27 Fun Things to Bring Camping

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Camping is all about unplugging and spending time with family. When camping people should avoid technology and explore the great outdoors and relax. Camping when there are children present is also very rewarding because they are able to learn and have fun as well. Plus, it is a great bonding experience. However, if there are no children, it is just as fun.

Many people go primitive camping which means they are basically roughing it and using the basics to survive. This may be fun for some but for others, some other items may be essential to enjoy the trip a little better.

There are so many advancements that make it easier for a person to enjoy the outdoors without hassles. In fact, there are ways for people to enjoy hot showers, take electricity wherever they go, and even enjoy a bed while camping. In fact, these items are now camping essentials for the everyday camper.

Camping season is upon us and there are some new and unique products that are available to ensure that camping is fun and easy. Many of these products will help make camping simpler so that relaxation is easier with less stress. In fact, if there is not a trip already planned, after seeing all these cool gadgets, one may need to be planned.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the most popular and new necessities on the market today that targets campers and active outdoorsman.

27 Fun Things To Bring Camping

Wood Burning Camping Stove – Stainless Steel

Ohuhu Camping Stove Stainless Steel...

This stove is durable and is made of stainless steel. It is going to survive even the most rugged trips whether a person is camping or backpacking in the mountains. It requires no fuel or chemicals and the batteries can be a thing of the past. This makes camping convenient and easy. Plus, it is great to be used for picnics and other outdoor activities. This stove is going to be an essential item for all campers and even survivalists.

The Cooler Chair

TravelChair Anywhere Folding Camp Chair with...

The chair is known as the TravelChair Anywhere. It will allow a person to have the comfort of a folding chair with the convenience of an insulated cooler. Plus, it is very portable because it simply folds up when not in use or to travel. It is also a non-expensive option as well. Let us take a look at its dimensions and other specifics.

  • Open Dimensions: 18 x 16 x 33  
  • Closed Dimensions: 3 x 16 x 24
  • Seat Dimensions: 12 x 10 x 7.5

The chair is going to have a maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds and will feature a carry strap to make travel easier. The cooler can hold a six-pack and extra pouches can also fit with a six-pack. Ice or cold packs can also be added to the cooler with a six-pack.  The chair and cooler combo are going to be fade resistant as well as abrasion resistant. It is made of a poly fabric that is has a powder coated steel frame. The chair is easy to pack because it will fold flat. This also makes storage a breeze. Not to mention, it is only six pounds which makes it light and simple to move.

Volkswagen Tent

The Monster Factory VW Volkswagen T1 Camper...

Many people today still camp in tents. With that being said it is a must have to have a cool tent. The Volkswagen Bus Tent is the exact replica of the 1967 hippy van by Volkswagen that we all love. It is also scaled to size as well. This tent is easy to transport as it comes in a backpack. It will be able to accommodate four people and it is tall enough to allow a person to stand straight up. Keep in mind if you are over six feet you may hit the roof of the tent.

  • Dimensions: 13 Feet Long x 6.1 Feet Tall x 5 Feet Wide

The tent is available in only the blue color, however, the top and sides are going to be waterproof. The tent also has a divider that creates two separate rooms within the tent. This will make it easier to camp with other people and to have a little more privacy.

Spectra Lantern

LuminAID PackLite Nova USB Solar Inflatable...

This lantern is made by LuminAid PackLite and will add color to any campsite. It is a solar-powered lantern that will pack flat for easy transportation. It is also very durable and lightweight. It will easily fit in a backpack or even home emergency kits.

The lamp has eight different modes for the color to allow for a fun and pleasing atmosphere whether camping or sitting out back on the patio. There is also a white light mode as well as a mode that will fade through all the eight colors with a very peaceful fade out and fade in. If the lamp is in the sun for seven hours, the lamp can be used for twelve hours at night. It also features a really nice handle that can be adjusted depending on where it is hung or put.

Teepee Tent

KidKraft Deluxe Bamboo & Canvas Play Teepee,...

The teepee tent was created by Guide Gear and they are very comfortable. Plus, it is not an expensive option so money is saved. These tents will give a rustic or old-fashioned feel but don’t let the look fool you. There are many modern features that are going to blow everyone’s mind.

The tent is very heavy-duty but it is still lightweight. The tent is made of polyester that has been waterproofed and helps block the wind. The tent will stay dry and warm during a rainstorm.  The tent has a lot of room and has windows with mesh so that air can be circulating through the tent to keep it smelling fresh.

The tent sleeps six people with ease and has a height of six feet six inches. Plus, altogether, it only weighs fourteen pounds.

Pocket Blanket, Picnic, Beach Blanket by Matador

Matador Pocket Blanket 2.0 New Version,...

This is a very amazing thing to have when camping because many people do not want to sit on the ground. However, packing a blanket is going to be a hassle because they take up a lot of room. The pocket blanket is going to provide all the necessary room without taking up too much space.


