Camping in the great outdoors is a fun way to reconnect with family and friends. You get to explore nature, break away from fast-paced city life, and slow down. Still, it’s not always the most comfortable or convenient way to spend your time. Consider these additions to your camping arsenal, and you’ll be having more fun than you thought possible. 

LED Lighting

If there’s one thing that frustrates the average camper most, it’s poor lighting. That’s why inventions like LED light bars and rechargeable LED lanterns are must-haves for the avid outdoors person. Rather than retiring for the evening when the sun sets, you can keep the fun going. LED lighting on vehicles can even improve your view of the road if you have to travel at night. 


Refrigerators are not a new invention. In fact, they have been commonplace in most homes since the 1920s. In the world of camping, though, they are relatively fresh on the scene. 

Rather than putting up with melting ice and lukewarm beverages, you can invest in a camping fridge. These can run on a 12-volt battery or even your vehicle’s cigarette lighter port. Some are large enough for snacks and beverages, while others are more convenient for a six-pack of cans. 

Roof-Top Tents

Tents are a camping staple, but gone are the days when your only option was an A-frame tent setup in the dirt. A roof-top tent is a game-changer. Rig the tent up in mere minutes on the roof of your vehicle, and steer clear of animals and insects bothering you while you sleep. A roof-top tent can also free up valuable vehicle space. 

Bivouac Shelter

The quickest way to add divorce to your to-do list is by engaging the help of your significant other in putting up a tent. If you’re only going to be camping for a night or two, then you’ll be pleased the bivy sack was invented. 

Rather than creating an entire canvas home with poles and pegs galore, you can purchase a small tent-like structure that has room to sleep and no more. You can buy these for one or two people and have them erected in mere minutes. 

Power Banks

Over 3.8 billion people own smartphones. These little devices can add so much convenience to our lives, but they have one downside: they need power. Given that camping involves being away from the comforts of urban life, you are not going to get electricity the conventional way. 

Power banks have been saving sanity since their invention in 2011. You can fill them from your home’s power supply before you set off, or even with the help of the sun, then use that energy to charge your mobile devices. 

Camping Toilets  

Many people get excited about the idea of camping and ‘roughing it,’… until they confront the toileting situation. Fortunately, you can easily add a camp toilet to your kit. Both buckets with toilet seat lids and chemical toilets are becoming must-have camp kit additions. All you need now is a changing room tent, a roll of toilet paper, and you’re good to go. 

If you’ve ever been put off by the thought of camping because it involves giving up your everyday comforts, then never fear! There are always new and exciting inventions hitting the market to make the great outdoors a bit less… outdoorsy. With LED lighting for driving and camping, and power banks that keep your smartphone alive, there’s every reason to be excited about planning your next outdoor adventure.