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The coolest outdoor tech gadgets

Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 15:26:10-04

Jesse Stay, or The Social Geek, shows us the latest and greatest when it comes to outdoor technology.

BioLite CampStove: $129.95 - charges a battery by heating sticks and wood, can also be used as a camp stove.

goTenna: $199 - allows each person with a goTenna to communicate by text and share GPS info from miles away without a cell phone connection.

Goal Zero: $199.97 - Yeti 150 - A plug-and-play, silent, fume-free generator for emergencies, camping, or wherever you need power. The Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator is a gas-free source of portable power to keep lights, phones and laptops powered on through any situation. The Nomad 20 Solar Panel is a
large foldable panel ensures you're collecting the most power from the sun for your gear. Utilize the built-in USB port or pair with a Goal Zero portable power pack to charge your gear day or night.

Light-A-Life 350 Light: Starting at $39.99 
Bright LED light with 350 Lumens, and adjustable shade for lantern or focus light. Plus high/low setting and integrated cord makes this the perfect light for every adventure. Adjustable shade design for broad area light or warm lantern light with high/low settings. Perfect for an outdoor camp or inside a tent. It requires a Power Pack like a Yeti 150 Solar Generator to power.

Lighthouse Mini LanternStarting at $59.99
Just like its big brother, the powerful Lighthouse Mini Lantern (a 2016 CES Innovation Award Honoree) and USB Power Hub commands attention and to prove that smaller is better. Adjust brightness and direction for extended run times, up to 500 hours on low. Fold-down legs for maximum light dispersion. Built-in hook and magnets for versatile mounting.

Petzl TIKKA RXP: $99.95
A compact, powerful, and intelligent multi-beam headlamp that uses one-of-a-kind Reactive Lighting to automatically adjust brightness and beam pattern to the environment. It uses USB-rechargeable lithium ion batteries and offers 215 lumen brightness. With its reactive lightning technology, lighting becomes powerful and intelligent: a sensor analyzes the ambient light and adjusts the beam pattern and brightness instantly and automatically to user requirements, thus optimizing burn time and reducing the need for manual operation.

Steripen Ultra: $69.24 - USB rechargeable UV light that kills 99.99% of germs in water. Can be charged with BioLite CampStove or Goal Zero chargers.

LifeStraw: $19.93 - straw that you can drink straight from a river/lake, filters out 99.99% of germs in water. For each one purchased, it helps provide water for kids in Africa.

National Park Week is April 16-24, and everyone can get in free at any National Park. People can learn more at In addition, every 4th grader can go to and get a free pass for them and their family to any National Park through August 31, 2016 (as many times as they want).