MILWAUKEE -- Just because you’re in the wilderness doesn’t mean you have to ditch the tech. These gadgets keep you charged up, well fed and in touch even while you’re outside the signal zones.
The BioLite Camp Stove comes with many accessories and is great for backpackers because of its slim design. $130
Fireside Provisions has an assortment of meals you can take on your trip. They come packed in a box and easy to car with you. there is an array of different meal packs and a la carte items. Prices may vary.
The Eton Scorpion II is a great gadget to carry with you in the wilderness. The flashlight has many uses and includes a radio, USB charger, and bottle opener. $60
The Nemo Helio Pressure Shower is a great, light weight shower that can provide you with a good wash. Pump up the system with your foot and you get pressure just like your home shower. $100
Bonus: Download an app called AllTrails to help you find cool hikes and bike routes. Search by location, features and sort by Easy, Moderate or Hard.