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.
When you’re way out in the wild and the water supply at camp is of questionable quality, the Lifesaver Jerry Can will keep you and your cub scouts from splattering the countryside in fits of bacteria-induced sickness. The sturdy 18.5-liter Jerrycan filters & removes all bacteria, viruses, cysts, parasites, fungi & other microbial waterborne pathogens.
Kneeling down & drinking straight from the stream is not advised: it will turn you from a happy camper into a dual-spout human geyser. And no tent-mate deserves to witness that. By killing 99.99% of bacteria, protozoa, & bacterial disease, Vapur’s BPA-free, flat-pack filter bottles mean Montezuma’s Revenge won’t ruin your trip weekend in the woods. Available Spring 2013.
In good weather, a lighter, matches, even a magnifying glass can start a fire. But everyone knows survival crises only happen on stormy nights. If you’re smart enough to have one of these aluminum fire pistons in your pocket, you’ll soon have a fire. The piston uses compression and friction to light tinder and start your blaze in any weather.
In an emergency survival situation, the Survival Grenade could keep you from becoming a buzzard’s lunch. Not because it will blow those scavengers to smithereens but because with survival supplies including everything from a firestarter to fishing tackle bundled up in 10’ of military paracord, you probably won’t die in the first place.