Backpacking and car camping are all about minimalism: how little you can live comfortably with in nature. The ability to use your gear for more than just one purpose is a crucial aspect of packing light, while making sure you have the necessities for your trip. Here are a few ways that you can make your gear multi-functional when you’re in the great outdoors.
If your bedding of choice happens to be the Therm-A-Rest NeoAir, you should know that you are also carrying around a sturdy place to sit no matter where you are. Just slide this seat kit over your rolled-up mattress, tighten the straps, and enjoy sitting on a comfortable platform 18 inches off the ground. The durable base is puncture-resistant, and the entire kit weighs only 3.7 ounces, making it a much better alternative to a folding camp stool or chair.
A sleeping back stuff sack that doubles as a camp pillow may not be a revolutionary idea, but again, it’s all about keeping it minimal. This stuff sack is nylon on the outside and microfleece on the inside, taking a simple idea to a more comfortable level. Stuff it with clothes, jackets, or towels and enjoy a soft place to lay your head without adding more than a few ounces to your gear.
Campsites will always vary, and you never know what kind of surfaces will be available from camp to camp. Make sure you have whatever kind of surface you need with this 4-in-1 table. Featuring telescoping legs and several options for table placement, this multi-use table will come in handy wherever your outdoor adventures take you. Lightweight but sturdy aluminum framing allows a weight capacity of 300 lbs, and when not in use, it folds in half for compact storage. Barbecues, card games, footstools, coffee tables — you name it, this table can do it.