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You bring a folding chair to the beach, so you can sit comfortably, yet put down your food and drinks on the sand, extending yourself to reach for them every time. If bringing a folding table is too much of a hassle, maybe you’ll find the SandStand a whole lot more appealing.
A handcrafted wooden beach table, it’s designed for utmost portability while giving you adequate surface space to hold beverages and a few snacks while you lounge on the sand. No more warming your beer on the sand or risking getting dirt on your snacks – just bring this thing along to ensure you can keep everything off the ground.
The Hydro Hammock is made from a sealed, high-tensile-strength synthetic fabric to ensure it can both hold in the water, as well as support the excess weight its bound to endure. It can carry up to two adults with 50 gallons of water in tow, although only 20 gallons should be enough to give anyone a satisfying bath (yes, that means you can try fitting in more people… I think). Because of the amount of weight it’s going to bear, we suggest finding somewhere seriously sturdy to tie the thing onto, like a large tree bark with the tightest knots your chubby fingers can muster. An included portable LPG-based water heating system allows you to keep the temperature at a satisfying level of warmth, although you can always just bear the cold if you’d rather pack light.
The-001 is a single disc that you can equip into a functional outdoor stove. That’s right, the entire thing just consists of a single disc and a set of pegs. Check it out!
A thermos is essential if you want to keep coffee hot when camping, yet it’s all but useless if you don’t have a way to boil water or make coffee. That’s why the Stanley Vacuum Coffee System integrates both functions within its normal-looking thermos body.
When all closed up, it looks like a regular vacuum flask – the kind where you keep the boiled water in the kitchen back home. Except, the thing is actually designed to disassemble into three distinct tools that will let you boil water, make coffee, and keep it hot for the duration of the day.
The Stanley Vacuum Coffee System uses a nesting design to house all items together inside a regular-looking thermos frame. The outer container is actually the pot, with a fold out arm for easily handling it over your Survival Stove, with the inner container serving as the actual vacuum flask. Between the two sits a French press tool that you can place inside the pot after you boil the water to brew some coffee. Once that’s done, simply pour all the coffee into the vacuum flask and put the assembly back together. The thermos will keep it hot for up to 24 hours.
It features a lid that can separate into two cups for sipping your hot beverage, with a dry storage stopper that can hold a stash of coffee grounds good for one brewing session (if you’re brewing enough to fill up the flask). Construction is BPA-free stainless steel.
More camping gadgets to come in future blog posts!