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70 Clever Camping Inventions

From Floating Mobile Tents to Outdoor Hot Seats

— January 10, 2012 — Autos
Going camping used to mean trekking through muddy grounds, sleeping in the cold and eating beans from a can, but these clever camping inventions will make the outdoor escape seem like a high-end vacation.

From camping tools that operate from solar power to sandwiches that come in a can, the ways to feel completely at home in the wilderness with these clever camping inventions are simply endless. Don’t bother pitching a tent, just get an inflatable one or take a break in a heated seat. No matter what you're location, these inventions will have you covered.

Check out these clever camping inventions now to plan your next trip into the great outdoors and remember, rustic, rough fun is the new luxury lounging.
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Manly Beverage Packaging
Manly Beverage Packaging
Bear Semen Energy Drink Will Give You a Boost in One Shot
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69
Sun-Powered Camping Tools
Sun-Powered Camping Tools
The 'mPowerpad' Ensures Your Batteries Stay Charged
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68
Portable Rechargeable Purifiers
Portable Rechargeable Purifiers
The SteriPEN Freedom is Conveniently Small and Light
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67
Weather-Resistant Fire Starters
Weather-Resistant Fire Starters
The Stormproof Match Kit Ignites Under Extreme Conditions
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66
Crazy Camping Antics
Crazy Camping Antics
The Lively Sully Sullivan Back into the Wild Photoshoot
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65
Environmentally Friendly Bonfires
Environmentally Friendly Bonfires
The EcoSmart STIX Fireplace is a Modern-Day Campfire
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64
Urban Campfire Torches
Urban Campfire Torches
The Fire Kit Lamp is Fun and Flameless
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63
Skinny Brightly-Streaked Seats
Skinny Brightly-Streaked Seats
The Shipley & Halmos Art Stool is Simple and Decorative
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62
Solar Campsite Power Packs
Solar Campsite Power Packs
The iLand Gives You Green Power in the Great Outdoors
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61
Refined Camping Containers
Refined Camping Containers
The Leather Cooler from Orvis is for the More Distinguished Man
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60
Cardboard Campfire Lighting
Cardboard Campfire Lighting
Let the Urban Camper Project by Chieh-Ting Huang Light Up Your Life
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59
Miniature Outdoor Brewers
Miniature Outdoor Brewers
Camp Out With Fresh Coffee With the GSI Outdoor Espresso Maker
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58
Portable Collapsible Kettles
Portable Collapsible Kettles
Boil Hot Water Anywhere with the Pack-Away Kettle
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57
Fluid Inflight Tableware
Fluid Inflight Tableware
Sentosa by Remi Solarin Proposes Plane-Perfect Dishes
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56
Canned Sandwiches
Canned Sandwiches
Candwich Serves Up PB & J in a Super Convenient Way
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55
Swiss Army Tripods
Swiss Army Tripods
The GerberGear Steady Multi-Tool is the Ultimate Utility Knife
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54
Swanky Fire-Starters
Swanky Fire-Starters
Chic Camping With the Lightstarter by Michael Kritzer
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53
Switchblade Table Utensils
Switchblade Table Utensils
Hobo Eat Kit Packs the Essential Eating Tools in One Spot
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52
Outdoor Utensil Hooks
Outdoor Utensil Hooks
Hang Tools in the Wilderness with the Montie Gear Tree Hook
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51
Casual Cottage Catalogs
Casual Cottage Catalogs
The WeSC Summer 2011 Lookbook is Full of Relaxing Looks
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50
Low-Tech Desert Chillers
Low-Tech Desert Chillers
The Outback Cooler by Jo Szczepanska Works with the Heat of the Sun
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49
Convenient Cookouts
Convenient Cookouts
The Pocket Grill Lets You Barbecue Whenever, Wherever
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48
Outdoor Hot Seats
Outdoor Hot Seats
The Chaheati Heated Camping Chair Keeps Bodies Warm
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47
Collapsible Silicone Kettle
Collapsible Silicone Kettle
The Cuissential SlickBoil is a Space-Saving Kitchen Necessity
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46
Fashionable Camping
Fashionable Camping
'South 2 West 8' Fall 2009 Editorial Has an Outdoor Theme
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45
Flameless Camping Cookers
Flameless Camping Cookers
The Stylish and Contemporary Jessica Damsma Outdoor Chef
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44
Facetious Campfire Confections
Facetious Campfire Confections
These S'mores Cookies are a Fun Take on a Camping Favorite
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43
Campfire Cake Pops
Campfire Cake Pops
Smore Pops by Big Bears Wife are a Mini Version of the Popular Fireside Treat
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42
Eco-Portable Dishwashers
Eco-Portable Dishwashers
David Stockton Provides Utensil Cleaning Capability Wherever You Go
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41
Suit-Up Sleeping Bags
Suit-Up Sleeping Bags
Stay Snuggly in The Napsack While Resting & Being On-the-Go
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40
Car-Home Camping Hybrids
Car-Home Camping Hybrids
swissRoomBox Makes Camping Amazingly Easy & Convenient
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39
Tempting Technicolor Tents
Tempting Technicolor Tents
FieldCandy Helps You Camp with Style
