Camping and Survival Equipment

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The Best Summer Car-Camping Gear of 2017

Make weekend getaways that much easier.<p>Nemo Puffin Luxury Blanket ($150)<p>This cushy cover has become a camping ­essen­tial, with nylon face fabric to add ground protection for picnics and syn­thetic fill for cool nights.<p>Buy Now<p>The North Face Thermoball Booties II ($80)<p>Say hello to the most versatile …

Camping

12 Essential Survival Blades

Get in a fix—the truck goes into an ice-swollen river, the boat engine dies, aliens attack—and one of these dirty dozen survival blades and tools is …

Knives

Better Blade Than Never!

Not many products come with a lifetime warranty… and definitely not products that are subjected to rough use. The Bomber B-2 Nano Blade is quite a …

Knives

Biolite brings its customizable Nanogrid lighting system to the campsite

Why it matters to you<p>The new Baselanterns and Sitelights bring efficient, bright, and unique ways to illuminate a campsite.<p>Over the past few years, …

Camping

A Tent For All Seasons: The Fjallraven Abisko Dome 2

For decades tents have been neatly split into two classifications: three and four season. As accurate as the three season label is, denoting spring, …

Obscure Bushcraft Survival Skills You Should Know

A survivalist should not be content with knowing just a few bushcraft survival skills. Learning new skills — and practicing applying them to whatever …

Bushcraft

E.LUMEN solar LED flashlight is a great addition to your glovebox & emergency kit (Review)

<b>Renogy's rechargeable flashlight incorporates a host of useful features, including the ability to function as a backup battery for phones and other</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Family Camping Tents 2017

Maybe your idea of camping involves a three-day hike and a tent staked deep in the woods. Or maybe car-friendly site that’s a short drive from a …

Camping

Otterbox Launches Bear-Resistant Modular Coolers

OtterBox today announced it will enter the cooler race. The brand known for phone cases and dry boxes unveiled a line of three modular coolers and …

Gear & Gadgets

BioLite’s new CampStove 2 improves on the original in just about every way

Why it matters to you<p>The CampStove 2 is an upgrade from the original for campfire cooking and keeping your devices charged.<p>When BioLite first …

Camping

The 2-Pound UltraLite Camping Cot Folds Down To Fit In The Palm Of Your Hands

We’ve all been there, unprepared for an evening out in the wilderness thanks to either a little neglect back at the homestead or limited space in the …

Travel

Cut it Out: The Hand Saw Shootout

A compact and portable hand saw is a convenient tool everyone should have in their arsenal. I’ve tried dozens over the years, some good, many only …

Knives

10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

Here are 10 quality backpacking sleeping bags for every budget that definitely won’t disappoint<p>REI Co-op Joule<p><i>REI, from $299</i><p>A little rain won’t ruin …

Camping

Apparently slingshots are really cool now and nobody told me

I had a really nice slingshot as a kid. Not a Y-shaped stick with a rubber band on it, but a seriously legit metal slingshot with an arm brace and everything. But it had nothing on the Assolar SS-12, which I just saw on <i>The Gadgeteer</i>.<p>Look at this thing!<p>Officially listed on Amazon as the "Assolar …

Cool Stuff

Everyone Should Have These Military-Grade Flashlights In Case of Emergency

Two 500-lumen flashlights for $29.99.<p>When chaos comes knocking, don't get left in the dark. Light up the night with a flashlight on par with those used on the battlefield. The UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight provides total visibility when you need it most—and it's only $17.99 for …

Camping

The 7 Best Camp Knives

Take charge at the campsite with these high-performing fixed-blade knives.<p>Camping knives need to be rigid and durable—for tasks such as cutting rope, sharpening sticks, clearing a campsite, and cooking meals. A folding pocket knife will do in a pinch, but a fixed blade knife is your best option …

Knives

The 13 Best Water Bottles

You’ve seen the research: disposable plastic bottles are destroying the planet, taking up precious space in our landfills, and getting dolphins addicted to methamphetamines. (We may have made up that last part). So get a reusable water bottle, like any one of the 13 listed below, then hold onto it …

Camping

Emergency Bags Every Prepper Needs to Have

<i>Editor’s Note: This post has been contributed by Daniel. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300</i> …

Survivalism

Field Tested: Nemo Equipment Symphony Luxury Duo Sleep System

Over the last few years, perhaps in response to an aging body prone to sore bones, I set out to test several of the leading sleep systems on the …

The Arts

3 Different Ways to Build Fires with Optics

Optical Illusions? Nope. Use smoke and mirrors to get your fire going<p>It’s strange to think that the light of the sun can light fires here on earth, …

Tinder

New Eagtac Flashlights for 2017

Eagtac recently announced several new high intensity LED flashlights for 2017. Here is a brief look at the new offerings.<p>T25L Rechargeable<p>The T25L …

USB Type-C

7 top-rated camping tents for the great outdoors

With crazy work schedules and busy day-to-lives, there is nothing better than planning a trip that allows for unplugging. Whether your backpacking …

Camping

Caring for your defensive flashlight

You do carry a high-intensity flashlight as part of your everyday ready kit, don’t you? If not, you should! I believe the compact high-intensity …

The Top 10 Survival Supplies That Can Save Your Life

<i>Editor’s Note: This post has been contributed by Sarah. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to share and possibly win a $300</i> …

Top 10

The 10 Best Headlamps

You probably own a headlamp that you’ve camped and hiked with for a decade. That's fine, but it’s time for an upgrade: the newest batch of lights are brighter, lighter, smarter, more efficient, and loaded with handy features. Here are some of our favorites.<p>Black Diamond Storm ($50)<p>The Storm is the …

River is the big-ass battery you didn't know you wanted

DJI DNA powers EcoFlow, a new battery company<p>We can't help but swoon over phones with big, 3,500mAh batteries. There's something magical about the promise of untethered longevity, conjuring images of hitting the open road for some carefree, off-grid adventure. So imagine what you could do with a …

Gear & Gadgets

Surviv-All Outdoor Knife | Popular Mechanics

• 440 stainless steel, drop point blade<br>• Rubber handle w/ pommel on the bottom<br>• Knife sharpener on rear of sheath<br>• Fire starter on sheath<br>• Rubber handle for easy, controlled grip

BioLite's new SolarPanel and USB chargers bring portable power to campsites

Why it matters to you<p>BioLite delivers clean, efficient, and portable power to the backcountry with its new line of USB chargers and an upgraded solar …