Get the campfire going no matter what the conditions with the Brunton Helios Stormproof Lighter ($49). The Helios has a windproof, adjustable high-temp flame that withstands winds up to 80 mph. Its Piezo electric switch is good for 30,000 ignitions. And with the lid closed, the Helios is also completely waterproof. Easy butane refills courtesy of the Brunton FuelTool ($12).
Unlike conventional flashlights with their uneven, donut-shaped light patterns, the Bushnell HD Torch Flashlight ($69) projects a perfectly square beam of light with smooth, edge-to-edge illumination that's devoid of weird shadows. Constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum and powered by two 3-volt lithium batteries, the LED flashlight produces 165 Lumens of light and is good for a 1.5 hour run time. The HD Torch's "Find Me" feature consists of a glowing "B" button that doubles as a battery life indicator.
Designed for adventurous apartment dwellers, the Folbot Citibot Kayak ($1,094) folds down to a large backpack for easy storing and easy travel. The 10-foot, 24-pound vessel holds up to 210 pounds and comes in eight colors. Assembly takes about 10 minutes.