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Put This Compact Grill On A Stick To Turn A Campfire Into A BBQ

Believe it or not, when camping you can’t just survive on toasted marshmallows and s’mores. You need vitamins and protein to keep you fuelled through canoe trips and hikes, but don’t toss that pointy stick just yet. Grandpa’s FireGrill is compact enough to bury in a backpack, but jam a stick into the end and suddenly you’ve got the perfect tool for cooking burgers or freshly caught trout over a roaring fire.


BioLite KettleCharge: Charge Your iPad With Boiling Hot Water

BioLite’s line of twig-burning, gadget-powering stoves has already cemented the brand as every wilderness geek’s best friend. But now, the brilliant minds behind the CampStove are giving you off-grid power and potable water, both indoors and out. Say hello to the KettleCharge.


A Plan To Turn Your Local Carpark Into Your Local Playground

Carparks may be a necessity for any dense urban centre, but that doesn’t mean they have to be a eyesore. And if Danish firm JAJA Architects has its way, they could even be serving a dual-purpose soon — by doubling as our leafy, local playgrounds.


There's A Fully Accessorised Picnic Blanket Hiding Inside This Bag

How many times have your plans for a relaxing Sunday afternoon picnic been foiled when you forgot something as simple as cutlery or wine glasses? It’s an unfortunate first-world problem that Build NY is trying to solve with this generously sized pic-a-nic bag, which unzips to reveal everything four people could ever need for dining in a park — including a blanket.


A Puncture-Proof Emergency Blanket That Folds Up Smaller Than A Wallet

There are some emergencies in life that don’t leave you panicked. Like if you happen to stumble across a sunset at a gorgeous park and desperately need to picnic, or you’ve wandered into an outdoor concert and need somewhere to sit. For those moments the Matador, a nylon waterproof blanket that can easily squeeze into your pants pockets, exists.


7 Essential Self-Heating Garments To Keep You Warm This Winter

Just because the weather outside is frightful, doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors huddled close to a delightful fire. There’s plenty of things to do in the winter that don’t involve shovels or shopping.


These Sandals Are A Nightmare If You Don't Like Laces

Keen long ago laid claim to the “is it a shoe or is it a sandal?” footwear category. But the company is releasing a rather unique pair of shoes that seem impossible to categorise. Possibly taking their inspiration from all the woven knit athletic shoes hitting the market, Keen’s Uneeks are nothing but soles held to your feet using a pair of interwoven cords.


This Folding Origami Grill Has A Metal Mesh Hammock For Firewood

When you’re cooking dinner in the bush, the last thing you want is to be responsible for burning acres of trees down because you were careless with your campfire. A portable grill helps keep everything safely contained, and the folding Grillo even keeps your burning briquettes or kindling off the ground.


The Best Gear For Your Outdoor Photo Expeditions

For photographers, the end of daylight saving means getting a jump on your night shoots, as well as having a spring in your step for taking amazing sunrise shots the next day. If you’re heading out into the wilderness to grab the perfect shot, here’s what you’ll need to consider.


The Gizmodo Outdoor Gear Guide

There’s never a better time to head outside and enjoy the outdoors before it becomes too damn cold. Some of the below products will require some international ordering, whereas some are available locally. Who else is amped to camp?


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