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.
When raccoons pillage your food supply, the Zubin Axe will keep you completely covered until the Park Rangers swing back through on their 4-wheeler. It’s a multi-tool survival walking stick with stainless steel accessories including an axe, saw, spear, fishing spear, and even a sling-shot.
Even when all your gear is wet, the lighter is empty and your firesteel is lost in the mulch 8 miles back down the trail, if you’ve got Flint Laces, you’ve got fire. They’re bootlaces but each lace tip holds a 1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. Pop the cap, strike the rod with a steel edge & you’re blazing.
Cooking flesh on the end of a stick over an open fire becomes at least one level more civilized when you place the carcass between the welcoming jaws of Grandpa’s FireGrill, a collapsible, packable stainless camp cooker that attaches to any stick offering a more secure way to do dinner caveman style.
Unlike a solar panel, this off-grid power supply will come in handy at night. Place the base of the unit on a burner and this 10-watt charger will power up your USB devices as fast as a wall socket while also providing potable water or cooking your dinner at the same time.
Originally designed to assist downed pilots in creating a potentially life-saving fire in inhospitable environments, the Überfire works just as well for lazy dudes who just want to make a campfire as easily as flicking a Bic. The jelly-like fuel is completely hydrophobic and will start your blaze with a single spark even using wet tinder and firewood.