Whether you're preparing for the worst or just planning for an extra-long hiking trip, the Lifesaver Jerrycan ($450) is a handy thing to have around. Capable of holding five gallons of fluid, the Jerrycan incorporates the same filtration technology seen in the Lifesaver Bottle, allowing you to transform filthy, germ-ridden water into clean H2O with just a few pumps. And just in case the worst happens, it can filter enough water to sustain a family of 4 for nearly a year — which is way longer than that stash of bottled water in the basement is going to last.
Like a yacht for the stream, the McLellan Jacobs Kayak 1 ($TBA) is an absurdly luxurious vehicle that will undoubtedly draw attention. But unlike a yacht, the Kayak 1 — with its carbon fiber body crafted by America's Cup boat builders, teak and ash detailing, and gold-plated brass fittings — won't be drawing attention from other people, but rather from fish, birds, and perhaps the occasional otter. Still, it weighs 40 pounds or less depending on what options you select, so odds are you'll still look presentable after hauling its nearly 13-foot shell from your vehicle to the dock and back, where you might actually see other humans again.
Carry your favorite form of over-snow transportation with you with these Function Ultralight Ski & Snowboard Carry Systems. Weighing in at a ridiculous 84 grams — that's less than an iPhone 5 — these carrying systems are made from Mil-spec Nylon webbing, with Hypalon edge protection, and offer the ability to carry your stuff in backpack (snowboard) or bandolier (skis) configuration. When they're not in use, just stuff them into the included Tyvek stuff sacks that measure just 3.5" by 4.5", or small enough to fit pretty much anywhere.