After a long day on the trail or an even longer day in the car on the way to the campground, it’s nice to finally kick back by the fire. And the Mayfly Chair from Alite is a perfect place to plant yourself. It’s lightweight & comfortable; it folds up small to fit in your bag or car and it weighs only 1.4 pounds. Take it along.
Made of lightweight, waterproof Amphibiskin fabric and backed by adventurer Bear Grylls, the Glider is a tarp slash camping shelter that also happens to work as a drinking water retention system. It’s the first shelter to offer you a drink; a design that integrates raingutters into the corners, allowing you to attach 4 water bottles at a time for collecting drinkable rainwater.
Climbing out of the tent for your late-night leak is harsh enough as it is. Tripping and tearing down the tent or getting clotheslined by the clothesline makes it much worse. But those types of accidents are less likely if you use this reflective rope made specifically for such dark and dangerous outings.
It sounds almost too good to be true but this light & compact solar kettle will boil water, heat your soup or coffee, even desalinate ocean water for drinking in “just a while.” The length of that “while” of course, depends on how sunny it is but since it uses nothing but the energy of the sun, you can’t find a cleaner, greener kettle for off-the-grid use. via
Sick of that featherweight, totally waterproof tent that packs down to the size of a foot-long sub? Thought so. Here’s the polar opposite: All canvas construction. Sets-up with a single, collapsible hickory pole and features an antique brass zippered entry. American made. Horse and saddle not included.
There is a cosmic law that when you’re camping—usually setting up the tent in the dark—the flashlight batteries will die. Solution: the Voto light charges up using the power from your camp stove. As you cook, Voto’s fuel cell charges up, offering bright, white LED light for up to 30 hours on a full charge.
Wonderbag is a heat-retention cooking bag. After bringing food to a boil on the burner, your pot is placed in the Wonderbag where it finishes cooking. It saves energy and reduces carbon emissions; so far half a million Wonderbags have been distributed across South Africa, where cooking is often done on open fires or with toxin-emitting fuels.
For most people, a lighter or matches works fine for starting a fire or the gas grill. For others, that’s just too easy. The all-aluminum nanoStriker XL makes your quest for fire a bit more primitive: scrape some shavings off the ferrocerium rod onto your tinder & spark it up. Unlike matches or lighter, this thing works just fine in the rain.
If your excuse for not going camping is that putting up your tent is a pain, you should probably stay home. Or just get a new tent. One like The Wedge. Instead of dealing with tent poles and shock cords and stakes, all you have to do with this one is unpack & inflate.