Before you go all in & start construction on that wilderness cabin you’ve always dreamed of, you should go into the forest and hang out there for a while; see how you like it. In a Tree Tent you can do it, literally. These portable, orb-shaped shelters hang suspended in the forest canopy, offering all the comforts of a little cabin hideaway while giving you a view like you’ve never had before.
Any campout that doesn’t allow for nearby parking means you’ll have to pack your gear into camp. In these scenarios, the lighter your pack the more enjoyable the jaunt. This ultralight and super-strong 2-person tent from MSR is purpose built for fast-and-light adventures. It features a Durashield coating to keep you dry, a simple 2-pole pitch, and a vented rainfly that provides airflow and exterior storage.
Bring your knives back from Dullsville with this pocket-sized blade sharpener. The versatile design features multiple elements to re-condition all types of blades: serrated, filet, regular, and gut hooks.
Strap this American-made, Pendleton wool blanket to the front of your vintage chopper and hit the open road or throw the leather sling over your shoulder and amble into the wilderness with your woman. It’s a blanket, go do blanket stuff with it.
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a stiff vodka & soda after a few hours slogging up a hiking trail loaded down with a backpack. And if your pack happens to contain a Carbonator Bottle, you can mix yourself up that cocktail in seconds flat. The bottle design features an activator cup where you pour in the carbonating powder, then simply shake it and start sipping a bubbly beverage.
Conquering the main goal in taking your lady camping depends entirely on maintaining that “rugged, outdoor-type” mystique that vanishes the instant she realizes you have no idea how to set up the tent. To ensure that you actually do get her into said tent, Kelty has developed an inflatable tent design that allows even the most clueless to pitch it in under a minute. Available Spring 2013.
Some wannabe Rambo-types really like roughing it, but most of us would rather spend our time in the great outdoors with a few creature comforts. The Zippo Outdoor line makes camp cooking, fire starting, and chilling outdoors considerably more comfortable. A wind-proof stove, a 4-in-1 axe/saw/hammer tool, and a rugged LED lantern are just a few pieces in this new collection.
By reducing the weight of essential backpacking gear, you’ll be able to carry more of the really essential stuff: box wine and tall cans. The Bot is a screw-top titanium container that functions as both a bottle and a cooking pot and it fits in one water bottle pocket. You know what to put in the other pocket. Source
We all like to eat out. With a portable aluminum table that seats six, you can take your little dinner party down to the beach or the park or wherever you want.
The quest for not just acceptable but easy & awesome camp coffee could end right here. The Coffeebrewer is a portable pouch that’s basically a 1-piece French Press for coffee connoisseurs on the go. Simply add hot water to the pouch, let it brew for 5 minutes, then pour it, pound it, and hit the trail. Source