As much as we love getting back to nature, there’s something about outdoor technology that, well, pushes our buttons! We love being a great outdoors technology geek: after all, anything that makes life easier and helps us enjoy the outdoors even more can only be a good thing, right?
So, as it’s almost the start of a brand new year, it’s time to get familiar with some brand new technology. Here are our top techy picks for your outdoor adventures in 2019…
Meet Earl Survival Tablet
Meet Earl does pretty much what its ‘survival tablet’ suffix says: it’s a GPS, a weather sensor, barometer, thermometer, radio, and compass with a built-in walkie-talkie to boot. It’s Android-powered and solar charged, as well as being waterproof, and pretty stunning in its two colours, one of which is a natural wood tone. Oh and it also has a carabiner to keep it handily close by too!
Campfire tucker is pretty awesome. But sometimes you just want to get that grub in your belly after a hard day’s hiking or climbing. Step in the BioLite Campstove! It easily creates a fire for cooking, and uses the heat to charge the battery pack. Nifty, hey?
The BioLite Campstove can be used to boil or cook, and you can also buy portable grill and kettle pot attachments to go with it. Oh and no more cooking by firelight either: included is a USB FlexLight so that you can cook by FlexLight, instead.
Nemo Helio Pressure Shower
Fan of getting down and dirty with nature, but also love getting clean and dry afterwards? The Nemo Helio Pressure Shower gives you a little bit of your home’s creature comforts when camping.
All you need to do is fill the bag with water and use the foot pump a few times to give 5 – 7 minutes of pressurised shower time, with a strong, continuous spray. You can either fill it with warm water to begin with, or leave the bag in the sun to let nature do its thing and warm the water for you. Either way it’s great for hosing down dirty gear, or just washing the day away. You can even buy a privacy shelter to preserve your modesty!
Coleman Battery Guard
How many times have you tried to switch on your lantern on the first night of a camping trip to find that the batteries have died whilst in storage? And yes, we know, as seasoned campers we should be checking these things in advance, but we’re only human!
And why would we check when the likes of the Coleman Battery Guard has got our back? It’s designed to stop your batteries in your lighting from losing their charge in storage, with an automatic feature which disconnects the battery as soon as you switch the light off. It also protects against corrosion. How’s that for a lightbulb moment?
Handspresso Wild Hybrid
And if you can’t start your day without a proper coffee? Have we got something for you! The Handspresso Wild Hybrid will bring you a barista style coffee on the go, perfect for those times when you need to caffeinate and conquer the world!
So what are you waiting for? With all of these fabulous bits and bobs, make 2019 the time for your next techy trek!