Up Your Camping Game: Four New Essentials

Be better-prepared than a Boy Scout with these items on your next camping trip:

> Chill Out: The Coolest Cooler, a Kickstarter success story on wheels, brings the party with a blender, Bluetooth speakers, LED lid light, USB charger, and a built-in bottle opener.

> Dine in (Solar) Style: Dinner in 20 minutes? The GoSun Stove’s evacuated glass tube absorbs and insulates sunlight to get shish kebabs cooked quickly, even on cloudy days, without fuel.

> Let There Be Light: Click the button of the Big Agnes “mtnGLO” tent to turn on LEDs sewn into the ceiling and walls, or retrofit an old tent with a clip-on kit.

> Stay Connected: The portable GoTenna turns smartphones into walkie-talkies that send and receive texts via low-frequency radio signal, up to 50 miles apart.

Katie Knorovsky (on Twitter @TravKatieK) is an editor at large at National Geographic Traveler. This piece first appeared in the magazine’s June/July 2015 issue.