Solar chargers

Australia gets a lot of sunshine, which means that solar chargers are a great way of topping up electronics while you are out camping. When they first hit the market, solar chargers were large and heavy bits of kit which didn't make them ideal for camping expeditions where they would be carried over long distances. However, the latest models are lightweight and compact, which means you never have to worry about running out of juice for your electronics.

Battery charger

Another way of ensuring you have the power you need for your electrical camping ket is to bring along a portable battery charger. Modern chargers are lightweight and can hold a larger electrical charger when compared to older batteries. The small size of battery chargers means you can easily fit them into your bag or pocket. You simply need to plug the charger in at home before you leave for your trip to charge it up. When you take it with you on your next camping trip, you will have a reliable source of backup power.

Water filter straw

If you run out of fresh water while on your camping trip, you may have no option but to drink water from natural sources such as streams and lakes. However, water found in these locations could contain dangerous bacteria from dead and rotting animals or other impurities which could lead to serious illness or death. Therefore, it is always a good idea to invest in a water filter straw. These straws are made of metal and contain a filtration system which traps bacteria and impurities as you suck water up through the straw.

GPS smartwatch

GPS units also used to be bulky devices which were extremely expensive. However, thanks to advances in technology, it is now possible to fit a GPS device into a smartwatch for a fraction of the cost. GPS technology uses satellites to triangulate your position on the globe, meaning you will never get lost. Smartwatches also offer a range of other features such as calorie logging, digital compasses, an altimeter, a pedometer and even topographic maps of the area you are planning to explore.

For more information, contact a local camping store.