What could be a hobby accessory to one man or woman in the developed world could be a life-saver for someone in dire need. There is a lot of cross over between products developed for the use of campers in the West and the products that are needed in developing countries and in disaster zones. Here are just five of the great products that are not just enhancing the world of camping but are also helping those in need and even saving lives:
Biolite are on a mission to bring energy everywhere. Energy improves health, combats climate change, enables communication and education, generates income, and empowers women. Creating access for a growing world population has become one of the biggest opportunities of our time. This ethical company focusses on three areas of technology: cooking, electrical charging and light. Their stoves improve indoor cooking conditions in the developing world, and also provides electrical charging capability for LED lights and mobile phones. The Biolite Nanogrid, chargeable from the stove, can provide multi-room lighting from a single hub.
GoSun Sport saves lives with solar cooking. They provide clean, safe and viable cooking solutions, not just for campers, but world wide. They have come up with solutions for areas where fuel shortage can be a real problem. Every GoSun sold subsidizes the sale of a GoSun to the people who can benefit the most in the developing world.
Gravity light’s mission is to eliminate kerosene lamps and their damaging effects and to provide safe and clean lighting for those one in five people around the globe who do not have access to electricity and likely will not have it for at least the next 20 years. The Gravity light uses gravity to produce electricity to power a light. A dropping weight takes seconds to lift and generates light for twenty minutes.
Safe water should not be an issue. But around the world, potable water is a major concern and will continue to be in the face of global warming and climate change. Through water purifying innovation, Lifestraw are driving sustainable access to safe drinking water around the globe. The LifeStraw technology has been developing over the last twenty or so years and is helping more and more people in distaster zones and developing nations.
Tentsile Tree Tents
Tentsile are committed to working with and supporting organisations around the world, donating tents to flood relief efforts, or sending tents to orang-utan sanctuaries in Asia, or campaigning against deforestation in the Amazon. Their innovative tents that can be suspended between trees can be used in disasters and to reduce pressures on forest environments through providing low impact travel options. For every tent purchased, they plant three trees.
These are just some of the products which are bringing relief to people all over the world as well as bringing joy and delight to keen campers.