It looks like the crates of TNT from Kentucky’s Black Rock Powder Company will blow your place sky high but the fact is, they’re not explosives, just fire starters. Made from recycled sawdust & paraffin, these 8-inch long dynamite-style fire starter sticks come packed in a cedar wood crate & burn for 30 minutes.
For truly ultralight adventures, everything you carry must be multi-purpose and Vargo’s Titanium Bot definitely is. It’s a bottle & a pot: A one-liter vessel for your water and other drinks as well as a cookpot for making your meals. It weighs just 4.7 ounces—less than most standard water bottles.
One million shivering nights in the tent later & finally a sleeping bag heater has arrived. Ravean’s battery-powered wearable heated sleeping bag liner keeps you toasty from your hood to the tip of your toes, increasing the temperature rating of your current sleeping bag by 20 degrees. It’s also lightweight, washable, packable, & will even charge your phone.
The solar-powered Road Shower 2 mounts to your vehicle, providing pressurized hot & cold water wherever you roll. Use it for hot showers, doing dishes at camp, hosing off kids, pets, & gear & even as your drinking water supply. Fill it with water, pressurize it to 20 PSI with a bike pump or compressor & hit the road.
If you’re heading out for a night in the wilderness, the Austrian-designed Flying Tent is a super versatile outdoor shelter. It’s the world’s first all-in-one floating tent, bivy tent, hammock & rain poncho. As a tent it sets up in 7 seconds & offers a rain resistant fly that can be removed for stargazing through mosquito netting. Zip off the upper section & you’ve got a poncho. Weight: a very packable 2.6 lbs.
This nesting cutlery set from Vulcan Titanium does more than just get food into your face & keep plastic utensils out of the landfill. The tactical design offers multiple functions, 15 in addition to the utensils, including: hex wrenches, screwdriver, phone stand, bottle opener, match striker, & more.
The RokPak combines solar charging, battery charging and waterproof storage into an all-in-one lightweight, floatable and shockproof package to back you up on all your adventures. It’s got dual USB for charging your devices, a 12K mAh Li-Ion battery, an SOS beacon, solar panel, & multi-function LED flashlight.
For your minimalist survival kit, you’ll probably want some real matches, too, but this matchbook full of tiny, disposable LED flashlights will definitely shed some light on your emergency situation. The MBI lights are about the size of an actual match & burn for up to 8 hours. There’s also a magnet in the base of the match allowing them to stand up hands-free.
Foodies and culinary experts agree, there’s nothing like cooking in cast iron. Check around, you’ll see. The American made Field Skillet is a lighter-weight design with a smoother finish. It’s a size 8, with a 10.5” cooking surface, perfect for everyday use. A funded Kickstarter.
This cooler will keep ice for up to 4 days. And at 30-quarts capacity, that means about 20-pounds of long-lasting ice to keep the beers cold through the weekend & beyond. It’s also built tough with heavy-duty handles for easy transport and a lid that stays put with snap-shut latches.