Summer is a time when many of us spend considerable time in the great outdoors. Whether it means going camping, hiking, gardening, mowing the lawn, and what not, chances are that you’ll be engaged in at least one outdoor activity which means you’ll probably need some degree of such equipment well suited for whatever you endeavor. Above is a rough guide of what to put in your backpack when out hiking and camping in the great outdoors without any bathroom in sight. However, while I could list all the great outdoor equipment out there, I know you’d be bored to tears. Instead, I’ll list some of the wackier stuff you might find whether it’s for hikers, gardeners, or landscapers. They may be stuff you might be scratching your head about or things you never thought you needed. So for your reading pleasure, I bring you some crazy outdoor gear.
- A tool step will surely help you with pressing your shovel.
This hard plastic contraption is supposed to make digging a lot more easier. Until the plastic gets old and breaks, that is.
2. Pesky weeds? Get a weeder.
Yes, it looks like a brightly colored torture device. But it’s not. Still, I have never really saw something like this in my life.
3. For camping trips, perhaps try a rustic kitchen sink.
Someone must’ve made this from pallets and a kitchen sink. However, running water not included.
4. For camp cooking, try out a pine cone stove.
It’s a pine cone stove because it burns pine cones. However, good luck finding use for this in Pennsylvania where there aren’t as many conifers lurking around.
5. Introducing a new, state of the art, push mower.
You mean they still make these things? And with wheels you might see on a cabinet? Not sure what to think of that.
6. This camp kitchen comes with a toaster oven and coffee machine.
So you don’t have to worry about making coffee or bagels in the woods. Also very state of the art.
7. Introducing a new way to make smores on the grill.
On one hand, it looks quite convenient. But on the other hand, it doesn’t seem quite right. Also, are heating the chocolate and graham crackers really necessary?
8. If you want a convenient camping shelf, look no further.
Another DIY camping thing. Like how this has a place for music, paper towels, and condiments as well as a trash can.
9. In case your campsite might be disturbed during the night, this knife flashlight will come in handy.
It’s a knife with a flashlight. For when you need to use a knife at night. Other than for camp fires. I wouldn’t be sure why this would exist.
10. At a campsite why pack silverware when you can have Swiss Army cutlery?
On one hand, it seems rather convenient and saves space. But on the other hand, how do you wash it?
11. How about a cooler in mahogany?
Yes, it’s a cooler that takes the appearance of a mahogany trunk. Why anyone would want that, I have no idea.
12. For picking up pecans and nuts, this is just the thing.
Also great if you need something to use for bingo night. Know this requires about 75 ping pong balls.
13. For your camping needs, these red containers are just what you need.
These can be made into different things like containers, a shower, a bed, and a table. So your camping needs can be all accounted for.
14. Instead of a tool box, you might want to consider a hammer, ax, pliers, and Swiss Army knife all in one.
Then again, such devices can only do so much. But it’s still interesting to look at.
15. Next time you have to shit in the woods, do it in this.
Sure it may not flush but at least it’s not a port a potty. However, shitting in the woods in this doesn’t give you much privacy.
16. Why use a towel when you can use a big body wipe to dry yourself off?
Yes, it’s like you’re using a paper towel or baby wipe on your whole body. I’m sure this isn’t environmentally sustainable.
17. To keep your devices running as well as some extra lights, this Biolite Nanogrid got you covered.
Uh, isn’t a camping trip supposed to be a time when you’re supposed to put away electronic devices. That’s how I grew up with understanding it.
18. Also from Biolite is a wood burning camp stove and generator.
Of course, such stove does exist. It’s called a campfire. So unless you plan on hiking in a snow capped mountain range, you probably won’t need this. Then again, it might use smaller wood pieces. Also, what did I say about electronics?
19. Instead of having to stop to pee at the nearest rest stop, how about stop when you want to with the bumper dumper?
Then again, people might ask, “So why does this guy have a toilet attached to the back?” Yeah, people might think you’re crazy. Also, there’s the privacy thing. Maybe use it when you’re in the woods.
20. Instead of a camp stove, try a cooka mat.
Think of it as a set of large hot plates for camping. Not sure if it’s bound to work.
21. For portability while camping, try an egg kitchen.
Includes everything along with the kitchen sink. And you can strap it to the roof of your car.
22. To get around in the dark, this intelligent lantern will light your way.
It even include speakers so you can listen to music. Yes, you read that right.
