Tactica’s compact camping tool is small enough to put in your pocket or hang from your bag strap. The stainless steel multitool was engineered for everyday outdoor tasks and has a ferro rod firestarter, a rope cutter with straight and serrated edges, a tent peg puller, and a bottle opener. Available in orange, silver, or black finishes.
The Konnected Joe ceramic charcoal grill and smoker features a pushbutton automatic fire starter, a digital display for setting temperatures from 225º to 700ºF, and Wi-Fi remote monitoring. A digitally-controlled fan helps regulate temperature and airflow, and its grill surface is big enough to cook 13 burgers at once.
This lightweight, tri-point connector from RoughTimba makes building a sturdy outdoor shelter from three sticks and a tarp easy. Just cut the sticks to about six feet each, insert them into the holes on the Tri-Pi, and cover. It’s also got three holes on its bottom for hanging a lantern or other small items.
The popular DoubleNest Hammock from Eagle Nest Outfitters comes in its cheeriest print yet — Brave Trails — a blooming happy garden of smiling flowers, bugs, potted plants and watering cans. Roomy enough for two, the durable, triple-stitched 9’5″ hammock is essential equipment for camping, backyard lounging, or hangin’ anywhere you want.
Recteq’s RT-B380X grill can cook at temperatures from 200°F to 1000°F, providing restaurant-quality searing. It burns natural hardwood pellets, has a digital temperature controller, and remote monitoring and control via a mobile app. It has an 18 lb. fuel hopper, and its 380 sq. in. cooking surface is big enough to cook a dozen burgers at the same time.
The Radiate is a campfire in a tin. Its 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 8″ diameter tin lasts 3 to 5 hours.
This large-capacity cooler backpack holds up to 54 cans and ice. Its side pockets provide space for four bottles of wine or other spirits, and its front zippered pocket is ideal for utensils and other accessories. Its insulated main compartment keeps contents cool for up to 24 hours.
Add a splash of light to your campsite, patio, or outdoor dining table with Nitecore’s spherical Bubble lantern. The 3″ light has a built-in strap with magnetic ends to hang over a clothesline, on hooks, or around your wrist. A 100-lumen LED provides a warm white glow and can be powered by three AAA batteries or an external USB-C power pack.
Do you hate mosquitoes as much as we do? This tiny gadget from Nitecore is designed to keep the little biting pests away while camping or enjoying other outdoor activities. The palm-sized EMR30SE offers a protection zone from 10 to 20 feet and works by heating and diffusing a replaceable mosquito repellant cartridge. Requires a USB-C battery pack.
Brümate’s 55-gallon rolling cooler is ready to take all your drinks and snacks to the beach, camping, or tailgating. In addition to its capacious insulated main compartment and 7-day ice retention, it has a removable 2.8-gallon drink tank with a built-in tap. Its puncture-resistant all-terrain wheels can even roll on sand.
Rapid Rope is a great alternative to paracord for survival and other outdoor needs. The flat-braided rope is tested to 1100 pounds, and its canister comes packed with 120 feet of rope for easy dispensing. Its lid has a rope cutter, and its container has diagrams for useful knots. They also sell refills and a 70-foot size.
This modern fire pit burns wood without smoking you out, thanks to its see-through mesh body and battery-powered airflow system. Its included grill grate lets you cook meals, and an adjustable fuel rack allows charcoal grilling too. You can even adjust the intensity of its flame via a smartphone app.
Despite the brand name, you won’t be S.O.L. if you find yourself in an emergency and you’re carrying this survival kit. It comes in a waterproof bag and includes eight kinds of items that can help you light a fire, signal rescuers, perform emergency repairs, and survive in extreme conditions.
Spending time outdoors is one of the best things you can do to clear your mind. Whether you’re camping, hiking, or enjoying other outdoor activities, you need the proper equipment for comfort and protection from the elements. Here’s our list of some of the best camping and outdoor gear you can buy, from camp kitchens to camping tools to backpack coolers.
Full Windsor presents a collection of magnetically-connecting plates and bowls that pair with their Magware utensils. These reusable steel dishes reduce waste and are great for picnicking and camping. They won’t blow away in the wind and stay neatly organized when packed. The side tabs make them easy to hold with hot foods inside.
These minimal metal mugs are made from durable, lightweight titanium with a double-wall construction to insulate their contents and protect your hands from heat. They’re sold individually in stackable 6.8 oz., 10.1 oz. and 15.2 oz. capacities, and are perfect for enjoying campsite coffee or tea. Not for use over an open flame.
Igloo’s easy-to-carry 25-quart cooler holds up to 38 cans. It’s designed for durability, and maximizes ice retention thanks to its 1.5″ thick insulated walls. Dual Sure-Lock latches ensure it stays closed and sealed, and there’s a hole for adding a padlock. It’s got two cupholders on top, and a built-in bottle opener under its lid.
Summer is here, so you might not think a down blanket would be useful. But campers know it can get quite chilly at night. Get Out Gear’s puffy quilted blanket is stuffed with 650-fill down to keep you nice and toasty. Its exterior is made from 20D ripstop nylon with a durable, water-resistant coating. It opens to 77″ x 50″ and rolls up to fit in a 12″ x 5″ stuff sack.
The Outdoor Retailer trade shows offer retail buyers an opportunity to shop for the latest and greatest gear for camping, hiking, overlanding, and other adventures. Our friends from Everyday Carry attended the 2023 Summer show in Salt Lake City and selected their favorite EDC knife, flashlight, watch, survival equipment, apparel, and more.
Cuisinart’s compact gas grill is easy to carry thanks to its built-in handle. It offers a 154-square-inch porcelain enameled cooking grate and gets nice and hot thanks to a 9000 BTU stainless steel burner. Inside, you’ll find storage space for a 1-pound propane tank, and its lid doubles as a cutting board.
Always be prepared with this survival kit from Eton Corporation. In addition to a hand-turbine American Red Cross FRX2 radio, it’s packed with emergency drinking water, food, hand warmers, matches, a first-aid kit, waterproof matches, a poncho, a survival blanket, a whistle, and more.
This 19.5-ounce survival axe from SOG chops firewood and hacks through branches with ease. It’s got a claw/spike tool on its back end and a hammering surface on its side. Its 3″ blade is made from stainless steel, and its handle is glass-reinforced nylon wrapped in paracord with a firestarter rod hidden inside.
EST Gear’s shovel weighs just 2.5 lb, but it also works as 17 other tools. Its functions include an axe, a saw, wrenches, a screwdriver, a knife, compass, firestarter, a whistle, and more. It’s made of high-quality carbon steel and aluminum alloy and comes with a lifetime warranty.