Where the Wild Things Go

Advanced Base Camp

Apr 1, 2003
Outside Magazine

Home on the range is a concept best taken literally. And the perfect rugged hideaway should be furnished with absolute comfort, absolute efficiency, and absolute cool in mind.

Bent-knee-style poles push out the walls, cleverly adding an extra five cubic feet of usable space to Marmot's Mercury three-season tent—your spacious five-pound, four-ounce, pumpkin-hued home on the range. ($299; 707-544-4590, www.marmot.com)

Sierra Designs' Gobi 600-fill down bag is a single sleeper with multiple ratings. Two zip-on, zip-off optional layers turn the 15-degree sack into a cozy minus-15-degree cocoon. ($199, bag only; extra layers, $89/light, $139/heavy; 800-635-0461, www.sierradesigns.com)
The gold-titanium-nitride coating on the SOG Powerlock S60 elevates an already manly utility tool into museum-worthy art. And, yes, it also shields this 13-function brute from corrosion. ($110; 888-764-2378, www.sogknives.com)

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