Roughing it under the stars might be fun for one night. But, if you plan on spending an entire week out under the stars you’re going to want to make sure you have the right gear.
Luckily there’s a plethora of unique camping gear available nowadays to help you take your camping trips to the next level.
Don’t know where to start when it comes to these modern marvels?
Here are a few of our favorite pieces of unique camping gear that you’re guaranteed to find useful on your next wilderness trek.
1. Solar Powered Grill
If you’ve spent the day hiking through the woods, you’re going to need something other than granola bars to sustain you.
As fun as cooking over an open flame can be, cooking over a campfire is unpredictable and dangerous.
Rather than fire up a generic old gas stove, why not harness the power of the sun to cook your lunch?
Solar grills allow you to leave the gas and batteries at home and cook your food with the reflection of the hottest thing in the solar system.
Sure, this piece of unique camping gear might not be extremely helpful after dark. But they’re easy to tote around, so you can cook no matter where you roam.
2. Light-Up Tent Stakes
The days of having to carry around a flashlight after dark are done.
After the sun has gone down and the campfire has gone out, it can be pretty difficult to navigate your way around your campsite. Light-up tent stakes allow you to make sure you can always find your way back to your tent – no matter how dark it gets.
Aside from using them to anchor your tent to the ground, you can drive these stakes in wherever you like. So they can shed a little light wherever you might need it.
3. Camp Stove Power Charger
Here’s a piece of unique camping gear that seamlessly combines the classics of camping with the digital age.
Whoever thought you’d be able to charge your smartphone with a wood fire?
While you probably turn to camping to get away from the modern world – it can be hard to go without your gadgets. Not to mention not having access to a means of communication can be a safety risk.
And while you’re using this useful gadget to charge up your tablet, you can also use it to make s’mores while you wait.
4. Wearable Sleeping Bag
Getting out of bed is hard. Getting out of a nice warm sleeping bag when your camping is impossible.
The solution? Stay in your sleeping bag – at least until you’ve made coffee.
A wearable sleeping bag might look a little silly, but you’ll be singing a different tune when you wake up in the middle of the woods on a frosty morning.
5. Campfire Popcorn Popper
Nothing goes with scary stories around the campfire quite like popcorn. Unfortunately, there aren’t many microwaves out in nature.
A campfire popcorn popper will let you make as much popcorn as you want with your campfire. It turns making popcorn into a fun activity the entire family can enjoy – you even get a snack out of it.
6. Bunk Bed Hammock
If you’d like to take a night out under the stars but don’t want to sleep on the ground, you get a hammock. And, if you have a friend with you, you get a bunk bed hammock.
These are especially useful if you’re camping somewhere with limited trees, such as a beach, and are a perfect sleeping solution for kids.
7. Portable Toilet
Sometimes, when nature calls, a bush isn’t going to cut it.
If you’re too far away from the toilets, but not far enough from your neighbors, you’ll want to consider bringing a portable toilet along for your trip.
Portable toilets may not exactly be considered super unique camping gear, but they’re astonishingly useful.
They keep all your waste sealed up tight and off the forest floor so you don’t have to worry about any misfortunate missteps in the middle of the night.
Portable toilets are also a must-have for anyone using a camper that doesn’t have a built-in tank. Campsmart can help you get the perfect potty and anything else you might need to go with it.
8. Solar Camp Shower
After a day of reveling in nature, you may not be all that ready or willing to jump into your sleeping bag.
After hiking around in the dirt under the hot sun all day, you may want to consider a shower. At least you’ll want to if you want your fellow campers to continue to talk to you. This is where a solar camp shower comes in handy.
Fill the bag with water, hang it from a tree, and let Mr. Sun do what he does best. Then, before you turn in for the night, take a quick rinse with its built-in hose. Just remember to use all-natural soap!
9. Personal Water Filter
Whenever you venture outdoors, it’s important to make sure you have plenty of water. And with a personal water filter, this won’t be an issue.
If you come across a babbling brook, you can use your personal water filter to drink straight from it. You won’t have to worry about picking up any nasty waterborne diseases.
This modern marvel is not just a useful piece of unique camping gear, it’s a bonafide tool of survival.
10. Mosquito Repellent Wristbands
For too long, campers have had to resign themselves to greasy, sticky, and smelly bug spray to keep mosquitoes at bay. Those days are now over.
Mosquito repellent wristbands are the smallest and simplest item on this list. But, they will save you the most headaches.
Nothing ruins a camping trip quite like mosquitoes. Slide one of these wristbands on and you can say goodbye to dealing with mosquitoes forever.
The Best Unique Camping Gear
Sure, you can get by with a generic tent and an old-fashioned sleeping bag. But, having the right gear makes the difference between surviving in the wilderness and thriving in the wilderness.
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