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Camping has become surprisingly easy to break into these days. Thanks to all of the different campsites and resources available, going on your first camping trip is no longer daunting, and can be as comfortable or rough as you choose. 

You can simply look for a campsite, bring some gear with you, and then enjoy the great outdoors either by yourself or with friends and family members.

But these days, more and more people are bringing technology when camping. This can help make the camping trip a lot safer, but it can also introduce a lot more entertainment and fun.

Technology and nature aren’t always besties, so here are some quick tips on planning a tech-friendly camping trip.

Tips for a Tech-Friendly Camping Trip

What is Your Camping Trip Focused On?

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People camp for different reasons. Some go camping because they want to explore the great outdoors, others just want to get away from the city, and some enjoy the idea of hanging out with their friends and family members in a unique location.

Whatever your reason for camping is, you have to think about how tech can be incorporated into your plans.

For instance, if your goal is to explore the wilderness and go hiking, then you should think about the technology that can assist you in that.

This can mean smartphones for bringing up maps and for communicating with your group, or it could mean walkie-talkies for when there’s no reception. For others, they might want to bring a portable projector so that they can watch films with their friends and family members while they’re camping.

Just remember that whatever your reasons for camping are, you should think about what the goal is and how you can achieve it. Bringing unenecessary tech can end up being more of a burden than a help. 

What Will Power Your Devices?

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Keep in mind that most campsites won’t have a place for you to charge all of your devices. This means you’ll want to bring some kind of power generation or a large battery of sorts.

This can mean multiple power banks for smaller devices, or it could mean a large one that has outlet sockets. You could also consider power generation when you reach the campsite itself.

For example, investing in portable solar panels for camping might be a good idea if you’re looking to power multiple devices over a long period of time. This can be especially useful if you’re camping in a sunny location with a clear view of the sky.

Bring Gear That Can Take a Beating

It’s usually best not to bring equipment or appliances that are fragile. Whether it’s rain, strong winds, or even snow, the weather can cause a lot of damage to your electronics.

You’ll want to invest in rugged solutions when possible, but you shouldn’t need to pay too much extra.

Getting a rugged case for your electronics and screen protectors for fragile devices is usually enough to keep your electronics safe when you’re traveling. Of course, you could always just keep an eye on the weather to avoid adverse weather conditions.

Megan is an Australian Journalist and award-winning travel writer who has been blogging since 2007. Her husband Mike is the American naturalist and wildlife photographer behind Waking Up Wild; an online magazine dedicated to opening your eyes to the wonders of the wild & natural world.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan’s travels focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She has a strong passion for ecotourism, and aims to promote responsible travel experiences.


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