Sitpack 2.0 - The World's Most Compact...

This is a very unique invention of the 21st century. It is considered the world’s most portable seat. In fact, it will fold so small that it can fit in the pocket of jeans. Not only is it small and easy to transport, but it also can hold up to 286 pounds!

LED Lantern Flashlights for Camping

Vont 4 Pack LED Camping Lantern, LED Lantern,...

These lanterns are one of the best deals and one of the hottest sellers on the market. This is because they are a good quality product for a cheap price and provide a very unique sense of camping. The lanterns are made the military grade so that they have a promised durability no matter the elements. It is also designed to be lightweight and easy to travel with. The lanterns collapse and do not take up much space when storing. Plus, they do not use a lot of battery. The lamp will last for twelve hours with continuous use on one battery.

Star Wars Discovery Kit by Exxel

Exxel Star Wars Discovery Kit by Exxel

This is going to be for all Star Wars lovers. This kit will include the Star Wars Tent and a sleeping bag. It is designed for children and teenagers. (Sorry Parents) The tent is easy to set up and is made of durable materials. Plus, it is very easy to set up. Recommended ages are four and above.

  • Dimensions of tent: 48 L x 36 W x 36 H
  • Dimensions of Sleeping Bag: 56 L x 28 W x 2 H


goTenna Mesh | Two Off-Grid SMS & GPS Devices...

The goTenna is radio as well as an antenna that will allow a person to connect their smartphones or anything with Bluetooth capability to it. This will allow for an extended connection with the radio. In fact, it will also connect with any other goTennas within six miles. This will allow for better service in the middle of nowhere.


Tactical Flashlight Torch, Outlite E6...

Flashlights are a camping necessity and it is important that when packing one, the best one is chosen. The Outlite E6 Tactical is a durable yet cheap option for all campers. It is water resistant and has different settings depending on what is needed.

Smartphone-Charging Speaker

Eton Rugged Rukus Rechargeable & Solar...

This speaker is made by Eton and allows a person to enjoy their stereo wherever they may be. Enjoy the stereo while hiking on a trail, while gardening, or even while at the beach. The speakers are solar powered and water resistant.

A person can connect any device via Bluetooth. The charger can be used through the USB port. The speaker is charged with solar power plus has the option to be plugged in as well. The solar battery can last eight hours when not in the sun or if it’s in the sun it will continue to play and charge.

Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife – Companion

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife...

This knife is a great asset to have when camping. Not only is it extremely affordable but it has been receiving great feedback. The blade is fixed and versatile. It is made of stainless steel with a high-friction grip. This makes the knife easy to hold. The blade is just over four inches long and the whole knife is almost nine inches in length. The camping knife also comes with a sheath that has a belt clip.

Mega Mat 10 – Exped

Exped Megamat 10 Insulated Self-Inflating...

Restless nights are going to be gone because the mega mat will keep the body more comfortable during sleep. It allows people to adjust how firm they want it and it is simple to set up. It fills quickly and self-inflates. The mat comes with a pump and features a soft top for comfort on the skin.

  • Dimensions: 78 in L x 30 in W

Pico Bottle Opener

Titanium Pico Bottle Opener

This bottle opener is made of titanium and it is attached to a split-ring. This allows a person to have the leverage to pop open the bottle.

Mini Water Filtration System – Sawyer Products

Sawyer Products SP105 Mini Water Filtration...

This filter is extremely portable. It fits in the pockets of jeans and it will be able to be accessed at the move of a hand. It is great for all types of outdoor adventures. This could include hiking, scouting, camping, travel, and it is great for emergency purposes as well.

It only weighs two ounces and it includes a drinking pouch. It also can be attached to water bottles and hydration packs. Lastly, a straw can be used to drink directly from it.

Solar Camp Shower

Coghlan's Solar Heated Camp Shower, 5-Gallon,...

With this device, the cold showers can hit the road. It is made of durable PVC- free materials and it will hold up to five gallons. This allows a person to fill the bucket and hang it in the sun to enjoy a toasty shower.

This makes it easy to wash off hands and feet while camping as well as making showering more pleasing. It is made very durable of PVC. The shower has a fill cap as well as an on and off valve to ensure that water is being saved.

Reflective Rope

Nite Ize Reflective Cord Pack, 50 FT...

This rope is going to help a person avoid tripping over their own tent ropes. It makes the ropes easier to see so that tripping is not a hazard. When a person trips over a tent rope it can actually bring down the whole tent. This rope will make sure that the tent is kept intact. Not to mention, it is easier to see the campsite from farther away at night.

Waterproof iPhone Case

Wildtek Repel Waterproof iPhone 7 Case (Black...

