When you're heading out into nature with nothing but a backpack, the long hike ahead of you is going to be far more enjoyable if you pack as light and minimally as possible. But that doesn't mean you have to completely rough it. A hot meal at the end of the day can keep a camping trip tolerable, and you'll be hard pressed to feel this collapsible camp stove weighing you down.
Designed by Kent Hering after wandering the wilderness of northern Minnesota, the lightweight stove can be assembled in seconds from four pieces of laser-cut stainless steel. Powered by an alcohol canister -- or better yet, any kindling you can find, the stove makes it easy to heat a can or a pot without risk of it toppling. And 10 per cent of its $US59 price tag goes towards environmental initiatives, so you're just improving your own camping adventures by picking one up. [Kaufmann Mercantile via Design Milk]