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Kamp-Rite Double Tent Cot

$179.95 from Amazon »

A double Kamp-Rite Tent Cot?! Now that's a fine looking piece of sleeping dry and critter-free amidst the glory of nature and a liter of hooch. But my girlfriend hates camping. I only go with my friend Cornelius and...

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LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter

$54.82 from Amazon »

The original LifeStraw was a Time Magazine Invention of the Year Winner. LifeStraw Steel is the company's "evolved" version, adding a 2-stage filtration system and more durable steel body to a 9" personal water filter...

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GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair

$89.97 from Amazon »

Those who would rather sway than snuggle at the tailgate and 'round the campfire this fall can go for GCI Outdoor's Freestyle Rocker over Kelty's Low Loveseat chair. This standard-height seat is fitted with a spring-action...

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Crua Hybrid High-Low Tent

$249 - $269 from Crua Outdoors »

Sometimes you feel like rooting to the earth, and sometimes you feel like hanging from the trees. And sometimes the mud, snakes, and crawlies make a unilateral decision about where you're going to set up camp for you....

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Kelty Low Loveseat Chair

$74.96 from Amazon »

Kelty wants to help all the lovers out there get low. This folding chair built for two is you and your S.O.'s key to covert cuddling...and other monkey business...at backyard BBQs, campfires, open-air cinemas, and outdoor...

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Kite Shield DEET-free Mosquito Spray

$15 - $20 from Kite »

Three years ago Kite launched a crowdfunding campaign for their mosquito patch, a 1-1/2", non-toxic skin stick-on that blocks mosquitos' ability to track and detect humans for up to 48 hours. Since most people don't care...

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Dream House Portable Glamping Tents

$589 - $709 from Amazon »

You don't want to go glamping. I know that. But she probably does. In fact, the offer of sleeping in a tent roomy enough for 2 Queen beds (or 8 children, enthusiastic procreators!) and a stove with chimney pipe might...

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Neolite Trek 13-Ounce Hammock

$44.99 from Amazon »

I know how that dude got his Neolite Trek hammock to a secluded forest river. The thing weighs only 13 ounces and packs into a stuff sack smaller than my left butt cheek. And I know how he got it strung up between 2 trees...

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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Mattress

$26.49 - $44.95 from Amazon »

I just finished a 8-mile hike that had 1,000' of elevation gain per mile on the way up. And now all I want to do is curl up on the couch and bask in my man stink for a while, but my girlfriend says if I touch my body...

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Scout Overland Kitchen

Hmmm, I think I just found a way to make some extra cash this summer. A full kitchen in the trunk for me means Cuban sandwiches, carnitas tacos, and five spice duck congee for all of you festival and beach goers. Or maybe...

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Armadillo Tea Canopy

The belly of a beast doesn't have to be Old Testament-style miserable and wet and reeking of rotting fish. Unlike Jonah, you'll be able to relish some shade from the blaring sun, some shelter from the summer rains, and...

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TravelJohn Disposable Personal Urinals

$12.94 from Amazon »

TravelJohn Disposable Urinals are for everyone who's gotta go. Just look at the box. Men, women, and children alike with knees knocking, thighs constricting, and hands holding on tight can take relief in taking a whizz...

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Hot Ash Stove

$99.99 from Amazon »

Go ahead and say it. Go on, they want you to. I'm sure it's why it got its name in the first place. That is a Hot. Ash. Stove....

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Helinox Chair One Camp Chair

$99.95 from Amazon »

When you're poppin' a squat around the campfire or sittin' on the dock of the bay this summer, do you want to have to worry about a wet, splintered, and generally uncomfortable pair of butt cheeks? Oh Helinox no!...

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Day One WaterBag - 10L Purifier

$79.99 from DayOne Response »

If you're in the midst of an emergency or natural disaster, or if you're just going on a months-long hike or backwoods tour in your VW van, the DayOne has your clean drinking water concerns covered. A single one of these...

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Snugpak Compact Summer Sleeping Bag

$50.30 - $71.16 from Amazon »

Snugpak makes its Jungle Bag specifically for summer weather and tropical climates. One look at the bag in hand and you'll see it packs down to about 6". Combined with its 27-ounce weight, the Snugpak will consume minimal...