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38
Magnetic Wilderness Blades
Magnetic Wilderness Blades
SL1 Knife is the Essential Survival Gear for Adventurers
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37
Camping Couture
Camping Couture
The Dsquared2 Spring 2010 Collection Goes Bushwhacking
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36
Comfy Canopy-Covered Camping
Comfy Canopy-Covered Camping
Sleep Off the Ground Without Bug Bites in the Netted Cocoon Hammock
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35
Creative Campervan Toys
Creative Campervan Toys
Portable Playthings for Imaginative Infants
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34
Triple Threat Camping Gear
Triple Threat Camping Gear
The Tailgating Backpack Cooler Chair is a Travel Must-Have
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33
All-in-One Outdoor Armchairs
All-in-One Outdoor Armchairs
The Cobra Portable Sports Chair Offers Comfort Anywhere
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32
Upcycled Bonfire Pits
Upcycled Bonfire Pits
The Fire Ring Sets Aflame with Ease & Holds Your Drinks Conveniently
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31
Incognito Van Tents
Incognito Van Tents
The VW Camper Van Tent Lets Forest Hippies Camp Out in Style
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30
Sustainable Wilderness Shacks (UPDATE)
Sustainable Wilderness Shacks (UPDATE)
The Mudgee Permanent Camping Project is an Eco Marvel
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29
Classy Cocktail Campers
Classy Cocktail Campers
Brad Ford Creates the Ultimate Mobile Lounge
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28
Cultural Camper Packs
Cultural Camper Packs
Socially Conscious Ethnotek Bags' Travel Backpacks Conform to Desired Style
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27
Upcycled Outdoor Freezers
Upcycled Outdoor Freezers
Cardboard Cooler Boxes Chills in an Eco-Friendly Manner
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26
Convenient Camping Boats
Convenient Camping Boats
The Adhoc Folding Canoe is Perfect for a Day on the Lake
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25
Contemporary Camping BBQs
Contemporary Camping BBQs
Kanz's Field Kitchen K120 Series is a Gourmet Option for the Outdoors
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24
Modern Wilderness Menswear
Modern Wilderness Menswear
North Face FW 2011 Collection Preps for the Cold Outdoors
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23
Inflatable Camping Shelters
Inflatable Camping Shelters
The Cave Tent by Heimplanet Makes Spending Time in the Wild Easier
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22
DIY Fire-Breathing Handguns
DIY Fire-Breathing Handguns
Learn to Make the Badass Inferno Pistol Flamethrower
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21
Chic Camping Ensembles
Chic Camping Ensembles
The Cardigan Fall 2011 Lookbook is Full of Comfortably Stylish Outfits
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20
Capsule Campground Washrooms
Capsule Campground Washrooms
The Kit Set Shower Makes Cleanliness Convenient
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19
Hammocklike Tents
Hammocklike Tents
The Soft Goods Backpacking Shelter Saves Space on Hikes
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18
Aerial Outdoor Shelters
Aerial Outdoor Shelters
The Branch Tent Lets You Enjoy the Great Outdoors Above the Forest Floor
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17
Opulent Road Abodes
Opulent Road Abodes
The Opera Camper Defines Easy Living On-the-Go
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16
Eco-Conscious Campers
Eco-Conscious Campers
The Camping Car Offers an Eco-Freindly Adventure
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15
Cramped Crushed Campers
Cramped Crushed Campers
The Cricket Trailer is Full of Cute Character
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14
Motorcycle Camping Shelters
Motorcycle Camping Shelters
Redverz Tenere Expedition Tent Shields the Vehicle from Rain
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13
Camping Tent Backpacks
Camping Tent Backpacks
A Tent and Backpack in One for Less Bulkiness
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12
Multipurpose Luxury Shelters
Multipurpose Luxury Shelters
The Holtkamper Kyte Tent Trailer Redefines Convenience and Style
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11
Tent Labyrinths
Tent Labyrinths
The Gigwam by Dustin Toland Makes Community Camping Cozy
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10
Glowing Tents
Glowing Tents
The Orange Solar Tent Communicates With Other Campers
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9
Camper Karts
Camper Karts
Kevin Cyr Combines Grocery Shopping and Camping for Trailer Park Queens
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8
Convenient Camping Gear
Convenient Camping Gear
Carry Everything in One Place with the Backpack Bed
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7
Cork Camping Cabins
Cork Camping Cabins
The Dideia Tree House Puts a Stopper in Traditional Tent Design
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6
Expandable Campers
Expandable Campers
Forfreedom Caravan Offers a Comfortable Mobile Lifestyle
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5
Mini Mobile Living Campers
Mini Mobile Living Campers
The Lehman B Supertramp Explores a New Kind of Street Life
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4
Removable Car Campers
Removable Car Campers
The Detachable Volkswagen Amarok Camper Conversion
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3
Dewdrop Tents
Dewdrop Tents
Treetents are Ideal for Environmentalists
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2
Floating Mobile Tents
Floating Mobile Tents
The Nautic Sleeper Concept by Ruben Oya is Convenient
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Minimal Compact Campers
Minimal Compact Campers
The ‘Bufalino' Camper for the Minimalist Travelling Techie
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