It's been a few years since I've been camping, but I know how useful a gadget like this could be. The Peg-it from Aussie inventor Ross Merkel lets campers easily hammer in pegs in tough soil without breaking fingers or bending pegs.
Originally appearing on The New Inventors last August, the Peg-It is now a real product, available for $40. Essentially it's a cleverly designed tube that allows you to insert a peg, hammer down on the peg precisely without risking your fingers, and then remove the peg from the ground effortlessly when you're striking your tent at the end of your stay.
For $40, this is a bargain for anyone who spends time camping.