By Deborah Burley

Who says that the end of summer and festival season means that we shouldn’t get out into the open air and camp throughout the winter? The wind may be enough to blow your tent away, you may experience torrential downpours and maybe even snow. But as long as you’ve got the gadgets to get you through any tricky situation then you’re quite happy, right?

Or, maybe like us, you’ll opt for a  Bed and Breakfast until spring.  Whatever your trekking style, make sure you’ve got our top energy-efficient products with you…

Five must-have items for when you’re out in the wilderness

Eton Scorpion

 This is the ultimate camping tool. It has a torch, a USB charger, an audio line output (AUX), a built in flashlight, a weather band radio and even a bottle opener for those crucial beers!

POWERplus bear lantern

With a traditional look and durable build, the bear can be charged through four different power sources. It has an impressive 24 LED light which means that the light will shine for up to four hours. Plenty of time to get your camp fire songs in before lights out.

POWERplus lynx dynamo


 The solar and dynamo powered Lynx may have a stylish white finish but it is certainly not just a pretty face: the heavy-duty radio with AM and FM frequencies looks like it’s ready to take on just about any weather condition  and it’ll also charge your mobile phone.

POWERplus cobra

When you’re exploring the great outdoors you’ll probably be on the move a lot, which is why the POWERplus Cobra is so useful – you can attach it to your backpack during the day to collect optimum solar power and charge your gadgets as you go.

POWERplus seal weather station

It may be a stylish weather station for your home, but you can take this on your adventures too. It’s solar powered so there’s no need for batteries and it’s a great gadget to have when planning those weather dependant activities.