5 Essential Camping Gadgets for the Modern Outdoor Enthusiast

5 Essential Camping Gadgets for the Modern Outdoor Enthusiast

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of camping? Is it perhaps your first memory of camping as a child, which would most likely have some element of you holding a torch whilst it absolutely pours with rain, desperate to find that elusive zipper that will let you get into your tent (which btw was advertised as a 4 person tent but in reality barely fits 2).

Or is it perhaps an image of a 6’4 Canadian Lumberjack wearing a half buttoned-up flannel, his right foot stepping on a freshly cut down tree trump, with a cold brewski in his hand as he…. Ok, we may be getting carried away here, but I think you get the picture.


The point is, camping has changed so much over the last few years. We live in an era where nature and technology have blended seamlessly, making camping more ‘comfortable’ and accessible than ever before, whilst also not abstracting from that gritty feeling you get when you embark on your outdoor adventure.

In case you couldn't tell, all of us here at Aeroo are in love with camping, and obsessed with the idea of making each trip just that little more special. 

The main aspects we considered were portability, functionality, and more importantly, do these gadgets make camping accessible to a wider range of audiences? 

After countless hours of testing, here are our favourite camping gadgets you should pick up for your next camping adventure.

Our favourite versatile gadget: Aeroo Drones


We couldn’t help but start off this list with our very own Aeroo Drone - and why shouldn’t we? Lightweight, portable, featuring cutting-edge technology for outdoor adventure, perfectly suited for those not only wishing to bring a fishing drone with them, but also a fantastic aerial surveyor, the Aeroo Drone V2 has it all!

Our drones are not just gadgets; they are a tool for capturing your special moments, fishing and fun around the campsite with loved ones. Ease of use is a significant factor we considered when compiling this list, and with Aeroo Drones being perfectly suited for beginners and advanced pilots, it’s an absolute gem to bring with you. For those interested in how to utilise this drone to capture cinematic masterpieces, feel free to check out our guide here.


  • 3-in-1 fishing drone, camera drone and delivery drone
  • Lightweight
  • Very user friendly
  • Precision controls including state of the art GPS system
  • Stability Controls
  • Return-to-home feature



Best Gadget for Survival enthusiasts: LifeStraw Peak Series Water Filter Straw


Show of hands if you like hiking up a steep mountain terrain with all your gear and about 5 litres of water? No one? We thought so!

An absolutely phenomenal addition to anyone’s outdoor adventure arsenal, the LifeStraw Peak Series Water Filter Straw is a compact yet powerful tool that makes clean drinking water accessible anywhere. This innovative straw filters out harmful bacteria and parasites, ensuring safe hydration during your outdoor adventures. It's lightweight and easy to carry, making it an indispensable gadget for hiking, camping, and emergency preparedness. Whilst it claims that you can drink directly out of rivers, ponds etc, we still do recommend taking precaution and do your best to ensure the water source you are drinking from is as clean as possible. However, if water is running low and you want to ensure you stay hydrated during your entire trip, we highly recommend checking out this product.


  • Extremely lightweight and portable
  • Eco friendly
  • Perfect hydration tool
  • Much like Aeroo Drones, LifeStraw is very socially conscious and has a fantastic “Give back” program, where portions of each sale are put towards assisting communities have access to clean, safe water



Best comfort Gadget: Thermacell E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller

When you go camping, there is an unspoken understanding that you’re going to have to coexist with some of nature's smallest nuisances, ranging from flies, mosquitoes, spiders etc. Whilst some don’t tend to mind, for others (us included) this test of mental patience is a really big deterrend for what's otherwise a really great experience

Enter the Thermacell E55 Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller. It creates a 20-foot dome of protection, keeping mosquitoes away without the use of harsh chemicals, making it perfectly safe around kids and pets. There is absolutely nothing worse than a swarm of mosquitoes invading your camping trip, and unless you have a Thermacell, chances are you will be busy spraying repugnant odours or setting up arduous nets.


  • Quick recharge time
  • Chemical-free defence
  • Eco-friendly
  • Compact and lightweight



Best Gadget for Coffee Lovers: Palmpress Portable Coffee Press

There is always that one friend or family member that swears that they cannot function without their daily 20 cups of coffee. Therefore, the idea of a few days in the bush without their coffee machine can really deter many people. The Palmpress Coffee Press is a dream come true for coffee lovers who don't want to miss their daily brew while camping. This compact gadget is simple to use and clean, allowing you to make a fresh, flavourful cup of coffee in minutes. Its unique design ensures that you can enjoy a barista-quality coffee anywhere, making it a favourite for both camping trips and daily use.


  • Highly portable
  • Zero waste created
  • Simple and easy use
  • Approved by champion baristas
  • Easy cleanup



Best Gadget for Late Night Adventures: BioLite HeadLamp 800 Pro


Even the bravest of adventurers know that there is nothing worse than having sunset catch up on you unprepared. The BioLite HeadLamp 800 Pro is a top-tier headlamp designed for the serious camper. It offers exceptional brightness and a long-lasting rechargeable battery, making it ideal for hiking, camping, and emergency situations. Its comfortable design allows for extended wear without discomfort, and the adjustable beam ensures you have the right amount of light for any situation. 


  • High durability
  • Rechargeable
  • Long battery life
  • Water resistant
  • Adjustable and easy to use



Final Thoughts

Ultimately, it’s entirely up to you how much you want to pack with you on your next outdoor adventure. With that said, becoming the king of the campground isn’t as hard as it seems. So, if you want to make your next trip extra comfortable and one to remember for years to come, we highly recommend using the above products.

So what are you waiting for, go grab your gear and head off into the wilderness. If you did decide to try out any of the gadgets we reviewed, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Otherwise if you and your crew have any other gadgets that we should test out, let us know in the comments below!

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