SnowMiner

Snow Peak's latest camping innovation melds headlamp and lantern in one compact design

Snow Peak has just launched the SnowMiner headlamp, another top-tier camping accessory constructed with the brand’s typical intuitive design and minimalist aesthetic. With enough power to last 140 hours, the compact direct-beam headlamp transforms into a dome-light lantern with a soft pinch of the silicone lens. When pressed into the concave headlamp position, the lens focuses all 80 lumens of the LED light at one …

Three Fire Starters

Essential survival gear for the modern adventurer

Whether it’s a casual overnight camping trip or a die-hard weeks long expedition in the wilderness, fire is essential for successful survival or s’more making. While rubbing two sticks together or using a standard lighter might work, it can also lead to blisters and the risk of running out of fluid, leaving you stranded in the dark, waiting for the coyotes to arrive. An excellent …

Survivalist Essentials

From a minimalist shelter to the ultimate blade, five key items that will keep you alive in the most extreme camping conditions

Call it apocalyptic fantasy or a primitive urge, the allure of relying on little more than wit, instinct and a few essentials in the wild brings out the inner Bear Grylls in all of us. (For those who prefer leaving the survival adventures to the folks on TV, check out our weekend and car camping features.) What follows is the best gear—from the newest to …