I’m itching to get out of town and do some camping, how about you? It’s still too cool at night to do so comfortably, but I can’t help but daydream anyway. We’ve been lucky enough to both choose great quality camping and hiking gear that has lasted us for years, and to have received gifts from our families to replace the things that tend to wear out—like tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads. So, we’re covered on the camping/hiking front, but there are a few late spring/summer things for other warm-weather adventures that are on my wishlist.
I’ve been wanting a non-backcountry camping outdoor stove for a while now. I think this would be great for BBQs at the park, road-side meals, car-camping and even just for roasting veggies and corn in the backyard. Save having a full-sized BBQ to grill on, the tabletop variety (which is more portable anyway) is next on my list.
Either the Coleman 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE which is on for $159, or the Weber 1520 Propane Gas Go-Anywhere Grill on for $59.99 would easily make our ‘Road Trip Essentials’ list.
For car-camping, when you need a spot to put your food down, or when another table surface isn’t available, I would love to have a small folding camping table like the GSI Outdoors Micro Table which seems light and portable. The Ming’s Mark TA-8102 Two Shelf Aluminum Folding Table with a surface to put things on/cook on top of, plus a shelf, would also be really practical.
To go with all of the above, I’d also like some portable chairs—but I’m not sure if I want stools, or the typical clunky camp chairs. I don’t want anything that is too big to store.
I would love to get Greg one of those black and neon yellow Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom. He’s been running a lot lately, so I think the watch would be well-used.
What’s on your late spring wish list?