Camping

Tentrr is turning private land into glampgrounds, with the help of VCs

If you’ve ever gone camping and found yourself thinking it kind of sucks, likely because you’re too close to other campers, you might be interested to learn about Tentrr, a three-year-old,

The Outdoor Exchange Is Crowdfunding A Subscription-Based Lending Service For Outdoor Gear

Being an outdoor enthusiast can be expensive these days. With camping equipment, kayaks, binoculars, fishing gear, and of course, Dropcams to record your sweet bike stunts, the costs can really add u

SteriPEN Sidewinder: Crank-Powered UV Water Sterilizer

There a number of ways to sterilize your water when you’re camping, traveling, or just feel like making sure. Boiling generally does the trick, but if you don’t have the time to set up the

DIY: Stereo Cooler

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/SC10.jpg" />Here's a clever yet simple DIY project for you, just in time for the weekend. You could probably even through this thing toge

JakPak converts from jacket to emergency shelter

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/jakpak-1.jpg" />Assuming this is durable, this is just the type of emergency shelter I could see using myself. The JakPak turns from an a

Brunton's Flip N' Drip makes camping more coffee-tastic

<img src="http://crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/flip_n_drip.jpg" alt="Flip-N-Drip" />If you find yourself in the overlapping section of the Venn diagram containing people who like camping a

Wearable sleeping bag puts Snuggie to shame

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/31pdogellel-ss500.jpg">Consider this a Snuggie for a true outdoorsman. The Lippi Selk’bag is basically a sleeping bag/jumpsuit hybrid m

Not iPhone: Cardboard toilet doubles as a sturdy stool

Here’s a cardboard toilet. It’s called the Shit Box. I’m happy that it appears to only be available in the UK, brought to you by The Brown Corporation (get it?). The outfit’s tagline is “a s

Great Outdoors: Must-Have Camping Gear

Every once in awhile, we here like to step outside of the CrunchGear Mansion. And, when we’re feeling particularly frisky, we’ve even been known to go camping. Of course, just because you&

Great Outdoors: Grilling for Geeks

Technology seems to improve rapidly as time goes by. Think back to fifteen years ago – ah yes, I can still remember my IBM PS/1. I was drawn to it by its sexy Windows 3.1 operating system and of all

Hippy Bath in a Bag

If you’re the “outdoorsy” type, then you’re probably not very bright. The idea of abandoning thousands of years of technology, industry, social evolution and hygiene to “

Sunsei Solar Chargers For Just About Everything

Growing up in the Northwest I was surrounded by trees, mountains, rivers (the non-toxic kind) and a lawn to mow every week. You could call me a treehugger or just a proponent for a greener planet and

Gather Round The Campfire

Come children, gather round the campfire so we can roast s’mores, tell scary stories and sing kumbaya.

Drive-by Video Of Video Game Campers

http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/301444/the_playstation3_campout.swf The Hole – video powered by Metacafe A lot of us realize that some of you are diehard gamers and will wait outside a long time

Electric Marshmallow Toaster for Perfect Toasted Marshmallows

We don’t do the outdoors much, what with rain, bird flu, and bears, but when we do we expect three things: Beer, fire, and toasted marshmallows. It is only this combination that gets us into the

Remote Control Lantern for Lazy, Shiftless Campers

We remember reading a Popular Science from the late sixties we found at our grandparent’s place that dealt with “camping in the future”. Most of their predictions have not come true: