Camping and Survival Equipment

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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 …

Rechargeable Batteries

Build your grab-and-go car camping kit

I’d been shuffling through plastic bins in the back of the van for 45 minutes when I reluctantly came to the conclusion I’d forgotten the sporks. Or …

Travel

The 3-Pound Quarter Dome Is The Ultimate Camping Tent & Air Hammock Hybrid

Hammocks and tents both have their benefits and drawbacks. A tent, for instance, can keep you protected from the elements, whereas a hammock will …

Design

Charge your gadgets when you’re off the grid with 1 tablespoon of water

Portable backup batteries are handy to have when you’re away from an outlet and need to charge your devices. But they are only good for a limited …

Gear & Gadgets

This Amazing Gadget Makes Great Espresso Literally Anywhere

We’ve all been there – you’re white water rafting and it hits you… you could really use an espresso. You look left, you look right, but there’s no …

The One Gadget That Every Camper Should Bring into the Woods

It's probably not on your packing list.<p>We get it: Camping is about getting away from it all. But we also know that leaving the paved road doesn’t …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Survival Knife For Your Money

I get a lot of questions from readers asking about survival knives. Whether you’re headed into the wilderness or simply preparing for the next …

Self Defense

Inferno Cocoon Hammock

Inferno Cocoon Hammock aims to give you the option of stretching out in your hammock even when you’re down to seriously cold temperatures. The guys …

Gear & Gadgets

SureFire Introduces All-New Aviator Flashlight

SureFire added a redesigned Aviator flashlight to its lineup in 2017, building on the classic light that was initially designed for use by pilots.<p>The …

NRA

Into the Woods: The 8 Best Survival Hatchets

Fiskars X7<p><b>Pro:</b> Handle resists damage from over-striking<b><br>Con:</b> Edge retention suffers if reground<p><b>Bearable Lightness:</b> Tipping the scales at a scant 1 …

Steel

What’s the Best Machete?

While my passion is pocket knives I’m also a huge fan of fixed blade and specialty knives. Many of our readers have asked me about machete’s so I …

Bangladesh

This Belt Buckle is Not-So-Secretly a Multitool

Keeping your pants up is only one of its many functions.<p>The world of pants rarely sees much technical innovation. Sure, there are exoskeletons that might help your bones and joints, but those are the pants of the future. What is there to help the pants of today? SOG, primarily known for knives, is …

Multi-tools

Finally, an Apocalypse-Ready Cooler to Protect What's Really Important

Adult beverages and burgers, that is.<p>There are plenty of players in the tough cooler game, but none of them have the experience of Pelican. They've been protecting cameras, scientific equipment, and gear since 1976. Now, the company has applied that knowledge to the new Elite Coolers.<p>From the …

Travel

The Best Camping Grills

“Never cook inside.” That was the admonishment of the previous owners of Artemis when they handed us the keys. The heat, grease, and lingering food odors weren’t worth it. In two years, they said, they’d never used the oven and only lit the stovetop for boiling water.<p>We thought they were …

Camping

This $350 Backpack Will Keep You Alive

Survival is so hot right now. That means there are lots and lots of charlatans hawking crappy gear that won’t get the job done in an emergency.<p>This comprehensive kit from Uncharted Supply Co. claims to be different. We put it to the test.<p>What Is It?<p>“Everything you need, nothing you don’t,” reads …

Water

The 15 Best Tactical Flashlights

J5 Hyper V Tactical Flashlight<p>With a bright red tail button, maximum output of 400 lumens, toothed bezel, and three light modes – this offering from …

Batteries

Firewaall Makes 'Curtain Of Fire' To Heat Camp

So that’s your boring old campfire, eh? Nice tipi, brah. But check out this here FIREWALL!<p><b>OK, in all seriousness, the old-fashioned campfire is just</b> …

Camping

Field Tested: SnoMaster Traveler Series BD/C-42SS

If you have been shopping for a new 12V portable fridge/freezer lately, you may have noticed you have an increasing number of options. SnoMaster of …

Gear & Gadgets

These 3 Camping Tents Have You Covered All Year Long

Are you looking for the best camping tents for your next camping adventure? Then you probably know that picking one out isn’t that simple: There are …

Making The Cut: 15 Best Pocket Knife Brands

We cannot stress enough that every man should have, carry, and use a pocket knife. Literally as often as legally permissible and reasonable it is to …

Knives

Biofuel Stoves: Emberlit Original Stove

After tinkering with tin cans and a mess of other commercially-available stoves, inventor Mikhail created the Emberlit stove. It’s basically seven …

13 Things You Need in Your Bug Out Bag

This handy checklist will help you make a bug out bag for any emergency.<p>The first step in preparing for an emergency situation that may require you to quickly leave your home, is setting up a disaster kit, or what's often know as a "bug out bag." In the case of a flood or fire, you may only have …

Survivalism

Portable solar panel and battery brings clean energy on the go

It’s good for 60 smartphone charges<p>Setting up most compact solar panel systems entail connecting a number of complicated components, from the panels themselves to battery packs and power-management devices. But a new product line from SolPad promises a fully integrated system that generates, …

Renewable Energy

SteriPEN – Ultra Portable Water Purifier

Use the ultraviolet light rays in a safe way to sterilize clear water. All you need is the SteriPEN Ultra Portable Water Purifier. It can purify 16 …

Gear & Gadgets

The Bushcraft Survive & Thrive Kit: The Last Wilderness Survival Skills Kit You’ll Ever Need

Most of us will probably never find ourselves in a situation when we’ll be forced to survive in the outdoors, and even fewer of us would know what to …

Stainless Steel

​How To Find The Perfect Tent

Is there anything more synonymous with camping than the tent? Whether you're just getting started or looking to upgrade, the shear number of options …

Travel

Siesta4 Heat and Light Blocking Camping Tent with Built-in Fans

One of the most important essentials for a great camping trip is a nice tent. Agree? Take a look at Siesta4, the heat and light blacking camping tent …

Travel

This Hammock Tent Is The Ultimate Camping Option

The Nube swinging tent is a outdoor enthusiasts heaven! This "swinging tent" offers a hybrid design of weathert-resistent materials and ultimate …

Essential Gear for Campfire Cooking

<b>Tongs:</b> A set of long, heavy-duty tongs keeps fingers away from the fire and makes handling hot meat hassle-free. <i>$16; ­weber.com</i><p><b>Pit Mitts:</b> Forget the …