You don't have to be a carny to own a dunk tank. The best-selling professionally built dunk tank in the world, the Easy Dunker ($3,560) sports a Sure Release trigger mechanism, reinforced protective cage, and a large window to see your soaked victim. The completely portable unit is trailer-mounted for easy transportation and sets up in two minutes without any tools.
It may not be the fanciest set you can buy, but this set provides nearly everything you need for a camping trip - on the cheap. The Ozark Trail 33-Piece Camping Set ($100) includes a 13' x 10' dome tent, two 2.5 lb. sleeping bags, a collapsible 12-can cooler, four beverage holders, two quad chairs, a camping light, two hanging cup holders, and a 20-piece picnic set with carrying case. All of that packs into the included EZ Pack expandable wheeled carry bag, for a convenient, affordable, all-in-one camping solution.
Keeping your drinks cool on a hot summer day can be made easier with this Waring Pro Clear Ice Maker ($400). It's portable and designed for outdoor usage, though you need a nearby electrical outlet. One gallon of added water yields a batch of crystal clear ice cubes in about 15 minutes in one of three cube sizes. Built-in water filtration technology makes your drink all that much cleaner.
The only problem we have with coolers that have taps on the bottom is the lack of chilly beer storage. Fortunately, the Margaritaville Tub-N-Tap Party Cooler ($350) solves this problem with insulated storage for up to 4 liters of your favorite beverage, on tap, while above up to 40 bottles or cans stay cool. Made of stainless steel and chrome, it also features a removable lid that can be opened from either side.
The Viking Portable Induction Burner ($500) lets you take your pro cooking gear with you on your next campout (provided you have power and aren't roughing it). The stainless steel unit has MagneQuick induction power that produces a magnetic field which penetrates the metal of a pot or pan to generate intense heat.