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49 Camping Must-Haves

From Kinetic Flashlights to Backpack Canoes

— August 8, 2009 — Art & Design
Camping is a year-round activity, but it's an activity that's certainly more comfortable during warmer months.

These innovative camping must-haves include kinetic flashlights, hybrid kayak shelters, inflatable canoes, and outdoor cooking gadgets.

Implications - The economic recession and subsequent credit crunch caused many consumers to eschew lavish international family vacations in favor of staycations and camping trips in places closer to home. Savvy designers responded by creating innovative camping products to help make inexperienced campers' experiences more comfortable. Companies can take advantage of this growing opportunity by infusing nostalgic elements of camping -- such as rafts, tents, hiking gear and campfires -- into consumer products, ad campaigns and publicity stunts.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Canoe Made of 7,382 Chopsticks
Canoe Made of 7,382 Chopsticks
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48
Solar-Powered Cooking
Solar-Powered Cooking
The Solar Steam System to Serve 20,000 People Daily in Shridi, India
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47
iPhone Fever
iPhone Fever
Crowd Control and Camping Out
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46
Connected Camping
Connected Camping
Kampgrounds of America Launch North American Wi-Fi
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45
Flashlight Maps
Flashlight Maps
Owen Song's Light Concept Guides You Through Your Adventures
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44
Bungee Cord Backpack
Bungee Cord Backpack
Lighten Your Load
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43
Wear Your Seat
Wear Your Seat
French Designer Creates Chair / Backpack / Art
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42
Campsite Publicity Stunts
Campsite Publicity Stunts
Zipcar Creates Sidewalk Couch & Camping Display
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41
Laptop Sleeping Bags
Laptop Sleeping Bags
The Mini Sleeping Bag Air
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40
Culinary Camping Gadgets
Culinary Camping Gadgets
Electric Marshmallow Toasters
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39
Emergency Hand Crank Radio Phone Flashlight Siren
Emergency Hand Crank Radio Phone Flashlight Siren
Eton Voice Link Radio
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38
Bombproof Backpacks
Bombproof Backpacks
Mono 365 Gives Super Security to DJ Equipment
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37
Portable Fridge
Portable Fridge
Backpack Picnic Fridge
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36
More-Than-Extreme Hiking
More-Than-Extreme Hiking
Mt. Hua in China
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35
Pre-Heated Portable Ovens
Pre-Heated Portable Ovens
The Rolly Cook Spins Food So It Doesn't Get Burnt
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34
Kinetically Powered Flashlights
Kinetically Powered Flashlights
Shining a Light on the Self-Powered ShakerScope
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33
Water-Powered Flashlights
Water-Powered Flashlights
The NoPoPo Mini Lantern Shines Through the Rain
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32
Fire Starting Flashlight
Fire Starting Flashlight
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31
Customized Moots
Customized Moots
Free Bird Boots Creates One-Of-A-Kind Masculine Footwear
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30
Boat In A Bag
Boat In A Bag
Folbot Edisto's Folding Kayak Lets You Portage in Style
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29
Sleeping Bag Outfits
Sleeping Bag Outfits
Prjonsdottir Vik's ‘Sealpelt'
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28
Hardcore Outdoor Boots
Hardcore Outdoor Boots
Nike SFB Tactical is Made Tough for Extreme Athletes
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27
Star Wars Bedding
Star Wars Bedding
The Tauntaun Sleeping Bag Has a Saddle and Light Saber Zipper
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26
Swiss Glamour Camping Kit
Swiss Glamour Camping Kit
Have All Your Neccesities In One Place
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25
Fashionable Camping
Fashionable Camping
'South 2 West 8' Fall 2009 Editorial Has an Outdoor Theme
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24
Dress Tents
Dress Tents
When Fashion Becomes Architecture
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23
Forza Hardpack Protective Backpack
Forza Hardpack Protective Backpack
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22
Fashion That Transforms Into Tents
Fashion That Transforms Into Tents
IZAT Clothing-to-Shelter
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21
Flashlight Weaponry
Flashlight Weaponry
The Porcupine Light with Retractable Spikes
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20
Wearable Canoe
Wearable Canoe
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19
Wearable Sleeping Bag
Wearable Sleeping Bag
Selk Bag
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18
On-the-Go BBQs
On-the-Go BBQs
The Notebook Barbecue Grill Makes Cooking Convenient
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17
Eco Poverty Camping
Eco Poverty Camping
Tents and Tarps Give Hope to the Homeless in Dignity Village
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16
Boom Box Backpacks
Boom Box Backpacks
The Jam Session Stay-Puff Comes With Built-In Speakers
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15
Nouveau Vintage Camping Gear
Nouveau Vintage Camping Gear
Etsy Accessories Fit for Your Next Springtime Adventure
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14
Mobile Car Tents
Mobile Car Tents
Hannibal USA Rooftop Tents
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13
Solar-Powered Tents
Solar-Powered Tents
Daniel Thomas' 'Star Gazer' Tent Has Illuminated Interior
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12
Hammock Tents
Hammock Tents
The Nyamuk
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11
Chopper RVs
Chopper RVs
BadAss Camping Gear
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10
Camping Rafts
Camping Rafts
Floating Cabins
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9
Mobile Pod Kitchens
Mobile Pod Kitchens
The Futuristic 'EGGo' Kitchen Survives Your Camping Trips
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8
Backpack Tent + Hammock
Backpack Tent + Hammock
The Respite
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7
Man-Eating Sleeping Bags
Man-Eating Sleeping Bags
The 'Bear' by Eiko Ishizawa Swallows You Up, Literally
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6
Hybrid Kayak Shelters
Hybrid Kayak Shelters
Kahuna Adventure Tent Kayak Makes Camping Sleek
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5
Pop-Up Campgrounds
Pop-Up Campgrounds
Import.Export's Skyscraper-Like 'Urban Camping' Structure
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4
See Through Kayaks
See Through Kayaks
Transparent 'Molokini' Lets You Explore Underwater Without Getting Wet
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3
Sleeping Bag Suit
Sleeping Bag Suit
The Selk'bag
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2
Glowing Tents
Glowing Tents
The Orange Solar Tent Communicates With Other Campers
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1
Folding Backpack Bikes
Folding Backpack Bikes
The Collapsible ‘Zoomla' Bicycle by Eric Stoddard
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