NightHawkInLight shows us how we can make a stove out of a soup can. All you need is a can tapper or can punch to create air vents and feet out of the can’s walls and base. Although in our opinion you should also have a pair of protective gloves.
Esbit’s folding titanium cutlery weigh only between 12g to 18g apiece, and they can be folded in half so you can pack them even in cramped backpacks. Until 8/31/17, you can get all three as a set from Massdrop for just $30. After that, check Amazon for individual pieces.
Feastform cooking tools are made of Grade 5 titanium alloy, which means they’re lightweight, flexible and highly resistant to rust. The Technora fiber handle wrap is also durable and resistant to moisture and chemicals. Available as a spatula or a pair of nesting tongs.
Icemule’s upcoming Boss backpack cooler has 1.2″ thick closed cell foam and a rolltop design to keep food and drinks cold for days. It also has insulated external pockets, MOLLE webbing, bungee cords, ventilated back and carrying straps, and sternum and hip straps.
The Grubstick is a telescoping stick that lets you heat or cook a variety of food over an open fire. The basic kit comes with the stick (which stretches up to 37in), a fork and a square cage. The more expensive Grubstick kits also come with a flat cage and two tube attachments.
Flying Squirrel Outfitters‘ handmade hammocks have a unique double-ended pouch. You can slide the pouch along the hammock to adjust the tension, so you can create a stiff hanging chair or a loose hammock. Available as 22oz two-person or 11oz one-person hammock.
A fire starter that works by ramming a small piston into a cylinder. This creates enough heat to ignite tinder or char cloth. Clickspring’s version is quite expensive, but it’s made in the USA out of aluminum and brass to ensure durability and a great fit. Skip to 2:47.
Primus’ Kamoto is a foldable fire pit and grill – great for places where it’s difficult or prohibited to have fire on the ground. Its wood/charcoal pit is protected from wind on the sides but is vented underneath. It also has an ash tray to keep the ground clear.
UCO Gear’s brilliant tent stake comes with a waterproof LED light. It runs for up to 10h on a single AAA battery, and also has a strobe mode. You can even take the light out of the stake and use it on its own. It also has a variant that lights up red, green, and blue.
TrailNest’s foldable hammock stands are meant to be attached to vehicle roof bars, but can also be used on the ground. They have their own floors so you won’t step on your roof. There’s also a kit that comes with a ladder. Available in single or double stands.
Matador’s microfiber towels are incredibly lightweight and come with a loop for hanging and a silicone case that has a built-in keyloop. They absorb up to 2.3x their weight and have anti-microbial coating. Available as a 15″x 15″ hand towel or a 47″x 24″ shower towel.
Just like its little brothers, the Bonfire is a portable stove designed to be extremely efficient and produce very little smoke. But at 14″ tall and 19.5″ wide, it’s big enough to be used as its namesake. So you get all the warmth and romance without the tears and odor.