Camping can be fantastic fun and with new advancements in technology over the years, many gadgets have been created to make life in the great outdoors safer, more enjoyable and easier to handle. Whether camping in a caravan or a tent, there are several handy little tools and gadgets to make the trip more manageable.
Here are five gadgets that could really come in handy on a camping trip:
The Biolite Stove
When cooking food in the woods, the Biolite Stove is the perfect environmentally friendly gadget as it does not require petroleum gas or anything other than twigs that can be picked up along the journey. The stove not only lights quickly and easily and boiling occurs fast – this nifty little gadget also converts the heat from the stove into energy that can be used to charge up most USB devices such as phones and mp3 players.
The Biolite Stove is perfect for camping in Scotland and ensures that food can be cooked and phones can remain in full power; addressing two vital safety concerns of any camping trip.
Tent Finder Light
Holidays in Scotland can be amazing but gazing at that amazing scenery could lead to losing track of time. Trying to find a tent in the dark is a tricky business, no matter what your location, but with the Tent Finder Light it is possible to illuminate lights at a distance of 50 metres to track your tent.
Walkie Talkie Watches
These clever little watches not only serve as an ordinary watch and stopwatch but they also have the power to allow free communication with another party over distances of up to 7km, dependent on the terrain. If one party has gone for a walk and has been gone some time the Walkie Talkie Watches allow communication without the need to carry a bulky machine and the best thing is, unlike a mobile phone, they are completely free to use!
Perfect for groups of hikers or anyone looking to embrace natural landscapes in the best regions for a holiday Scotland has to offer, these watches ensure safety is always a priority.
Getting lost while walking is no laughing matter and it can be a terrible feeling not knowing how to get back to the caravan. A GPS keyring is a useful gadget to have around when off for a jaunt around the woods or through the countryside.
Set the base location and begin the journey comfortable in the knowledge that with GPS the current location can be tracked to around 10 metres. In order to get back to the base point it is simply a matter of following the arrows on the keyring. Fun, functional and incredibly useful – this is the perfect gadget to take on a trip.
Wind-up gadgets are truly innovative and incredibly handy when camping. Supporting hours of use and with no batteries, wind-up gadgets are environmentally friendly and free to run making them ideal gadgets when camping.
This is a guest post submitted courtesy of The Caravan Club. A leading expert on caravan holidays and caravan insurance, their extensive list of parks covers locations across Scotland, England and the UK as well as many areas in Europe.