Christine Ryan

Sleeping bag meets hammock in the first-generation Bison Bag. Photograph by Thomas J. Story.

Doing a little end-of-summer camping this holiday weekend? Here are a few fresh takes on the same old campground staples.

Sleeping back + hammock

It’s a sleeping bag! It’s a hammock! It’s both! Invented by a couple in Boise who make it out of parachute nylon, the Bison Bag G1 ($130) is the world’s first combination sleeping bag/hammock. (Right now, they're fundraising on Kickstarter for the Bison Bag G.2, which has some upgrades, they say, but you won't get your bag till December. Still, at $90 a pledge, you'll save $40.)

Crow Canyon Home's Pollock-esque enamelware comes in blue as well as the red shown here. Photograph by Jeffery Cross.

Quirky dishware

We love setting the table at our campsite with classic white enamelware, but San Francisco’s Crow Canyon Home also makes this quirkier splatter pattern (from $8). Live it up!

The FireAnt in action. Photograph courtesy of the manufacturer.

A super light stove

Made in Utah, these petite titanium Emberlit FireAnt stoves ($70) fold down flat—you can store one in a pouch the size of a passport. They burn solid fuel, spirits, and (handy for the backpacker who’s truly traveling light) wood.

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