1. MSR MICROROCKET
Everyone loves a good campfire, but it isn’t always an option. When you still need to sterilize water or get a warm meal, this compact stove will take care of business. ($59.95)
2. MSR TRAIL LITE DUO SYSTEM
1 lb. 5.6 oz.
This Russian nesting doll of a dining kit is svelte, collapsing to right around 6 x 6 inches.
The aluminum pot houses two cleverly designed bowls and mugs, and holds two liters.
That’s plenty of space for squirrel (if you’re into that sort of thing). ($69.95)
3. MSR FOLDABLE UTENSILS
Don’t eat with your hands, “Ted Kaczynski.” Get some foldable utensils that collapse to pocketable sizes.
There’s even a spork. ($3.95/each)
4. SEA TO SUMMIT 3-PIECE X SET
A great plate, bowl, and glass set that flattens into 1/2 inch discs and stack within each other.
The base of each is tough nylon, making it a great cutting board as well. ($49.95)
5. REI MULTITOWEL LITE MEDIUM
Hiking will get you grimy; that’s part of the beauty of it. You’re getting back to nature, right?
To keep clean-ish, pack a light, smooth towel that wrings out and dries lightning-quick. ($11.50)
6. DR. BRONNER’S ORGANIC LIQUID SOAP
This peppermint soap is gentle enough for the environment and tingles on your skin. You’ll feel as fresh as a daisy.
Just don’t join their cult. ($4.25)
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