A Chinese wok is the most versatile cooking utensil you can take on camping trips. This single item can be used for stir-frying, deep-frying, boiling large amounts of water, making soups or salads, mixing dough, cooking pasta, and washing dishes or small clothing items. When you're traveling, pack the rigid steel wok full of crushable items that require protection.
This picture reminds me of a very fondly remembered camping trip that I went on with my sister and brother-in-law. The road looks just like the cold dark road over the mountains that was started on very late indeed... I don't think I will ever forget that trip...very few know how much it meant to me.
How to React to a Wildlife Encounter...hope it never comes to this!
There are so many awesome places to go camping, it's hard to agree on the very best. But these are certainly among the best.
Adventure Pod by Gear Up. One point hang "hammock" with an 11x pulley system that allows you to lift yourself into the tree tops!! Holds 600lbs. of occupant and gear and is more stable than a regular hammock. No tipping!! Can you say "ZOMBIE PROOF!!!"???
A traditional Finnish "Rakovalkea" fire (or "gapfire"), an ingenious means of getting a long-lasting, radiant fire using minimal wood and keeping the fire safely above a wet or snowy ground (details of its construction are in the linked blog entry).