Five rad and random camping things I found this week
The end-of-week dispatch from PopSci's commerce editor. Vol. 20.
My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, how to create the perfect cold-brew coffee, great, science-minded coffee table books, or geeky rainbow things that’ll probably make you smile more. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome stuff that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.
Here are some rad items for your next camping trip.
This credit card-sized knife has a 2.25-inch stainless-steel, straight-edge blade. It weighs just over an ounce, fits in your wallet, and can clip onto you pocket or hang around your neck with the included ball chain. $23.
Campsuds is an all-purpose, vegetable-based, and biodegradable cleaning product. The soap can be used on everything from dishes to your face. Add a couple of drops into either fresh or salt water and get to scrubbing. $11.
At last, a cozy Chewbacca onesie you can bring to camp. The polyester sleeping bag has a water repellant finish, feet that zip off, and an insulated hood for extra comfort and warmth. $79-99.
This single-wall titanium mug holds 20-ounces of liquid, and has got a swatch of food-grade silicone that protects your mouth from being burned by heat of the metal cup. $37.
How to Stay Alive in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere by Bradford Angier Amazon
This book will make sure you know how to feed yourself, stay warm, and stay safe. The book includes colorful illustrations, which show you important things like which plants are poisonous and how to signal for help. $12.
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