Camping

This folding saw from Gerber is perfect tool for your next camping trip!

NEWS – When backpack space is at a premium, the Gerber Freescape folding camp saw collapses flat without the need to remove parts. It features a 12 inch blade that is easily replaceable with any 12 inch blade on the market. That’s right, Gerber won’t make you buy some weird proprietary blade. Thanks Gerber. The …

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BioLite CampStove Complete Cook Kit review

REVIEW – I’ve been watching the CampStove products from BioLite since they were first introduced in 2012. I was enamored by the concept of charging a device using only wood fuel. When an opportunity to test the latest BioLite CampStove Complete Cook Kit came along, I was absolutely delighted to try it out. What is …

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The Adventure Mate 5-in-1 multi-tool is back to make your outdoor adventures epic

NEWS – In 2017 I first reported about the Adventure Mate 5-in-1 camping multi-tool and now it’s 2021 and they are back with an updated version. Made in the USA, version 2 of the Adventure Mate is an obvious step up from a swiss-army knife or Leatherman tool when it comes to multi-tools for outdoor …

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Instead of a can of whoop-ass, how about a can of rope?

NEWS – Rapid Rope lets you carry 120 feet of rope in your backpack without all the bulk that can weigh you down. This Coke can-sized canister holds 120 feet of 1100 lb test cord. Use it around the house, use it while camping, put it in your car for emergencies. The use case ideas …

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Hiker Garden 10 person tent review – spacious and sturdy all weather tent

REVIEW – I’ve used quite a few tents in my days, from tiny to huge and cheap to mid-range/name brand. In fact, some of my earliest memories of camping are of my father connecting separated pole segments for a big canvas tent that was leaky and heavy and took nearly an hour to set up …

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Selk’bag Nomad wearable sleeping bag review

REVIEW – There’s always someone in any household that’s always cold. If you don’t know who that is in YOUR home, it’s probably you! Well, we’ve got that someone where I live, and I’ve got the ultimate in cozy-wear: The Selk’bag Nomade wearable sleeping bag. What is it? The Selk’bag Nomad is a wearable sleeping …

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Here is the folding lantern that you’ll want for your next camping adventure

NEWS – The Helix Backcountry lanterns from Princeton Tec have a unique design that allows them to fold down to a much smaller size when they are not in use. There are 4 different models of the Helix lanterns available including one that is USB rechargeable and can be controlled via Bluetooth. The lanterns have …

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The Fireflower Spark is a 2-in-1 fire pit grill that goes where ever you go

NEWS – No room to set up or store a full-sized a fire pit or a grill? Or would you like an easy-to-use fire pit and grill for your camping adventure? Then check out the Fireflower Spark. Constructed of 14 gauge 304 stainless steel and created with a no tools needed design, the Fireflower Spark …

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The perfect fishing gear for minimalists

NEWS – The Rodless Reel might look a little bit like a fidget toy, but it’s actually a fully functional fishing reel but without a rod. That’s right, you can catch fish without needing a collection of bulky fishing gear when you have the Rodless Reel. Even though it features a compact lightweight all plastic …

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This Zippo turns your campfire up to a 11

NEWS – Today is the first day of summer which means camping and cookout adventures are in full swing. But there’s nothing worse than waiting for a campfire to get going strong enough to roast your weenies or marshmallows. Am I right? That’s where the Zippo Firefast Bellows comes in. This battery-powered blower will feed …

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This tool turns one log into an outdoor grill or firepit

NEWS – Made in Canada of heavy duty eighth-inch thick laser-cut stainless steel, this tool will turn a log into an outdoor firepit or grill in minutes. The Sportes MITI-001 log grill aka Canadian candle requires that you split a log into quarters with an ax and then set the MITI-001 on top to form …

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Trayvax Ration is a portable kitchen for outdoor camping and more

NEWS – We’ve reviewed several Trayvax wallets over the years, but their latest product is quite a bit different in a good way. It’s the Trayvax Ration portable cooking kit which is designed to hold your cooking gear, utensils, and food in a rugged, built-to-last powder-coated steel box. The Ration features a dedicated compartment for …

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Pull Start Fire Pull String Firestarter review

REVIEW – As an Eagle Scout and father to a scout, to me the idea of a firestarter that works by just pulling a string felt slightly insulting a first. Fire making is an essential scout skill, after all! Then I looked back at all the times I’ve been in difficult or near-miserable situations where …

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