23. This camping mattress comes with built in speakers.
Why would anyone put speakers into a camping mattress? Unless, oh, I see what they mean. Maybe this isn’t meant for a family camping trip per se.
24. To keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay, this mosquito repeller does the job.
If I can verify that it works, then I highly recommend this for Olympic spectators in Rio. For obvious reasons (though I’d question their sanity on why they even bothered, save for those with friends and family).
25. For when you’re ripe on the trail, this portable shower comes in handy.
Of course, it might require you fill this with water first. That and find a place where nobody will see you. Unless you want to shower with your clothes on.
26. For morning campsite coffee, this coffee box is at your service.
Well, this seems quite convenient. Just make coffee in this box and all is fine. Not sure if it comes with its own cup.
27. Frying is easy in the outdoors with this Coleman Propane Fryer.
Then again, I would think this as nonessential because frying food doesn’t work any nutritional wonders. And I’m surprised that Coleman has this available.
28. Take your food with you in this Cruzin’ Cooler.
Yes, this a mix between a cooler and a tricycle. Also seems electric powered since it has an exhaust pipe.
29. For some men, this is chair hammock to rest on in the great outdoors.
This one comes with shade and places to put your drinks. So it’s all good.
30. This trunk camp kitchen puts all your culinary needs in one place.
Of course, this is more suited for those who earn 6 figured salaries. But that’s beside the point. Still, I’m sure plenty would want this.
31. For those living off the grid, I have the perfect mower for you.
Well, that’s one way to make Fluffy useful. However, I think using other animals would be far more efficient. Also gives your lawn a free fertilization.
32. For Rover’s camping accommodations, how about his own sleeping bag?
Still, remember that most national and state parks don’t allow pets for obvious reasons. So it’s very unlikely you’ll get to use it.
33. For easy gardening, get yourself an Easy Bloom Plant Sensor.
This little gadget tells you what will grow in the space you got and how to care for them. As for my home, there’s probably not much due to shitty soil content.
34. For better smores, try the Electric Marshmallow Roaster.
Now you can roast your marshmallows on a rotation. Also works with hotdogs.
35. For great storage space, try this spice rack backpack on a tree.
I’m sure you’d want this on your camping trip after you read this post. Seriously, who wouldn’t?
36. You never had a strong cup of coffee in the great outdoors until you’ve brewed it with a propane coffee maker.
Brought to you by Coleman. However, using propane isn’t as glamorous for the outdoors once you realize how it’s extracted these days. As I can testify.
37. For your camping morning rituals, this box has you covered.
Even comes with a mirror and a place you can fill it up with water. What more can you want?
38. Crockery and containers are easy to store when they come stacked.
Comes with some pots, pans, bowls, and a few containers. I’m sure it can’t be beat.
39. For picnics, you might want to help yourselves to this Propane “Party Hub” Grill.
However, remember that most parks have fire pits at camp and picnic sites. So why would anyone think this is necessary?
40. For food processing in the great outdoors, this crank blender is at your command.
Because sipping margaritas and smoothies in the woods = survival. Not sure if I think about that. Probably makes a lot of noise, too.
41. For on the go hygiene on your hike, try the pocket shower.
Yes, this is a shower you can carry in the palm of your hand. But you have to fill it with water and put it up a tree first.
42. Change your campfire’s color with some fire crystals.
Yes, those flame colors may look pretty. But it’s recommended that you don’t roast marshmallows over them. Since they contain certain chemicals.
43. This camp kitchen has everything you can fit in a suitcase.
And I wasn’t kidding. Because this camp kitchen is literally in a suitcase. Very handy.
44. Why mow the lawn when you have a mowbot?
Someone made this as a project. However, I bet my dad would be envious if something like this existed.
45. Speaking of mowers, there’s no better way to cut the grass than with a large hot rod engine.
Okay, it’s probably more of a piece of DIY farm equipment. But you just have to see the kid on the seat smiling and holding his hand. That’s great.
46. For outdoor camping outside, this grill comes easy to carry.
Because you can fold it and take it with you on the go. Even though it’s hard to tell how you make it work from the picture. Like how it’s called a “GoBQ.”
47. Now you can have cold drinks with you wherever you sit and wherever you go.
These are folding cooler bag chairs. Great for camping and other activities. If you value your access to drinks over the comfort of your seat.
