At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

You wake up at the campground, half-jazzed to make the most of your day, and half unwilling to leave your sleeping bag. You pester your partner to get up, grab the camping kettle, and make the coffee. They grumble, but concede. You hear the one-two click of a camp stove igniting, the whoosh of a small flame, and in minutes the sound of water boiling.

83% of adults in the United States consume nearly 600 million cups of coffee each year. That’s enough to fill 115 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Can you blame us? Coffee is the sweet nectar of life that fuels adventure, family reunions, and camping weekends.

Drinking coffee outside takes the experience to the next level. As with most outdoor activities, being in nature makes simple actions deeply enjoyable. Even if you’re not thrilled about getting out of your warm sleeping bag, the smell of coffee as the warmth of that first cup kisses your face is pure magic.

Less is More Unless It’s Coffee

Most backcountry coffee solutions seem simple enough, until you’ve opened your sixth tube of instant coffee in the span of an hour. How many people can summit a mountain or steer a kayak with one measly cup of coffee in their system? And when you’re sharing the coffee with other people, there’s rarely enough to go around.

That’s where Nature’s Coffee Kettle comes in.

If you’re the lucky camper whose partner will get out of the tent and start the coffee, you don’t have to worry about this. But here’s how to get the most out of your reusable coffee kettle:

1. Open the reusable coffee kettle bag.

2. Pour a cup of boiling water into the bag and over the coffee pod.

3. Wait a minute for the initial steep, then fill the bag to the brim with three more cups of boiling water.

4. Voila. Coffee’s ready.

In the four minutes it takes to pull your hefty wool socks onto your feet, the boiling water draws out the aromatic arabica. Hazelnut notes waft from the spout of the bag and through the mesh of your tent, inviting you out into the world.

If you want to spend a few extra minutes in bed, each reusable coffee kettle bag holds four wonderful cups of life-giving liquid. Which means your partner probably won’t finish off the coffee while you catch a few extra minutes of shuteye.

Nature’s Coffee Kettle offers fun flavors like Blueberry and Hazelnut, and a reliable Columbian Roast. If you’re not a big coffee drinker, they also sell Black Tea, Hot Chocolate, and Apple Cider kettles.

Buy now: $10

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  • Megan Walsh

    Megan Walsh

    Megan dreams of one day being a professional recreationalist, and welcomes any and all tips on how to get there. When she isn’t climbing, skiing, or enjoying shavasana, she’s drinking coffee and furiously typing away at her computer––or watching Netflix. Her work has been featured in Climbing Magazine, Utah Adventure Journal, and on Moja Gear.