Honestly, we're not even sure. I mean, technically they are outside and technically there is some sort of tent thing going on, so I guess we'll allow it. But there are much better ways to enjoy roughing it in the great outdoors than this. So if you're into camping or even thinking about getting into camping, the following just might be what your looking for....
Packing for camping may be the worst part of camping. Guys, you don't need to take everything with you. But if you need a good space saver get this amazing sleeping bag. It weighs only 1.5 lbs (680grams) and when opened up it is 30"inches wide by 75" tall and when rolled up it fits in the palm of your hand at only 7" tall. It can even be opened up and used as a mat where two people can lay on comfortably.
Now you have room for all "important" stuff you don't need when you go camping: TV, DVD player, bbq smoker....
Now that you got the sleeping bag, you need a pillow. You can't get a good night's rest by using a rock for a pillow — that's kooky talk. This soft, inflatable pillow is lightweight and, just like your new sleeping bag, is incredibly compact and can fit into your hand once deflated.
Save the rocks for what they are really needed for...throwing them at bears who attack you. (We saw The Revenant. We get it.)
There's roughing it and then there's "roughing it." That means, yeah, you want to experience nature, but hey, you're not insane and you wanna use your smartphone too. But for that you are gonna need a quality charger that doesn't require an outlet. This solar charger allows you to fast charge two digital devices simultaneously. Water and shock resistant, you can even use you can use the 2 LED flashlight as a torch, or as an emergency lighting in darkness.
So now you can listen to a leaves-rustling playlist as the leaves around you actually rustle. It's very meta.
Itchy skin is never fun, especially when it comes from a bug bite. It can literally ruin an entire camping trip. This bite helper uses concentrated heat and vibration when applied to the affected area, increasing localized blood flow and circulation, neutralizing and soothing the itch in seconds.
There are times when you just want to do nothing, but you want to do nothing outside. Lugging your sofa outdoors requires actually effort — and is kinda dumb when you think about it — so get one of these inflatable air sofas instead. Made from a strengthened nylon fabric outside and a durable inner plastic lining with strong plastic clips to hold the air inside, this sofa is perfect for camping.
Yeah, go ahead and make your actual sofa jealous with one of these.
Sure, you could go camping and survive on nothing but bottled water, buffalo jerky and GORP (you campers out there know what that means*), but why? Why miss out on an actual meal? This 10-piece cookware kit has everything you need to make three squares a day. The entire mess kit collapses into small bundle for easy control and storage. It also conducts heat quickly and is survival gear that is built to last.
[*GORP stands for "Good Old Raisins and Peanuts."]
Still wanna cook but wanna pack even lighter? Shine on, you crazy diamond. This mini-folding stove can boil 1 liter of water in just two minutes, plus it weighs less than 10 ounces and is super easy to ignite. Perfect for the hardcore camper who travels to their own rhythms (but you know, still wants to eat.)
"Nah, I don't use a flashlight for camping." — said no one ever.
Flashlights are crucial to camping, but that doesn't mean you want to lug one around the size of a 2x4. This tactical flashlight comes in two sizes, is water resistant, has an adjustable focus, a lanyard clip, and even two brightness levels. It's kind of amazing.
Or, you could just go camping sans flashlight. Go ahead...we dare you.*
Guys, camping doesn't have to be uncivilized. It's the 21st century. We have technology — embrace it. Get a camping lantern that has a 360-degree adjustable lighting angle, can hang from your tent, and has a fan to boot.
I think what we're learning here is that you can never have too much light when you are camping and that when it comes to lanterns, you have a lot of options. This one is lightweight, durable, and collapsible; simply pull it up to operate. It also allows for eight hours of high-intensity light up or 20 hours of regular, continuous use.
We know we should judge a person by their character or actions, but we're now thinking we should be judging them by their lantern choices.
So as little as you may want to take on a camping trip, you still need a place to keep your stuff, right? And you need to keep it safe, right? This water resistant backpack has a hidden zipper to keep your valuables safe and, more importantly, has a USB charger to boot!
Isn't it nice when other people anticipate your needs?
Some people feel that a part of camping is being stinky. We are not of that mindset. Showering in the great outdoors feels..well...GREAT. This shower bag is made of durable PVC and can hold up to five gallons of water.
Nothin' wrong with a little cleanliness while you're getting dirty with Mother Nature. (Did that sound weird? Yeah...that sounded weird.)
Ahhh, fishing. Nothing is more relaxing. That being said, the whole point of fishing is to actually catch fish, right? And normally when a fish bites, you have to be quick about pulling back on the rod, so you can hook that fish and bring it in. That moment can be the difference between a grand trout dinner or going hungry. But this bad boy is a spring-loaded rod holder that will actually pull back whenever a fish is detected on the line.
Fishing in the cold? Okay, it's not for us, but you do you. Ice fishing can be amazing...if you actually know where the fish are. This portable LCD fish finder can actually help you find how deep the fish go before drilling. There's even a LED backlight for night time and snowy condition fishing. [And if you can fish at night AND in the snow, well, you are waaaay better people than us.]
Okay, this isn't exactly camping equipment, but come on! Look how cute this camping playset is! If you have little ones and wanna have them experience the joy of camping but feel they're just a wee too young for it, start them out with these. It'll get 'em ready for the big leagues. Besides, you know you wanna play with these too. Just own up to it.