Turn Any Log Into an Outdoor Stove

The perfect outdoor meal starts with this barely-there stove top.

What’s better than an off-the-grid weekend of camping? A weekend of off-the-grid camping that doesn’t involve lugging around unnecessarily heavy supplies. Camping stoves are already pretty sparse, but none reduce the practice of outdoor meals into such beautifully minimal terms as the MITI.

The device is of Scandinavian descent, and involves an axe, a tree stump, and your bare hands to cook feasts perfectly infused with smoky flavors. The stump is split four ways, and the fire is placed in the center of the cleft bark. Then, simply affix the metal grate with nails, and voila: Campfire flavor without the campfire. [SportesOutdoorTools, $65]