What's your favorite gadget that you can't live without?

Discussion in 'General Camping Discussion Forum' started by backwoodsmama, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Lance 1995

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    OOPS!
    I gave the wrong link to the FireStick.
    Here is the correct link:
    www.fire-stick.com
    Pretty handy gadget that I bet gets used a lot as we mostly dry camp.
     
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    billangiep Member

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    phantom_yj New Member

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    I love my Dometic Cabana, I can't imagine not taking it. I don't have a BAL yet, but that is my next must-have
     
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    BratsMuttsNFish New Member

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    socket-genie and drill
    step ladder

    but i want one of those swiss army knives
     
  5. colorado_camper

    colorado_camper Member

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    The one I would miss the most, if I didn't have it, would be my Coleman Hot Water On Demand (HWOD.) Runs on 1lb propane can and a 6v rechargeable battery, which I recharge during the day off my solar panel, and it can go anywhere. Hot water in 2 seconds. We use it for washing dishes, washing hands and showering.
     
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    So far,it's the Bal Leveler. Sure makes leveling so much easier! I can back up and put pup right where I want it,and unhook from truck, level and I'm done. No more backing up,and pulling forward,wife not being able to tell me what to do ( only time she's speechless!),and back up again. Makes life easier!
     
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    being use to tent camping and got to have coffee in the morning and at night sitting around, i would say my coffee press.
     
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    Flashlight and our Thermacell. I usually eat enough garlic to keep the bugs away, but with a 4 week old son on board with camping the Thermacell is now a must.

    To the person looking for a fire poker that you can blow through. I am a History teacher and I was at a Civil War Muster one time and found a blacksmith (works incredible ornamental iron!) that makes them. I think I paid 15$ for it and it works great! Anywhere you can find a smith is a good place to find one.
     
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    Tie between the BAL and my Browning Buckmark II stove + shelves + propane quick connect hose -- both pictured below:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. 94-D2

    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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  11. MarkoPolo

    MarkoPolo Lance 1995

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    Almost forgot the most useful of all....Gaffer Tape...It does everything duct tape does, but better. Doesn't leave a sticky residue, can be pulled off and re-used and tears into strips easily. Originally developed to tape things together on stage and movie sets, especially electric cords, hence used by "gaffers". I get mine from B & H Photo in N.Y.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/20009-REG/General_Brand_Gaffer_Cloth_Tape.html
    Great stuff.
     
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    ridenred333 New Member

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    Car keys [:O]
     
  13. Loraura

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    I was going to say BAL leveler, but the AC trumps that.

    It would be a pain to go back to using lynx blocks to level, but I could do it. There is no substituting for the air conditioning in Texas.
     
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    You should try Slacker radio, MUCH better than Pandora.
     
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    since this thread is 7 pages long [:(!]and started last year [:O]and me being a newbie [:)O]
    I learned about the bal leveler and think it is wonderful [8D].
    but if I had to pick a gadget it would be my computer/tablet
    so I can have access to this site because if it weren't for this site I would still be in a tent!! [CP]

    thanks all [ALPU] [TV] [SUN]
     
  16. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    Wow, just read this whole thread and folks have a lot of favorite gadgets!

    But not one person said a Dutch Oven!! When we do weekend trips it goes with us!!

    My other favorite gadget is my 2 burner Coleman stove.
     
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    So far,I think my favorite gadget is my Bal Leveler. I can back up,get trailer where I want it, unhook,and level by myself. No more backing up,pulling forward,putting lumber underneath, and backing up again. Saves time,arguments with my wife (she developes amnesia when trying to form words,as far as forward/back/stop.). Love that gadget!
     

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