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Five Totally Clever Camping Gadgets Worth Spending On 

Camping is all about keeping it basic. You may think that if you have something to cook on, an old lamp to keep the lights on, a simple jug to hold your water then you're good as gold. But manufacturers are consistently putting out products that are better, leaner, and sometimes cheaper, so it's a good idea to update your camping equipment collection once in a while -there's a good chance that it'll make your bags lighter and your experience way better! 

Don't know where to start? Here are 5 clever camping basics you may want to put in your cart. 


Eureka! Ignite/Ignite Plus Portable 2-Burner Propane Camping Stove

A regular camping stove will always take up significant space but at least Eureka's Ignite manages to shave off a few inches from theirs. The double burner version manages to accommodate two 10-inch pans, which is more than adequate for the culinary requirements of of a typical family camping trip.

Compliments Complaints
  • Knobs provide great control
  • Puts out lots of heat
  • Easy to set up and clean
  • Wind guards could be higher
  • One customer complained of a leak from the gas line
  • One customer complained of a loose burner

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BALMUDA Rechargeable LED Lantern


If you're still using a bulb or god forbid, a gas-powered lamp, then it's time for you to get a new one. There's no denying that LEDs are the future - they're light, cheap, safe, and consume less energy. If you're gonna get one, this one from BALMUDA is a great candidate.

Compliments Complaints
  • Nice design
  • Versatile, not just for camping
  • Safe
  • Somewhat pricey
  • Battery life not as good as expected
  • Cable is black for white lamp

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Kelty Low-Love Seat Foldable Camping Chair

Cuddling outdoors under the stars or basking in front of a cheery fire is impossible if you have two separate seats. And let's face it, sometimes you just want to SIT and not squat or crouch on the ground. If you're a couple that loves to go camping, then the Kelty Low Love Seat will be a welcome addition to your gear collection.

Compliments Complaints
  • Sturdy frame
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to assemble
  • Can be too low for some people
  • Capacity only up to 400 lbs
  • Somewhat heavy

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Traveler Guitar Ultra-Light Acoustic-Electric Guitar

If you're a musician, you know just how awesome it feels to relax outdoors and strum away on your guitar. But admit it, an acoustic guitar is a pain to bring along. Not only is it big, you also have to be super careful with it. But that's no longer a problem with the Traveler guitar which is half the size and weight of a regular acoustic and can totally fit in your backpack.
Compliments Complaints
  • Very compact
  • Holds tune well
  • Leg rest is very useful
  • Tone does not compare to a real guitar
  • Fret buzz right out of the box
  • Output jack/strap knobs keeps on loosening

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CrazyCap 2 Pro Self-Cleaning Insulated Bottle with NSF Certified UV Water Purifier

Drinking water can be a pain to carry and sometimes you just won't be able to carry enough. If you're unsure of the water supply where you'll be camping, better bring along the CrazyCap Pro UV water purifier just to be sure. 

Compliments Complaints
  • Good build quality
  • Cap can be used to sanitize other things
  • Keeps water cool
  • Does not get rid of smell
  • A bit pricey
  • Uses a proprietary charging system

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