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Collapsible Clover-Style Lantern

$19.99 from Amazon »

Orange is the new green...er. Though Suaoki's lantern also comes in green, so I guess green is the new greener too. You can turbocharge this portable light with a micro USB cable, or let the sun drive its glow via the...

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StakeLight LED Tent Stakes

$12.99 - $17.69 from Amazon »

Even though getting off course during the hike in and being forced to pitch your tent in the dark is super fun, StakeLights promise not to be a total buzzkill. Their 17 lumens of LED shine can also switch to a strobe...

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Gerber Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit

$65.20 from Amazon »

Gerber Green is at it again. This time, instead of arming you with knives, axes, lanterns, zipper charms, and other tools to pursue your outdoor adventures, the company is offering up the Freescape Camp Kitchen Kit to...

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BOLT Lightning-Thwarting Tent

Before I continue, and before the angry emails start rolling in, let me be clear: the BOLT shelter is still in R&D stages. Product / industrial design student Kama Jania developed it for an academic project, and while...

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Jammock Jeep or Truck Hammock

$137.99 - $169.99 from Jammock »

I feel like the Jammock came to be one night after a few hours of fishing and a few dozen beers. Too drunk to drive back to the city, a couple of friends starting digging around their truck bed for sleeping bags and second...

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Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern

$14.95 - $24.45 from Amazon »

MPOWERD doesn't just want to sell you an inflatable lantern, they want to light up the world. The company's award-winning Luci is the result of their attempts to bring simple, clean energy to people everywhere. And not...

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POD Tents

$600 - $1k from POD Tents »

OK, all you Camping Doughnut enthusiasts (and whiners and foot stampers lamenting that it's still only a concept), here's an almost-as-cool and exponentially-more-real alternative for you: POD Tents. If you've got the...

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Therm-A-Rest UltraLite Cot

$159.95 - $213.48 from Amazon »

When I saw Therm-A-Rest named this cot the UltraLite Cot, it got me thinking about how even though the word "ultra-light" can be applied to so many different things, the actual weight measurement representing it for one...

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Rumpl Puffy Coat Blanket

$129 - $199 from Amazon »

Rumpl is your favorite puffy coat and your best sleeping bag turned into a comforter for your bed. A blanket for your starry nights. A cover for your movie dates on the couch. Rumpl is a high performance insulator made...

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Military Issue Water Canteen

$19.25 from Amazon »

Two quarts, Army issue, OD Green. Not a whole lot else to say about this water canteen. Except that two quarts of water isn't really enough for a long, strenuous hike or desert offensive. Two quarts of whiskey might be...

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ThorFire USB & Hand Crank Lantern

$39.99 from Amazon »

Thor. God of Thunder. God of Lightning. God of Rechargeable LED Lighting. ThorFire's darkness accessory is a collapsible accordion lantern/flashlight with a built-in battery rechargeable via regular 5V USB or its fold-out...

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Hydro Hammock Hot & Cold Tub

$280 - $1,310 from Hydro Hammock »

A hot tub hammock? Even better than a hot tub time machine! Relaxing, swinging, sexy, and using one won't force me to relive my days of wearing acid-washed pleated jeans. And the coup de grace: a hot tub hammock actually...

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evrgrn Crash Sack

$119 from REI »

REI gets into the wearable sleeping bag business with their new vowel-hating product line, evrgrn. The versatile evergrn Crash Sack combines the full body warmth and comfort of a standard sleep sleeve with the full body...

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BCB Crusader Cooking System

$101.27 from Amazon »

BCB Adventure's Crusader Cooking System is military- and NATO-approved. So the next time you're making Ramen on a backpacking trip, you can rest assured that the military and NATO are cool with it. Really though, this...

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Fistral Compact Inflatable Tent

$435 from Hemiplanet »

You might remember Heimplanet's other inflatable geometric wonder, the Cave tent. For its 40" interior height and 54 square feet of floor space, it still manages to break down to a manageable pack size, adding just 11-1/2...

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Osprey Anti-Gravity Suspension Backpack

$250 from Amazon »

One thing I know about ospreys the sea hawks is they are some loudmouthed birds. You think pigeons cooing or crows cawing at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning is a torment to your hangover? Try a pair of nested ospreys squawking...

