Backpacking, for some at least, is no longer the same as it was ten or fifteen years ago. Every year, travel gear and backpacking accessories get more and more adept for dealing with all kinds of things while you’re on the road.
While the traditional purist would eschew the use of such gadgets, others who aren’t too used to roughing it out might want to take a look at some of the best ones we’ve picked out for you below. It just might be the right time to go online and type in ‘sell iPad’ into Google – you’ll want to start saving up for these!
The PowerTrekk Charger
You can probably remember those hand-powered dynamo chargers that were on the market several years ago. You had to plug your phone in, and then wind the charger constantly to keep your phone alive out in the wilderness.
Tedious, right? The PowerTrekk Charger manages to solve the problem of being cut off from electricity when you need to check your messages or make an important call. Released early this year, the PowerTrekk Charger runs on water.
The water supplies hydrogen, which is kept in a solid state inside the charger, inside cartridges that are easily replaceable.
No backpacking trip is ever going to be complete without a whole set of photographs to show off to your friends and family when you return.
Unfortunately, whenever a friend returns and is eager to show his or her photographs to you, you find yourself submitting to a series of photos shot badly, with an unsteady hand. This is what it’s like, on the road.
It’s fair enough – no one can be expected to carry a tripod along with them. Fortunately, there’s a nifty little device that screws itself onto bottle-tops for those photographs that you want to take of people you meet along the road. They’re cheap, and make for good, steady shots!
Maglites come in all shapes and sizes; some of them are so big and heavy that you could consider them a lethal weapon! However, mini maglites are also now available. These torches are small and light, and for their size, they are incredibly powerful.
You might think that you won’t really need one, but we could fill this article with endless situations where you’ll wish you had a torch!
First Need XL Water Purifier
This is for the hardcore backpackers who are going deep, deep into the wild. Once you’ve run out of bottled water, you’re going to be tempted to drink free-flowing water from river streams.
Of course, you shouldn’t drink water from sources like these when you’re travelling; you could get all kinds of infections that won’t be fun at all out there in the wild. The First Need XL Water Purifier gets around this problem pretty well.
It pumps the water into any container you have pretty quickly – and doesn’t weigh too much. If you’re saving up for multiple backpacking gadgets, you probably will want to start Googling ‘Sell HTC Wildfire S’ to start saving up for all these neat devices!