Make Social Distancing Fun With This Outdoor Gear
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You may not be able to stuff your foodhole in the company of other humans any time soon, but that doesn't mean this summer can't be packed with fun. Have you seen the outside lately? There's, like, so much of it, so enjoying yourself while maintaining social distance is easy peasy out there. We've rounded up deals on some awesome camping accessories and outdoor gear to help you get the most out of your next trip to Mom Nature's house and every trip to come this summer.
If you only pitch one kind of tent and it's not the kind you get at REI unless you have a unique fetish, consider CARSULE, the Kickstarter-funded tent setup that attaches right to your car. As long as you have a tailgate that swings up, you can set up CARSULE in just minutes and never again have to rely on a complicated formula of figuring out what to leave in your car and what to bring with you. It's all the fun of sleeping outside with all the relief of locks.
Who says you can't have freshly baked cookies on the trail? Tell them to suck it with this ingenious solar-powered portable oven that fits nicely into your pack so you can grub with the grubs.
It can be hard to become one with nature in any numbers larger than that. If solo exploration is more your style, try the UNA, an ingenious one-person tree tent that has a patented 3-point anchor system, waterproof rainfly, and a setup time of about 10 minutes. You can camp above water, on steep terrain, or anywhere else without ever making eye contact with another sentient being.
There's a reason they call it the "great unknown," so don't go gallivanting into it without a good first aid kit. This portable pack has everything you need for any scrapes or bumps you might incur from whatever flora, fauna, and God knows what else is out there.
You never know when you may need to scrounge around the campsite at night. This tactical setup ensures you have light for every occasion and also makes you look like some badass old-timey miner. Feel free to rant about the jacked-up prices at the company store until you either find your keys or your friends make you stop. (At 66% off, though, you won't be complaining about these prices.)
Look down. Are you wearing a drab, monochromatic uniform adorned with patches your mom sewed on? If not, then you are not a Boy Scout, and there's no reason you should be out there scraping wood together to start a fire. Not when you have QuickFire(R). Even under the worst weather conditions, QuickFire(R) gets a fire going faster than the one Christ Evans's smile lights in your heart. Just place it under your wood, light the corner of the pouch, and you'll be making memories around the bonfire in no time.
The GrillEye(R) is the lazy camp cook's best friend. This ingenious device lets you set custom preset temperature alarms and timers so you can put your meat on the grill, grab a beer, wander off to look at a cool tree, and get an alert right to your phone when the meat is done. It's the closest thing to a restaurant you're likely to find out there.
Consider tricking out that grill with this clever non-stick grill pad, which works with any kind of grill, can be cut to any size or shape to accommodate any need, protects your grill grates, and prevents any tasty morsels from falling between them into the fire below. We still hear Sarah MacLachlan in our heads every time we think of a particular hot dog.
It's a truth universally acknowledged that everyone loves chainsaws. Whether you need to trim a tree in the backyard or take down a branch for firewood, this remarkable device has you covered. Just unfurl this portable chainsaw, throw it around some wood, and start sawing.
TripleLite is the ultimate tent flashlight. This powerful bulb lights up 180 degrees around you so you always know if there's a bat in your tent or if Kyle is just pranking you again. Freaking Kyle. He can just stay home next time.
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