5 Must Have Items For Your Summer Camping Trip
Camping in the great outdoors is a great way to invigorate both the body and soul. In addition, it is an opportunity to do some things that are usually not routine such as build a campfire and enjoy crisp fresh air. The modern camping trip has been made all the more exciting by technological advancements, which have resulted in safer and more efficient camping equipment. In addition to the ultra-efficient cooking stoves and camp axes that are virtually unbreakable, below is a list of five items that are increasingly becoming a part of any summer camping trip.
Portable Inverter Generator
A portable inverter generator, like Yamaha’s EF2000is and EF1000is generators, are an extremely handy invention as far as camping trips are concerned. These generators are increasingly being used for recreational purposes such as boating, tailgating, RV and camping. The onboard generator provides raw power which is then refined using the portable inverter generator’s special microprocessors. The result is a quiet and clean source of power ideal for high-tech electronic that will make your camping trip all the more memorable.
Standard features of a portable inverter generator:
• Electric start.
• LED display.
• Auto-power system saver.
The power output of the inverter generator resembles that of a standard household AC socket/wall outlet. It is characterized by a smooth sinusoidal curve which is the standard AC power indicator of stable power. Consistent power is very important during camping trips. Power fluctuations usually result in appliance and generator damage as well as equipment shutdown.
Water Purification Devices
Since you might no be able to find a clean and safe source of drinking water while camping, these are extremely important. The device uses ultraviolet light (UV) to eliminate waterborne pathogens in up to one liter of contaminated water. In addition, many are fitted with an inbuilt filter for eliminating debris.
For those who like to carry tech gadgets, this is a must have device. The standard device has several adapters. This makes it compatible with different handheld devices. The device can easily be connected to the portable inverter generator for five hours and then used to charge other devices. The device requires at least nine hours in the sun if you decide to go green and use its solar charging option.
Portable All-Weather AM/FM/NOAA Radio
The all-weather radio is a great item for emergencies during summer camping trips. The radio has a built-in solar panel, flashlight and a USB charger for mobile phones. The radio can be cranked up for weather updates when the weather threatens to turn rowdy. It is important to note that this radio does not charge iPhone 3G or 4GS and iPads.
This LED light features adjustable intensity dials with a handy grip. It also has flexible legs that can be wrapped around a tree trunk or on the side of a SUV as you set up the tent or change a flat.
Multi-Purpose Pocket Knife
Actually, this is a stable for camping trips. The serrated blade would allow you carry out a variety of tasks in the wild. Most brands feature a removable fire starter made of magnesium alloy attached onto the knife’s handle and a notch that is found at the base of the knife’s blade. This helps you start a camp fire without sweating. They also come with an emergency whistle that is built in at the handle.
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