Who wouldn't need a few modern conveniences while away enjoying the good outdoors? Due to solar power technology, campers can up their comfort and convenience level a bit by packing some solar-powered things. Read on for a few recommended items to take along on your next camping trip.

1.Use a solar lantern to produce light

The K-Light solar lantern, made by Pisat, is the same size and weight as a full can of soda and has two output settings—one that uses 16 LEDs or the economy mode that uses 8 LEDs.

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It is charged through a separate solar panel and the higher output provides one hour of light for every hour of charge. In the lower mode, it provides 2 hours of use for one hour of charge.

2. For hiking journeys, get a solar-powered backpack

Having a backpack that is solar-powered means that you can charge up a notebook computer or mobile phone while you are far into the woods with no outlet in sight. Most go with a lithium polymer battery that's built into a detachable solar panel that is placed within the backpack. A USB output comes with the battery thus you'll be able to plug in whatever cord came with your device to have it charge through your backpack.

3. Get some portable solar panels

Mobile solar panels are a simple and packable way to harness the sun’s rays while camping. These panels, created by Sunlinq and are offered in mats and are as thin as a blanket or even notebook paper.

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You can roll them up and put them in a tube or fold them and throw them in with your camping gear. There is a bit of rigidity to the panels, therefore, you can bend them a bit to adjust to the direction of the sun. They only need to be placed on top of your car or recreational vehicle or even on the ground to collect the energy that may be used later.

4. Try a solar light Sun jar for a mellow light at night

This handy device is ideal for those nights once everyone is hanging around the campsite and they need some mood lighting however there is no outlet offered.

You set the Sun jar, which seems like a sun jar to create sun tea, anywhere outside in direct sunlight, thus it can collect light all day. After a time, the battery charges itself and the sun jar gives off a pleasant muted yellow-orange light. The jar includes a frosted surface that enables it to diffuse glare-free lighting.

5. Have a solar-powered camping shower

A solar energy camping shower provides a relaxing hot shower at the end of a long day. All you need is a consistent day of sunshine and the bag containing the water can heat up and since it's black, it'll absorb the foremost quantity of sunshine.

That light, once absorbed, turns into heat and that heat is transferred to the water. It is going to go on heat up as long because the sun is shining on it but it still keeps the water warm even after the sun has stopped shining on it. It’s a great luxury to own once there's no heating source for a hot or warm shower while on the camping grounds.