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


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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The Jammock Hammock Means You Can Nap Anywhere


Did you know you could take a nap on top of your Jeep? Well, if you get the Jammock Hammock, you can. It fits Jeep Wranglers 1987 to present in the YJ, TJ, JK, and JKU models. It also will fit the bed of just about any pickup truck, where it’ll provide a bit of protection to your valuables, on top of giving you a soft area on which to lay down and sleep. It’s made from 1000 Denier Cordura Nylon and will easily withstand more than 350lbs, but the company won’t commit to a higher number for fear of lawsuits. Still, it’s a cool item to own, and at $138, won’t break the bank.

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Water Purifier Pump Lets You Drink Just About Anything


If you’re planning a long trip out in the wilderness, you’re going to have to think about how you’re going to stay hydrated. One solution is to bring tons of water with you, but that stuff is heavy. Another is to simply pack the MSR Sweetwater Purifier System.

MSR’s SweetWater Purifier System gives you added protection against bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. This backcountry kit includes a SweetWater Microfilter, an 80-micron stainless-steel prefilter, two color-coded silicone hoses, foam float, Universal Bottle Adapter plus cleanside cover, cleaning brush, ViralStop Purifier Solution and stuff sack. Simply pump the water through the SweetWater purifier, then add five drops of the purifier solution per liter and wait five minutes for the purification process to complete. MSR’s water Purifier Solution inactivates 99. 99 percent of waterborne viruses, bacteria, and common protozoan parasites, so you can avoid spending your camping or traveling expedition doubled over in your tent.

There are many systems like this on the market, but MSR’s advantage is that it allegedly produces better tasting water due to the lack of bad-tasting iodine. Considering it’s only $100, it’s a worthwhile purchase for anyone serious about spending some quality time outdoors.


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


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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Kuju PourOver Means You Get A Real Coffee In The Woods


The Kuju PourOver is a product for making real coffee while you’re away from the grid or far from a traditional coffee-making machine. It’s an alternative to using instant coffee, which some see as an inevitable reality in many cases. It uses a specially designed origami-style pouch that anchors on the side of a cup of pretty much any size, holding the already-ground beans in a small filter bag and allowing you to simply pour hot water over them to make your brew. Let it steep for a bit then simply throw the pouch. Sure, the beans aren’t freshly roasted and ground, but don’t forget you’re trying to make the best of a typically coffee-restricted situation.

It’s not the first such product on the market, but Kuju PourOver tries to distinguish itself with quality beans, and a nitrogen-flushed pouch that displaces oxygen in order to keep oxidation to a minimum. It’s a $30 at the moment for 6 Kuju PourOver pouches, which is a lot of money for coffee, but you’re being asked to keep in mind that 1% of the proceeds will go to One Percent for the Planet, an environmental conservation outfit.


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The Paxis Backpack Features A Handy Swingarm


The Paxis Backpack is likely to appeal to any serious outdoors enthusiast. Its main claim to fame is that the lower third of the bag detaches from the upper portion and swings around to the front so you can access its contents without taking the whole thing off. Whether it’s your fishing lures, your first aid kit, or any other item that you’ll be needing on a more regular basis, having the option to access it without going through the trouble of removing everything, well, that’s just great.

– Interior tablet / hydration pocket
– 2 interior zippered pockets for small items
– Soft interior pocket for fragile item
– High visibility lining
– Exterior pocket for tripod/ski poles/ walking poles
– Exterior accessory pocketHighly water resistant fabric
– Waterproof zippers
– Free standing design
– Waterproof bottom

Of course we’re talking about a serious backpack, which comes with a pretty serious price tag at $236. Considering the features though, we figure this is reasonable.

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Surviv-All Survival Knife Lets You Cut Cords Without Unsheathing


Survival knives are all over the market, and they all boast differing always of features that make them more or less attractive.; the Surviv-All Survival Knife happens to have some of the more innovative and ingenious ones. Particularly, the sheath features an opening towards the front that lets you cuts twine and other smaller ropes without having to take the entire blade out. Additionally, there’s a firestarter rod on one side, as well as a sharpening block on the other.

It boasts a 4.25 inches long high carbon 440 stainless steel full tang, drop point blade that sees to your cutting needs, while a rubber textured, ergonomic handle ensures grip confidence. The latter also features a stainless steel pommell at the end of the handle too. [There’s even a] patent-pending para-secure paracord handle strap that ensures the knife stays sheathed even in the roughest moments.

It’s a nice looking knife with a lot of utility, which is why it’s extra attractive at its price point of $45.


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LuminAID Solar LED Lantern Folds Flat, Lasts All Day


When you step away from the modern world, full of taken-for-granted conveniences, it’s always a good idea to prepare yourself properly. Spending any amount of time in the wilderness requires not only a bit of courage, but some decent illumination at night. The LuminAID Pack Lite 12 Inflatable Solar Lantern is a waterproof light source that folds flat for easy storage, but once turned on, will provide you with up to 16 hours of brightness on a single charge. This charge, incidentally, is easily obtained by leaving the thing in the sun for 7 hours. The 12 bright LEDs contained inside are also able to flash in an emergency beacon mode, making it easier to find you at night if you ventured too far off the path and can’t find your own way back. Considering it’s only $23, it wouldn’t make any sense to make this an essential “must-pack” item for anyone contemplating extended time outdoors.

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The Scrubba Bag Means Handwashing Your Laundry With Ease


If you’re out in the wild for a long period of time, you’re gonna start smelling like a witch’s armpits in no time if you don’t wash your clothes now and then. You could resort to the age old washboard, or even older beating-your-stuff-against-rocks-near-a-stream method, but it’s the 21st century, brother. There’s stuff like the Scrubba bag to help you out. Out since 2012, the wash bag looks like a simple waterproof bag, but the inside is lined with hundreds of “nodules” that scrub your clothes clean. Just toss all your laundry in there with some water and soap, and start mashing. There’s a little window to let you see how your clothes are coming along. Then when you’re done, empty the sudsy dirty water, refill with clean, and rinse. It’s a simple, easy-to-carry solution for any backpacker or camper or nature lover. Weighing in at just 5 oz., it allows you to pack much lighter than you normally would since you don’t have to bring clothes to last you the entirety of your trip. It’s $53 for one bag.

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