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A Camping Hammock Supported By Your Car

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Lazing around on a hammock on your camping trip is probably one of the finest activities to do, while on a camping trip. But what if there are no usable trees around? What will you tie your tarp to? The Eagle Nest Outfitters Roadie Car Stand is a set of metal frames that are meant to go right under your vehicle’s wheels. These frames then give you the posts you need to set a hammock up. It’ll support up to 250lbs, which isn’t all that much; you can kiss doubles hammock time goodbye, unless the two of you are really tiny humans. And when you’re done, you can just toss it in the trunk and go. It’s $200.

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Anker’s (Not So) Portable Power Pack

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There are portable power packs, and then there’s Anker’s PowerHouse. It’s about the size (7.9 x 6.5 x 5.7 inches) and weight (9.3 lbs) of a concrete construction brick, so might weigh things down a bit should you decide to toss it in a backpack. That being said, what you’re trading for that all that heft is a massive charging capacity. At 120,000 mAh, the 434Wh behemoth is able to fully recharge a laptop 15 times over. For reference, an iPhone 6 Plus has a 2,950 mAh battery. It outputs all that electricity through a 12V socket, an AC socket, or 4 USB-ports. It’s meant to take with you when you’re off grid and power your electronics for long periods. The PowerHouse is able to feed most things, like stereos, TVs, and lamps, but it might choke on higher-voltage appliances like toasters or hair-dryers. Still, no one is expecting you to try to blow-dry your hair while your husbands sets up the tent, so the point is moot.

It’s $500.

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Beartooth Is Like A Walkie Talkie For Your Smartphone

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When you’re far from civilization, you lose a lot of privileges, like the ability to use your cellphone due to lack of signal. If you want to be able to stay in touch with your friends on your expedition, you can use traditional walkie talkies, which use their own radio waves to communicate. But… that’s a little old-school, isn’t it? Beartooth uses radio signals, but first pairs to your smartphone through Bluetooth. In this way, you can still use your smartphone to make calls, text, and even send location data to each other from as far away as 10 miles. Well, 5 miles for talking, and 10 miles for texting. Still, that’s pretty darn far when you’re in the wilderness, and can come in handy in more ways than one. Each user will need their own Beartooth, of course, but with a 4 day battery life there’s a pretty good chance your smartphone will run out of juice before it does. It’s $99 for 1, and $75 for two, if you pre-order now to take advantage of the 50% off full retail pricing.

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BioLite CookStove Turbocharges Your Outdoors Cooking, Uses Almost Anything As Fuel

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There are many ways you can get heat when camping, whether it’s by starting a campfire, using propane canisters, or in a more modern touch, by packing the BioLite CookStove. It uses a battery and a fan to essentially turbocharge the combustion process, allowing you to throw in almost any combustible element you find in your surroundings: twigs, leaves, pinecones, dry grass, etc. The fan provides four speeds, which adjust the flame’s intensity and make it dead simple to cook your meals, boil your water, and bring a little bit of civilization with you while away from the city bustle. It’s not a completely off-grid solution since the battery will eventually run out, but you do get a good 30 hours of cooking time, which should get you through a few days outdoors. At $100, it’s a must-have for outdoors enthusiasts.

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That’s What We’ve Always Wanted: Sleeping Outdoors In a Giant Clear Bubble

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Screw privacy, we want to be outdoors with a clear view of the sky, but with none of those pesky insects and, you know, pests that lurk outdoors. We want to feel just as comfortable as we do inside, minus the heating, minus the privacy, minus the plumbing, and safety. But behold the night sky! The HolleywebTM Inflatable Bubble Tent House Dome Outdoor Clear Show Room with 1 Tunnel for Camping for Photo (that’s the product name, folks) is an inflatable bubble tent made from PVC with double and quadruple stitching to make sure the thing hods together. Of course if you want it to stay inflated, you’ll have to keep a positive air pressure inside at all times, so there’s the noise of the blower to keep you company as you attempt to sleep.

And for this piece of must-have outdoors lodging, you’ll be expected to pay around $1,600.

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Windcatcher Airpad 2 Air Mattress Amplifies Your Breath, Inflates In Seconds

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Going camping with an air mattress can be a bit of a luxury, since it does usually require you to also carry a pump of some kind. The Windcatcher Airpad 2 mattress on the other hand seems to have developed a system that allows you to inflate it using nothing but the power of your breath. As you blow into it, their special valve allows for the surrounding air to also enter, amplifying the power of your breath tenfold. In this matter, the mattress can be inflated in seconds without using pumps. The valve never touches the ground, and you never have to put your mouth against anything that might have been into contact with the soil. Since the valve is so large, deflation is super easy, and makes packing up and leaving a breeze. You really have to watch the video below to realize how well this works.

It’s a fantastic looking product, and it costs only $100. For this price you also get a 4 INCH THICK QUILTED support system for superior cushioning and comfort.

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Aquabot Sprayer Turns A Water Bottle Into A High-Pressure Washer

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There’s a lot of things you can do with pressurized water, like spraying each other and screwing around. But there’s a more practical aspect to it that outdoors enthusiasts will likely appreciate. The Aquabot Sprayer top is seemingly a simple water bottle cap, yet it’s one that can pressurize your bottle’s contents and expel them forcefully when you need them. This means on top of water fights, you can clean your camp dishes, and even shower.

LUNATEC’s Aquabot Top turns water bottles into high pressure awesomeness with multiple spray patterns: shower, stream and mist. BPA free and requiring no batteries, Aquabot makes any water related chore easier and more fun, especially drinking.

– 3 spray settings: Shower, Stream & Mist.
– Switch between STEALTH and PULSE modes for more control over your water and pressure.
– BPA free and easy to drink from.
– Sprays water over 25-feet.
– Variable flow control trigger so you use just the right amount of water.
– 2 attachment points for lanyards.
– Works upside down for extra convenience.
– Pump it to build pressure. Battery free.

This cap works with “Nalgene ON THE GO, ON THE FLY & 32-48 oz. WIDE MOUTH bottles. And fits Camelbak EDDY & CHUTE bottles.” It’s $20.

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The MSR Flex 4 System – The ‘All-in-One’ Cookware System

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Most of us have a tendency to over-pack when we go trekking or camping. In fact, some of us are so concerned about our creature comforts that we often leave out the vital essentials like cooking utensils and other supplies, and end up surviving on berries and mountain water! With the MSR Flex 4 System, you can make sure that all “the bare necessities of life with come with you!” Comprising a nested design with a dual-handle aluminium pot (5.3 L) that contains another, smaller pot (3.2 L), strainer lids, 4 stainless steel mugs and 4 deep plates, this 13-piece non-stick cookware set is convenient and space-friendly. Get it on Amazon for $160 – and never leave home unprepared again.

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TravelMate: All the Cutlery You Need In a Neat Package

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Eating takeout using the flimsy plastic spoon and fork that most restaurants hand out sucks, especially if they break or show signs of bending the moment you scoop or try to slice up some grub. Cutlery sets are on-the-go dining are readily available, and one particularly eye-catching and practice option is the TravelMate.

It comes with a detachable fork and a 4.87-inch blade knife with a Paperstone handle. The fork is a multi-tool in itself as well, since it’s also a bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, and grill scraper. Cut meat, slice veggies, spread butter, turn stuff over on the grill–it seems like there’s little the TravelMate can’t do.

It’s priced at ~$50.

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