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Build the Perfect Bar

Build the Perfect Bar

Good friends and good whiskey are all you really need for the perfect night around the campfire. But these special touches certainly won't hurt. 

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Strongwater Cherry and Thyme Classic Shrub Tonic

Strongwater Cherry and Thyme Classic Shrub tonic is made from vinegar, fruit, and herbs and slips easily into any car-camping chef’s kit. It works just as well as a marinade, salad dressing, cocktail mixer, and hangover cure. 

Price $25

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Stanley Adventure Happy Hour Set 2X

Crafting cocktails in the field can be a chore. Enter the Stanley Adventure Happy Hour Set 2X, which packs a strainer, two glasses, a reamer, and a jigger into a 20-ounce stainless-steel shaker.

Price $35

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Windy Chien Ultimate Kitchen Spoon

San Francisco woodworker Windy Chien personally carves each 17-inch-long walnut Ultimate Kitchen spoon. The deep bowl and square corner let you stir a big pot of soup and scrape a casserole pan with equal ease.

Price $200

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Tincup American Whiskey

A smooth-drinking combo of sweetness and peppery spice, Tincup American Whiskey is blended in Colorado, cut with pure Rocky Mountain water, and aged in American oak barrels. 

Price $28

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Royal Rose Cardamom Clove Simple Syrup

We were set on using Royal Rose’s Cardamom Clove simple syrup in a classy concoction like a Tom Collins but found that the spicy-sweet mixture worked better with soda water for a refreshing libation.

Price $12

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Avex Claret Wineglass

Sleeping in a tent doesn’t have to mean drinking wine from the bottle. The 13-ounce stainless-steel Avex Claret wineglass is double-walled to keep creek-chilled chardonnay crisp for hours. 

Price $20

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Manready Mercantile Whiskey Soaked Campfire Jerky

Manready Mercantile Whiskey Soaked Campfire jerky is so smoky, it tastes like you pulled it right off the spit. For added punch, the beef is soaked overnight in Bulleit bourbon.

Price $16

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Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite Grill

The retro smokestack and grease bucket of the Traeger Lil’ Tex Elite grill belie its ease of use. It automatically feeds hardwood pellets into its flame for reliable, consistent smoking. Throw in a brisket, set the temperature, hit the slopes, and come home to some perfectly cooked protein. The 424-square-inch grilling area easily accommodates ribs, whole chickens, and pork shoulders.

Price $700

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

From a crazy-sharp kitchen blade and a pretzel-toffee chocolate bar to the Swiss Army knife of bartenders and salted caramels, these are the gifts for the gourmet in your life.     Photo: True True Authentic Tonic Syrup True ditched the high-fructose goop in favor of natural cane sugar for its Authentic Tonic syrup. And the added cinchona bark—cultivated by the British in India to treat malaria—was enough to persuade us to stash a bottle in our “emergency” cocktail kit. Price $15   Photo: Izola Izola 4-in-1 Bar Tool Izola’s 4-in-1 bar tool is the backpacking mixologist’s Swiss Army knife. This sturdy six-ounce brass unit can break ice, measure precise

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8 Gifts for Sriracha Lovers

Show how much you care by attacking your loved ones' taste buds. It's a compliment: Sriracha lovers tend to be adrenaline seekers. But you can get more creative than just a festively-wrapped bottle of the red stuff.   Photo: Sir Kensington's Sir Kensington's Sriracha Mayonnaise The mixture of spice and tang in Sir Kensington’s Sriracha Mayonnaise elevates everything from early morning bagel sandwiches to mid-hike turkey wraps into delicious fare rather than just bland trail calories. Price $10   Photo: Savage Jerky Co. Savage Jerky Co. Sriracha Bacon Jerky Lawrenceville, Georgia’s, Savage Jerky Co. is known for its sweat-inducing Ghost Pepper Jerky. Opt instead for

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