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Camping out... You love it and you hate it!

If you're like us, you love camping for:

  • New scenery and experiences 
  • Nothing like pancakes and bacon cooked over a campfire on a cold morning!
  • Great exercise and family time together

So what's to hate about camping?


  • Bugs!
  • Uncomfortable beds
  • Losing cellphone service
  • No way to charge up your beloved electronic devices
  • Getting lost on a hike

OurFavoriteGadgets.com to the rescue!

We've rounded up a handful of outdoors camping equipment and gadgets to help enhance what you love about camping and provide solutions for the things you hate.

Document those family moments, hikes, kayak trips and zipline adventures with an Action Camera.

Need dinner quick? Too rainy for a campfire? Bring along a Coleman Propane Stove

Take care of those pesky skeeters with one of these

Tire of lumpy sleeping bags on the hard ground? Pack a Blue Ridge Camping Hammock for a comfy change of pace. 

No cell service? No problem: GoTenna

IPod or camera batteries dead? Get back up and running with these solar-powered electronics chargers

Lost in the woods? Don't panic! Pull out your Garmin eTrex Portable GPS to easily find your way back to camp. 

We own and use this item and personally recommend it.

Coleman Triton
2-Burner Propane Stove

Though not appropriate for ultra-lightweight hike camping, this tried-and-true propane stove is perfect for stationary camping, or when you don't have to carry all your gear on your back. 

You'll want to cook out over traditional campfires often during your outdoors adventure... that is the true essence of camping!

But this backup cookstove is perfect when you want to get a meal out quickly or the weather isn't right for a campfire. It's Classic Coleman at it's best! We own several Coleman stoves and literally DOZENS of Coleman Lanterns.

  • 2200 BTU output 
  • Power it up with those little propane camping bottles

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We relied on published information and reviews to recommend this item.

Lawson Blue Ridge
Camping Tent Hammock

Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Tent Hammock

Now this thing is cool. String it between two trees. Use as a regular hammock; add the insect screen and/or cover with the rainfly to stay high, dry and bug-free!

  • Award-winning camping hammock
  • Lightweight and easy to set up
  • Rainfly and Bug Net are included

We relied on published information and reviews to recommend this item.

GoTenna Mesh

Create a private standalone "network" up to 4 miles in range with your camping buddies. This device pairs to your cellphone so you can text each other, find GPS locations and even send out an SOS to local emergency service providers.

Yet the GoTenna does not require cell towers, routers, wifi or satellites to work.

Comes in pairs with charging cables included; can be used with iOS or Android devices.

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Chargers & Power Banks

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Nekteck 21W Solar Charger

    Outdoors Camping Equipment
  • 3 solar panels provide an impressive 21 watt output
  • Perfect for outdoor travel: compact and lightweight
  • Identifies the device you are charging and adapts to the best charging rate for it
  • 2 USB charging ports- charge up 2 devices at once
  • Waterproof 

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The Nekteck charger above is not a battery- it does not store power for later discharge into your device. It simply provides a direct source of power for charging up your electronic devices on the road... while the sun shines. 

If you want a solar chargeable "backup battery" consider this highly rated solar charger/battery combo:

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Or go first class with this awesome Solar Backpack Charger/Power Bank:

We relied on published information and reviews to recommend this item.

Garmin eTrex 10
Handheld GPS Navigator

Find your way around any terrain with this portable GPS unit. No cell tower needed; GPS relies on satellites to pinpoint your location.

Small, lightweight, basic functions with few buttons, but works great once you learn how to use it. Bargain priced. Accurate. Perfect if you don't mind not having all the bells and whistles.

Works on two AA batteries (bring plenty).

Yep, another Amazon's Choice item:


Don’t go on a trip without this travel gear.

Get some amazing shots by following our fantastic Travel Photography Guide.

 Panasonic Lumix Camera- fun & simple to use; superb photos.

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