Blue Ridge Camping Hammock
Hammocks are generally considered a luxury, not an essential camping item. But this hammock from Lawson is a waterproof one-person shelter. It hangs on two ropes with an arch pole and spreader bar system; if you can't put it up off the ground, it can be used as a traditional tent. The hammock weighs 4.25 pounds. $140.

Lawson Hammock
919/829-7076
www.lawsonhammock.com


Captain Steve's Beer Can Chicken Roaster
This product allows for a less-messy roasted chicken, cooked over a fire. Simply put a half-open can of beer or cola plus seasonings and BBQ sauce in the wire rack, place the rack in the drip pan, cram the rack into a prepared whole chicken, and put it on the campfire grate. The website even includes recipe ideas. It's $10 for the roaster, $13 for the drip pan, or $20 for both.

Captain Steve's Beer Can Chicken Roaster
888/374-5124
www.beercanchickenroaster.com


GO Anywhere
Going to the bathroom can be extra challenging when you're outdoors. Cleanwaste's GO anywhere system combines trail conservation with privacy. The full system stores in a backpack and comes with a portable toilet, privacy tent, and 15 disposable, biodegradable waste bags. The entire system costs $324, and each item is available for sale separately.

Cleanwaste
877/520-0999
www.cleanwaste.com