Campers with limited provisions or all the space -ever-all NEED clean-safe drinking water ... and several sized portable purifying systems-are on the market, affordably...taking the guess work out of should we, or shouldn't...
|LifeStraw® filters started out offering an ultralight, backpack friendly straw water filter for easy safe drinking on the go, anywhere...and now has a high volume MISSION purifier with advanced ultra filtration membrane w/ a 0.02 micron pore size removing virtually all virus, bacteria and protozoa---filters up to 4750 gallons of water-as pictured above...every purchase ensures a child in Africa is provided with safe drinking water for a year. WIN WIN.|
|LIFESTRAW Mission $199.95 hangs from a tree...or wherever---roll-top dry bag has shoulder strap for ez carry and has fill marker windows to see water level|
|ZEROWATER is sold in loads of mass merch places-including Target, Walmart---makes water pitches and these handy portable filtration tumblers with replaceable filters that twist right into the lid (works with a lot of different water bottles) ---nifty- change colors indicate when one needs a new filter too!|
Note- a five stage filter technology removes particles, and makes water taste great- but does not purify microbiologically unsafe water. Good for travelers to municipalities or RV parks in USA...where the water needs taste help but is safe to drink.
|for new home owners...as well as holiday times...not glammy but the gift of good taste... CamelBak makes our fav-the RELAY water pitcher ($36.99) for removing non-microbiological stuff like chlorine/chloramine from water...with a drop in 2 Filter tech- plant based activated carbon FRESH filter that is pricier ($12 per or $28.50 3 pack) but much longer lasting than competitors...PLUS...lift the lid to fill it-- -there's no reservoir space-the water quickly seeps down into the 10 cup pitcher at the flow rate of our kitchen faucet, filtered-no waiting like competing pitcher systems! 6 colors-ergo design...100%BPA free.|
|"Coffee for you, water for all" TOMS Certified Organic Coffee is great give back gift-remind is how safe drinking water is most precious resource on earth. Other gift Kleen Kanteen Insulated mug---mentioned in Part One.|
The entrepreneurial guy behind portable power company GOALZERO-did 'it' again with BAREBONES -a functional lifestyle camping brand that aims to "...inspire a desire to consciously engage with nature...'-and was itself inspired by its founder's global humanitarian efforts.
|refill easily with Bernzomatic Butane Cylinder with universal fueling tip|
|unwrap, light up and enjoy for hours-easy outdoor grilling 100% All Natural Alder Wood, Zero Chemicals-burns itself out when done-so no messy clean-up!|
|light center fire starter-in 20 minutes ready to go---1.5-2.5 hour cook time|
|comes packaged in a wrap---|
|CAMP CHEF-the name sums it up-make quality outdoor cooking 'systems' from pictured above fire pits (new Sequoia w/ built in 55,000BTU burner, clean burning smokeless flame, lava rocks to disperse heat and flame included, matchless ignition, fully adjustable heat control knob-w/ 4 extendable roasting sticks), portable small grills, cast iron dutch ovens and skillets-to tricked out -stand-up fold out stoves -grills ready for the patio that give Webers' model worshippers something else to oogle.|
|CAMP CHEF's Outdoor (portable) Deluxe Oven- carry bag sold separately---has two 7,5000 BTU brass burners, insulated efficient oven box features 3,000BTU heat control technology, matchless ignition, built-in heat gauge, fully adjustable heat-control knobs, removable oven racks, convenient carry handles, non-stick enamel surface...propane powered. $303|
|MADE IN THE USA (Arkansas)= PK (Portable Kitchen) cast aluminum grill-smoker are BBQ worthy fixtures- date back from the early 1950s Texas backyard suburbia days -and the current design is practically the same. $369.99|
|Rust proof and durable-crafted via hand poured proprietary mold then hand finished to ensure a tight seal|
|lift off-portable---told us people slip into cars for camping eats-the Standard PK Cart is also made of raw aluminum $99.99|
|Outdoor lifestyle creator-SNOW PEAK is one of our fav outdoor exhibitors-the Japanese sleek aesthetic shows up on their well designed backpack and car camping gear, tableware, cookware, haulers and apparel...urban chic-trendy looking-they actually opened a store in downtown Manhattan recently. Great gifts for the outdoor aesthete on your list...fireplace and grills fold down for easy carry-unique, sturdy and compact-made of stainless steel-the Pack and Carry fireplace is $189.99---drinkware - made from titanium, stainless steel, wood or silicone|
|SNOW PEAK Cutlery + Kitchen Tools - beautifully packaged-for chefs who remain indoors too.|
|MSR has a slew of backpack-carry lightweight cooking accoutrements-including cookware, portable stoves and utensils-like the ALPINE Kitchen set pictured above...$39.95 -with multi-use utensils, Alpine salt+pepper shakers, PackTowel™ Dish style that soaks up/dries fast, a cutting board, 2 squeeze bottles- in a rollaway case made of durable fabric.|
|MADE IN THE USA from sustainably sourced wood- specialists EPICUREAN...equip kitchens with handsome composite wood items- for a stylish- handsome traditionally rustic DNA...kitchen and chef utensils are dishwasher safe and can take the heat up to 350ºF-NSC certified....$9.99 +|
|QVC has some innovative kitchen items that outdoor cooks will appreciate-and then use inside for every day use too. Love the bright colors-by the TV fav- Rachel Ray's Lazy Spoon (soft grip handle-with side notch to rest on side of pots/pans, safe work on non-stick surfaces, dishwasher safe, heat resistance up to 500ºF) and Lazy Ladle two piece set -silicone-great stocking stuffer $21.95|