Swedish-designed Optimus camp stoves have been a mainstay for hardcore backpackers and climbers since the brand’s Svea 123 model was introduced back in 1955. Favored for its rugged, problem-free performance, the Svea has evolved a bit over the years but the stove still features all brass construction and its super-simple burner design. Burning white gas, it can boil water in under 7 minutes & is adjustable down to a simmer. via
For camp meals of all sorts, the Takedown Skillet from Brooklyn’s Best Made Co. is a 10” skillet made of British cast iron. Two brass screws with wing nuts hold the handle & allow for easy break-down making it more compact for transport in a backpack or saddlebag.
There’s an old Scandinavian tradition of splitting a log 4-ways, standing it vertical, and lighting the center on fire, with the splits acting as vents to keep it burning. The Swedish Log Stovetop is a laser-cut stainless steel burner designed to turn that log into a cookstove.
Designed and built by Austrian craftsmen, the Camp Champ is a deluxe outdoor-camp cooking station made with the finest materials. Encased in a world tour-worthy wooden crate that opens up to reveal a kitchen built for 6, it offers a generous workstation and storage plus an integrated knife block, spice rack, utensils, & more.
Hunting & gathering are just two of the things you could do with this brutalist full-tang survival knife. Made in America from heat-treated 440C stainless, it features a 7-inch hollow ground blade and an oversized handle for prying, crushing, or digging. Another funded Kickstarter.
Heimplanet tents feature an inflatable frame that eliminates the need for tent poles. That means less weight in your pack & easier set-up. The compact Fistral tent is made for 1 or two people & to set it up, all you do is lay out flat & inflate the air frame.
Leano is an ultra-lightweight portable chair. The design is super simple but stable, made with fold-out beech wood legs and a sturdy fabric seat. Roll it out, pop up the legs & chill. Anywhere. A funded Kickstarter project.
X-Pot camp cookware collapses flat so it takes up less space in your backpack. Smart! More room for food. Available in four sizes, the X-Pot uses an anodized aluminum base for fast-boil heat & the walls of the pot are made of BPA-free, heat-resistant silicone. Grippy, flexible nylon handles and a strainer lid complete this functional design.
For those comfy car camping missions where you can bring everything your heart & belly desires, this 10-inch cast iron Dutch Oven from Poler Stuff is a very versatile cookpot for those big, hearty fireside meals.
The GoSun Grill is a compact, tabletop grill powered by the sun. The design is clean & simple & your food is cooked in a glass vacuum-walled cylinder that remains cool to the touch. And because it has a battery that can store up to 2-hours worth of power, it can even cook when the clouds roll in or after the sun goes down. via