48. This Garden Groom will help keep your hedges trim.
Yes, it looks like a vacuum and probably sounds like one. But it seems to do a really great pruning job.
49. Now you don’t have to worry about laundry at the campsite with this washer and dryer.
Of course, you can wash clothes in water before drying them on the line. But that would take too long.
50. GoTenna will always give you better reception in the great outdoors.
Because if you’re stuck in the woods, you’ll bet there’s a strong chance of no cell phone service. Keep that in mind.
51. Need a better way to clean your grill? Try Grillbot.
This is an automatic grill brush. Said to clean your grill, hands free, in no time. And my dad is like, “Oh, shit.”
52. For cutting off high limbs in hard to reach places, this high limb chain saw has got you covered.
Now you can cut high limbs from a tree without having to worry about risking serious injury. At least not as much than having to do it with a ladder.
53. When keeping warm at the campfire, you can’t do without a honcho poncho.
It’s part blanket and part poncho. And unlike the snuggie, it was made for the great outdoors in all kinds of weather.
54. With the Husquvarna Automated Lawn Mower, you don’t have go out to cut the grass again.
Man, I know my dad would want this if he saw it. But I’m sure it’s expensive as hell.
55. On a hike, this battery powered shower fits in the palm of your hand.
Sure it looks like some headphone. But you put water in it. I know it doesn’t look like much but it’s a portable shower.
56. This Life Straw Personal Water Filter will guarantee you fresh drinking water all the time.
I’m sure there are plenty of people who need this. Namely people who are either camping or on some Latin American vacation. These need to be distributed to Olympic spectators in Rio.
57. With this riding mower, be the king of the open lawn.
Yes, this is a motorcycle riding mower. It’s part motorcycle, part tractor. Probably some kind of project in some guy’s garage.
58. To keep dry and your hands free in the rain, a nubrella is just for you.
While the nubrella might keep you dry, it won’t stop you from looking like a total idiot. Take it from someone who knows.
59. An Oru kayak is a very convenient way to go across the river.
Because you can fold it and carry it with you on land. Not sure about the lack of an oar though.
60. This is EcoWash Dinner Set by Electrolux is perfect for the lazy camper.
And here we have what this device consist of as well as how to wash the dishes with it. Note that it has to use its own plates.
61. For convenient clothes washing, you might want to go with a Scrubba wash bag.
Yes, this is a laundry bag. But it’s a laundry bag you wash clothes in while camping. There’s a difference.
62. If you need to shit in the woods, the squat strap really comes in handy.
Because if you need to shit in the woods, it can be hard to sit down. Squatting can sometimes be very uncomfortable on these occasions.
63. Cook food on the camp site by using the power of the sun with this GoSun solar oven.
I guess the tube in this thing is bigger than it looks in the picture. Because you can put a whole chicken in it.
64. To get rid of pesky garden spiders, this spider catcher comes in handy.
Of course, not all spiders are dangerous though being bit by them is not pleasant. Believe me, I’ve put up with that one spring.
65. For better mowing and less movement, go with the lazy man’s power mower.
This is from a vintage image as you can see. Has a rather futuristic design with the dad in the bubble.
66. Make gardening easier with a tractor scoot.
Not sure if it makes gardening easier for anyone like me. But I wouldn’t mind having it on me (at least for fun).
67. When camping, just remember that Sparky needs his own shelter, too.
Yes, I know it’s ridiculous because a lot of state and national parks don’t allow pets. But it makes a great photo op.
68. If you don’t like the tractor scoot, the wearable garden stool is just as good.
Talk about having a stick up your ass on this one. Not sure how it will make gardening easier if it has one leg.
69. This Wegner is the only Swiss Army Knife you ever need.
Because this one has a lot of stuff in it for any camping trip. Costs $1300.
70. This solar charger gives your iPhone all the power you’ll ever need on your camping trip.
Uh, isn’t camping supposed to be pertain to not using electronics? Then again, you can’t really stop using your cell phone.
71. Need hot water? This Cuissental Slick Boil is just for you.
This kettle is of collapsible silicon. Makes it resistant to fire and insulates heat.
72. During a camping trip, a trampoline is always fun, on the water.
Yes, these do exist. And you can inflate them to put on a body of water. Yet, makes sure it’s a beach before you use it.
73. This garden implement has a rake on one side and a hoe on the other.
Well, the hoe is abnormally wider than usual. But what did you expect from a wide garden implement like a rake?
