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.
One way to brighten your mood after a rainy night spent in a pup tent is a good, strong cup of coffee. Coleman’s self-contained, propane-powered camp coffeemaker is what you want for the job. Start with the push of a button and the coffee’s ready in minutes.
On long hikes and overnight backpacking trips, you gotta hump all your gear—after a few hours on the trail, you’ll wish everything in your pack was made of titanium. This 22-ounce bottle weighs in at a mere 4 ounces and because it’s made of titanium you can even cook in it. Morning coffee at the campsite? Just throw your bottle on the burner and boil.
In medieval Russia, a form of torture was tying a victim to a tree naked in the forest and leaving him for the mosquitoes. This slow, brutal form of exsanguination—total blood loss—often took days. Don’t let it happen to you. Get this pest-proof net covered hammock. Use the 20’ bungee cords & carabiners to attach this little cocoon between two trees and zip yourself inside before the bugs suck your blood dry.
This leather and wood camp stool is not a retro reproduction, it’s the real deal: truly vintage. Did it come from an African safari? An adventure outfitter? Only the collectors at Blackbird Vintage know its true origins. The seat is 13X13 inches and the legs are 24 inches long.
Two reasons why this tent is better than the moldy one stored in your garage: 1. It’s so easy to set-up you could pitch in the dark with one hand tied behind your back. 2. It’s 100% waterproof. So when the rain starts to fall (as it always does on camping trips) you won’t have to get up in the middle of the night and sleep in the car.
Take the concept of the Swiss Army knife: a multitude of tools all packed into one handy, compact unit. Same principle here. Instead of tweezers, the Swiss RoomBox is a like a hotel room that fits in the trunk of your car. Depending on how you flip and unfold it, you’ve got a kitchen, bed, shower or dinner table all in one ridiculously small, modular package.
Few brands can lay claim to a true classic legacy. As American as mom’s apple pie, Eddie Bauer and Airstream are exceptional brands that have stood the test of time with simple style. The two have now combined forces to create a special edition 25’ Airstream camper outfitted for sporty, rugged adventures from sea to shining sea.
Hope you never have 127 hours to yourself, stuck out in the wilderness. But with this ultra-compact survival kit, you might actually make it out without having to cut off your arm. Weighing just over 6 ounces, it’s light enough to bring on every adventure. It’s got fire-starting tinder, 150lb-test nylon cord, mil-spec stainless steel wire, and an emergency fishing kit. Better to have it and not need it than vice-versa.
You may feel a bit like Frodo Baggins as you wield this traditional fire starting kit, but starting a fire with a flint & striker is the way real men have been lighting fires since the dawn of history. This kit is handmade from the folding steel striker blade and char tin to the leather pouch. Learn set ablaze this way & you’ll feel more like a hero than a Hobbit.