Essential Tech: Outdoor Camping Gadgets for Practical Humans

From beautiful Patagonia to Yosemite next door, the world is full of incredibly beautiful outdoor settings that many of us love to get out and enjoy. Camping is a way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life or just the stresses of work and unplug and relax. Technology has advanced the way we go about our days to make everyday tasks convenient and transitioning to an outdoor setting without tech might be a challenge.

We all remember sleeping in tents on cold nights lying on bumpy grounds, right? Those days are long gone as tech has forever changed how we camp. There are now incredible gadgets that can create a more comfortable camping experience while still enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. This list will fully prepare you with the best outdoor camping gadgets that you can take on your next adventure.


KingCamp Bamboo Folding Table – Everyone needs some space to eat or prep when they go camping. This lightweight table has adjustable legs and folds up into a compact carry bag for easy transportation.

Helinox Collapsible Camping Chair – This chair weighs only 2lbs and collapses to fit into most backpacks. 

Coleman Cooler – Of course, we could have linked a Yeti, but this small 16 Qt Coleman is more than enough to keep your perishables cold for up to 3 days.

Bernzomatic Propane Torch – Listen, who needs a lighter when you can have a torch? Attach it to a Coleman propane canister, and you are good to go! 

KitchenAid Plastic Cutting Board – Where will you cut all of your fruits and veggies? This KitchenAid cutting board is nonslip and compact, perfect to fit in your camping gear.

Gas ONE Portable Stove – A portable stove is essential, and this high-tech stove is compact and comes with 4 wind blockers, a built-in ignition, and can operate on butane.

Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set – The Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set is a 24oz kettle equipped with 2 nesting cups perfect for packing light.


LE LED Camping Lantern – Enjoy enough light when you can’t rely on the campfire. This USB rechargeable compact light is fitted with a magnet base and hook to easily attach anywhere.

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Hammock – Hook up this hammock to chill midday or sleep in at night. 

WELLAX Sleeping Pad – You can thank us later for this one. Enjoy the most comfortable sleeping pads ever. Did we mention they are compact and self-inflating?

QUECHUA 2 Seconds Camping Tent – Gone are the days of figuring out which pole goes where to set up your tent. This pop-up tent sets up in 2 seconds, so you can use that time for much more enjoyable activities.


NOCO Boost XL Jump Starter Box – This portable battery jumper can help you avoid getting stranded in the middle of nowhere.

LEATHERMAN Sidekick Pocket Size Multitool – You’ll need this multitool sidekick more than you think.

Benchmade Mini Griptilian Folding Knife – A pocket knife can come in handy for many uses. Nothing compares to Benchmade.

5.11 Tactical Patrol Ready 40 Liter Bag – Nothing is more versatile and durable than a police-ready tactical bag. Carry everything you need in this 5.11 tactical bag, and know your things are protected.

Corona Tools 10-Inch RazorTOOTH Folding Saw – Sometimes, you may need an ax, but a pruning saw is surprisingly handier.

Fiskars Hatchet – Still thinking of bringing along an ax? A hatchet is a better way to go.

Mini First Aid Kit ­– A first aid kit is probably the most essential gadget to take on your trip. You will need to add ibuprofen, IodinePolysporin, etc.

Repel 100 Insect Repellent with DEET – You better come equipped with the strongest bug repellent. You can always not use it if you’re brave.


Nemo Helio Portable Pressure Camp Shower – Can you believe it? You can shower when you go camping!

Green Elephant Camping Shower Tent – Not every campsite is as private as you’d hope. Give yourself privacy when you shower or change with this easy-to-set-up privacy tent.

Wise Owl Outfitters Camping Travel Towel – Dry off quickly with this microfiber fast-drying towel that compacts into a small convenient carrying bag.

Adding to your camping gadgets can be exciting and really motivate you to take that next big adventure and explore the amazing landscapes we’re lucky to live among.