Culture | April 9, 2014 9:00 am

Liquid Assets

By The Editors

Man goes into the woods. Pitches tent, builds fire, cooks meat.

And then?

Soaks in hot tub.

Introducing The Original Nomad, purveyors of one highly portable, campsite-friendly hot tub.

It’s pretty simple.

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Assemble the tub near a ready supply of water (unless you feel like bucket-brigading 200 gallons). Attach Nomad’s propane or firewood fueled heater coil. Fill ‘er up. Light the burner. Let things simmer for a bit.

Climb in.

The water’s circulated using convection — thanks, thermodynamics — meaning no moving parts to maintain.

As for transport, the tub collapses to a highly manageable sixteen inches by sixteen inches and stows nicely into its custom wet-bag.

The coil’s footprint is smaller still.

All that’s left is to add bodies and a starry night.

Happy camping.

Nota bene: The guys at Nomad like Honda’s WX10 water pump for filling their tub, and they’ve clocked it at ten minutes.