Camping is an excellent opportunity for getting away from it all and leaving behind the technology, and the constant stress of push notifications and social media interactions should be high on your list. However, as we are getting too used to being connected all the time, and since there are significant advantages to using technology, even in the wild, I prefer taking a few gadgets along with me on trips.
A particular type of case for my smartphone
I doubt there are many people today who leave their homes without their smartphones. While spending a few exciting days enjoying the great outdoors, your smartphone may not exactly be in the safest place, as you may drop it, damage it, and go back home with a new expense on your list.
What I do and I suggest others do too, is to get a rugged case for their smartphone. There are a few different types on the market right now, and I prefer those that do more than just protect your phone. The best models are those that come equipped with a solar panel on the back so you can recharge your phone even without access to an electrical outlet.
An emergency weather radio
You can never know everything there is to know about how the weather will evolve in the area you go camping. I recommend getting an emergency weather radio, to keep you posted on what is happening and on eventual alerts for the area.
I like my weather radio to be more of a jack-of-all-trades. A model that is powered by solar energy is preferable because it will not depend on access to a power grid. Also, a hand-crank model is even better, because it will never run out of power for as long as you can use your hands. Of course, the most important thing to keep in mind is that your radio should be able to broadcast NOAA alerts.
An RV GPS navigation system
No matter where you go, you have to know what the best routes to take are, and extra information on what you may find around never hurts. In my search for a great RV GPS navigation system, this article helped me, and I am now the proud owner of a model that aids me get around with ease. While I am willing to embark on an adventure when I go camping, I have no wish to turn my trip into a horror story, by getting lost in the wild.
Having a navigation system with me offers me the certainty that I will not get lost and that I will make the best out of my camping trips.