Osman from Os Bushcraft and Survival recently showed us how to build a shelter using rolls of plastic wrap. Now she’s back with another tree tent made from an unusual material – aluminum foil. To give the shelter strength, she rolled the foil into thick ropes, which she wove into netting and a structure for its spherical shell.
Maker NightHawkInLight wanted a lightweight camp stove that he could use to heat up a shelter without adding weight or bulk to his pack. What he came up with was a couple of stoves made from coffee cans, including one with a chimney that doubles as a walking stick. It weighs under 3 lb. and costs less than $20 to build.
Streamlight’s outdoor lantern is built for durability and brightness. In high mode, it outputs a smooth 1100-lumen light for up to 5.75 hours, 550-lumens for 11.5 hours, or 125-lumens for 36.25 hours. It’s also got red light and SOS modes, and a detachable glare guard turns it into a task light. Available in Coyote Brown or Hi-Vis Yellow.
YETI’s latest backpack cooler is designed for comfortable carrying of drinks and food in its large, insulated main compartment. Its top stays shut with buckles and a flexible magnetic seal that holds it open for loading. An insulated, leakproof liner holds up to 18 cans and ice, and its bottom is designed to resist damage from drops.
Camping gear company NEMO Equipment created this outdoor chair for comfort and relaxation. In the seated position, it can swing back and forth, and when you lean back, it automatically reclines so you can gaze at the sky above. It weighs just over 7 pounds, sets up in less than a minute, and is stable on uneven terrain.
This folding canopy turns the spot behind your hatchback, crossover, or SUV into a covered patio. It attaches to the rear liftgate of most vehicles and can provide up to 36 sq. ft. of shelter from the sun and rain with its water-resistant polyester roof. Its design lets you easily access cargo, and when it’s not in use, it packs up small.
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.
Kammok’s innovative vehicle awning deploys with one person in just three seconds and requires no ground supports. So you can enjoy a shady outdoor space wherever you go and whenever you feel like it. Its durable polyester fabric keeps you dry even in the pouring rain. Available in 5-foot-wide and 7-foot-wide versions.
Combining a fire pit and a barbecue grill, the Burch Barrel is a great 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.
Whether sitting outdoors camping on a chilly evening or tailgating next fall, your back and butt shouldn’t be freezing. These cozy covers from Helinox help warm up their folding camp chairs. They come in a puffy quilted or soft fleece fabrics and are available for all of their high-back chairs as well as their low-height Chair One.
Part of the Helinox Tactical Collection, this lightweight system lets you set up a desk wherever your travels take you. Weighing under 5 pounds, the structure assembles to provide a small, but sturdy work surface, along with a MOLLE-compatible 15-liter cargo bag. Available in Black, Coyote Tan, and Military Olive.
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.
This lantern has a retro styling, but it’s a modern, battery-powered lamp with filament-style LEDs and warm white light and ambient orange candlelight modes. Its shell and metallic shade are made from ABS plastic with a metal carrying handle, and its 5000 maH battery provides 6 to 24 hours of light per charge.
We’ve all seen those giant windmills dotting the landscape. Now, you can carry a wind-powered generator to capture energy wherever the winds take you. The Shine Turbine weighs just 3 pounds, sets up in 2 minutes, and can produce up to 40 watts of power. It works in winds from 8 to 28 mph and has a 12000 mAh internal battery.
This set of camping tools and accessories is an outstanding value. It includes a hunting knife, a multi-function axe, and a machete, each with one-piece steel construction and a sheath. There’s also a 250-lumen flashlight, 50 feet of paracord, a stone blade sharpener, a flint firestarter stick, and five carabiner clips.
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.
This puffy jumpsuit lets you walk around in your sleeping bag, cutting down on what you need to carry, and protecting you from the elements. Made using post-consumer recycled plastics and fibers, the Nomad Pro offers a warm and cozy environment down to 44ºF and protection down to 35ºF. It’s got plenty of pockets and vents too.
While its maker Imagine Metal Art doesn’t explicitly call this fiery tower Barad-dûr, it’s clear that it was inspired by The Lord of the Rings’ dark fortress and its watchful eye. This impressive 5-foot-tall steel fire pit breathes flames throughout and features The One Ring design at its base.
Find Bigfoot every time you reach for this handy multitool from UST. The stainless steel Sasquatch tool packs a hex wrench, bottle opener, cord cutter, flathead and Phillips screwdrivers, a butterfly wrench, and a can opener. It’s also TSA compliant and includes a carabiner for clipping it to your backpack or belt loop.
This rugged cooler won’t have trouble rolling over rough terrain thanks to its 9-inch all-terrain tires. Its rotomolded, insulated, and airtight main bin can keep items and ice from melting for up to 10 days. A pop-up storage bin lets you carry additional items on its lid. Available in 45 qt., 60 qt., and 80 qt. capacities.
SeeDevil’s balloon-shaped LED lights output smooth, bright, and glare-free area light indoors or out. Its inflatable white shade acts as a light diffuser, and it’s ideal for camping, job sites, outdoor parties, and any other place you need lots of light. It comes in 7800 lumen, 19,500 lumen, 42,000 lumen, and 102,000 lumen models.