There’s nothing that outdoor enthusiasts love more than a dry, warm, mosquito-free camping trip with an endless supply of clean drinking water and a good night’s sleep.
Except that they don’t exist. At least not for most campers!
But there are lots of useful gadgets and tools that will make camping trips a lot more enjoyable. And they make pretty good gifts, too, if you’re shopping for a keen camper or outdoors person.
Here are some ideas for great gifts for the hunter or outdoor enthusiasts in your life!
Personal Water Filter
Unless you’re using a car or RV for transport, carrying all the water you need for a multi-day camping trip is impossible.
One of the best gifts for outdoor enthusiasts that they probably didn’t know they needed is a personal water filter. That way, they can drink water from a waterfall or stream and not have to worry about toxins or other nasties.
Personal water filters are available as a straw so the water is filtered as you drink or within the water bottle itself. Many of them can filter up to 1,000 liters of water. That’s enough water for approximately 500 days of camping!
Whether it’s a good or a bad thing, a lot of our electronic items need to be charged. Not just our phones but our laptops, music speakers and even earphones need to be recharged nowadays.
If you’re camping with your car or RV, a power generator is one of the most useful gadgets outdoor enthusiasts can own.
A solar generator is ideal because you can run power off-grid for an indefinite period of time. As long as the sun is shining, you have power!
You can’t predict the weather but you can predict that you’ll need coffee in the morning. And to get coffee, you need to light the stove.
There’s nothing worse than having to keep a stove lit when it’s windy and raining. Buying something as simple as stormproof matches can make all the difference to your camping trip.
Especially since, if you’re using stormproof matches, it’s a stormy or rainy one!
Outdoor Waterproof Speaker
If you’re looking for cool gifts for outdoor enthusiasts, it doesn’t get much cooler than a waterproof, outdoor speaker.
Granted, they aren’t the best idea if you generally stay in busy campgrounds as your neighbors might not be happy about the noise. But if you and your friends are camping in the remote wilderness, then tunes are required!
The majority of portable speakers don’t require batteries as they can be recharged. And most, even the smallest speakers, have around 15+ hours of playtime.
Portable Mosquito Repeller
Many people prefer to camp in summer. But what does summer bring with it? Mosquitos!
Even hardcore campers forget just how annoying mosquitos, black flies and other insects can be. They follow your lanterns everywhere and once they’re in your tent, you just can’t get them out.
Get the outdoor enthusiast in your life the gift of bite-free skin. Portable mosquito repellers can provide a 15-foot barrier around your campsite by triggering a chemical reaction when they’re switched on that mosquitos hate.
And the repellers are fairly compact, too—smaller than your average TV remote.
Outdoor Enthusiasts! Try Out These Gadgets on Your Next Camping Trip
Most outdoor enthusiasts have all the basics: tent, sleeping bag, stove. But just a few extra gadgets can completely transform your camping trip.
Check out our travel section for more advice and expert tips!