TAG: Camping

Getting Outdoors

Getting Outdoors

You don’t have to be an avid camper to appreciate the idea of escaping the tethers of modern day life – clocks and alarms, ringing, beeping and message alerts. Getting away from it all is something we all crave, especially when the weather outside is welcoming. These transportable homes made just for traveling bring up a case of wanderlust. For water adventures, this houseboat designed by Sascha Akkermann is a space that was created to provide all of the amenities of a land dwelling, just with changeable views. A stay in a studio houseboat like this one would certainly make… read more

Turn a Soda Can into a Camping Stove

Turn a Soda Can into a Camping Stove

The best kind of DIY projects tend to be affordable, quick to construct, and highly functional, such as this one, from Tom Allen. This camping stove, made from repurposed materials, could be a great addition to camping, backpacking, or emergency gear, and the fuel can be found at pharmacies, grocery stores, or hardware stores just about anywhere. The raw materials can come out of your recycling bin or trash can, and the entire thing can be built with just a pocket knife and a little time. “One of the best gifts I’ve ever received on my travels is a stove… read more

Camping Gets A Charge

Camping Gets A Charge

Camping excursions without proper gear can be problematic. However, some high tech wonders that will only be a camper’s dream for most have moved past the idea phase and onto the drawing board. Not yet reaching into the world of available merchandise, these concept products would step up camping convenience a notch. One item that would have the power to literally transform an outdoor stay is the Orange™ Solar Tent. This idea combines solar power and turns a normal tent into a charging station for mobile devices. The design is constructed of sturdy photovoltaic fabric to help capture and store… read more

The CampStove – Portable, Efficient and Smart

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While there exist many solar-feed beacons to provide efficient light and heat whilst indulging in the great outdoors, their productivity is often compromised when you need them most – as the sun sails vastly beneath the horizon and you find yourself shrouded in darkness. The CampStove, created by Biolite, is fueled by biomass, which is easily comprised of common woodland trimmings. These include twigs, wood pellets, and pine-cones. Such sources are abundantly scattered throughout woods and yards, and, as they require no tree chopping or other harmful practices, are considered renewable. Once trimmings are collected, they can be placed in… read more

Charge Your Gadgets with this Campstove

BioLite CampStove

If you want to be able to charge up your gadgets while in the backcountry, without carrying an extra piece of equipment with you, you can do so at the same time you’re cooking dinner, as long as you have a BioLite CampStove. Not only does the BioLite charge your gadgets for you, but it also cooks your dinner for you. And you don’t have to haul any fuel for it, as it provides all the heat (and power) you need by burning twigs, pine cones, or small scraps of wood. The BioLite CampStove ($129) uses a small internal fan… read more