• Stay safe and comfortable with new travel gadgets while camping or hiking

    2010-02-25

    Every year millions of travelers take to the wild to "rough it" on camping trips and hikes throughout the world, and every year millions of travelers are underprepared for the challenges that await them. Fortunately, a series of new travel gadgets can help turn any camping trip into the safe and relaxing experience that it was meant to be.

    One thing many campers and hikers fail to recognize is the danger posed by overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. To help assess the danger and prepare accordingly, Thinkgeek.com has introduced the UV Monkey, a small key ring gadget that can actually read the UV levels of the area and tell travelers when they can use solar battery chargers or when they should apply sunscreen.

    Travelers seeking to eat on the run, but leery of the potential extra weight and bulk from a set of bowls or plates might consider investing in the Squishy Bowl Set, a collection of durable rubber bowls that can fold into one another and are virtually weightless.

    The BodyGard Self-Powered Emergency Tool can prove to be a must-have for travelers due to its versatility. This all-in-one gadget is simultaneously a flashlight, emergency flasher, digital FM radio, sonic alarm, compass, signaling mirror and cell phone charger, and can be powered by hand crank.

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