There are few better ways to reconnect with nature than going on a camping trip. After all, who doesn't enjoy hiking a scenic trail, sitting around a campfire, and getting a good night's sleep in a tent? But in the 21st century going on a camping trip doesn't mean you have to skimp on the luxuries. Quite the contrary in fact, as modern gear allows us to escape to the backcountry without compromising on the creature comforts.
Here are six such items that will make your next camp outing even better.
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Think it's impossible to get good pizza in the backcountry? Think again! BioLite's PizzaDome ($70) makes it easier than ever to cook pizza, flat breads, and other baked goods right at your campsite.
The PizzaDome is an add-on to the company's BaseCamp Stove ($300), which uses fallen branches and small pieces of firewood to generate heat and power. Not only can you cook on the stove, but the heat created also generates power that can be used to recharge your smartphone and tablet as well.
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Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO Tent
Tents have come a long way in recent years, getting lighter, stronger, and more comfortable than ever. Big Agnes even has a line of tents that have LED lights integrated right in the design, providing illumination both inside and out.
The Rattlesnake SL2 mtnGLO ($350) is a two-person shelter that includes this technology, allowing campers to sort gear, read books, and play cards without the need for bright headlamps. It also has two doors, two vestibules, a rain fly, and plenty of interior space to keep you comfortable even on extended trips.
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Braven BRV-XXL Bluetooth Speaker
Just because you're spending some time outdoors doesn't mean you have to leave the entertainment at home. The Braven BRV-XXL ($350) is a Bluetooth speaker made for camping. It offers big sound, exceptional base, and a battery capable of 14 hours of playback. It even has a built-in USB port to recharge mobile devices, and a handy carrying strap for taking it with you anywhere. The speaker is even waterproof and very durable, making it a great choice for use around the campsite or just the backyard.
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Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket
While a warm, comfortable sleeping bag is a good option in cooler weather, during the summer you can get away with something lighter. That's where the Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket ($200) comes in handy. Wrapping up in this oversized blanket is a bit like snuggling up in a warm down jacket. These cozy covers are filled with water-resistant down and feature 20D ripstop nylon with a DWR coating. The Down Puffy also pack down to the size of a cantaloupe, which makes it easy to take with you anywhere. Best of all, it is large enough for two so you can snuggle up with someone special while camping.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Therm-a-Rest DreamTime Sleeping Pad
Getting a good night sleep in the backcountry is now easier than ever, thanks to the DreamTime sleeping pad ($200) from Therm-a-Rest. At 2.5 inches thick, this sleeping pad provides plush comfort for any camping excursion. It comes with a soft microfiber cover, complete with a built-in pillow topper, and fills up a two-person tent nicely. This sleeping pad is easily one of the most comfortable on the market, allowing you to sleep well, even while away from home.
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Eureka Curvy High-Back Chair
Sitting around the campfire is a lot more comfortable with a good camp chair, and they don't come much better than the Curvy High-Back from Eureka ($80). This chair offers enhanced support for the neck and shoulders, with enough padding for extended sitting sessions. It also comes equipped with a beverage holster, a pocket for storing important items such as a smartphone or book, and daisy-chain webbing for clipping keys, a headlamp, or other small items.
There is nothing like having a comfy chair to sit in at the end of a long day on the trail, making this a welcome option to any campsite.
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EnerPlex Generatr 1200
It used to be a real challenge to get power to your campsite, but modern technology has made that process easier than ever. The EnerPlex Generatr 1200 ($1400) offers enough energy to power a small refrigerator, televisions, laptops, lights, and more. It has three standard wall outlets as well as three USB ports, making it perfect to keep your mobile devices fully charged too. Best of all, it is completely silent, emits no fumes, and can be recharged via solar power, making it a great camping companion.