Wenger Fidis Camping Lighter

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There’s a really important moment near the end of each day in the backcountry, that point where you set everything down and declare that it’s time to make camp and build a fire. The Wenger Fidis Camping Lighter may just be the most reliable and rugged tool for the job. The Wenger Fidis Camping Lighter Read more…

Strike Matchbox

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Soggy matches have a bad habit of not igniting, and even stormproof matches can get destroyed if their paper box is stepped on or crushed in a poorly arranged pack. The Strike matchbox protects your small individual fire-starters from the elements and potential accidents and also serves as a handy striking surface (so you can ditch the Read more…

SpareOne Emergency Phone

SpareOne Emergency Phone

A working cell-phone is a must-have in any emergency situation, but what happens when your cell battery dies? Major emergencies (think hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, etc.) often knock out power for days or weeks. Cue the SpareOne Emergency Phone, a handy piece of technological marvel that can make a call on any cell network and lasts Read more…

Backcountry Boiler

Backcountry Boiler

Chimney kettles were originally made popular by Irish fisherman and WWII soldiers because they could quickly boil water with whatever fuel was lying around (twigs, leaves, brush, etc.), saving them the time and energy of having to carry around their own fuel source. The Backcountry Boiler is an ultralight update of the original chimney kettle Read more…

Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX

Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX

The Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX has a name only a mother could love, but all of those seemingly extraneous letters and numbers compose an alphabet soup that represents technologies built in to the shoe. Technologies that let you tackle the most demanding trails with dry, comfortable feet.

SteriPEN Freedom Water Purifier

SteriPEN Freedom Water Purifier

Purifying water, when you’re out in the wilderness, can be an aggravating process. Depending on what technology you have on hand, you’re either pumping, filtering, mixing chemicals, or keeping track of test trips and complicated timetables for proper water treatment. And many treatments can create a funky aftertaste in your canteen. The SteriPEN Freedom Water Purifier Read more…

Best Made Camp Mug

Best Made Camp Mug

When you’re making coffee out in the woods, it’s not going to taste like your local Starbucks. In fact, it absolutely shouldn’t. If it does, you’re going about it all wrong. It should taste instant, and a little stale, with a pungent aroma and a warmth to take the chill off. And you should drink Read more…