74. A cocoon hammock is great when you need some privacy.
Not sure if it qualifies as a tent. But I wouldn’t mind having this on a camping trip. Looks nice and cozy.
75. A double sleeping bag is where the magic happens.
Yes, young romantic campers, these things exist. And I’m not sure if you’d want to take it on a family camping trip. Might go well with the camp mattress with speakers.
76. This Folding Flat Pot props up whenever you need it while camping.
It’s a sheet of metal. But you can make it into a square pot if you need to do so.
77. These solar powered Luminaid lights will illuminate any camp site.
Comes in 8 different colors. But they store power from the sun during the day. And use it during the night.
78. This flashlight nightlight shows light way ahead of your path.
This one could be really handy if you have to go to the campground bathroom in the middle of the night. Like how it uses 2 lights.
79. For a simpler campfire experience, help yourself to a campfire in a can.
Or as I call it, a “campfire for lazy people.” Seriously, campfires should have real wood and be made by scratch. Not this.
80. For pesky bugs, you might want this zap racket by your side.
Yes, a racket that will catch those pesky summer bugs. Might make them suffer but do I give a shit about them? No.
81. Musuc Wear is the only kind of camping sleep wear you’ll ever need.
Yes, it’s a sleeping bag you can wear. I know it’s crazy and I probably showed this before. But I couldn’t resist.
82. With a watering can adapter, you use bottle to water your plants.
These look quite handy since you can use it on bottles. Comes in several different colors.
83. Garden gloves like these help you dig with your hands.
Kind of reminds you of some colorful claw hand. Yet, it’s only a plastic glove that’s a lame Wolverine imitation.
84. Sometimes you might need a row boat you can fit in your bag.
So if you hear “Dueling Banjoes” on the Appalachian Trail, you’ll know when to get it out and rowing. Okay, I’m just kidding on that one.
85. Ever wish you can sit in a big camp chair? Now you can.
No, this isn’t photoshop. The chair is actually that big. Take my word for it. Or Buzzfeed’s.
86. Steripen Freedom will help purify any water for you.
A must have for those on camping trips in the woods or on Latin American vacations. Because you never know what’s in the water.
87. This solar light can withstand the dark and stormy nights.
This would be a must have for any camper in my area. Because when it’s not hot in Southwestern PA during the summer, it’s incredibly rainy.
88. This solar powered bottle light is great in any dark situations.
It also ensures that you have an emergency light that doesn’t take much space. A must have for any hiker or camper.
89. For a convenient cup of coffee in the great outdoors, this Handexpresso is all you need.
As if getting coffee couldn’t be more simpler. I know so many people might feel this is something they didn’t know they needed.
90. If you want to travel light, you might want to take this ultralight camp stove with you.
And I mean light. Since it barely resembles a stove. Just a very sophisticated bunsen burner from an advanced chemistry class.
91. This backpack comes with its own solar power cell.
Well, at least you can charge you devices with this like your GPS and cell phone. Then again, you might not get much of signal anyway.
92. For shade around the campfire this chair has got you covered.
Now I would certainly want this for the beach. Also comes with bag for reading material like magazines.
93. Keep your water pure in this Camelbak UV Light Water Purifier.
This even comes with a light. Said to purify water in 60 seconds from anywhere. Not sure if I buy it.
94. For your campsite take out, you’ll need these chopsticks.
Unless you’re from East Asia, I’d see no reason why anyone would need these. Seriously, does anyone eat take out during a camping trip?
95. This tent chair can be shaped for many different purposes.
You can use it as a bed, tent, recliner, and chair. So there should be no reason why anyone wouldn’t want this.
96. Now you can grill on the go with Grilliput.
Comes with a tray and fire pit. But it sure looks quite simple to assemble. Doesn’t it?
97. This Ice Mule Cooler will store cold drinks on any hiking trip.
Of course, beer seems to be the popular choice. Because some hikers prefer to party during the night.
98. You can put up these hanging chairs at the back of a truck or car.
However, they seem like they could get tangled easily. Not sure how anyone could sit in them.
99. Watering plants is easier with Ucan.
Yes, it’s a large watering can but you can pull it and carry it whenever you need to. So I guess it’s quite handy.
100. Storing water in your backpack is easy with these Hydaway bottles.
And if you’re not using them, you can store them away. Simple as that. Also come in a lot of different colors.