All grey nomads camping in remote areas face the ongoing challenge of how to keep their electronic devices charged and their campsite lit up on those beautiful Outback evenings.

The march of technology is, of course, making the task ever easier, and just when you thought you had seen it all, along comes something so clever and yet so simple that you just have to shake your head in wonder. Enter the lighted tent pole!

The 200T tent pole from Doble Outdoors is essentially a set of LED lights encased in an extendable steel pole. In­side the pole are four internal lithium ion phosphate bat­teries which are charged via a compact 5w solar panel. The batteries, which take about six hours to fully charge, will last up to 250 hours depending on how much light you require.