If Bear Grylls had one of these, you can be damned sure he wouldn’t be eating moose penis in the Canadian tundra. Or at least he wouldn’t be eating cold moose penis. The WAYV Adventurer is the portable microwave that you didn’t know was possible, but seems like a pretty good idea, especially if you’re doing some family camping where fires aren’t allowed, the weather isn’t cooperating, and the kids aren’t psyched about eating gorp for every meal.
Inside the Adventurer is 200-watts of rechargeable microwave power that can heat up to 16 ozs of food or drink — that’s more than enough mac and cheese to go around. It also weighs a little over 2.5 pounds, which is a small fraction of the crap that’s already in your hiking pack. And one lithium-ion battery charge can be used for 30 minutes of cook time. Charge it in your vehicle if you’re car camping, or use portable solar panels (sold separately) if you need power in the wild.
For those grumbling that microwave ovens don’t scream “getting back to nature,” consider the fact that this creates zero emissions or … you know what? You try lugging this kid on your back for 6 miles before bedding down — what’s wrong with wanting some ramen noodles in 3 minutes instead of 30 and with no splinters?