Unsatisfied with using your measly 5-person tent on your camping trips? The Moby1 XTR Series Expedition Trailer ($15,500+) might be more your style. This fully self-contained trailer is built to tackle any terrain you encounter in your travels. Options include a roof top tent with capacity of up to 4, bringing total capacity of up to seven, a sink with running hot and cold water, a hot water heater, a cabin heater, an outdoor shower, a free-standing awning, cabin air conditioning, solar panels (!), a portable toilet, and a generator to name a few. Camping away from home never felt so much like home.
Have you ever tried to start a fire the old-fashioned way? Grab a stick a rub it on another stick like Link from Encino Man until you make sparks. Well, it’s damn near impossible, which is why there’s the Campfire Dragon ($8.99) from Duluth Pack. Aside from its incredible name, this hose is designed to help you get the fire going and keep the fire going. Just direct the air to the spot that needs a little air, and watch the fire roar.
Unless you are Bear Grylls, you probably aren’t dropped in the middle of nowhere very often. But in the rare occasion that you are left to fend for yourself, make sure you are stocked with some Tactical Sammiches ($6). This survival sandwich has a shelf life of two years, has less than 300 calories per sandwich, and comes in both pepperoni and honey BBQ. It might not completely save your life, but it will at least keep you fat and happy for the albino hill people.
Without clean water, your hiking excursions quickly becomes a fight against bacteria and protozoa. The Katadyn Pocket (~ $390) is one of the best water filters in the business. At only 10″ long, it fits easily in your pack and its easy to use, durable design will keep your water clean in even the most extreme conditions.
Make sure you aren’t S-O-L if you get caught in a bind on your next hiking/camping trip. Survival Straps ($27.95) are made with up to 25 feet of paracord and can be worn around the wrist until that emergency comes where you need some rope. With over 50,000 color combinations, this strap is a necessity for those of you who like a little adventure in your life.
If you are going on a solo expedition in the near future, you will need a lightweight tent to keep you dry. The Poler Man Tent ($175) is an over-sized, one man tent with aluminum poles and polyester fabric. When you are on the move, the tent bag measures 6” Round x 18” long and just 4.5 lbs.
We have seen the future of camping, and it looks like a mix between the Lunar Rover and something out of Tron Legacy. The Cave ($669) by HeimPlanet is a revolutionary approach to tent design, by modeling The Cave after the molecular structure of a diamond. This 3-person tent is completely inflatable and structurally sound, which means easy set-up and no more poles.