Winter camping is my vibe. I love heading out into the wild, finding a remote spot, and then setting up a camp in an area where most people would not like to visit. I took a book-writing trip right before December and tested out all of this gear over several days.
Using a waffle maker over a campfire is not easy, but this all-in-one cooker does the trick. I liked how easy it was to use a pre-made recipe and cook up waffles in minutes.
At 300 lumens, this flashlight was bright enough to find my way around on a trail. It also doubles as a charger for just about anything, including my iPhone and iPad.
I was amazed how easily this pillow folded up into a sack, and yet it was big enough for sleeping in my tent and not wishing I had brought my full-size pillow.
Because I went in mild temps, I used this protective shell around the campsite and didn’t think too much about getting wet (it protects you instantly from snow and rain).
Benchmade makes the best knives, and this one came in handy for slicing open food parcels and even carving up a stick to use for tie-downs with my tent.
What I liked most about this hammock is the price. At only $29.99, it works just as well as the spendier models at those fancy sporting goods stores.
A brilliant idea for a coffee subscription, these all-in-one pour-over filters have the coffee inside. You tear a strip and make the coffee using boiling water.
I loved cooking using this camp stove, which can use the Ignik Gas Growler. You can cook over it or use it for warmth on cold nights.
A massive tent with a portable heater inside works wonders in winter. The larger space will get nice and toasty in mild winter temps, and you have room to move around.
A smart option if you want to camp in your car (with or without the engine running for heat). This mattress can be customized for your make and model.