Add a splash of ambient light and color to your campsite or backyard with this waterproof string lighting from Nite Ize. It has a light source at one end and a 10-foot-long fiber-optic strand, along with ties for stringing up the light. Its rechargeable battery lasts for up to 6 hours per charge. Comes in blue, white, and lime green.
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While cooking out is generally associated with warm weather, we do it year-round. This 11-piece travel set is perfect for outdoor cooking and includes everything but the fire to cook over. It comes with tongs, a grill fork, shears, knives, a ladle, a cutting board, spice shakers, a corkscrew, and a zippered case to carry it all in.
UCO’s reusable camping utensils nest together to save space in your pack. They can be used separately as a fork, spoon, and knife, or combined to form a longer cooking and serving utensil. Made from BPA and phthalate-free high-strength, reinforced glass nylon, and available in several color combos.
NiteIze’s tiny, hanging lantern is perfect for camping or whenever you need a portable, directional light. It has a built in clip, and its head can swivel to adjust its angle. In addition to white light, it offers red, green, blue, and color-changing “Disc-O” modes. Runs for up to 10 hours per charge.
Between the wind, cold, and damp conditions, getting outdoor fires started can be challenging. This moldable putty can be stuck to logs, torches, or tinder, and will burn for up to 15 minutes with just a quarter-sized dab, giving your fire a fighting chance. It comes in blends for various climates and applications.
This smartly-designed camping utensil combines a full size spoon, fork, and cooking tool in one. Its fork has a safe cutting edge, while its long neck and flexible rubber edge let your scrape every last bite from the walls of cans, jars, plastic tubs, and bowls. Available in 7.5″ standard and 10.5″ XL sizes.
This pack of glow-in-the-dark markers will help you keep track of tent pegs, ropes, and other parts of your campsite in the dark. They glow for up to 12 hours on a daylight charge, and the set includes round markers, straight markers, and markers that can hang from zipper pulls. Find more glowing goodies in the GLO-X store.
These lightweight waterproof LED lights are perfect for camping, outdoor dining, or hiking. They feature a solar panel on one side and can run for up to 24 hours on a full charge. Built-in handles make them easy to carry or hang. Save $8 on this two-pack with code LUCILUX8 in The Awesomer Shop.
Prometheus Design Werx’s puffy 2-person quilt offers the comfort and warmth of a down comforter but compresses down small for easy packing. Its durable 20D mini-ripstop nylon shell is stuffed with RDS-certified 800 fill power goose down, and it looks great in its reversible Olive Green and Flame Orange color scheme.
ReferenceReady’s card sets are a great addition to your outdoor load-out, offering diagrams of how to tie a number of useful knots. They come in camping/backpacking, boating, fishing, climbing, and equine versions. Each set is printed on waterproof plastic cards, and comes with a mini carabiner. Also sold as a 57 knot set.
This compact LED lantern folds up for easy packing and opens up onto a kickstand when in use. It outputs up to 400 lumens of brightness and delivers smooth and even light in every direction. It’s just as useful for camping and working on indoor projects, and its integrated handle lets you hang or carry it while lit.
Nemo’s Switchback sleeping pad offers the perfect combination of comfort and convenience. It features a dual-layer foam construction with both firm and soft layers. It also has a metalized insulating lining to keep you warm. Its accordion-fold design makes it easy to pack and deploy in seconds.
Hammaka’s outdoor bed combines the comfort of a sleeping pad with the ability to hang it up as a hammock. Its inflatable pad can be adjusted to your desired firmness and can be used standalone on the ground as well. Measures 82″L x 35″W x 2.5″H, and has a 300 lb weight capacity.
This portable light can kick out up to 1500 lumens in its brightest mode, providing smooth 360º illumination for your campsite or any place you need to light up. It takes four D-cell batteries and has four brightness modes. Integrated hooks in its top and base provide hanging versatility.
Radiate is a campfire in a tin. It’s fuel source is recycled paper briquettes coated in recycled soy wax. It lights up easily and can be snuffed out just by placing the lid over it. You can even light it up again if it’s not all used up. Each tin lasts 3 to 5 hours.
Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be comfortable. Core Equipment’s saucer-shaped chair offers a cozy, oversized seating area, along with a quilted seat and a padded headrest. Its fold-up steel frame can hold up to 300 lb, and it includes a built-in cupholder, and a carrying bag. Available in grey or wine red.
Just because you’re away from your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t serve up an amazing meal for your friends and family. Emma Frisch’s cookbook for the outdoors not only includes recipes and menus, but shopping and equipment lists to help make dining under the stars a truly memorable experience.
The world’s first air mattress designed to fit inside hammocks. The Hammock V protects you from cold and wind coming in from the bottom and the sides of the hammock. It also has non-slip zones to make sure it stays in place. An insulated version is also available.
This heavy-duty outdoor blanket is made from lightweight, dual-layer polypropylene with corner grommets. It works as a waterproof tarp, an impromptu shelter, or an emergency blanket. Its Mylar side reflects heat, and also can help signal for help by reflecting light. Measures 60″ x 82″ when opened, and stows in a zipper pouch.
Presto’s Nomad Traveling Slow Cooker is easy to carry, transport and clean. It has a capacity of 8 qt. and has a see-through lid and an erasabe whiteboard so you can easily identify its contents. It has four settings and keeps food warm for hours. It does need a 120VAC outlet though. Also available in a 6 qt. version.
Kammok’s Mantis is a single-person hammock that doubles as a tent. It weighs just under 3 pounds, including its insect net and a rainfly. A single person can set it up in about a minute, and the rainfly can be removed to pack even lighter or to customize your setup.
Keep your cool on hot and sticky summer days with a real air conditioning unit that runs on battery power. It can reduce air temperature by up to 30ºF in as little as 10 minutes, and runs entirely on battery or via a car cigarette lighter. It lasts up to 5 hours per charge and has a sleep mode for keeping your camping tent cool at night.
This compact trailer is incredibly versatile, in its ability to be used as either a camper or for hauling gear. Its metal structure can transport all kinds of equipment, while its optional pop-up tent can hold a workspace, dining table, or air mattresses, while its roof can carry kayaks, bicycles, or ski for your outdoor adventures.
Take your overlanding adventures to the next level and trick out your truck bed with a full kitchen. This slide-out unit packs a refrigerator, pressurized sink, propane stove, and an off-grid electric power system, as well as drawers for storage. It’s built from riveted and welded aluminum and fits most mid-size and full-size trucks.
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