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42 Insanely Clever Products You Need For Your Next Camping Trip

Just don't carry them all at once — you might not make it out of the door.

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1. An inflatable solar light that will help you see through anything.

Lightweight, rechargeable, waterproof, and eco-friendly. Buy here.

2. A squeezable water filtration system.

Fill the pouches with water from any outdoor water source, screw the filter onto the pouch, and filter the water into your water bottles.Get these collapsible life-savers here.
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Fill the pouches with water from any outdoor water source, screw the filter onto the pouch, and filter the water into your water bottles.

Get these collapsible life-savers here.

3. A CamelBak purification water bottle.

The cap uses UV technology to clean any tap or clear natural water into drinking water in 60 seconds. Bonus: A fully charged battery gives you 80 uses! Get it here.
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The cap uses UV technology to clean any tap or clear natural water into drinking water in 60 seconds. Bonus: A fully charged battery gives you 80 uses! Get it here.

4. A headlamp that adjusts its brightness automatically to the environment.

Get it here.
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Get it here.

5. This tool kit that has everything you could ever need.

Includes a can opener, tweezers, alarm, timer, barometer, thermometer, flashlight, screwdriver, magnifying lens, sharpening stone, compass, and more. Get it here.
victorinox.com

Includes a can opener, tweezers, alarm, timer, barometer, thermometer, flashlight, screwdriver, magnifying lens, sharpening stone, compass, and more. Get it here.

6. A smokeless stove that generates electricity to charge your personal devices.

Get it here.

7. "Earl," a smart, solar-powered GPS that gives you real-time map data, weather, and an emergency radio.

Get it here.
meetearl.com

Get it here.

8. This compact stove that's perfect for a solo trip.

All-in-one stove, with suggested fuel amounts above. Get it here.

9. A USB and solar-powered device that charges headlamps, cameras, and electronics.

Also waterproof. Get it here.
goalzero.com

Also waterproof. Get it here.

10. This high-tech blade with a handle that doesn't absorb water.

Perfect for cutting wood or preparing food. Get it here.
gerbergear.com

Perfect for cutting wood or preparing food. Get it here.

11. A no-pump water filter that cleans your water for you.

So you can spend more time exploring. Get it here.

12. A waterproof lighter with a gas lock.

There is nothing worse than not being able to light your stove and eat a hot meal after a rainy day of hiking. NOTHING. Get it here.
exotac.com

There is nothing worse than not being able to light your stove and eat a hot meal after a rainy day of hiking. NOTHING. Get it here.

13. This neon blue hammock for two.

Talk about romantic. Get it here.
rei.com

Talk about romantic. Get it here.

14. A portable sink that's perfect for keeping dishes and clothes sanitary.

Especially useful for washing underwear, which can help prevent UTIs and other infections. Get it here.

15. A tent-pole seat that holds up to 250 pounds and weighs only 1.3 pounds.

It folds into a little tube. Get it here.
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It folds into a little tube. Get it here.

16. A compact spork-and-knife utensil set.

The solution to all our spork woes. Get it here.
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The solution to all our spork woes. Get it here.

17. A bandana that is also a map of Yosemite National Park.

Get it here.

18. An ultra-light drip coffeemaker.

Early-morning boost to your sunrise hike. Get it here.
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Early-morning boost to your sunrise hike. Get it here.

19. Reflective badges that will keep your group together during night hikes.

Get them here.

20. A star target that teaches you secrets of the galaxy.

It locates constellations, bright stars, nebulas, star clusters, and more. Get it here.
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It locates constellations, bright stars, nebulas, star clusters, and more. Get it here.

21. A survival tool kit that's smaller than a credit card and will save you in emergency situations.

Includes saw blade, two-position wrench, key-chain hole, bottle opener, direction indication, can opener, screwdriver, ruler, four-position wrench, and a butterfly screw wrench. Is there anything it can't do? Get it here.
shop.alitedesigns.com

Includes saw blade, two-position wrench, key-chain hole, bottle opener, direction indication, can opener, screwdriver, ruler, four-position wrench, and a butterfly screw wrench. Is there anything it can't do? Get it here.

