9 Gadgets that Make Car Camping Easier and More Fun

January 27, 2016

Enjoying the outdoors doesn't mean you have to rough it. These gadgets will keep you comfortable and provide endless fun at your campsite-home away from home.


Solar Powered Lights - courtesy of Field and Stream

Place solar powered lights near your tent stakes so you don't trip over the lines at night. You can buy them for under $4 each when you buy in bulk and they have a ton of other uses around the campsite.


Folding Table - courtesy of Wired

Bring this beautiful bamboo table with you and eat like a king. The Snowpeak Single-Action Table folds flat and easily fits in the trunk of your car. It's carrying bag even doubles as a rain cover.


Fogo Adventure Gadget - courtesy of Fogo

The Fogo is a digital swiss-army knife that combines a GPS, walkie-talkie, flashlight and USB backup battery. All of your car camping electronics needs in one easy to use gadget.


Camping Hammock - courtesy of Kammok

The Kammok Roo camping hammock gives you a comfortable and secure place to sleep at night and is simple to set up and take down.


Collapsible Kayak - courtesy of Oru Kayak

This origami-inspired kayak folds into a compact, 26-pound box. An engineering feat and a car campers dream!


Cordless Water Pump - courtesy of Harriet Carter

This cordless water pump easily dispenses water and snaps onto a 5 gallon jug.


Kamp Kadi - courtesy of Camping Station

Keep the campsite organized and clean with the Kamp Kadi. This portable organizer clamps on a table or grill or stakes in the ground.


Alite Hot Tamale Sleeping Bag - courtesy of Alite

You want to stay warm in the outdoors, but a sub-zero bag can be a bit much while car camping in the summer. This rectangular sleeping bag is light and roomy and lets you spread your limbs. It also has a little pocket on top to keep you flashlight close and you can even zip two together to snuggle with you partner.


Campfire Popcorn Popper - courtesy of Rome

Fresh-popped popcorn is a critical part of any car camping trip. And it's a cooking project anyone can tackle. The lid of the Rome steel popper clamps down to keep the kernels contained and delivers a perfect bowl of popcorn.



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