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10 Solar Powered Gadgets That are a Must for Camping

by DrPrem Jagyasi

The worst thing that could happen to you during a camping trip is the power of your battery draining. A drained battery means no salvage from your devices switching off one after the other, the lamp dying out and leaving you in the dark and probably your car breaking down and leaving you stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Fortunately, there is a way to beat all these odds and ensure that you enjoy your camping trip with a constantly full battery. And this solution is solar power, tapped from the sun and fed into gadgets like these which, in turn, can help the modern day camper to a great extent.

  1. MPOWERD’s Inflatable Solar Lantern

The inflatable solar lantern is a great option if you have space constraints. The lamp comes with inbuilt solar panels and weighs just .3 pounds. The solar panels provide the necessary power to charge a soft white LED light for over 12 hours on just 7 hours of charging under the sun. The lantern is also shatterproof and waterproof, making it just perfect for those camping trips where you intend to rough it quite a bit.

  1. ECEEN’s Solar Charger Backpack

Here’s a backpack that can do more than just carry your camping gear. The solar charger backpack from ECEEN is a lightweight, weather resistant camping bag that can help you charge your smartphones, tablets, speakers, mp3 players and even GPS systems on the go. You don’t need to worry about charging your USB devices with this rechargeable solar backpack.

  1. Eton’s Scorpion

What if you run out of solar power in the middle of the night? Rather than waiting for daylight to recharge, consider switching to Eton’s Scorpion, a compact, multipurpose LED light cum radio that can be powered by solar power as well as a hand crank. In addition to making use of its light to find your way in the dark, you can plug in your mp3 player or iPod to the Scorpion and enjoy your favorite tunes on the go.

  1. Coleman’s 5-Gallon Solar Shower

If you don’t prefer taking bath in the cold water found in the wilderness, consider taking along your own personal water heater on the trip. The 5 Gallon Solar Shower as the name denotes uses solar power to heat as well as dispense the water. The shower comes in the form of a bag which can be hung from a branch at the campsite. It holds 5 gallons of water which can be heated within a few hours, thus providing you with a hot water shower even in the middle of the jungle.

  1. Puralytics’ Solar Water Purifier

Running out of water during the camping trip does not need to be a concern from now on. Enter the Solar Water Purifier from Puralytics which removes harmful chemicals from natural water, using solar power to do the same. The purifier needs to be filled with water and placed in the sun. After a few hours, the water will be purified completely. A self-cleaning mesh prevents water from clogging up while the water in the bag can be reused multiple times.

  1. ENGEL’s Solar Compatible Cooler

The solar compatible cooler from ENGEL is one of the best finds for an avid camper. The cooler comes can be connected to a solar array which can produce the necessary power needed to refrigerate your food and drinks, thus keeping them fresh for hours.

  1. Lightcap 200

This nifty solar gadget transforms a normal water bottle into a powerful solar lantern. It features an auto daylight sensor that takes in the sun’ rays during the day to power four LED lights that illuminate the water inside the bottle beautifully. The Lightcap comes with over 15 hours of light which can be used all at once or stored away for later use via a waterproof switch.

  1. BW Distributor’s Solar Powered USB Charger

A USB charger is a great asset for a camper. The solar powered USB charger by BW Distributor weighs only 7.2 ounces, which makes it very easy for it to be carried around. It also features a solid, smooth construction, and comes with dual USB ports to charge more than one device at the same time.  The charger’s battery can be recharged for at least 800 times with ease.

  1. Super Cheap Auto Solar Charger

What if your car battery gets exhausted during the camping trip? Instead of waiting for help, consider getting out of the situation with a solar car battery charger. As the name indicates, this is a solar powered car battery charger which can supply 1.5 watt power to charge a car’s battery.

  1. Ion5 Solar Powered Toothbrush

If you prefer to maintain a clean profile during camping, then here is a gadget that needs to feature in your camping gear. The ion5 solar powered toothbrush is a great alternative to your electric toothbrush back home and can use the sun’s energy to power up and work. Three minutes under the sun, and some water are all what the toothbrush needs in order to keep your pearly whites healthy and shiny during the camping trip.

There are solar powered gadgets tocharge your devices, lamps, USB devices and batteries during a camping trip. These gadgets are a dream come true for eco-friendly campers and can easily keep their devices charged on the go.