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Taming the Wild

Magazine article Sunset

Taming the Wild

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With this camping gear, you don't have to leave the comforts of home behind

Even John Muir, who often trekked into the mountains for weeks at a stretch with little more than a blanket, bread, tea, and occasionally a dog for company, eventually succumbed to his era's latest cool hiking gadget - the all-metal drink-with-it, cook-with-it Sierra cup. So say "To heck with the purists" and take along these new camping products this summer. Not only will you have some fun, you'll likely attract more companions than just your dog.

A wok in the woods

This combination wok and cookstove, tagged with the Zappaesque name Moon Cooking Unit, is lightweight, simple to assemble, and easy to clean (it has a nonstick anodized surface). It stands 23 inches high, so you don't have to kneel down to cook. And our test chef found that it cooks as well as any wok. $59, $72 with lid and steamer tray (propane bottle not included). From Moon; (208) 265-8956.

Summer showers

The air-powered solar shower by Stearns Outdoors holds 7 gallons of water - enough for seven quick showers (or one if you're a teenager). …

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