The single-vestibule two-person Niak weighs just 3 pounds, 12 ounces, so it’s a great choice for two people who want to go as light as possible. But it is also a palatial solo tent, perfect when you want to be as comfortable as possible while still traveling light. The Niak is part of Hilleberg’s Yellow Label series, tents designed for warm weather, snow-free use, and that offer very light weight while still being quite strong.
Klymit KSB 20˚ Down Sleeping Bag
Lofty, warm and light, the KSB 20˚ down sleeping bag is designed for three-season use. The 650 fill power down delivers exceptional warmth for its weight, is easily packed and provides years of use. A draft collar, over-stuffed foot box, insulated mummy hood and flexible baffles at the body’s core all work together to minimize heat loss for greater thermal efficiency. High-tenacity fabrics are tough, light and comfortable. The expanded chest area and flexible baffles provide room to move, and a stash pocket keeps small items right at hand. Pair it with one of their Inertia or Static pads for a lightweight, packable backcountry sleep system.
Land Shark Instant Survival Shelter and Stealth Bag
For use on both land and sea, in climates hot or cold, the Land Shark Instant Survival Shelter & Stealth Bag increases survival time by enclosing the user and helping regulate their body temperature in extreme environments. It also provides protection from the harmful effects of sun, sea and rain, while offering increased visibility or stealth, depending on the wearer’s needs.
Alaska Tent and Tarp Arctic Oven Tent
MSRP: Starting at $1,275
Whether you are hunting moose in the Interior or brown bear on the Alaska Peninsula, you rely on your equipment to face whatever challenges come your way. The Arctic Oven Tent provides a sanctuary from harsh conditions that could make or break your hunting or fishing trip. Arctic Oven Tents are specialized for cold-weather camping with their condensation-free interior and the option of putting a stove inside for warmth. The proven design provides a warm and dry interior, allowing your gear to dry while you are comfortably asleep.
Hilleberg Anjan GT
MSRP: $715 for Anjan 2 GT; $775 for Anjan 3 GT
The Hilleberg 2- and 3-person Anjan GT are outstanding choices for hunts in warmer environments or during the snow-free months of the year, especially when going very light is the first priority. Its large, extended vestibuleswallows gear, and even solo hunters will find the 4-pound, 10-ounce Anjan 2 GT a compelling choice, while the Anjan 3 GT, at only 5 pounds, 5 ounces, is an expansive 2-person option. Both the tent’s back end and the entire front of the vestibule can be rolled away to expose the large mesh vent at the back and to create a tunnel covered patio area up front.
This two-way personal communicator offers two-way satellite text messaging, delivery confirmation, SOS alerting, remote GPS tracking and locating, and an Android and Apple operating system device interface for use with smartphones and tablets. It’s compact, lightweight, waterproof, floatable and impact-resistant, and it can maintain satellite signal lock even in difficult to reach GPS environments.
Toyostove Laser Vented Heater Series
Toyotomi makes a full line of direct vent heating systems that are fuel-efficient and well-suited to remote applications across Alaska. Boasting far greater efficiency than most heating systems on the market, the Laser Vented Heater Series runs on fuel oil or kerosene, installs easily within a few hours, is simple to operate and offers some programmability, while remaining clean and safe. Venting occurs through the “pipe-within-a-pipe” forced flue system, where the outer pipe brings in outside air for combustion while the inside pipe vents all exhaust. This results in odorless, clean heating. Contact Rural Energy Enterprises to find a Toyostove dealer near you.
Coleman Sport Cat Catalytic Heater with InstaStart Technology
Providing warmth whether indoors or in a tent, the new Coleman Sport Cat Catalytic Heater offers an electronic ignition and 1,500 BTU output, and one 16.4-ounce propane cylinder will provide 14 hours of operation.
Coleman Hooligan 3 Tent
Joining the popular Hooligan 2 single-pole dome model (new in 2007) and the also-new Hooligan 4, the Coleman Hooligan 3 tent combines simplicity, a full-feature design and a great price-point ($89.99) for consumers. Designed to provide protection through three seasons, the Hooligan 3 offers superior venting for warm to hot weather and all the features of Coleman’s WeatherTec System to keep campers dry and comfortable when the rains, wind and cool weather descend.
DBC Pyrotechnics Thermite Fire Starter
Weather is frequently marginal for Alaska hunts, and at times its a real necessity to get a fire started quickly. In certain situations, it can be a matter of life and death. Here’s a product that can help make sure it’s life. Hunt Alaska magazine field tested one of these sample fire starters and to say that they work is one hell of an understatement. Once the fuse is lit, it’s a matter of seconds before the starter is a scorching hot 4500 degrees F., hot enough to set a soaking wet log on fire. We plan on putting one in each of our survival kits, along with a lighter in a waterproof bag. This is one cheap solution that’s sure to work when you need it the most. $8.95 per small unit with price discounts for 10 or 100 units.
Coleman Premium Dual Fuel Lantern
If you are in the market for a lantern to light this season’s hunting camp, check out this new offering from Coleman. Feed it either Coleman liquid fuel or unleaded gasoline, a nice option for the motorized hunter, and you get an output of 860 lumens for about seven hours while running on high. The Dual Fuel lantern is less expensive to run than propane lanterns, as it consumes less fuel, and it is more reliable in cold conditions. The unit comes with a three-year warranty.