iPod and Mini Stereo
Part of the joy of camping is the peace and serenity of nature, but that doesn't mean you can't liven the place up a bit. Fill up your iPod with a bunch of music that will satisfy both kids and adults (check out our article on 10 Family-friendly Songs for the Car for inspiration). You'll also need a portable iPod dock or speaker that's appropriate for outdoor use. There are a variety of options to choose from, at various price points, but two things to bear in mind are how long the batteries will last, and whether it's waterproof. Once you find the speaker to fit your needs, your family's camping trip will have its very own soundtrack.