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.
Snakes, skunks, and fire ants are just three reasons why pitching your tent in a tree might be a better idea. The Cocoon Tree tent is a lightweight aluminum-frame sphere covered by weatherproof tarpaulin designed for suspending up in the trees of a forest canopy where the wildlife viewing is much better.
A lightweight, portable campstove that burns wood instead of fossil fuel. That’s cool. It’s also an off-grid USB charging station. Even better. And now the BioLite campstove gets one more genius point for this new attachment that turns it into a packable backcountry barbecue grill. Cue the meat.
The super lightweight Power Pot uses your camp cookstove to convert heat from boiling water into power. Fire up the stove, fill your pot & as it heats up, plug in your USB device and recharge. A great alternative to that portable solar panel that works only when the sun is shining.
The Grub Hub is a complete backcountry camp kitchen, equipped with everything you need to turn camp cooking into a gourmet affair. It holds your stove, offers pockets for everything, a soft-sided sink for washing, 9 sq. ft of table space plus telescoping arms for holding lanterns, hydration, pots, pans, paper towels, you name it. It’s pretty much the kitchen equivalent of a Swiss Army knife.