The Ghillie camping kettle has a hollow core that holds a small fire of twigs, leaves & other natural biomass fuels as well as the water you need boiled. Fill it with water, then build your fire inside and in 3-5 minutes you’ll be boiling. Nicknamed a “volcano kettle” the Ghillie was designed in the UK and is available in 3 sizes: .5-liter, 1-liter, & 1.5- liter.
Instead of surrounding you like a cocoon, Nemo’s Cloudview hammock is designed to give you a wide-open view of your surroundings. It features Layflat patterning in the fabric as well as Spreader bars to open it up & provide a beach chair-like posture. And while you’re taking it all in, there’s also an integrated no-spill drink holder & a pocket for your phone or tablet.
Machined from a solid piece of 6061 aluminum with brass end caps, the Fire Piston is a unique fire starting tool whose origins can be traced back to the mid-1700′s. It uses the heat generated from rapidly compressing the air to ignite a piece of tinder, which can then be used to light kindling. 3 styles are available—including two which feature a built-in ferro rod and striker. Small for EDC or any emergency kit, pack or “go bag.” Made In the USA.
In most places, making a campfire on the ground will damage topsoil and groundcover, so it’s often illegal. But with the Kamoto Openfire Pit from Primus you can enjoy the warm glow of a wood campfire without doing damage or being labeled an idiot by an angry park ranger. The compact, fold-up design is made of stainless & powder coated steel and offers wind protection. An ashtray underneath leaves the ground unharmed.
The Skycamp rooftop tent gives you a comfy, windproof & waterproof shelter with a king-size bed interior that provides enough space for up to 4 adults & 2 kids. A universal mounting system means it will work on most crossbar rack systems & its clamshell design makes for effortless set-up. There’s also a rooftop window for stargazing. Another funded Kickstarter.
When you want to kick back and relax but you also need ultra-lightweight and minimal, there’s this: The Slingback Chair from Mountainsmith is a backcountry lounger made of durable cordura that sets up with your trekking poles. When you’re ready to get back on the trail, roll it up & go. Weighs just 4.75 ounces.
For use in the backyard or the campsite, the Linger Side Table from Kelty is a lightweight, packable, & stable surface. It’s got anodized aluminum shock-cord legs that snap together with zero effort and a roll-up cordura surface that’s rugged and beer-spill resistant. Weighs just over 2lbs. & packs away into a slim stuff sack.
Constructed with ultralight 100% nylon ripstop Pertex Quantum fabric and filled with 850-fill-power sustainably-sourced Traceable Down, the 850 model is a lightweight 3-season mummy bag and features Patagonia’s expedition-proven center-zip design. Weight is just 32 ounces. Rated to 19ºF it is available in short, regular & long lengths for perfect fit & maximum comfort.
The award-winning & wood-burning BioLite CampStove’s latest upgrade features 50% more power for your devices, an integrated battery, and an updated LED dashboard. Its fan heats a smokeless fire that boils water in just minutes and then uses excess heat to generate 3W of electricity its stores in its 2600mAh battery for output to your phone, tablet and more via 2 USB ports.
For off-grid portable power & bright LED light in an amazingly lightweight package, it doesn’t get much easier than this inflatable solar lantern & phone charger from LuminAID. Weighing just 8.5 ounces & just 1” thick, it inflates into a 6” cube lantern with a 150-lumen output and 50-hour battery life. Charge it up in the sun or use its micro USB input for home charging. Its USB input powers up your phone, tablet & other devices.