22. A compact scraper that will clean out any last food chunks.

Also doubles up as a spatula and a utensils replacement. Finally, you don't have to eat yesterday's leftover chili with today's oatmeal. Get it here.
gsioutdoors.com

Also doubles up as a spatula and a utensils replacement. Finally, you don't have to eat yesterday's leftover chili with today's oatmeal. Get it here.

23. This all-purpose bowl that is 100% recyclable, light, odor-free, and stain-resistant.

It's made of polyproylene, which is much lighter than regular plastics. It even stays buoyant when filled with water! Get it here.
gsioutdoors.com

It's made of polyproylene, which is much lighter than regular plastics. It even stays buoyant when filled with water! Get it here.

24. Or this collapsible bowl that includes measuring marks on the inside.

http://www.seatosummit.com/product/?item=X-Bowl&o1=0&o2=0&o3=102-20
http://www.seatosummit.com/product/?item=X-Bowl&o1=0&o2=0&o3=102-20

No more dry oatmeal clumps because you didn't guestimate the right amount of water. Get it here.

25. A "Hoodlum" that will never leave your face cold ever again.

Wear this to sleep. Get it here.

26. The lightest, most insulated socks you will ever find.

Get them here.

27. An all-in-one geoshield stove that allows for both upright and inverted fuel positions.

No more fumbling in the dark. No more being unable to pack your aluminum foil and spare parts into a tiny container. Get it here.
snowpeak.com

No more fumbling in the dark. No more being unable to pack your aluminum foil and spare parts into a tiny container. Get it here.

28. Collapsible cooking pots that are lightweight and durable.

Get them here.

29. A tarp poncho that will keep you waterproof indefinitely.

Get it here.

30. A dry trash sack that prevents any leakage.

LEAVE NO TRACE!!! Get it here.
rei.com

LEAVE NO TRACE!!! Get it here.

31. An insulated hammock.

Fall asleep to the stars. Get it here.
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Fall asleep to the stars. Get it here.

32. This lightweight slackline that's perfect for adventurous trips.

Slacklining on the top of a mountain may be the most hardcore activity you could possibly do. Get it here.

33. A pocket shower for when you go on month-long backpacking trips.

Cleanliness for purely health reasons. Get it here.
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Cleanliness for purely health reasons. Get it here.

34. A roll-up flask because why not.

Backpacking doesn't mean you can't enjoy some booze for at least a couple days. Get it here.
gsioutdoors.com

Backpacking doesn't mean you can't enjoy some booze for at least a couple days. Get it here.

35. This FireSteel that easily helps you start a fire.

Seriously, never eat a cold dinner again! Functions in rain and snow. Get it here.

36. This two-person tent that comes with built-in LED lighting.

No makeshift headlamp-tent-light hassle. Get it here.
rei.com

No makeshift headlamp-tent-light hassle. Get it here.

37. This gear line that will organize all your essentials at night.

Also will create space to fit in that extra person for maximum warmth. Get it here.
niteize.com

Also will create space to fit in that extra person for maximum warmth. Get it here.

38. These odorless bags that will keep bears at bay.

Perfect for holding trash and any used tampons. Buy them here.
ursack.com

Perfect for holding trash and any used tampons. Buy them here.

39. An solar-powered inflatable, waterproof light that doubles as a pillow.

Buy it here.

40. A toothbrush sanitizer that will eliminate all that nasty dirt.

This way brushing your teeth is actually hygienic. Get it here.
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This way brushing your teeth is actually hygienic. Get it here.

41. A compact and light cookware set.

One pot, one pan, all you need. Buy it here.

42. This super eco-friendly charger that fuels using water and salt.

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