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Christian Degas
(sunfeltsky) - F
Cool & Useful UL Gadget List: on 01/02/2012 13:34:37 MST Print View

I just thought this would be a fun break from the norm and give some ideas to sometimes overlooked (or never thought of) items that make camping/hiking well... more fun for some. Please try to include pictures and short description while listing items.

Guess I'll start it off by listing a few that I own or will own in the near future:

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Java Drip

Model: GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip
Function: Drip coffeemaker
Multiuse: Makes tea as well???
Weight: 1/2 ounce
Own: No
Cool Factor: 5
Useful Factor:

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Triad Stove

Model: Vargo Titanium Triad Alcohol Backpacking Stove
Function: Stove
Multiuse: Esbit Stove
Weight: 1 ounce
Own: Yes
Cool Factor: 4
Useful Factor: 3 (Until I find a way to get better boiling times, still.. I won't give up on it)

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Microburst

Model: Camp-Tek ultra-light Microburst Inflator
Function: Inflate Bed
Multiuse: Backup Batteries for head lamp, Airflow for Wood Burning Stoves, Inflate PackRafts?
Weight: 1.6 ounce
Own: No
Cool Factor: 5
Useful Factor: 5 (Hoping it is anyway)

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Wood Stove

Model: Vargo Ti Hexagon Backpacking Wood Stove
Function: Wood Stove
Multiuse: Grilling (Flip it over to Grill), Baking with squishy cup
Weight: 4.1 ounce
Own: Yes
Cool Factor: 5
Useful Factor: 4 (-1 for wet wood?)

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Platypus

Model: Platy Water Tank (Group Hikes)
Function: Holds a lot of water
Multiuse: Shower, clean dishes, put out camp fire, filter clean water for packs
Weight: 4.1 ounce
Own: Yes
Cool Factor: 5
Useful Factor: 5

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Packraft

Model: Flyweightdesigns Packrafts
Function: Mini inflatable boat
Multiuse: No
Weight: 2 LBS
Own: No
Cool Factor: 5
Useful Factor: Crossing Rivers, Fishing.