Unique eco-friendly gadgets for the great outdoors!
Thinking about going camping? It’s certainly the right time! It’s the perfect way to spend time outdoors while practicing social distancing.
But, you also want to make sure that you’re prepared; because the great outdoors can throw some unexpected curveballs at us.
Food, water, hygiene items, survival kits, and power supplies are all necessary items that keep us safe when we’re out in the middle of nowhere. And did you know that many of these items are eco-friendly? They sure are! In fact, a lot of survival gear is zero waste and utilizes free energy from the sun!
Here are some essentials you’ll need to stay safe during your trip!
Vegan Cleansing Wipes
These Combat Wipes are vegan and 100% biodegradeable—just wipe, bury them and go! They’re completely compostable and will biodegrade within the soil!
All Purpose Camping Soap
Crooked Compass is the Dawn of camping soaps. It’a so gentle (yet tough) that you can use it for dishes as well as pets and on yourself.
Eco Gel Waste Deoderizer
With Eco Gel, you can solidify and deodorize your waste without hurting the environment.
This croc tool is the only camping utensil you’ll ever need. It’s made out of tough titanium, and has 5 useful functions: fork, spoon, knife, bottle opener, and peeler.
This collapsible bowl by HAMSTER comes in a pack of 4 and is really handy to have—especially on hikes. You can conveniently store in anywhere and it won’t take up space.
Vargo Titanium Water Bottle
This reusable waterbottle by Vargo is made from titanium. It’s the best type of bottle to take along on a camping trip because it’s lightweight yet durable, and you don’t need to worry about chemicals leaching into your liquid.
This multipurpose emergency hatchet is an 18 in 1 multi survival tool that comes with a bonus multitool card.
This 15 in 1 survival gear by NAUBR has everything that a camper needs for the outdoors.
Solar Powered Gadgets
The great outdoors lack electricity—which means that the everyday luxury of electronics becomes absolete. And when you’re out in the middle of nowhere, you need some way of creating artificial light, radio signal, and power to charge your phone in case of an emergency. That’s when solar power becomes convenient.
Solar Powered products are crucial for outdoor and wilderness survival. They’re also environmentally friendly as they harness clean, renewable energy from the sun in lieu of toxic batteries.
Hiking Solar Backpack
The XTPower solar backpack comes equipped with a removable 7 wall scratch-resistant solar panel for smart phones, tablets, GPS, Bluetooth and GoPro devices. These solar cells have an efficiency of 22% and thus get more out of the sun rays than standard cells. It has a laptop compartment and side pockets for waterbottles.
Waterproof Solar Charger
One top-notch solar charger to consider is the FKANT Waterproof Solar Charger. It’s waterproof, has a flashlight function, and delivers power via wireless Qi function. Hence, if you ever forget the cable, you can still charge your phone. The outer case is made of durable ABS plastic, which in itself, is a highly recyclable material.
For more information on solar powered phone chargers, check out my article titled: Why You Need To Own A Solar Powered Phone Charger.
Multi-Function Solar Powered Flashlight
The AsaTechmed solar powered flashlight emits bright LED light that can reach a distance of 200 meters. It’s made of easy to grip aluminum alloy material, and is waterproof and shock resistant. With a powerful magnet on the side of the flashlight head, you have the option to attach it to the car or other metallic surface to use as a work light, camping light or emergency warning light.
Solar Powered LED Camping Lanterns
The Kizen Solar Powered LED camping lantern is the ultimate outdoor gadget when it comes to light source. It’s collapsible, waterproof and can be charged via solar energy or USB cable, in which case, this lantern doubles as a cell phone charger as well. It has three modes: high, low, and SOS for emergencies.
Portable Solar Blue Tooth Speakers
The ABFOCE solar Bluetooth speaker is a portable 3-in-1 outdoor and home solar bluetooth speaker with high-performance single crystal silicon ETFE laminated solar panels. The panels are fast absorbing and for every 10 minutes of sunlight, the speaker gains 30 minutes of playing power. And when fully charged, these speakers have a total of 60 hours of playing power. They are made of durable ABS and silicone material.
Solar Shower Bag
The FeChix solar shower bag is a 5 gallon shower bag with a removable hose and an on/off switch. It’s ideal during summer months when you’re camping in the middle of nowhere and need to freshen up. It can be hung anywhere and heats water to 113°F (45°C) in 3 hours with direct sunlight. It’s also made from PVC, a nontoxic and eco-friendly material.
Solar Emergency Radio
The Compass Culture solar emergency radio comes equipped with an SOS alarm and reading lamp, and can be charged by solar energy or by crank. This rechargeable unit provides up to 15 hours of light or 6 hours of radio time depending on charging method. The weather channels will keep you up to date on any situation. This device also comes with a bonus survival tool—a paracord bracelet with whistle, compass and magnesium flint fire starter.