Backpackers know that when it comes to gear, weight is everything. And for cooking up hot meals at camp it doesn’t get much more minimalist than this collapsible camp stove from Littlbug. Made up of 4 pieces of Laser-cut stainless steel it quickly pops together & gives you the option of using natural biomass fuels or a trusty, old Sterno can.
The BioLite campstove is an award-winning design that burns biomass instead of gas to cook camp meals and charge electronics. By the looks of their latest add-on, the KettlePot, this ultra-efficient camp cooking system just keeps getting better. The kettle design makes boiling and pouring hot drinks fast & easy and also works as a thermos to keep them warm.
If your secret running, hiking, or biking trail needs some maintenance, the Trail Boss offers exactly what you need to get out there & keep your trail proper. It’s a packable trail work tool system. Instead of dragging several long-handled tools into the woods, the TB is collapsible & offers detachable tool heads: a McLeod, pick/mattock, axe/mattock, shovel, & saw.
Despite their popularity, banana hammocks aren’t really the most comfortable kind. Like, this new shelter hammock called Nubé is probably 10 times more comfy. It’s designed to keep out rain, insects, and even offers elevated storage for your gear.
This double-walled expedition tent is more than just a place for you to sleep. It’s also got a vestibule big enough to fit your motorcycle to keep it both dry & hidden from prying eyes. And when you’re not using the extra space as a garage, it doubles as a kitchen, storage bay, or a time out room for the annoying tentmate.
Roasting weenies over an open fire is fun until one falls into the burning oblivion of the glowing coals. But get yourself a Campfire Fishing Rod and you can roast your dogs, marshmallows, shrimp, etc., 4-at-a-time without losing any. The “line” is stainless steel & on the end is a little jig with 4 roasting hooks.
Claimers generally claim that they’re heading into the wilderness to disconnect. Yeah right! So why are there 57 different products for charging your phone in the woods? Exactly. Here’s another. The collapsible FlameStower captures the excess residual heat from your cookstove to charge USB powered devices. Phone, iPad, mini-RC helicopter, you know, all those things you need to get in touch with mother nature.
Yeah, Zippo makes it but don’t worry, it’s not flammable. Not going to turn your tent into a molten polyester death cocoon. It’s actually just a super-durable LED lantern that you can drop, soak, or throw at your snoring tent mate’s giant head. You can also extend the life of the Li-Ion battery with its adjustable brightness feature by turning it down as low as 10%.
If you want to eat like a king in the wild, just apply the old Boy Scouts adage & be prepared. The Mini Chef keeps your backcountry kitchen organized & equipped with space for everything you need to really get cooking. Made of Baltic Birch wood, it flips open to provide a countertop and also features a leather carrying handle.
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.