5 Revolutionary Items That Will Change How You Camp

5 Revolutionary Items That Will Change How You Camp

Sponsored post courtesy of Thermacell

Summer camping season is upon us and while every Scout is equipped to embark on the great outdoors with the bare necessities, there are some modern-day camping items that have revolutionized the camping experience in ways Baden Powell couldn’t enjoy.

Keep reading to explore five items you won’t want to forget on your next outdoor adventure.

1. Camping Hammock

Traditionally, when you think camping, you think tents. Sure, every Scout needs to know how to pitch a tent, but what if you want to travel light and maybe even experience a more comfortable sleep? Think camping hammocks. They’re game-changers. You’ll sleep in the open air under the stars on your campout and then you can even bring it home for a little backyard R&R.

2. Sleeping Pad

But if you do decide to go the traditional route and use a tent, a sleeping pad is definitely the way to go. Whether you opt for an air pad, self-inflating pad or closed-cell foam pad, your back will thank you and you’ll be much more refreshed in the morning with a good night’s rest.

3. Solar Camping Shower

Smelling great and staying fresh on a campout isn’t exactly every Scout’s number one priority (insert laughter), but for those days where hygiene can’t be ignored, a warm shower is exactly what you’ll want after a long day. These portable showers are super simple and make it easy to rinse off comfortably. Plus, mom will appreciate your consideration.

4. Solar Charger

When you are venturing out into the wilderness, focusing on your phone and that email you need to send probably shouldn’t be top of mind. But let’s face it, you’ll have your phone and it’s safe to have it juiced up in case of an emergency. With a solar charger you won’t need to worry about finding a power source because luckily for you, the sun is in great abundance when you walk outside.

5. Thermacell Mosquito Repeller Scout Camp Lantern

When you’re outside enjoying everything Mother Nature has to offer, unfortunately mosquitos can come with the territory. But you don’t have to be swatting at the little nuisances and itching from their bites if you’re well prepared! With the Thermacell Scout Camp Lantern you’ll have a 15 ft x 15 ft zone of protection against mosquitoes without messy lotions or sprays. Its bright 220-lumen light runs for 10 hours on its highest setting and makes it a great addition to the serious camper’s gear. Mosquitos don’t stand a chance!

Bonus: For 20% off all Thermacell mosquito repellers, visit www.thermacell.com and type SCOUTINGWIRE at checkout. But do it soon because the offer expires June 27, 2017!

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Head to Bryan on Scouting to get the scoop on 5 multitasking items you’ll want to bring on your next campout. Did we miss anything is this list of revolutionary camping items? Share your favorites in the comments below!

Hayley Cordaro

Hayley Cordaro is a member of the Communications team at Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.


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5 Revolutionary Items That Will Change How You Camp
5 Revolutionary Items That Will Change How You Camp
5 Revolutionary Items That Will Change How You Camp