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Gear for Adventure Trips

Are you a wilderness nerd? Meaning, you love both nature and technology. If so, this list is for you. The following 10 items are guaranteed to enhance your next outdoor adventure by providing you with stunning aerial photographs, clean drinking water, and tasty espresso (no matter how far from civilization you find yourself). These high-tech gadgets are small enough to fit in your backpack, so you can take them with you anywhere and ensure your next wilderness adventure is one that’s powered by high-tech.  

2-Way Radio With Great Range

While the thrill of adventuring in the wilderness is what draws me to explore - this desolation can quickly turn into terror if you don't have a plan for safety and communication. That's why having a good 2-way radio is always an essential piece of equipment with you. Plus, not only is it good for being rescued but also for coordinating things like stepping away from camp to gather firewood or while one person is fishing and the other is back at camp setting up for supper.

Capture Impressive Footage with Drones

Drones aren’t just for professionals. Protocol New York drones, for example, are designed with every skill level in mind, and they’ll be your “eyes in the sky” on your next adventure. Use your drone to capture stunning photos and video that will help you sstandout on social media. Hiking to a waterfall? Climbing a mountain? Cliff diving? Your drone can film the fun from above and provide a truly unique perspective.

H20 From Any Source

Plastic isn’t eco-friendly, but you can’t always trust the water sources on a long-distance hike… until now. You can eliminate the need for bottled water with a small water purifier capable of filtering freshwater sources. The device is USB-rechargeable, and a single charge gets you 40 half liters of water.

Espresso Every Morning

Fancy a fancier coffee on your camping trips and hikes? The Handspresso pump is a small, portable espresso maker. It requires no batteries. You simply pump it, add some grounds, and pour hot water through it for quick and easy espresso.

High-tech Multi-tool Kit

The multi-tool kit of your youth has seen an upgrade. Modern versions feature dozens of functions, including traditional tools, such as a compass, pocket knife, screwdriver, corkscrew, and more. It also has some unusual features, such as it functions as a thermometer, barometer, and altimeter.

Eco-Friendly Batteries

True outdoorsmen understand the necessity of leaving behind a small carbon footprint when adventuring in the wild. EcoAdvanced batteries are a great way to go green on your next trip. They’re made from recycled batteries, yet still have a long-running battery time.


Now you can purchase tents that are mini-sized, which leaves more room in your backpack for other gadgets. The tents are inflated using an air pump and typically sleep two to three people. It only take a couple minutes to inflate the tent, and a few more to deflate it and fold it back into its bag.

A Stove That Charges Your Phone

The compact BioLite CampStove cooks your meals and charges your devices. It generates electricity from its fuel sources, which can be found all around you. Sticks, twigs, pinecones and more fuel this unique device.

Portable Solar Panels

Portable solar panels are yet another way to charge your devices when you’re in a remote locale. These unique devices work in low light, so you can expect to gain a charge even on cloudy days. Some are water and dust-proof, but you’ll need to check with the manufacturer to guarantee this feature.

High-pressure Showers

A travel pressure shower provides some comfort away from home. It’s compact enough to fit comfortably in your pack, but powerful enough to provide a high-pressure shower. Oh, and best of all, you don’t have to hang it up. It sits on the ground, is warmed by the sun, and is activated by a foot pump.

Rugged Handheld GPS Units

Companies like Garmin and others are recognizing the need for advanced GPS units. These units ensure you’ll never get lost and they provide several other features. They can play music, access applications, and take picture.

Your next wilderness adventure will be made even better with high-tech gadgets. They aren’t meant to take the rugged allure from the experience, but rather enhance the trip overall. When you can shower and sleep comfortably, you’ll be more refreshed and full of energy.