Camping and Survival Equipment

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Shovel Multi-tool: Dig, Chop, Pound, Saw, Cut

Meet the SPARtool, a small, burly shovel with a sharpened edge, pry bar, and a saw, all in one.<p>Invented by Stewart Yeoh as a lightweight, versatile …

Best Axes: 11 Awesome Axes, Hatchets, and Tomahawks

Axes and hatchets give you some decided advantages in any outdoor scenario.

This Tool Takes the Hassle Out of Starting a Campfire

The Sparkr and Sparkr Mini from Power Practical use plasma energy to quickly and easily start a campfire, anytime and anywhere.

Outdoors

The Ultimate All-Purpose Knife that Could Save Your Life

<i>“If Things Went Really Bad in the World and You Could Only Have One Knife for the Rest of Your Life, Which Knife Would You Choose?”</i><p>I get asked this …

The Best Everyday Flashlight Yet

This is it: The best flashlight I have ever used, at a price anyone can afford. It’s small enough to carry with you everywhere, easy to use, extremely well built, and almost impossibly bright. If you plan to buy a flashlight this year, buy this one. If you’re looking for a gift for someone, make it …

Search and Rescue

This hybrid hammock tent lets you float between the trees

Are you a tent camper or a hammock hiker? Although it can be a tough decision to make, Snow Peak just eliminated the need to choose at all. With the …

Outdoors

The Ultimate Firestarter: How to Make Char Cloth

To make a spark that can light a fire, all you need is flint, tinder, and some good old fashioned friction. It’s a fire-making method that’s been …

How-To's

Prometheus Design Werx has a $200 Tarp You're Going to Want To Own

The Techncial Picnic Blanket is a versatile and durable ground tarp that can meet all of your outdoor needs.

Design

5000mah Solar Power Bank - Always Have a Charge On Long Camping and Hiking Trips!

<b>Never Run Out of Battery</b> on Your Long Camping and Hiking Trips Ever Again!<p>This solar phone charging system is essential if you want to stay connected …

Outdoors

Outside Edges: The 10 Best Camping Knives

Survival knives are fine if you’re stuck in the wilderness, naked and afraid. Tactical knives will do the job if you’ve been air dropped behind enemy …

Outdoors

Compact Folding Survival Bow

The Compact Folding Survival Bow, or CFSB-1 for the acronym happy (I think the "1" indicates it's #1 in the world, like America or Megan Fox in a …

Survivalism

The 5 Fastest Ways To Find Water In The Wilderness

Image source: joshmcculloch.photoshelter.com/<p>We all know that we need water to survive. Perhaps we even buy elaborate water purification systems or …

Water

16 Uses: Leatherman Multi-Tool In The Field

We’ve been carrying multi-tools for years, and damn they’re useful. But how many uses does it have? Here are just a few of the countless ways our …

First Aid

Add some fire-power to your pack!

Fire has always been a must-have for campers but today the same is true for electricity! How else are you gonna snap those wilderness selfies or have …

Electricity

Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

A peek at emerging products from the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.<p>‘Layered’ Hammock Shelter<p>Shield yourself from the …

Outdoors

Survival Gear: Affordable Quality Gear, Making Your Own Kit, & More

Second in my attempt to organise the articles we’ve published on this blog by topic (prepper stockpiles being first) is the subject of survival …

7 Best Camping Stoves Grills for 2016

Pippa Middleton—that’s right, the sister of Duchess Kate—had this to say about camping in her 2012 book <i>Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families</i> …

Coleman Northern Nova Lantern

Light your entire campsite with the push of a single button thanks to the Coleman Northern Nova Lantern. It has a ruggedized design that includes …

Jackery's Power Pro portable generator brings plenty of juice to your campsite

It used to be that when we set out on a camping trip we left home with just a backpack filled with the essentials, most notably a tent, sleeping bag, …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Tent Cots For Camping – 5 Top Rated Brand Reviews

Home » Camping Cots » The Best Tent Cots For Camping – 5 Top Rated Brand Reviews<p>Posted on admin<br>• in Camping Cots, Travel/Portable<br>• on October 27, 2016<p>The …

A Flashlight That Can Start Fires and Cook Dinner Is the Best Camping Accessory

Wicked Lasers is known for its handheld lasers and flashlights that redefine what it means to be bright. A few years ago it released a flashlight …

Batteries

How to Make Your Life Adventure Ready

10/20/2016<p>Some epic adventures are worth changing your life for. We're talking about the months-long bike tours, the overland trips, and the long …

Outdoors

The Importance of Your Knife and a Backup Bug out Bag

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This post is another entry in the</i> <i>Prepper Writing Contest</i> <i>from D. Couger. If you have information for Preppers that you would like to</i> …

Knives

Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot

At night, this is a roomy, 32-by-90-inch one-person tent ($220) built over an elevated cot. By day, turn it into a open cot or lounge chair.<p>Buy Now

Solar-compatible power bank can replace a generator

The struggle to carry adequate portable power around with us has become a major pain point in recent years, as lifestyles become increasingly mobile. …

Batteries

Ozone pen zaps water potable wherever you wander

The highlight of Overland Expo East was the large motor vehicles and trailers, but the show also had some interesting tech in smaller packages. …

Outdoors

Is This the First Multi-Tool With a Really Good Screwdriver?

The phrase “jack of all trades but master of none” might be best suited to describing multi-tools. They’re useful in a pinch, when no other tools are …

Multi-tools

What To Look For When Purchasing A Knife For Backpacking And Camping

Gear for the great outdoors<p>The most important pack item on any outdoor adventure is the knife. Bear Grylls might wave his knives around extolling the virtues of a blade in survival situations—of which there are many—but the main reason is that it’s just plain useful for cutting up camp food and …