Camping Tech: Essential Gadgets for Your Next Adventure in 2023

Camping is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in nature. However, if you are anything like me, being a gadget and tech-first individual, modern conveniences can make the experience even more enjoyable. My family and I recently purchased our first popup tent trailer and also went RVing through Arizona and Nevada. These adventures have been a lot of fun for us, but I always feel there is room for tech to enhance the experience. In some cases, tech is essential to enjoying the trip.

family at Cathedral Rock, Sedona, AZ
RV in the desert

Here are the top camping tech items I suggest you take with you on your next outdoor excursion.

Airalo eSIM Data Serivce

Why do you need an eSIM while camping? Simple, it’s 2023, and we always want to be connected. Whether the reason is you want that safety net should something go wrong or you plan to upload copious amounts of video to TikTok and Instagram, data while traveling is expensive! Airalo is an eSIM service that provides access to fast and reliable internet wherever you go. Offering plans in over 190 countries, Airalo can keep you connected for a fraction of the cost of your mobile provider.

airalo esim how to guide

Portable Battery Powered Generators

Battery-powered generators, such as those from companies like Jackery, are compact and powerful batteries to keep devices charged or power small appliances like a powered cooler or cooktop. A number of years ago, my wife and I foolishly thought that our powered cooler would be able to run off the battery of our Ford Flex overnight and still leave enough in the battery to start the vehicle in the morning. I won’t go into specifics, but let’s just say I am glad our camping neighbours remembered their jumper cables.


jackery battery operated generator lifestyle


Solar Panels for Charging Devices and Generators

While portable generators are great, like any battery, they will eventually run to empty, leaving you with no way to stay powered or make that cup of coffee you need to function in the morning. This is where solar panels are an excellent addition to any camping trip, especially ones that are more than a weekend away. If you go the Jackery route of a portable generator, their SolarSaga panels will pair nicely.

They are durable and splashproof and feature adjustable kickstands allowing you to get an optimum angle to charge your device. The panels also fold flat and have TPE-covered handles for easy transport.

jackery solar panel

BioLite Campstove 2+

While a Jackery generator is a great option to keep your devices powered and power your stove or cooler, it may be overkill or simply too big to bring on your outdoor adventure. The BioLite Campstove 2+ can step right in to fill that void while also boiling water for tea or coffee or cooking a meal.

The BioLite 2+ converts the heat energy generated by its smokeless fire basin and stores it in an onboard battery that can be used to power or charge a device in real-time or store it for use later.
The BioLite Campstove has been a mainstay on most camping and traveling lists for years. They are small, efficient, and affordable.



A must-have for any camping or hiking trip, this pocket-sized water filtration system eliminates 99.999% of waterborne bacteria and parasites, ensuring that you always have access to clean drinking water.

You can place the Lifestraw in any body of water, like a river or stream, and drink through the straw to deliver clean, filtered water. This a must if you are heading into the back county or want to avoid risking drinking water that may or may not be properly treated.

lifestraw personal water filter

Are you ready to elevate your camping experience to new heights? With these cutting-edge tech gadgets, you’ll be able to enjoy all the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors while staying comfortable, connected, and entertained. So, pack your bags, grab your favorite tech toys, and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!


Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a first-time adventurer, you’ll love the convenience and comfort that these devices bring to your next trip.

Happy Camping!

Let me know what your must-have camping tech items are in the comments!


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