Smarter Living - Festival & Outdoor Living Competition

Posted by British Gas in Our World, Smarter Living, Renewable Energy, Solar


The festival season is officially upon us as the UK embarks on months of live music, camping and travelling. Life in a tent is always eventful and provides the perfect opportunity to explore some innovative smarter living kit!

Eco Arc is great family run company based in Cornwall dedicated to green living, providing a variety of products and tips that give a helping hand for a greener existence. With a strong focus on the outdoor lifestyle, ideal for festivals and travelling, here are a few innovative products perfect for the summer season:

The Rocket Stove from Stovetec in the USA is a fantastic addition to outdoor living. A rugged and robust bit of kit, this stove is ultra efficient and uses a fraction of the fuel that a conventional campfire or BBQ would use.


And check out the Firefly wind up and rechargeable 19 LED light enabling you to enjoy the freedom of mobile light everywhere you go.

The light has 3 settings - full power, half power and red flashing modes for different applications. This cleverly designed torch is also perfect for hanging in tents or attaching to vehicles through the use of the powerful magnet and hook.

Perfect for helping you dig your PJs out the bottom of your rucksack in the dark!

The Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack is a streamlined bag perfect for holding all your essentials for a day trip. A padded laptop sleeve and sizable front pocket keeps everything secure and in easy reach. And with 4 Watts of power it will quickly charge all your handheld electronics.

To put that into a real life context, 4 Watts of solar power (which is about 1 hour in sun) equals 3 hours of talk time on your mobile phone. And that could come in very handy if you lose your mates at a festival!

To be entered into a prize draw to win one of these amazing solar powered backpacks, just email us your name and address to:

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Hi Colin The competition ended at midnight last night - hope you got your entry in! Thank you Laura


When does the comp end?