2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Outdoor Gear

Gifts: Primus ETASolo stovePrimus EtaSolo Stove ($120)
There are no microwaves in the great outdoors, but this ultra-portable single-person cook system is the next best thing. Weighing less than a pound, the highly efficient EtaSolo puts out 5120 BTUs per hour and can boil half a liter of water in just over two minutes. The burner and 100-gram gas cartridge stow securely in the 0.9-liter pot, which features a heat-resistant cover and a sip-through lid for hot brews. And, oh, just in case you want to get fancy when you’re fighting for survival, it also accommodates a French press.