The repel case made by Wildtek is perfect for those who have an iPhone and participate in anything around water. Plus, it is also great if it rains. Not only is it waterproof, but it will also provide protection in the rugged terrain. It will protect against snow, rain, shock, and it is anti-scratch. It can be submerged up to two meters before the damage will start to occur.

It will allow for clear pictures to be taken with a built-in screen protector. This particular case will not muffle the sound like other’s it will actually enhance the sound like a portable speaker. Not to mention, when the case is on, all the ports and buttons are easy to access.

Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink

Sea to Summit Kitchen Sink

This is a sink that can be used while camping. When it is set up it will not collapse or tip over, however, when it needs to be put away for storage it is compact and easy to put away. It has a very unique design that features a stiffening ring made of stainless steel to help prevent collapsing. The base of the sink is larger than the top to avoid tipping. The sink can be used with hot or cold water and even detergents.

Personal Cooking System by Flash

Flash Personal Cooking System, Carbon

This is an all-in-one design that will make cooking while camping a breeze. It has a color-change heat indicator and features burners made of stainless steel. It is also going to be hard to tip because the base is a tripod. With the click of a button, it is started. Plus, in just two minutes water can be boiled for any food. During travel, the new design is securing the igniter to keep it protected while traveling to avoid any mishaps.

Water Trampoline

RAVE Sports Aqua Jump Eclipse 15' Water...

One of the best water trampolines is made by RAVE Sports. All that needs to be done is the platform needs to be loaded up and then it inflates very quickly. The trampoline will either come with a stainless steel or aluminum ladder to help people get back on after they have jumped into the water.

The trampoline is made of 1,000 polyester (denier) and has a ladder with assist handles. It only takes twenty minutes max to inflate and is easy to transport. Plus, there are different sizes depending on what a person needs.

Portable Grill

Cuisinart CGG-200 All Foods Tabletop Gas...

A great option when it comes to camping is to bring a portable grill. One of the best is the All Foods Gas Grill by Cuisinart. This is a very solid grill that provides a 12,000 BTU burner made of stainless steel. It also features a distributing heat panel as well as a cast iron cooking grate that is coated in porcelain enamel.

The grill is compact and which makes it great for small yards and patios as well as camping. It is very easy to fold and carry anywhere it may be needed.

Hydration Bag Pack

Mubasel Gear Insulated Hydration Backpack...

With this pack, there will never be a drought of water. It holds two liters of water and has an exterior pocket. It is very durable because it is made of polyester. It is also very lightweight and keeps the water cool even when the pack is in the sun. This makes it so hikers, campers, and anyone who is exploring nature are always hydrated.

Many people have great things to say about this product. It is great for its price and it will keep water cold for up to three hours in direct sunlight. Not to mention, people who are performers find this handier than a water bottle. Not to mention, one of the best parts is that the bag is not too heavy and not too bulky. It is very comfortable.

Portable Laundry System by Scrubba

Scrubba Wash Bag - Pocket-Sized Portable...

This is a portable washing machine that allows dirty laundry to be cleaned just about anywhere. Plus, it is quick to use, lightweight, and even compact. It can actually fit in a backpack. Because let’s face it, dirty clothes are always going to bother people. Plus, when camping it may need to be done if the trip is longer.

Camping Chair by Treo

Therm-a-Rest Treo Chair, Lime/Lime

This chair is very comfortable while being small and compact. It is easy to store and makes bringing chairs to the site a breeze. No more hauling those heavy and weirdly shaped folding chairs. This chair has a tripod base that will support 250 pounds with ease.

Outdoor Games

Lawn Darts Game - Glow in The Dark, Outdoor...

Many people go camping and sit around the campfire, but where is the fun in doing just that. When camping there should be games to be played. There are many options for everyone’s tastes. A few games that could be brought camping include

  • Ladder Ball
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Lawn Darts
  • Yard Yahtzee
  • Cornhole

Outdoor games are a staple of camping and always have been. Plus, with today’s technology, a lot of these games come in glow in the dark options so they can be played throughout the day and night. What is better than enjoying a fire and having a few drinks with friends while playing a few outdoor games.


When it comes to camping, it should be fun and relaxing. With technology that has been available to us today, this is easier and easier for the average camper to have amazing gear without spending an arm and a leg. Relaxation is the main goal of camping along with being close to nature and unplugging. With all these new devices a person can achieve that goal without hassle.

Camping now features comfort and ease of access to just about anything. Plus, there are a lot of ways that technology and gadgets have improved the safety of campers as well. Sometimes, it is just nice to unplug from the modern world and just explore and be one with nature. Whether a person is camping, hiking, or duking it out being a survivalist, they are going to appreciate all these gadgets to make what they are doing easier.

Keep in mind that camping the old-fashioned way is just as fun. Keep the outdoor games a thing and just simply enjoy being outside in the sun with the family. It is a rewarding experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in their lifetime.

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