If you're like me, you view camping as a chance to get outside and think about anything other than work. As entrepreneurs, office workers, and business experts we know that it's sometimes important to change our perspective (and our location) to foster new ideas.
To help you choose the best gear for a weekend getaway, here are some of the latest and best products. If you use this gear, drop me an email about how it all worked out.
1. Zenbivy Light Bed (Price Varies)
The Zenbivy Light Bed is the latest version of this camping bed, which includes a quilt, sheet, pillow, and a stuff sack. The idea is to mimic your bed at home. Zenbivy makes different versions for 40-degree, 25-degrees, and 10-degrees at different price points.
2. Goal Zero Yeti 200x Power Station ($300)
With 187 watt-hours available at a campsite, the Goal Zero Yet 200x is capable of fully charging your smartphone up to 20 times and your laptop four times. It has ports for both normal USB and USB-C along with a normal power outlet for a laptop.
3. Primus Onja Stove ($150)
Another campsite friendly product, this Primus Onja stove has a backpack strap so it's highly portable. The design is unusual--it doesn't even look like a stove at first glance. The portable camp has two burners that require 100g, 230g or 450g gas canisters.
4. Kammok Burro Roll 26
I'm testing out this camping pack from Kammok that you can seal from the elements. It's meant to be light and campsite friendly, although I was able to stuff some overnight clothes, a few gadgets, and my laptop inside (since there's a padded compartment) with no problems.
5. GSI Outdoors Gourmet Pourover Java Set ($40)
I'm a huge fan of this outdoor pour-over coffee set, which includes the grinder, a cone, a cover, and a mixing spoon. Coffee tastes amazing because you are grinding at the site. GSI Outdoors makes rugged outdoor gear you can haul to your site. I also like their drip coffee-maker that you use with ground coffee.
6. Otterbox Elevation 14
One final product to bring along is the new Otterbox Elevation 14 mug. It's a good match for the coffee grinder I mentioned. The mug has a copper lining to help keep your beverage cold and a large handle to make sure you get a good grip in the morning.