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Outdoor Tech to Help the Modern Camper

Suffering in the outdoors with equipment that your father used is a thing of the past. Now, you can enjoy comfort no matter where you go in nature as long as your stocked with the most up-to-date technology. Learn the gear that will keep you relaxed in the outdoors by reading the article below.

Water Pressure at Your Site

With the Helio Pressure Shower, you can take showers, wash dishes, or wash off your gear without an elaborate system and set up. No more hanging your shower bag on a tree and using gravity to pull the water down. 

The Helio rests perfectly on the ground just like other outdoor furniture and has a foot pump you can use to send water through the spout at the other end. It holds up to 2.9 gallons of water which is enough to last 5 to 7 minutes with a constant stream. 

The 7-foot hose is long enough for almost anyone to be able to shower comfortably without needing to bend over. You'll be hard-pressed to find another water shower bag as versatile as the Helio. It shows just how far camping tech has come in recent years.

Filter Your Own Water

The SteriPen Adventurer Opti is useful in any outdoor situation because it purifies water using UV light. It's won countless awards for helping campers in an innovative way get clean water without having to carry it on their back.

This will lighten your backpacking load while hiking and is used by survivalists and outdoor backpackers who realize the value of a purifier when in the middle of the outdoors. 

You'll purify up to 8,000 liters of water using the SteriPen and it comes with a handy flashlight so you can light your path when hiking at night. Don't risk drinking bad water and putting yourself in unnecessary danger. Invest in the SteriPen to know for a fact you'll be taken care of. 

All-In-One Gadget

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Packing up for a long stay in the outdoors can be heavy mentally but it can really take a toll physically. If you're looking for a way to bring fewer items on your camping trip the Scorpion can help you shed those extra pounds of weight. 

The Scorpion has a radio, flashlight, bottle opener, and cellphone charger all in one small gadget. It's small enough to fit in your pocket yet it allows you to listen to your favorite tunes and can even charge your phone.

Newer versions have a small solar panel on the side so you can either hand crank it for charging or leave it in the sun for the solar panel to do all the work. Either way, there isn't a better product that can provide as much in the outdoors as the Scorpion.

Hand-Pressed Espresso

For the true coffee connoisseurs, the Handpresso Wild Hybrid cranks out hand-pressed espresso shots no matter where you are in the world. 

This lightweight aluminum machine can fit perfectly when you're packing your backpack and brews with 16 bar pressure to produce high-quality shots in the outdoors. It's extremely easy to clean up and even has an E.S.E adapter for use with E.S.E. espresso cups. 

If you're more of a coffee person you can simply add more hot water to your espresso to make a drink closer to what you're used to. 

Campstove That Charges Devices

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Turn your campfires into electricity with the BioLite Campstove that takes ordinary wood fires and converts them into electricity to be able to charge your phone, lights, and more.

Capable of producing up to 3W of electricity, the BioLite has a USB outlet so you can plug in a charger or light source. While the wood is burning you'll see an LED display letting you know the power output, fan speed, and fire strength. 

You can place and smaller sticks, pellets, or scraps into the fire chamber and the internal fans will help speed up combustion. Making sure you get as much energy converted as possible.

What's even better is that the BioLite produces completely smokeless flames. Perfect for campers who have issues with the strong fire smoke that gets on your clothes and burns your eyes. 

Camera Built To Last

It's risky to use your phone in the outdoors for all your picture taking because one drop could cost you hundreds of dollars. Luckily, the Panasonic Lumix Tough Camera is waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and freezeproof. 

It takes HD videos when recording and provides high-quality underwater shots thanks to the red color reproduction of the Advanced Underwater Mode.

You can use the flash as a light source when you're looking for your gear in the dark or you can use it when taking photos with less light available. 

Binoculars That Record

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The Sony Digital Recording Binoculars are exactly what the wildlife lover needs in their camping gear. This is the world's first digital binoculars with HD recording and it even provides 3D viewing directly through the EVF. You don't even need 3D glasses. 

It comes with autofocus and has up to 10x seamless zoom for capturing wildlife in the most detail possible. What's even better is that the binoculars come with Optical SteadyShot image stabilization in the active mode.

You don't have to worry about your videos turning out shaky because the image stabilization will make you a professional videographer in no time. 

The Ultimate GPS Device

No need to worry about getting lost in the outdoors as long as you have the Garmin Monterra. The Monterra has built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, touch screen, live tracking, and geocaching. Oh yeah, it also has a 3-axis compass with accelerometer and barometric altimeter sensors.

This is pretty much an Android smartphone with app compatibility and an 8-megapixel autofocus camera. The GPS navigator ensures exact positioning with custom 3D mapping that combines different views like topography and birds-eye.

Don't worry about running out of power in the outdoors with your Monterra because you can use the rechargeable lithium-ion battery or go with the more traditional AA batteries. Wi-Fi enables you to share your data with anyone while using it so your friends will always know where you are.


New technology made for the outdoors makes it so that modern campers can head to the backcountry at any time of the year without having to sacrifice comfort. With these new tools just about anyone will enjoy the fresh air and beautiful scenery of nature. 

Raul is an outdoor enthusiast who helps modern campers find comfort in the outdoors through his website, Camping Helper.
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