8 Unique Camping Tools to Improve Your Experience
Updated: May 2
Today we will be talking about a few of the most important or helpful tools to bring with you on your next Large Family Camping Trip. Items such as your tent, clothes and sleeping material are all a given for your camping trip. We have come up with a few unique thoughts that will make your trip easier. While these items are unique in nature, their functionality will get you off to a great Family camping Trip.
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Now, down to the nitty gritty. The First item on our list is the Rover Tac Multi Tool. This awesome hand tool comprises 14 different tools including Axe, Hammer, Pliers, Saw Blade, Bottle Opener, File, Screw Drivers and Hex Wrenches. This little jewel costs around $25 and has 4.7 star. This little honey is great for staking down the tent and chopping wood for the fire or roots under your tent. This unit can be worn in its holster and a definite space saver. Depending on your type of camping trip, this will save space and weight.
Next up, you need fire, so the Icfun Waterproof Lighter is for you. This windproof dual arc rechargeable USB lighter lists for $15 at amazon and has a rating of 4.5 stars. This flameless arc lighter is great for use in the outdoors and suppling you the needed fire to get the campfire going. Wind and waterproof, This lighter is the perfect choice for your camping trip.
Another item that is imperative is a great shovel. You will need this to put out campfires, flatten your tent site as needed and to trench around the tent to make sure you stay dry. For this, we recommend the Mempha Multi-Purpose Folding Shovel. This little jewel comes in at just under $40 and has 4 stars. Assemble and disassembly is easy and the unit store nicely into its own pouch. In addition, this is also a multi-tool containing the shovel, knife, screwdriver, bottle opener, whistle and saw. Quite handy. Rugged and durable, the Mempha Multi-Purpose Folding Shovel is a great choice.
Now, you will need to be able to see in the dark, so our thought here is VONT Collapsible 4 Pack LED Lantern. This 4 pack prices at $30. In addition, it has 5 stars on Amazon. These units weigh in at just under 10 ounces and each unit takes 3 AA Batteries. This will last you up to 12 hours for the 140 lumens put out for each.
Another thought here for lighting would be a headlamp assembly, just in case you are saddled with setting up you tent in the darkness. Our choice here is the NeoLight Super Bright 5 LED Rechargeable Headlamp. Priced under $21 and rated with 4.6 stars. The additional plus here is that this unit is rechargeable. Producing this amount of light will allow you to assemble your tent and site in the dark of night.
Another item that might not come to mind is a good first aid kit. No one likes to think that way, but you never know when and if something is going to happen. Keep in mind that you will be using items such as shovels, knives, fire not to mention the insects. A good first aid kit is a must. The Be Smart Get Prepared 100 piece kit is priced under $10 and is rated at 4.7 stars. This kit has everything you will need from bandages and pads to splints and tape to ointments. Basically an on the go Pharmacy.
The next item up is a bit more bulkier, but very useful. The Ryobi 18 volt reciprocating saw. Over the years I have used many of Ryobi’s tools. While not necessarily construction grade, The Ryobi 18 volt tools are affordable and the 18 volt system is used on all of their tools, allowing you to have a couple a batteries to power an arsenal of tools. In particular, the reciprocating saw is extremely useful on many levels. On your camping trip, it could be used for pruning branches, removing roots from your campsite, not to mention cutting wood for the fire. This baby prices in just under $100 with a 4.6 star rating
One last item that will help keep things to a minimum is the WETPIA 4 in 1 Stainless Steel Camping Utensil Set. Comprised of a Knife, fork, spoon and bottle opener, this all in one tool is lightweight, and convenient. Priced at under $10, this 4 star item is a convenience in the wilderness, just what you need.
The above 8 items offer you a level of convenience and affordability while still providing you the functionality needed for you to have an awesome family camping trip. All of the above tools provide a need that is present in almost every camping trip. With these in your tool pouch, you will have the best site of the campground.