Stay-In Gear

These days the campout is in your backyard or living room. Don’t fear, there’s a lot of outdoor gear that will help make your time at home more comfortable. And remember to try and support local retailers who are still doing curbside and online business.


Titan Deep Freeze Roto Cooler
If you are like us, your cooler had become your backup fridge during quarantine, storing everything from cold drinks to fresh veggies. The only problem is long-term cooler use can cause things to get stinky. Not to fear, this roto-molded cooler includes an anti-bacterial treatment—and keeps ice chilled for up to four days. $150 20 quart, $245 55 quart;

Cooler Accessories

RovR KeepR and IceR
Organizing your cooler can be an exercise in futility, but the handy KeepR fits snug inside a RovR cooler so that you can haul your stuff to the picnic table without having to rummage around. The IceR is a stainless steel container that nests inside the RovR and will hold ice or goodies that need to chill. $119;

bio lite


BioLite FirePit Carbon Neutral Neutral Edition
This smokeless fire pit is the ticket when you want to light things up in the backyard during the days of shelter-at-home. A solar-powered feature sucks smoke away and a grill makes it easy to roast brats. Plus, the entire product design was offset to help cut down on carbon emissions. $250,


ENO Lounger DL
Every great campsite—or these days, deck—requires a comfy chair. With the ability to adjust the height from 10 inches to 3 inches depending on where you want you butt. Plus, it’s easy to pack down and stash in any vehicle and the cup holder keeps your cold beverage handy. $125:


Hults Bruk Aneby Hatchet
This beautiful Swedish hatchet is a godsend when you are seeking firewood or just want to vent out some COVID-19 frustration and split a stack that’s sitting in your backyard. The perfectly balanced tool harkens from a Swedish facility that has producing since the 17th century. $144;


Montane Icarus Hut Slipper
Comfort is king when you are on your feet all day in your home and these Primaloft-insulated kicks are just the ticket whether you are staying in a backcountry cabin or just don’t want to wear you shoes (like ever) during quarantine. $50;


Oskar Blues Can-o-Bliss Tropical IPA
Lyons-based Oskar Blues is making sure you can sip new releases on your deck until you can hoist one in their pub with friends. The new Can-O-Bliss series takes the edge of a day of homeschooling and Zoom meeting after you get that bike ride in.


Deerhammer Bourbon
A good drink has helped us mellow out during stay-at-home. It’s also improved our 8 p.m. howling prowess. This local bourbon from Salida is a treasure, easy to sip and ideal when you want to mix up an old fashioned or Manhattan. $55;


Ned Full Spectrum Hemp Oil 
Self care is the buzzword these days. And this CBD tincture carefully crafted by this Boulder brand helps you get a good night’s sleep or just takes the edge off the stream of outrage and bad news on your social feeds. $84; 

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