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Lotus Belle Luxury Canvas Tents

$1,800 - $2,800 from Lotus Belle »

I recently learned a new word from my girlfriend, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and although I swore I would never use it, it's all I can think of when I look at these canvas tents from Lotus Belle. The word is "glamping."...

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Atacama Expedition Motorcycle Tent

$499 from Redverz Gear »

The Atacama Expedition is a tent fit for a king. Of the road. This is the latest version of the brand's 3-person plus 1-motorcycle sleeper. The center bay is large enough to fit a full-size adventure tourer with panniers...

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Tentsile Trillium Hammock

$250 from Amazon »

You might have previously seen another of Tentsile's hanging dens, the Stingray tree tent, around here. The Trillium hammock shares the Stingray's dangling disposition, with more portability, more variable usage options...

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Anti-Bear-Attack Pack

$149.99 from UDAP »

Obviously the best thing to do when a grizzly is attacking you is punch it in the face or, if you're a lady, kick it in its twig & bear-ies. But if for some reason when the moment comes you can't remember how to make...

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BioLite NanoGrid Lighting & Charging System

$99.95 from BioLite »

Three years ago BioLite very successfully took its CampStove with device charger to market as a compact, clean energy approach to outdoor cooking. They followed up with the larger, equally popular BaseCamp Stove. Today...

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Portable Bug-Free Hammock

$90 from Amazon »

One thing that sucks about camping...no, the outdoors...no, life...is bugs. Really all bugs, but mostly mosquitoes and those godforsaken devil's minions of the insect world, no-see-ums. Those F'ers. They skulk around...

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Titanium Spork

$9.94 from Amazon »

The Tater Twister came and went. So did the Salad Shooter. The electric knife. The electric can opener (my mama had one of those!) But the spork, the spork will never fall into oblivion. One of our country's finest examples...

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SteriPEN Handheld UV Water Purifier

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You can purify your water just like you can purify your laundry. The SteriPEN Adventurer Opti is a compact, handheld device that emits UV light to clean up to 8,000 liters of water. Designed specifically for outdoor/expedition...

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Firebox 5" Folding Campfire Stove

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From minimalist survival treks to broke down cars in the middle of nowhere to the squirrel I took out with my Big Bore blowgun that my mama won't let me cook up in her house, Firebox's 5" Folding Campfire Stove will provide...

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The Camping Doughnut

Ooh, a tent that looks like one of those obstacle course tubes I used to crawl through in gym class and the fat kids used to get stuck in crawling through in gym class. The Camping Doughnut, an easily collapsible and...

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Garmin Foretrex Hiking GPS

$150.19 from Amazon »

Not that I really want to go outside at all until June rolls back around, but if in February Bear Grylls were to invite me on a televised trekking adventure like he did Deion Sanders, I would probably get Garmin's Foretrex...

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The Cave Inflatable Tent

$615 from Hemiplanet »

I used to climb on a structure shaped like HEIMPLANET's Cave on the playground when I was kid. The Dome of Death me and Cornelius and Victor called it, on account of our attempts to knock off anyone who tried to use it...

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SunJack CampLight USB Bulb

$10.96 from Amazon »

Sure you could use a flashlight. Or a lantern. Or I guess even an iPad. But SunJack's CampLight looks and acts like a real live 4W LED bulb, delivering a 270-degree beam angle of ambient lighting when plugged into any...

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Marvel Superhero Wearable Sleeping Bags

$149 from Amazon »

I've seen Selk'bags around here before. Wearable sleeping bags that fit and move like onesies, but snooze like a sack rated for chilly slumbers in the great outdoors. Pretty sweet. And now, with this new Marvel line of...

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Wearable Japanese Futon

Funny how a mere 90-degree turn can transform this wearable Japanese futon from a reasonably comfortable night's sleep into an awkward, stifling onesie that probably goes swish, swish between your thighs with every step....

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Alite Designs Monarch Chair

$57.98 from Amazon »

I know Alite designed its Monarch chair for easy-carry, low-rise camping and festival comfort, but with back to school time upon us all the poor bastards who actually have to go back to school, I was thinking this might...