THE QUIRKIEST CAMP ACCESSORIES THAT YOU (PROBABLY DON’T) NEED RIGHT NOW
Forget your standard lantern and waterproof jacket – we’ve gathered the weirdest and most wonderful camping accessories. Invest in them yourself, or delight a loved one with an impressive last-minute Christmas present.
Move over stubby holder: here’s a flashlight that can hold our booze. The VSSL Flask is lined with glass to preserve the taste and quality of your drink. Bonus: it even has a built-in compass that might come in handy after a big night. Check them out here.
This clever little creation ensures you’ll always be able to find a good spot to sit. Made of glass fibre reinforced polycarbonate and height-adjustable, it can be folded and unfolded in seconds. Grab one here.
Baby wipes are handy, but what about when you need a man-sized wipe? Epic Wipes have you sorted, with human size wipes that are 16 times larger than your regular wipe. Perfect for a shower on the go. They’re eucalyptus scented and super soft. And the best bit? They’re even reusable – and biodegradable. Take a peek here.
GRILL SERGEANT APRON
This apron is here to give you some serious barbecue cred. It’s kitted out with nine multi-purpose pockets, a built-in bottle opener, and a six-can bandolier. Perfect to stash your tools, sauces and spices – and a cold one or two. Buy yours here.
Tripping on a tent peg is up there with jamming your fingers in a car door. Luckily, a wise mind has come up with a nifty way to save you some pain. Grab a brightly-lit stakelight to secure your tent. The aluminium camping stakes have built-in LEDs with more than 10 hours of life, long enough to last you through a night’s quality, peaceful – and painfree – sleep. Find them here.
Not much beats a sleeping bag – apart from a sleeping onesie. It’s basically a warm hug all through the night – from marshmallows around the campfire right through to getting up for a toilet run. No more hopping from location to location. It even has removable booties and a kangaroo pocket to stash your goodies. See more here.
But first, coffee. For those nodding along at home, you know that having the right brew with breakfast can set the tone for the rest of the day. This nifty little Minipresso machine will not only fit in your suitcase, it also makes barista-quality coffee in an instant. You can even pop it in your backpack for a lunchtime pick-me-up. Take a look here.
LIGHT ’N GO BONFIRE
Set up this little beauty virtually anywhere and spark a bonfire with just one match. There’s no chemicals – simply kiln-dried birch with a paperboard firestarter. It will burn for more than an hour, and comes with handy handles for easy transportation. Pick one up at Bunnings.