When the animals, flowers and sun start to emerge from their winter hibernation, you know it will soon be time to get the camping equipment out and start getting it ready for your first trip of the year.
There are numerous festivals going on all over the world so wherever you live, you can have fun in the great outdoors.
Camping for some is all about being at one with nature, but there is no reason why you can’t have a little tech to help you out. Here are some of the best gadgets around to make your trip a little easier.
Well, you might think that having a tent is a no-brainer, but there are tents and then there are the ultimate tents.
Pop-up tents made camping a whole lot easier when they were introduced, but now you can get examples with solar panels built-in to help generate your own power. They also have reflective guy ropes for visibility and LED lighting.
It takes glamping to a whole new level.
Bluetooth speakers have made portable music so much easier than it used to be. Many of them are collapsible and take up no room at all in your backpack.
The best part is that a lot of them offer 360 degrees of sound, so you and your friends can gather around and dance to the music uninterrupted.
They are especially good for camping because you can now buy waterproof and shockproof versions.
There is something about cooking in the great outdoors that has everyone buzzing. But you don’t have to put up with the camping stove when you can get a compact BBQ.
They are very easy to put up and are large enough to cook for a group of about four people. You might think that carrying charcoal and the BBQ might be a bit much, but just think of that lovely authentic BBQ taste.
This was a former Kickstarter project that is great for festival goers. It’s a pocket-sized seat that you can sit on. It folds out into a T-shaped bar that will hold up to 286 lbs and is made from plastic so it can be cleaned if it gets muddy.
It could also be very handy for waiting in the queues at the New Year sales.
Those who use Periscope will know all about the amazing action-cam video footage people show from festivals and holidays. It really gives you a feeling of being there with them.
You can now get miniature Snap-on cameras that you can wear to record your trek or festival live. It can be easily uploaded to social media for all your friends to see as well.
If you really want some spectacular videos and photographs from your camping trip, you can create amazing aerial footage with a personal drone. With rising quality and falling costs, high quality consumer drones are now available for well under $1000. With a DJI Phantom 3 or similar model, you can now create a spectacular drone video to share with your friends.
You can find so many fantastic inventions for camping and these were just a few of them. Most of the products are designed to be compact and easy to clean. However, the best thing about them is you can now have a little bit of home on your camping trip.