Extra Camping Gadgets

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luci inflatable lanternLuci Inflatable Solar Lantern

It’s hard to find a quality, reliable solar-powered lantern that is worth its weight in the light it emits.  Most require you to lug around a heavy solar panel that you attach to an equally heavy external light unit, and hardly any of them can harness enough power to make them worth carrying around when you can stick to your battery powered headlamp or hand torch.  But then MPowered stepped into the market with an inflatable and water resistant solar-powered lantern that’s perfect for camping, extended backpacking trips, power outages, and even for illuminating the night for the less-fortunate around the world.  That’s right, MPowered pledges to send a lantern to a person or family in need in the developing world for every Luci Lantern purchased.

In a single, collapsible, and lightweight package the Luci Solar Lantern acts as a task light, a flashlight, and a lantern with dim, bright, and emergency flashing settings.  The only work on your part is deciding whether or not the need calls for inflation, but otherwise the unit is maintenance-free and will stand up to elements and tough conditions out on trail and be a reliable alternative at home when the lights are out and batteries run dry.

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  • The Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and the power of the sun harnessed through the incredibly efficient and lightweight solar panels
  • Waterproof PVC enclosure designed to keep moisture and debris out and the lights on in any condition
  • Up to 12 hours of light time on an eight-hour charge.  Can retain 50% charge for up to two years, even if completely inactive
  • Delivers 80 lumens of light covering 15 sq ft

A great alternative to matches, fire starters, and heavy metal and clunky plastic flashlights, the Luci light collapses to fit into any backpack, bike bag

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, or tackle box and is a handy tool to keep in the boot of your car in case of a breakdown or in your home emergency supplies for when the lines are down.  And knowing that you are supporting an eco-friendly solution to help hospitals, schools, and families in need around the world is reason enough to buy one of these nifty gadgets.

Grab yours now and support the cost.  Available through Firebox

Camping Heaters For Tents

Camping can be enjoyed at almost any time of year in many parts of the country, but early mornings and late evenings can get cold enough to make it difficult. Camping Heaters For Tents are the best solution for camping when the weather turns cold, and they are widely available both online and in brick and mortar stores. They work well at heating up patios too, allowing you to enjoy the fresh outside evening air until late in the year. With such a variety of choice comes a wide array of different features. However, when purchasing a camping gas heater you need to consider three features more than any other: weight, size, and fuel capacity. If you are taking one of these heaters camping, then you very well might be carrying it at some point. Even if you are driving to your camping spot then you still need a heater that fits into a crowded camping space. You want it to be as small and light as possible while still doing its job.

GelertGelert

The Gelert camping gas heater is both compact and lightweight. Measuring just under 12 inches on each side, it takes up less than one cubic foot of space. Weighing just 5 1/2 pounds, it is very easy to carry. It is designed to take fuel canisters that give 2 to 3 hours of heat each, which is more than enough to get a tent heated up on a chilly evening. It takes less than an hour to warm up even the largest patio. The adjustable angle is a nice feature, it lets you easily deliver a lot of warmth to a specific spot in the tent.

 

TopflameTopflame

The Topflame portable heater is even more compact, coming in at just 7 1/2 inches tall with an 11 inch square base. Weighing 6.6 pounds, it’s easy to carry to even distant camping sites. This model is the most versatile of the top models, as it comes with a stovetop burner. It not only serves as a camp or patio heater but also as a miniature kitchen stove. The gas canisters give it approximately 2 1/2 hours of heating time.

 

sungassSunnGas

If you are in the market for the ultimate in portability, then you should look into purchasing the SunnGas heater. This is a camping gas heater stripped down to its bare essentials. A simple small burner a few inches across, it screws directly onto the top of a gas canister. The parabolic dish in back focuses the heat for maximum efficiency. A cage protects the burner from damage. Though meant solely as a heater you can toast simple foods on sticks directly in front of it, just like in a campfire. Weighing under a pound, it is very easy to transport anywhere.

 

Quick Heat Gas HeaterQuick Heat

Of a similar size to the Gelert is the Quick Heat model. Weighing slightly more than 4 1/2 pounds it is very portable. The angle of the heater is adjustable, though not quite as adjustable as the Gelert. It comes with a convenient carrying handle and takes gas cylinders that last about 2 hours each.

 

 

LichfieldLichfield

The Lichfield butane camping heater is a simple, no-frills model. It weighs a little over 4 pounds, and takes up very little space. The butane canisters last a few hours each.

Most of these camping gas heaters last at least 2 hours per cylinder. If you turn the heater off after the camp or patio has been warmed up then a single canister could last through two or three days. As always, when using any kind of gas heater, make sure you have adequate ventilation before turning the unit on.

 

Click here for more information on Camping heaters for tents

Wood Burning Camping StoveWood Burning Camping Stove

Talk about eco-friendly and sustainability, the new camp stove made by Biolite totally changes the face of portable cookware, and much for the better.

Throw away those heavy, expensive, and pollution-emitting gas canisters.  This Wood Burning Camping Stove is fueled completely with the twigs and bark you collect on the trail.  No longer will you be fiddling with connection valves and adjusting the settings of your canister-fueled system, with this environmentally friendly alternative your fuel will go straight from the ground and into the canister for an easy ignition and super fast boil for your campground cooking needs.

But this stove doesn’t just stop at boiling water–an internal system actually converts the heat from the combustion process into stored, electric energy.  Using the internal USB port you can plug in your mobile, mp3 player, or digital camera for a quick charge directly from the stove.  The Biolite Camp Stove a Wood Burning Camping Stove also features an internal fan and jet system, which makes the fire burn hot and clean, and battery that charges itself as the heat rises and increases the output of the fan.

