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These Things Making Camping Better

Camping. Nothing wrong with a little camping. Well, except for when you’re freezing, hungry or cornered by a wild animal. So here are a few things to make sure you’re never freezing, hungry or cornered by a wild animal.

The Simplest Way to Start a Fire
FOR WARMTH

The Simplest Way to Start a Fire

When you need: To get cozy. Heat up beans. Tell a ghost story. See things.
You’ll call on: This portable rod-shaped firestarter. Just detach the two pieces, scrape them together and watch the sparks fly. Literally. Figuratively. Literally and figuratively.

A Blender You Power with Your Hands
FOR MARGARITAS

A Blender You Power with Your Hands

When you need: To turn those fresh berries you just picked into a smoothie. Or make a marshmallow emulsion for your s’mores.
You’ll call on: This hand-cranked blender with two speeds, a pour-through lid and no need for electricity. It’s how the Amish do juice cleanses, we assume.

An Ancient Nepali Knife
FOR CUTTING ROPE. OR FIGHTING BEARS.

An Ancient Nepali Knife

When you need: To whittle. Whistle. And whittle.
You’ll call on: This 12-inch curved knife, with a rosewood handle and a buffalo-skin sheath. It’s an exact replica of a 2,500-year-old warrior’s blade from Nepal. So it’s probably really sharp and stuff.

An Ultraportable Wood-Fired Grill
FOR COOKING THINGS

An Ultraportable Wood-Fired Grill

When you need: The ability to perfectly Pittsburgh a chateaubriand in the middle of Yellowstone. Or maybe just to cook some hot dogs.
You’ll call on: This extremely portable wood-fired grill that weighs only 15 pounds, heats up to 1,200 degrees F and is currently 20% off with UD Perks. Which certainly doesn’t hurt.

A Very Good-Looking Collapsible Chair
FOR SITTING ON

A Very Good-Looking Collapsible Chair

When you need: To sit on something that’s not a log.
You’ll call on: This waxed-canvas folding stool from Best Made. Since it’s waxed, it’ll repel moisture like morning dew. And since it’s a stool, you can sit on it. Brilliant.

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