An overflowing gear trunk is an inevitability for most adventure junkies.
But if you want to shoot for something more minimalistic, consider pledging a few sawbucks to the M.C. Hammie Kickstarter.
Backed by a new company called Wildish, the M.C. Hammie is a hammock. It’s also a waterproof ripstop blanket/tarp. Oh, and it’s a shelter, too, complete with stakes.
mc hammie (3 images)
That’s three uses for the price (and space) of one. The hammock can also be adjusted to accommodate a variety of tree sizes and distances thanks to its extension straps, which connect to built-in carabiners and integrated straps. It’s also washing-machine-safe, so it won’t end up with that ghastly mildew redolence after a few camping trips.
If you want to use all three functions at once, you’ll have to get three of them. Fortunately, each compresses down to the size of a Nerf football.
There should be room in your gear trunk for that.