For those that like to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors, you may already have some dedicated tech that you bring with you when you head out for a hike or for a camping trip. Nowadays it is pretty common to have a recharger for your smartphone, a wind-up flashlight, and a waterproof camera to take some fun pictures with. But there is a lot of new techs that you can use to really up your time in the great outdoors that does not take away from that feeling of being off the grid.
GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier
Clean water is one of the most important things anybody needs especially if they are camping in areas where the water may be less then clean such as certain countries that do not have potable water. The GRAYL is pretty amazing in that it has a filtration system designed to get rid of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, chemicals, and heavy metals. The best part: it’s chemical free. Using a specially designed filtration system all of the stuff found in questionable water sources (think hotel taps, boreholes, and streams) is squeezed out and caught in the filter. This is a pricey water bottle, we’re not going to lie but it is well worth the piece of mind of knowing you have done everything in your power to get clean water.
Running Snail 3 in 1 Flashlight
Okay, this is so much more than a flashlight where do we begin. This little guy is a crank-powered radio, flashlight, and charger. And if you don’t want to hand crank it you can simply place it in the sun and the solar panel on top will charge the whole thing. There is a USB port in the back so you can also plug in your smartphone if it is low on battery. We think that this is an essential tool for any traveler who is going off the beaten track.
Swiss Army Knife By Victorinox
A multi-tool is essential for anybody who is away from emergency help. You need to be able to cut, open, start a fire, and anything else required during an emergency situation. And even if there is no emergency chances are that that multi-tool will come in handy for opening bottles, cutting up some snacks and anything else. It is always good to have items on hand that can assist you, especially if you are alone in the woods although we DO NOT recommend this.