After a long day on the trail, kicking your feet up by the campfire feels great but not if you have to sit on the hard, wet ground. This compact folding camp stool from Grand Trunk will keep your keister comfy. And weighing just 22 ounces, you’ll barely notice it in your backpack. Holds up to 250 lbs.
If & when your actual survival depends on something the size of a credit card, you know you are officially screwed. Then again, if that something is the Jackfish, you might just live to see another day. It’s a slim card holder that contains some essential tools, like a compass, knife, firesteel, windproof matches, a micro SD card to keep copies of important documents, plus a bunch of drivers & hex bits.
Eating with disposable sporks and single-use plastic cutlery is trashy. And outdated. With this premium BPA-free travel cutlery set from humangear, you’ll keep plastics out of the landfill and always have a beer opener at the ready. The GoBites Trio includes a knife that actually cuts, an extended-length spoon, fork, & toothpick, all in a slim plastic travel case.
They look like normal bootlaces but American-made Survival Laces use 550 paracord with the standard 7 strands of nylon and one strand of fishline in the core. The strands are good for building shelter, repairing gear, building a weapon or trap, bandaging a wound, catching game, & so on. There’s also flint & tinder embedded in the lace.
Frontier’s wood-fired camp stoves were first developed for use in disaster relief zones & what they learned about portability, packability and weight-saving, they put into the Frontier Plus, a stove made for heating & cooking in a walled cabin tent. It breaks down & folds up for easy portability.
The Pint from Stable Goods is a bottle that quickly converts into a cup: Unscrew the Pint’s removable bottom, flip it, snap the bottom onto the mouthpiece & you’re in business. Double-walled stainless steel construction keeps coffee hot and beer cold. Available in black or “granite” finish.
This inflatable camping/beaching/napping mattress has a unique inflating valve that amplifies the power of your breath ten-fold, allowing you to blow it up with just a few breaths. Fully inflated it is 4-inches thick & features compression straps for quick deflation & compact portability.
There’s no app for starting a campfire yet. Until one emerges, the V3-Pocket Bellows will be a huge help to the struggling firestarter. It is a collapsible hollow metal tube that extends to 20-inches long. Blowing through it focuses & intensifies your breath, so aiming it into the heart of the fire makes the flame burn hotter & harder. Photo and source credit: Gearjunkie
The Mainframe is a removable, breathable frame that pairs with any backpack to keep your back cool, dry & comfortable while carrying up to a 60-lb. load. The frame weighs just 11 ounces & fastens to your pack in seconds. Available in 3 sizes.
Silicone isn’t just for implants. Outdoor outfitter Snow Peak now offers safe, food-grade silicone cups that look like glass yet won’t break or weigh down your pack. They’re versatile: hot tea, cold whiskey, they can handle it all. Available in several sizes.