The stainless steel makes it looks like one of those old timey camp lanterns from Grandpa’s cabin but instead of using lamp fuel & other outdated technologies to create that vintage ambience, the Forest Lantern uses a rechargeable 3-hour Li-Ion battery & an LED light.
Like the MRE field meals soldiers have been using for decades, the BaroCook system uses exothermic reaction packets to heat your food. Activated by water, these packets will boil water, and cook your dinner in the compact nesting containers, & they stay at 212º for up to 30 minutes. No fire.
Technology is shrinking pretty much everything. The Spark SPI sleeping bag from Sea To Summit really could not get any more minimal. It features 850+ loft goose down and an ultralight 10D shell but still allows you to pack & compress it down to the size of a large grapefruit. via
The only thing lighter than the Vertex campstove is no campstove. It’s made of tempered stainless steel, and packs down smaller than a trailmap, weighing only 1.8 ounces. You still need to bring the fuel, but it’s versatile, using either superlight Esbit fuel tablets or the popular and also puny, Trangia alcohol burner.
Until now, year-round campers have had no choice but to buy multiple sleeping bags for keeping sufficiently warm or cool depending on the time of year. Now Kammok has come up with a solution to the multi-bag issue. Their new modular sleeping bag uses an interchangeable baffle system that lets you add or subtract fill to change the warmth rating.
Unless it happens to be a cloudy day or nighttime, the Tinder Hot Box solar fire starter could be a lifesaver. But when the sun is shining, this simple little device will start a fire in a matter of minutes with no moving parts, fuel, or batteries to worry about. The tinder box is also airtight and watertight so your firestarting materials will stay dry in any weather.
With 120-square feet of floor space plus screened windows & doors and a full-height ceiling, this tent is more like a Cordura cabin. It’s built to sleep 8 but will be perfect for just the two of you.
Backpackers know that when it comes to gear, weight is everything. And for cooking up hot meals at camp it doesn’t get much more minimalist than this collapsible camp stove from Littlbug. Made up of 4 pieces of Laser-cut stainless steel it quickly pops together & gives you the option of using natural biomass fuels or a trusty, old Sterno can.
The BioLite campstove is an award-winning design that burns biomass instead of gas to cook camp meals and charge electronics. By the looks of their latest add-on, the KettlePot, this ultra-efficient camp cooking system just keeps getting better. The kettle design makes boiling and pouring hot drinks fast & easy and also works as a thermos to keep them warm.