This simple cardboard shelf makes starting fires easier. In part, because it’s designed to promote airflow and elevates the base of your fire off the ground but also because it is water-resistant & treated with a slow-burning flammable chemical. So even if it’s raining and it’s your first time, you can still earn your fire-starting badge.
The Rumpl blanket is like a tech sleeping bag without the zipper. Made of ripstop nylon and treated with DWR water-repellent coating, it features lightweight synthetic fill, so it will definitely work outdoors as well as out-perform your regular indoor blankie.
The Solo Stove Campfire burns biomass like twigs, sticks, and leaves to cook your camp meals. Its unique airflow design makes it super efficient, burning less fuel and cooking hotter than similar stoves. At 9-inches tall & 7-inches in diameter & weighing just 2 pounds, it’s small enough to bring backpacking. A fully funded Kickstarter campaign.
Lighter and smaller than any other hammock on the market, the Hummingbird Hammock weighs just 5.2 ounces yet holds up to 300 lbs. It’s made from ripstop nylon parachute material and is suspended by its 1000 lb. Spectra end loops w/ super strong Soft Link Carabiners. Made in the USA.
Modeled after the hanging nest of the Weaver Bird, the Cacoon is an outdoor shelter that will hang from any large tree branch and house up to two people. Available in 3 sizes and a variety of colors.
The reflective, heat-retaining Shelter from VSSL could be the one thing standing between you and hypothermia. Lost or injured, this little shelter could be a lifesaver. It comes stored in an 8-inch long by 2-inch diameter aluminum tube that is also an LED flashlight. Put it in the pack and leave it in there.
It contains 10 LED lights that brighten up a 15sq. foot area for 6-12 hours on a full charge. Clean, sustainable, waterproof, shatterproof. And when you buy one LUCI, you can also “give” another at a discounted rate, which LUCI will send to people in energy-impoverished areas across the globe, where they replace costly, polluting kerosene lights.
If you’re sick of running into hairy, naked weirdos at the hot springs, take your evening soak back at camp instead. This 225-gallon portable, collapsible tub with optional heating coil will definitely turn up the heat on your campground nightlife.
Having all your survival essentials together in one place makes it harder to forget that one thing you will inevitably forget. This kit from VSSL is an 8-inch long by 2-inch diameter tube made of anodized aluminum that carries your supplies: fire starters, fishing tackle, reflective trail markers, a wire saw, water purifiers, and so on.