Camping

    At Home in the Wild: The Barebones Lodge Tent at werd.com

    At Home in the Wild: The Barebones Lodge Tent

    Posted in Camping and Gear

    Technically speaking this is a tent, though it’s more like a soft-sided cabin. Built tough enough to handle 1000 pounds of snow load and 90 MPH winds, the 180 sq. ft. Lodge Tent can accommodate up to 12 people and features windows & doors front & back, all with screens. There’s also a built-in stovepipe port to let the smoke out while keeping the heat in.

    OtterBox Venture Coolers Are Certified Bear-Proof at werd.com

    OtterBox Venture Coolers Are Certified Bear-Proof

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    OtterBox is known for its indestructible phone cases and now they’re making coolers that are just as tough. Bear proof actually. The new line of Venture coolers—offered in 25, 45 & 65 quart sizes—feature certified bear resistant construction with sturdy latches, anti-slip rubber feet and an assortment of available accessories.

    The Lightweight, Portable Bison Rolling BBQ Grill is Good To Go at werd.com

    The Lightweight, Portable Bison Rolling BBQ Grill is Good To Go

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    This portable grill from Bison rolls up into a compact pouch, making it a solid choice for backpacking, fishing, and other outdoor adventures where cooking over an open fire is an ideal option. The modular design is simple to set-up and break down and features a stick-free Teflon-coated cooking surface. This makes it easier for both cooking & cleaning. Height is adjustable for getting proper cook temps and it weighs just 1.2 pounds.

    A Traditional Fire Striker Kit Designed for Years of Use at werd.com

    A Traditional Fire Striker Kit Designed for Years of Use

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    The Konvoy SG Carbon Steel Fire Striker Kit is a traditionally crafted striker built for all sorts of outdoor firestarting scenarios—hunting, camping, survival, whatever. It’s got a wide striking blade and the high-quality carbon steel produces maximum spark with minimal strike. English flint pieces provide that spark. It’s designed to endure 50,000 strikes—that’s years upon years of consistent firestarting. The entire kit is contained in a leather hip pouch.

    The Ghillie Camping Kettle Heats From the Inside Out at werd.com

    The Ghillie Camping Kettle Heats From the Inside Out

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    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.

    A More Social Hammock: The Nemo Cloudview at werd.com

    A More Social Hammock: The Nemo Cloudview

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    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.

    The Fire Piston is a Proven Fire-Starting Tool at werd.com

    The Fire Piston is a Proven Fire-Starting Tool

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    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.

    This Portable Firepit Brings the Heat Without Breaking the Rules at werd.com

    This Portable Firepit Brings the Heat Without Breaking the Rules

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    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.

    Here’s That Rooftop Tent You’ve Been Dreaming About at werd.com

    Here’s That Rooftop Tent You’ve Been Dreaming About

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    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.

    A Packable Camp Side Table You Can Take Everywhere at werd.com

    A Packable Camp Side Table You Can Take Everywhere

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    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.

    Patagonia Puts Decades of Know-How & Field-Proven Technologies Into Building a Better Bag at werd.com

    Patagonia Puts Decades of Know-How & Field-Proven Technologies Into Building a Better Bag

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    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.