Here at Outside, we like to think we have our fingers on the gear pulse, but at the recent Overland Expo West, we saw lots of new, smart products that were new to us.
The TemboTusk Skottle is one example of innovative gear originating in overlanding that can cross into other outdoor camping activities.
Photo: Christopher D. Thompson
Leave it to the vendors who showed up at Overland Expo West to surprise us with some of the most inventive gear we’ve never seen. Some we covered in our roundup of rigs, but we wanted to dedicate another overview to the inventive camping accessories we found. What follows are five pieces of gear anyone—overlander or not—can use to have a better time living outside.
TemboTusk Skottle Grill
We’ll always be fans of the classic Coleman two-burner stove, but now we’re also hooked on these grills
(seen above). They originated in South Africa and are having a moment in the United States. The grilling surface resembles a flatter wok, making it ideal for cooking anything from bacon and pancakes to steaks and veggies. The surface comes preseasoned, so you can start cooking immediately. The grill sits on three legs about three to four feet off the ground—just hang a Coleman bottle and burner combo
(sold separately) below to create heat. All the legs come off so the grill packs down into a portable package.