Perfect for lightweight backpacking and camping trips, this stove is equally convenient to have on hand at home in case of a power outage or natural disaster.  You’ll be able to keep water and food hot and your devices charged even while the lines are down and the lights are out. The innovative design features:

Biolite Camp Stove

  • High-temp steel fuel chamber that gasifies wood for a cleaner burn
  • Copper, heat-regulating probe connecting the internal thermoelectric generator
  • Folding anodized aluminum legs for stable cooking and easy storage
  • Lightweight outer screen to protect hands from hot fuel chamber
  • USB port providing 2-watts of power at 5-volts

Included in the box are the stove, a firelighter, a stuff sack, instructions, and a USB cable for charging the internal battery.  For less than £120, the Biolite Camp Stove will pay for itself after a handful of uses from the significant savings you’ll get from ditching the fuel.

For more information & to buy click here

Topflame portable gas heater

Topflame Portable Gas Heater

Discover the best and most efficient way to keep warm and get cosy whilst camping

The Topflame portable gas heater is an efficient and effective camping heater that will warm you up on even the coldest mornings.

                      • the heater whilst on full power, will provide you with fantastic warmth for up to 2.5 hours from one butane canister
                      • it heats up enclosed areas very quickly
                      • it’s small and easy to transport
                      • sturdy and compact, so it won’t break on you

If your all out of firewood and your pal Bear Grylls isn’t about to help you get a fire started then the Topflame portable gas heater will definitely help to warm your cold toes. This fantastic heater is powered by butane gas cartridges ( which are very cheap by the way) and at full power will easily keep you toasty, warm and in high spirits even on the coldest nights.

It’s light at only 3kg so is also really portable and looks quite fashionable too (not that the local wildlife will take notice). It’s operated from self contained gas canisters as already noted, offers a highly efficient heating element, adjustable heating angles and variable temperature control.

If your looking for a solution to keep you and your family away from the cold on your next camping trip then we thoroughly recommend the topflame portable gas heater at only £20 it’s a wise investment. The only gripe we have is that as it can get hot care should be taken when used around children & pets, however this applies to any heater, with correct usage it won’t pose a problem.

The heater is available from Amazon with free delivery, click here an you will be taken to the Amazon product page, be quick though as these are selling fast at such a low price, Argos are offering the same heater for £29.99.

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tansafe money stash

Tansafe

Deter opportunistic thieves with the ultimate disguise for all of your valuables

If your’e headed to a festival this summer then one of the most important things is to keep your wits about you when it comes to your valuables. According to recent research over 15% of festival goers are victim to theft.

                      • With this handy gadget, your able to stash away some of your most valuable of possessions, enough space for your phone, cash and keys
                      • This handy tool will help keep those opportunistic thieves at bay
                      • No trained festival thief will batter an eye lid at the opportunity to steal some 25spf suntan lotion so don’t despair
  • Big enough to conceal Iphones, Blackberries and similar sized phones
  • 6.5cm (H) x 6.7cm (W) x 2.7cm (D)
  • Watertight seal
  • Looks like a normal 25 spf suntan lotion but secretly holds valuables.

If this summer your looking for something to deter thiefs and are concerned that your valuables may be at risk then we recommend purchasing a Tansafe stash as a cost effective way to prevent the theft of your valuables. The Tansafe is only available through Firebox at a mere price of £7.99, click here to complete your purchase.

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Firesteel 2.0 fire striker

Firesteel 2.0 firestriker

The ultimate fire striker designed to give you over 12,000 strikes, no need to replace ever

This firestriker 2.0 is the only firestriker for us, we’ll never need another one. Picture this… you’re out in the wilderness, you’ve lost your trusty 50p lighter ( that, let’s be honest is likely to break at any time) your freezing and in need of  a fire. If only you’d packed your trusty Firesteel 2.o.

                        • This vintage piece of kit has been updated from a previous model, allowing 12,000 strikes in it’s lifetime compared to it’s younger brother a mere 1,500
                        • The fire striker 2.0 is much more effective than lugging around 12,000 matches or a box load of lighters and is standard within the Swedish army
  •  If you like the look of this awesome piece of technology and have been looking for a decent fire striker, we couldn’t recommend this more.

The firestriker 2.0 is only through Firebox for a decent price of £14.99, click here to be taken to the Firebox product page to complete your purchase.

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kelvin 23 multi tool

Kelvin 23 Multi Tool

23 handy tools that will easily fit in your pocket

Aside from having an awesome name like Kelvin, the Kelvin 23 is pretty god damn cool, from the moment you look at it you know it’s no ordinary multi tool. It’s reassuring weight and matte finish settle the mind and let you know this little badboy is reliable.

                      • The Kelvin has 23 of the most used tools available and doesn’t include any of the ridiculous tools that other multi tools insist on including.
                      • Click a button and the screwdriver shaft flicks out, this can be locked at a 90° or a 180° position.
                      • Inside the handle are sixteen of the mostly commonly used bits, these soundly click into the screwdriver shaft.
  • The top has a spirit level and the back hides a 5ft tape measure. All in all, this is an awesome all in one multi tool.

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Kelvin 23£17.95.

Waterproof Video Watch

Waterproof Video Watch

Need a decent watch? need a waterproof watch? how about a waterproof watch (up to 30m) that can take pictures and video? this may just be what your looking for!

                    • This awesome watch features a pinhole camera hidden within the 12 of the watch, and it records remarkably high quality, video, sound and pictures too.
                    • It charges via usb and images & videos are transferred via the usb also.
                    • Add the fact that it’s water resistant up to  30m and you’ve got a pretty cool watch.
                    • Ideal for taking pics of fishes or perhaps when you don’t have a camera handy, nothing will be missed!

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Waterproof video watch£59.95.

 

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