Shopping Picks in Camping & Hiking
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Tailgaters know that more often than not, the party extends into overtime (aka the late night hours). Shine a light on things with the GE SteelBEAM Fluorescent/LED Hybrid Lantern. Besides being weather-resistant and virtually unbreakable, I love that the ultra-bright LEDs offer over 30,000 hours of usable light. It’s also just a great thing to have around the house in case of emergencies and power outages.
While outdoors, it's easy to get dirty and it's also easy to forget to bring something to handle the dirt and grime. These Grease Monkey Wipes use citrus oil to cut through the grease and to leave you with a pleasant, orange scent that will mask the, um, body odor that can sometimes come about from not having access to a hot shower. And they're not just for your face and hands; you can... more
There are those of us who like to truly rough it while camping and like to take a more minimalist approach to outdoor dining. There are others of us, however, who like to bring some of the comforts of home to the outdoors. This GSI Crossover Kitchen Set lets you create a gourmet meal under the stars with its mini cutting board, various spice bottles, dishwashing supplies and handy folding utensils.
I must be getting old, because on a recent camping excursion, I lamented the fact that I didn't have any binoculars to catch close-ups of the birds and other wildlife. But with the recent addition of this Pentax PAPILIO (8.5x 21) Binocular to my gear, I can now spend my day gazing at the birds. The binocular not only focuses at very close range (20 inches) to magnify details, it also sharpens details... more
A lightweight, quality backpack will be your best friend while trekking through the woods. This Gregory Baltoro 65 Technical Pack features a thermo-molded backpanel with elastomeric gription technology on the lumbar pad for the utmost comfort while on the trails. The pack is equipped with Gregory's Response AFS suspension system, an independent rotating waist-belt system that registers and adjusts to your hip angle. The included reservoir sleeve and dual drink-tube exit ports ensure that... more
Frequent readers of mySimon know that I can't go anywhere without my coffee, and the Great Outdoors is no exception. But, thankfully, I don't have to skip my fresh brew with this Handpresso Wild Portable Espresso Machine. The hand-held, portable espresso machine works using a hydraulic pump. All you have to do is pressurize the device, add hot water and an espresso pod, and you've got a fresh cup of espresso that rivals the... more
If you're looking for an outdoor chair and you're not worried about the weight of your equipment, you'll want to check out this Trekker Chair by Therm-a-Rest. The chair converts your sleeping pad into a comfortable recliner so you'll have a comfortable place to sit by the fire. It features adjustable side straps and a built-in fleece pillow. The sleeve doesn't have to be removed from your pad, so you can quickly and easily... more
Like most camping gear, tents can be pretty expensive, but I have it on good authority from friends that this Coleman Sundome Tent is a great buy. They recently went camping and managed to stay dry during a thunderstorm that lasted most of the night. The tent sleeps three people comfortably. It sets up and can be taken down in less than 10 minutes, and the durable carry bag makes it easy to transport... more
If you're planning on staying put during your camping trip, you'll want to bring along one of these Nemo Astro Pillowtop Sleeping Pads for extra comfort. Without the pillowtop, the full-length mattress is 2.5 inches thick. It's insulated with open-cell foam and packs down to about eight by four inches. Add the pillowtop, and the mattress measures 3.25 inches thick and promises a full night's sleep while out in the wilderness.
Let's face it: Camping gear can get pretty expensive. But the high price tag doesn't always mean you're getting the best equipment. This Mountainsmith Poncha 35-degree Sleeping Bag just shows you don't have to break the bank to get a quality sleeping bag. The synthetic insulation provides warmth even in 30-degree weather. The contoured footbox gives your feet room to move around, and the hood opens up so you don't get too hot while... more
Camping is always more fun when you have friends to join you. Rated as the "Most Versatile" tent by Backpacker Magazine, the Nemo Equipment 2011 Pentalite 4-Person Pentagonal Pyramid Tent features five walls to create more space to comfortably accommodate four people with sleeping bags. The 72-inch peak height lets you easily move around inside the tent. The tent was even tested during a thunderstorm where it passed with flying colors.
Whenever I buy a wedding gift, I like to find a gift that lets the couple enjoy their time together. If the newlyweds are into the outdoors, a camping tent is a great gift that lets them enjoy their newly wedded bliss beneath the stars. This Eureka Tetragon 5 Tent is a 2-person, 3-season rectangular dome tent with 35 square feet of interior space. It offers a double-coated StormShield polyester fly and bathtub floor... more
For us, the cool nights that come with fall signal that it's camping season. We can't wait to set up our tent and cook a delicious meal around the campfire with one of these GSI Pinnacle Camper Cooksets. The sets feature hard-anodized aluminum pots and a frypan that distribute heat evenly for efficient cooking. The Teflon® Radiance technology offers supreme scratch resistance. The set also includes four polypropylene plates, four bowls, and four insulated... more
A utility knife makes a great gift, for well, just about anyone. You don't have to be a hunter or a rugged outdoors-person to appreciate all the handy tools. This Victorinox Silver Tech Huntsman Pocket Knife comes with 15 stainless-steel tools including large/small knives, a wood saw, a multi-purpose hook, scissors, small/large screwdrivers, a corkscrew, and bottle/can openers, all housed in the famous Swiss Army body. And at 3 ½ inches long, it can... more
We probably would have starved to death in college without our portable burner. Well, not really. But if your school's dorms allow it, a portable burner is a must-have for dorm life. After all, you have to have some way to cook your ramen noodles and cans of soup, right? This selection of Waring Pro® Portable Burners offer quick heat-up and heat retention, heavy-duty cast iron plates, and durable construction.
Whenever you're out hiking or camping, it's always a good idea to have a reliable fire source. The Light My Fire FireSteel® fire-starting tool lasts at least 3,000 strikes and is approved for use by the International Survival Instructors Association. Simply pull the included stainless-steel striker or your own knife down the 1.75-inch rod to ignite a stove, paper, dry grass, or bark. It's fireproof in solid form, and works just as well when... more
A good pocket knife is a necessity, especially if your dad is an avid camper or backpacker. This Gerber AO F.A.S.T. 3.0 Knife features a rugged, stainless steel blade design. Whats more, it offers a bottle opener and a modified drop point for spreading peanut butter without slicing your finger. We especially like the extra lanyard hole and handy carabiner clip that keep it attached to you at all times.
When camping in The Great Outdoors, it's always helpful to have equipment that is adaptable to the elements and multi-functional. This North Face Docking Station is a canopy-style, floorless tent with full-coverage, roll-up walls. We like it because it acts as a durable campground, a basecamp 6-person tent, and even a cover for your picnic table. For extra company, you can add attachable sleeping docks to the tent for private sleeping space.
Perfect for any fan of The Great Outdoors, this Orikaso Solo Set is extremely lightweight and can be folded down to fit into a crammed backpack. Inspired by origami, the set includes a bowl, a mug, and a plate that each quickly fold together without the need of extra buttons or snaps. Made of a durable polypropylene material, the dinnerware withstands repeated folding and extreme temperatures, including boiling water for oatmeal.
It's extremely important to keep your body fueled with nutritious food for the tough trails ahead, which means you have to be picky with your food choices. Tanka Bites are made from 100% natural buffalo and cranberries. The delicious bites provide seven grams of protein per serving, which gives you long-lasting energy. The bites are low in fat and are free of gluten, lactose, MSG, and nitrates without sacrificing flavor.