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.
This handsome pack comes with everything you need to serve a party of four, including stainless cutlery, plastic glasses and plates, napkins, a chopping board, a corkscrew/bottle opener, and a picnic blanket. Has an insulated cooler compartment, and a wine bottle pocket too.
Barebones Living has everything from a lunch box-sized cooler that carries up to six 12oz. cans hot or cold for up to 12h, to a trolley-equipped party cooler that can keep up to 96 cans chill or toasty for up to 72h. The large coolers each have a bottle opener zipper pull.
Kootek’s K1 flashlight not only has a bright 800-lumen Cree LED light source, but its handle conceals a sharp blade for survival, hunting, or self defense. Its tip provides a window breaker for emergency escapes, and its light beam is adjustable. Recharges via USB.
Insect Shield offers apparel that have been treated with permethrin, a safe, odorless and long-lasting insect repellant. Now you can send in your own clothes for treatment. Insect Shield will send you a prepaid shipping packet that holds up to 10 articles of clothing.
Most portable hammocks require that you string them up between trees. But this one comes with a folding frame, making it perfect for the beach and open fields. It has a movable canopy for sun protection, a 9-can drink cooler, and packs up into the included carrying bag.
The latest additions to BioLite’s USB-powered packable lights. The Mini comes with four small lights, while the XL is one lantern in a clever collapsible diffuser. Both can be daisy chained with other SiteLights and can be dimmed when connected to one of BioLite’s lanterns.