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Camping techMemorial Day is the unofficial start to summer. What better way to enjoy warmer weather than spending the long weekend camping? But just because you're roughing it, that doesn't mean you need to abandon your tech. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi...
[MUSIC] Taking a shower while camping or backpacking may sound like an impossible luxury. But, the $100 Helio pressure shower can make that refreshing cleanse accessible. It's small and portable, but yet the tank is large enough for at least five minutes of steady water pressure. When it comes to drinking water, don't tempt fate with sketchy water and use the Camelbak All Clear. It uses a rechargeable UV system to purify 25 ounces of water in just 60 seconds. Each charge lasts long enough for 80 bottles. Biolite's KettleCharge is a small contraption that sits on a heat source, whether that's a stove or campfire, and can boil roughly 3 cups of water. The heat it generates fuels a USB outlet to power up your phone or tablet in minutes. Another great charging solution is Eton Scorpion, a solar powered radio and flashlight that can provide a charge and weather information. For 50 bucks this all in one gadget can provide the creature comforts you want, including a bottle opener and the emergency information you might need. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, cnet.com for CBS News. [MUSIC]