Every year we ask ourselves, "when's it gonna end." And no, we're not talking about work. Unfortunately, that little nugget of joy will be a pain for quite some time. We are complaining about the heat, at least those of us south of the Mason-Dixon line. Fortunately, the earth has rotated, and a reprieve is on its way in the form of crisp, fall weather. It brings with it cooler temperatures, fewer bugs, and the perfect conditions for camping.
Camping, in broad terms, is the activity of living remotely for a short amount of time…spent mostly outdoors. To us, it's like a mini-vacation spent with family or friends isolated from the drone of cars, talking heads on TV, and the constant "pinging" of social media notifications (for those who turn off their phones). It's also a great time to put to use some of our favorite products we build to make the time more enjoyable.
DREAM LIST FOR CAMPING GEAR
INFLATABLE PADDLE BOARD
Stand up paddle boarding is the perfect companion for any camping trip near water (why would you camp anywhere else). More specifically, inflatable SUPs are perfect for camping. They offer a genius solution for compact storage, are extremely easy for everyone to use, and very versatile in application. These SUPs fit inside campers, cars, or RVs and can be toted around like any other backpack. They're also very durable and resistant to bumping and hitting rocks or snagging on tree limbs.
We've all been there. Get to the campsite and boom, the skies open up and here comes the rain shower. That's why we suggest grabbing one of our Highwater Packs―the perfect waterproof pack for your next overnight excursion. Not only is it 100% waterproof, but it's puncture and abrasion-resistant. These packs were built to take a beating. They can get your gear to and from your campsite while keeping it secured and dry. They come in multiple configurations; the easily accessible Slingpack, the spacious Duffel, and the perfect commuter Backpack.
The most requested furnishing at any campground is a freakin' seat. Most people don't care if it's just a log. But hey, we've got something a little better. The AeroChair, our inflatable chair, is the best thing for camping since well, fire. Seriously, it is hands down the best camping chair… in our humble opinion. It inflates within seconds by way of our foot pump, and when deflated, it rolls up to fit into the smallest of spaces. Don't be the only one around the campfire with a ratty old camping chair.
Camping trips are never fully complete without a cooler to store your food and drinks. If you're lacking one, you will very quickly realize the mistake you've made. Allow us to introduce the best camping cooler, the KULA. Why is it the best? Because you can use it as a cooler, bucket, baitwell, or a seat; and if you take a KULA 2.5 make some hunch punch for all your friends since it has a tap! All your drinks are round, why shouldn't your cooler be? We figured it only made sense...
BOTE CAMPFIRE STEAK RECIPE
Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over steaks. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over OPEN FIRE. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Add butter, onion, peppers, and garlic to pan. Tilt pan toward you so butter pools; cook 1 1/2 minutes, basting steaks with butter constantly. Remove steaks from pan; cut steak diagonally across grain into thin slices.
1 white onion
1 bell pepper
2 ribeye steaks
white-hot skillet set on fire
salt & pepper