Having all your survival essentials together in one place makes it harder to forget that one thing you will inevitably forget. This kit from VSSL is an 8-inch long by 2-inch diameter tube made of anodized aluminum that carries your supplies: fire starters, fishing tackle, reflective trail markers, a wire saw, water purifiers, and so on.
When raccoons pillage your food supply, the Zubin Axe will keep you completely covered until the Park Rangers swing back through on their 4-wheeler. It’s a multi-tool survival walking stick with stainless steel accessories including an axe, saw, spear, fishing spear, and even a sling-shot.
Even when all your gear is wet, the lighter is empty and your firesteel is lost in the mulch 8 miles back down the trail, if you’ve got Flint Laces, you’ve got fire. They’re bootlaces but each lace tip holds a 1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. Pop the cap, strike the rod with a steel edge & you’re blazing.
Cooking flesh on the end of a stick over an open fire becomes at least one level more civilized when you place the carcass between the welcoming jaws of Grandpa’s FireGrill, a collapsible, packable stainless camp cooker that attaches to any stick offering a more secure way to do dinner caveman style.
Unlike a solar panel, this off-grid power supply will come in handy at night. Place the base of the unit on a burner and this 10-watt charger will power up your USB devices as fast as a wall socket while also providing potable water or cooking your dinner at the same time.
Originally designed to assist downed pilots in creating a potentially life-saving fire in inhospitable environments, the Überfire works just as well for lazy dudes who just want to make a campfire as easily as flicking a Bic. The jelly-like fuel is completely hydrophobic and will start your blaze with a single spark even using wet tinder and firewood.
This little biomass-burning camp cookstove is efficient and compact with a rocket stove design that burns less fuel and produces less smoke yet more heat. And so you don’t burn yourself it uses cool touch technology. And what’s even cooler is that Kenya-based EcoZoom has distributed over half a million of their stoves to folks in need across Africa.
No matter how awesome your tent, sleeping bag, and pad might be, to get that restorative, energizing sleep you want in the wilderness, you better bring a pillow. And if you’re packing it all in to camp, the Aeros Premium is the one you want. It fits in the palm of your hand & weighs almost nothing but once inflated,it’s scalloped shape cradles your head on a cushion of air.
Proven to perform in the world’s harshest environments, this 10-man 4-season expedition tent is rated the world’s most wind-resistant tent, capable of withstanding winds of up to 110mph. Its inflatable frame is the secret and despite its size, it can be easily inflated by a single person in no time.
For fast, light solo backpacking or trips where cargo must be minimal, like motorcycle touring, this 1-man shelter is perfect. Your head & shoulders stay inside the mosquito-proof tent and the bivy bag style lower section keeps the crawly things out of your sleeping bag. Packed it measures 6” X 15” & weighs less than 5 pounds.