The idea of being “off the grid” is highly romanticized these days but let’s face it, for the few who actually do it on their annual camp out or canoe trip, it can get freakin’ dull. This wood-powered BioLite camp stove could change that. Not only does it burn wood in a clean, no-smoky-taste way, it generates electricity, allowing you to power up iPods, phones and such, via its USB port. Camping season is coming.
The Backcountry Boiler is a camp stove that burns stuff like sticks, pinecones and leaves instead of fossil fuel. It’s super light and the design of the little combustion chamber gulps in air for a quick heat up. Overall it’s a great idea unless it rains.
Looks like The Snuggie finally has some competition. The Napsack from Poler is a hooded sleeping bag you can wear. Unzip it at the bottom and shoulders and bam, you’re in a cozy little suit.
This compact UV water purifier gives you one more reason to stop consuming those horrible Single Use Plastic (SUP) bottles. Since UV rays kill 99% of bacteria, viruses, and other stuff like Montezuma’s revenge, you can now safely drink water from the tap or any other source previously deemed sketchy.
Hunters and hippies agree on one thing: trees are cool. Hippies hug them and hunters hide in them waiting for animals to wander into range. Both parties could employ the Tree Hook. For hunters, it’ll hold your rifle or bow up off the ground. Hippies can use the hook to hang your protest signs and Prius keys while you frolick.
The Cave tent goes up quick. Instead of fiddling around with floppy poles, all it takes to pitch this tent is a little blowing. Yup, just inflate the airbeams and this thing will be standing at attention in no time at all. We didn’t just make this crap up. This is a real feature: “The One Pump System allows complete erection with only one inflation procedure.” You got this.
If you can’t convince your little diva to venture out on a camping trip, the CristalBubble might help bring her around. It’s a portable self-contained living space that gives you 360-degree views. Show her the pictures of it decorated like a hotel room, just don’t mention that a bear could slash right through the wall like it was a trash bag.
It doesn’t matter where you’re headed off to, 1 pair of shoes is never enough for the trip. Instead of taking up all the space in your luggage with heavy, hard-to-pack shoes, clip a pair of these foldable, packable Radler Trail Camp shoes to your bag and hit the road. Made of water-repellent ripstop and recycled rubber with a fleece liner, they’ll lighten your load without cramping your style.
Wrap yourself up like a human burrito and catch a siesta anywhere you want. Well, almost anywhere. To hang this lightweight hammock you do need two anchor points that will support your body weight. Look around, you’ll find something. The Kammok includes adjustable, heavy duty webbing straps and carabiners for tying off on just about anything.
In the second-to-last episode of the TV show MacGyver, the clever secret agent makes a contraption like this for his Motorola pager. German engineers from TES have now improved upon the design to charge your cell phone (or other USB-powered device) with a pot of boiling water. Science 101: the heat of the boiling water is transferred directly into electrical energy.