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.
Stanley’s Adventure Percolator takes it back to Granddad’s day when percolating was the preferred way to brew camp coffee. Made of BPA-free 18/8 stainless steel, it holds 6 cups and features a sturdy handle with a removable silicone grip, for brewing over open flame.
Whether you’re camping out or just crashing, Bundle Beds give you a comfy, convenient night’s sleep. It’s an all-in-one portable roll-out bed that features a self-inflating mattress, a cozy duvet, pillow, and jersey cotton sheets. It stores as a duffle bag but when bedtime arrives you just unclip, unroll & unzip it. Another funded Kickstarter.
For 2016, Korean outdoor brand Zerogram is bringing their line of lightweight camping & backpacking gear to the states. Their PCT UL 2 tent is a great example of what they’re all about: it’s an ultralight, 2-person, single-pole design & it’s simple to set up & break down in under 5 minutes. Rated for winds up to 70MPH. full review
Natural fuel is all you need to fire up the BioLite camp CookStove; stuff like leaves, twigs & pinecones. Inside the combustion chamber, this material is stoked by a small rechargeable fan & creates enough heat to boil water in less than 5 minutes. Not needing fuel canisters also makes your pack lighter.