Don’t let mosquitoes and ticks ruin your outdoor adventures. Ranger Ready’s Picaridin-based insect repellents keep bugs at bay for up to 12 hours, and without neurotoxins like DEET, so they’re safe on skin. They come in three pleasant scents as well as unscented. They also make a long-wearing Permethrin clothing spray.
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Nebo’s collapsible lantern doubles as a watertight bucket. It folds down to just 2.2″ thick and expands to hold up to 1.3 gallons (5 liters) of contents. With its lid on, it works as a lantern, and its puck-shaped magnetic light is removable. It’s perfect for doing under-sink repairs or for carrying bathing supplies when camping.
Got some space to spare on your porch, deck, or yard? Taverns to Go makes these great structures that add a personal bar to any space. They’re made from pressure-treated lumber with galvanized roofing and come in sizes ranging from 4′ x 6′ to 10′ x 5′. They’re currently only available in the New York tri-state area though.
It’s a snap to turn every vehicle into a shaded campsite with MoonShade, a budget-friendly portable awning that safely attaches to roofs with heavy-duty suction cups or strong magnet mounts. It packs down to the size of a yoga mat for easy transport, and the domed reflective ceiling improves nighttime illumination.
The Stash lets you carry a functional stove in your backpack, while only adding 7.1 oz. to your pack weight. Its made from lightweight titanium and is perfect for quickly boiling water for coffee, tea, or cooking freeze-dried meals. It runs on propane and features FluxRing tech, which boils 2 cups of water in just 2.5 minutes.
This large-capacity cooler is ready for outdoor events no matter how remote or rugged the location. It rides on 10″ inflatable all-terrain wheels that can ride over dirt, rocks, grass, sand, snow, and more. It holds up to 70 cans or 50 bottles and has a foam-insulated steel body that can keep contents cool for days.
MIER’s durable modern pack is ready for whatever the outdoors can throw at it. It’s made from waterproof TPU with welded and heat-taped seams and features a roll-top closure to keep contents nice and dry. It has an inner tablet pocket, mesh side pockets, front and inside zipper pockets, and daisy chain attachment points.
This compact camping oven concentrates the power of the sun. Its vacuum tube captures solar rays and can be used to bake, roast, steam, or boil. It zips up into an easy-to-carry hardshell case and weighs just 2 pounds. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop. Need more capacity? Check out the GoSun Sport or GoSun Fusion.
Combining a fire pit and a barbecue grill, the Burch Barrel is the perfect upgrade for outdoor living. Its fire barrel can be smoke, flame, sear, and grill, and has adjustable vents, a lift system for easy access, and an adjustable fire pan for either wood or charcoal. Its adjustable tripod rig keeps the barrel level on uneven terrain.
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.
This portable gadget uses its battery’s energy to help keep your hands warm. Its body is designed to fit comfortably in the hand, and it can generate warmth for up to 9 hours. It has six heat settings up to 120ºF, and its 5200 mAh battery pack can charge phones and other devices via its USB port.
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.
Take your grilling to a new level with this high-power propane torch. It cranks out up to 400,000+ BTU of heat, which can quickly start a charcoal grill, sear meat, or light a campfire in seconds. It’s also great for rapidly cleaning grime off of your grill. There’s also a shorter version for more precise culinary work, the SU-VGun.
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.
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.
When you’re out in the woods and need to assemble a sturdy shelter, knowing how to connect sticks in a cross shape can be really useful. Mark the Braider shows off one of the more clean and elegant ways of joining perpendicular poles, using a Japanese square lashing technique.
Zippo’s compact fire-starting kit is a great travel companion for any outdoor adventure. It includes five compressed discs of easy-to-light paraffin coated cotton tinder, and a large flint spark wheel, all packed inside of a water-resistant, floating container with a lanyard hole.
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.
Looking for a chill place to hang out on your porch or deck? This hanging lounge chair offers a comfy space for one adult or a couple of kids, along with a 360º view through its mesh sides. Comes in 4-foot, 5-foot, and 6-foot diameters, each with a 500 lb. weight capacity. Save 16% in The Awesomer Shop. Stand sold separately.
Keep your drinks within reach with one of these outdoor metal holders from Newch Creative Welds. The YardStick comes in 1-drink, 2-drink, and 4-drink variants, each with a 3-foot-tall stake for the beach or grass, along with a built-in bottle opener. They also make versions with a metal stand for use on patios or decks.
Leatherman’s bestselling Signal Multi-tool looks great in a matte black finish. The outdoorsman’s tool comes with a firestarter, an emergency whistle, a knife sharpener, a combo knife, a saw, a hammer, box wrenches, a 1/4″ bit driver, can and bottle openers, and more.