Growing up when we went camping we always roughed it. We always stayed in a tent, we never stayed at an actual campground, we packed in everything we needed including water, and packed everything back out. To me, that is "real" camping. As an adult, I admit I enjoy a few conveniences like staying at a campground with toilets and water spigots. Regardless of how you camp, I have come to the decision that everyone needs a battery inverter while camping.
This post is sponsored by Ryobi Outdoor but all opinions and ideas are 100% my own :)
Why You Need A Battery Inverter While Camping
We camp every year. Mostly it is just up the canyon that is near us but we also love to explore other places like McCall, Idaho, Yellowstone, Bear Lake, and the Redwoods.
For years we just laid a blanket under our sleeping bag. But I'm getting older and even in a nice bed I "feel it" in the morning, so a few years ago we got this air mattress. Normally we had to blow it up using the van as power and then drag it to the tent. Then when we wanted to deflate it, we had to drag it back to the van. Such a pain! And it would get all dirty in the process. Especially since most of the spots we go, the parking is far from the tent site. Now we can do it right in our tent!
We go camping to unplug and take a break from the stresses of the world, however it is nice to have a phone. We really only use it as a camera but when hiking it is nice to have maps as well.
When I was a about 12 I started going camping with uncles and cousins. They had been doing a Fathers and Sons camp out and I thought it was only fair to have a Fathers and Daughters camp out too. One year they brought a big, heavy generator and we had an outdoor movie. I thought it was the coolest thing ever to be in the mountains, surrounded by trees, and watching a movie.
I recently bought a new projector so we tested it out on our last camp out :)
This 300-Watt inverter has one USB-A outlet, one USB-C outlet and one 120-Volt wall outlet. It also has an LED light and acts as a flashlight. It works with Ryobi's 40 volt batteries and is available at Home Depot.
This inverter is going to get some good use in our backyard as well. Since our yard is very deep, we have to use two of our very long extension cords and borrow one from the neighbor and we still can't quite get all the way back. This solves that problem! We also don't have any outlets one the outside of our house since our home was built in the 1930s.
We have talked about adding string lights to another place in our yard but it is too far from the house and we don't have a way to power it...until now! Since string lights are not used every day, we can just plug them into the inverter when we need to use them!
Ryobi has offered to give away one 300-Watt Battery Inverter :) Enter below using the Rafflecopter Widget. Email me if you run into any issues.
You must be at least 18 years old to enter. You must be a resident of the USA to enter. The giveaway will go from July 23, 2020 until July 30, 2020. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen. The shipping of the prize is the responsibility of the company, in this case Ryobi.
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Jennifer Van Der Heide
This would be so handy to have around the house!
I would use it when we go camping.
Sounds amazing love your posts
plenty of scouting adventures I need a big battery or when camping with family
I would love to have a battery converter. My daughter and her family just bought a camper and I’m sure it will come in handy. Plus to be able to use my sander without that long extension cord.
What a handy item. I would use it in my little 1950 camp trailer.
Rosa L. Garrett
Thanks Stacy for the chance to win this amazing gift! We love to camp (with conveniences of course) and this would come in handy for many things.
I love this! I would totally use this for our camping trips to plug in my instant pot and for a fan at night! Thanks so much for the chance to win! <3
Okay, there is so many cool things in this post.
Do you pack up a movie screen and projector? I think I need those things.
And, the battery inverter sounds amazing during Christmas too with all the lights. What's the price point on these little power guys? Great post! Laura in Colorado
Oh this would come in handy around the farm and for the horse trailer where we have no power.
This would be so helpful when camping. Thanks for the ideas.
Like you I no longer love sleeping without comfort!
This is awesome! We love camping and we love ryobi tools. This would come in so handy!
I am new to your blog and I love it!! I had no idea about a battery inverter. Very cool!
I would use it to power tools in the garden. No long extension cord. Yeah!
My family loves camping as well. I'd totally take this on our next campout!
I didn’t know such a thing existed. This would be so great for when we dry camp in the desert,
I would use it to blow up my inflatable kayak.
I would love one of these inverters to use out in my big yard or in my barn (limited power) for all my projects...didn't know this product existed! Thank you for the giveaway!
i would use it for everything but mostly to power up gardening stuff .
That would be so handy for camping! Love the movie in the woods.
What a great giveaway! Would be so useful.
I would use this to charge our devices while on day trios and camping.
Anne Marie Cronin
This would be a great addition for a day at the beach! Power up the mixer and mudslides all around!
This would be awesome to win
This would come in handy for a lot of things around here. Camping first though. My son is 7 and really loves to camp!. Thanks for the chance!
We do annual movie-under-the-stars with friends in our back yard so this would be perfect for setting up our projector and other things. Thank you for the chance!
There are many areas on our small farm that are a long way from a power source - this battery inverter would be ideal! Thanks for the chance to win!
I would use this for some appliances while camping
I would use this for camping! So cool!
I would love to have this for camping! What a great resource!
We really enjoy camping and this would make it so much fun.
I would use it to power entertainment outdoors on our back porch.
We could use it for phones when camping, or when we need a little power out at our chicken coop.
So many great uses! I would imagine it could be handy in a power outage as well.
So many possibilities around our yard for the inverter. From heating the chicken coop in winter, to using it for Grandkids camping in backyard.
This would be so handy for my husband's DIY projects or for when we go camping!
I would love to take this camping! We just got a little trailer & I love how we’re self contained when we camp during Covid
So handy for camping!
What a handy tool!
I would use it for camping with the grandkids.
I can relate to your camping story about the bed! But I also imagine now how useful it would be to have a good light at night, outside, anywhere we needed it to go, without a cord to trip on.
definitely would use while camping!. It would also be a great power backup for my cpap machine during power outages.
Definitely would use for camping
This would be such a great addition to camping for us! We’re doing a lot more of it these days because...well 2020. 😉 Thank you for the opportunity! ❤️
I had no idea there was such a thing as this battery pack! Awesome!
Camping! I’d definitely put this to good use. What a great giveaway.
I’d use it in the back yard mostly. We have an old house with no outdoor outlets.
Such a handy thing to have around!
So helpful taking tubes to the river to float. We have an air compressor but it needs to plug in, and just like the air mattress, the outlet is always too far away!
I'd use it to power lighting in my backyard shed.
The outdoor movies are so fun! I'd be interested to hear which projector you went with.
We have a travel trailer that we use to go camping, but we are often off the beaten path, meaning we don't have access to the shoreline power you get at a KOA. The propane will fuel some things, but we don't want to waste it for lights. This inverter would be a great supplement/.
What an awesome piece of equipment that Ryobi has made. Goodness it can do almost anything! It would be an essential part of our camping experience!
It would be great for powering outdoor lights when camping, and also for a nebulizer for asthma, if needed.
My air mattress!
Would be great for going camping.
That would come in handy, looks like a good trip.
Awesome, a must for any camping trip or the upcoming hurricane season here in florida
I would use this around the yard and the garage. Would be perfect during a storm as well.
We love camping, this would be so helpful!
My husband farms and this would be handy for him to use.
Outdoor movie sound fun! I'd like to use the Ryobi to power an outdoor projector. Thanks for the giveaway!