With over 240 million vaccines administered across the country, people are gradually getting their lives back. The pandemic caused a lot of businesses to close. It also compelled officials to temporarily close national and state parks to prevent the spread of the virus. While these parks reopened with some limitations, some people were hesitant to leave the safety of their homes at the height of the pandemic.
But with the end of the pandemic nearly here, you may want to get some fresh air and spend a weekend or two at the nearest state or national park to your home. But before you go out and pitch a tent, you might want to consider getting some gadgets that you can find useful while enjoying the great outdoors.
In the past, you might have struggled to pitch a tent in some of your camping trips. This is particularly true if you did it alone. You should make sure the poles and pegs are complete and nothing is missing. You should also make sure the ground is level and slightly soft. And if you do not have the experience to pitch a tent, it may take you some time before you can get it up.
The struggle may soon be over if you get a pop-up or instant tent. As the name suggests, all you need to do is to take them out of the bag and pull them open. These tents are typically lightweight and water-resistant. Since they do not have any heavy poles, you should tie them down to avoid getting blown off by the wind. While these types of tents are typically designed for two people, there are larger hybrid instant cabin tents with pre-attached poles with room for seven to nine people.
One of the things that people normally have to deal with while camping is pests, particularly mosquitoes. While you may want to use mosquito repellant to keep these pests at bay, they normally last a few hours. So, your best option at this point is to use a mosquito trap. A mosquito trap is designed to lure these insects before eliminating them using dehydration, glue, or electricity.
You should also use a tiger mosquito attractant to lure them into the trap. While they are typically used in the backyard of the house, there are portable models of the trap that you can bring to a camping trip.
Solar Camp Shower
Maintaining your hygiene while camping outdoors may consist of looking for a nearby stream and jumping into it. This is a great way to cool off after hiking a few miles to your campsite. But there’s also another way for you to rinse off the sweat and grime that accumulated during the hike. You can use a solar camp shower.
These devices are normally made of durable materials, have a handle, and an on/off switch. All you need to do is to fill the container with water and hang it under the sun. Solar energy heats the water, which can give you a nice shower after a long day of hiking.
Portable Solar Battery Charger
Another useful gadget you can bring on a camping trip is a portable solar battery charger. The device is ideal if you want to keep your other devices powered up during the trip. These devices can power up your smartphone, camera, and other USB-connected devices without looking for a power outlet.
Solar battery chargers absorb the power of the sun into their solar modules and convert them into energy that your devices can use. Using these devices also offers some benefits, one of which is that they do not generate any emissions. This is fitting since one of the things that campers should do is to leave nothing but footprints to help protect the environment.
Modular Survival Shovel
If you plan to go camping for at least a week, you may want to bring a modular survival shovel. Campers designed this tool, and it combines several tools in one device. Aside from using it as a shovel, it also has other tools hidden within its design. Campers can disassemble it to reveal the other tools they can use.
It has a knife, an ax, a saw, bottle opener, wire cutter, fire starter, ruler, screwdriver, compass, rope cutter, and spear, among others. The tool is also durable and can last a long time. Additionally, it is lightweight, and campers can easily put it on their pack.
With many state and national parks accepting visitors and campers, you may want to plan a camping trip so you can get out of the house and enjoy the beauty of nature to its fullest.