In the Summertime, Day 3

For years, we were enthusiastic backpackers, hiking in the Sierra backcountry, through the coastal forests of northern California, and making an annual New Year's Eve sojourn to Death Valley. As hip joints became more creaky, we dabbled in car camping, which necessitated traveling with a jumbled batterie of plastic wash tubs, water buckets, and the like; it was neither an aesthetic nor efficient process. The swissRoomBox poses a solution. Made of a durable, paper-based composite material, the self-contained system opens up in various configurations to form a kitchen, a hot-water shower, a sink, storage, and a table with portable seats. A bonus: Each comes with a Swiss Army Knife, the inspiration for this remarkable design.