Hail. You know, that precipitation in the form of ice pellets? In certain regions this stuff does serious damage to cars and property. If you’re unlucky enough to reside in hail country, this external, inflatable airbag for your car will protect against the damaging effects of hail. If a tornado drops from the sky, you’re on your own again.
A quick cruise around the Kickstarter site will offer plenty of proof that you’re not the only one with weird ideas floating around in your head. The difference between you & them: they’re putting theirs ideas into action. Really, where else can you find solutions to things like “wimpy refrigerator magnets”?
In good weather, a lighter, matches, even a magnifying glass can start a fire. But everyone knows survival crises only happen on stormy nights. If you’re smart enough to have one of these aluminum fire pistons in your pocket, you’ll soon have a fire. The piston uses compression and friction to light tinder and start your blaze in any weather.
Insert joke about “wood in your pocket” then add two facts. Fact one: these slim, bi-fold wallets are made with leather and either Walnut or Zebrawood. Fact two: this is better than the “wood in your pocket” joke would’ve been.
If your wrist has been feeling a little naked since you yanked off the LIVESTRONG bracelet, here’s a replacement that won’t disappoint. Naimakka’s utilitarian braided bracelets are woven with 8 feet of military-grade paracord, which like duct tape, can be used for a million different things in a pinch.
Sky Duel RC helicopters come in pairs not because you’re likely to destroy one within minutes of your first flight but because these choppers are made for dogfights & give your friend a chance to fly, too… When you score a strike on the enemy with your IR ammo, the choppers light up & flash but won’t blow up: they’re built for battle.
The USPS just announced a new series of stamps commemorating 5 iconic American muscle cars: the 1966 Pontiac GTO, the 1967 Shelby GT-500, the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, the 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda, and the 1970 Chevelle SS. Our email to the USPS about why the ’69 Camaro Z/28 & the Plymouth Superbird were left out has not yet been answered.
If you still haven’t upgraded to wireless ones, the Klingg will do a great job of keeping that headphone cable out of your way. Weighing just one ounce, it holds your cable anywhere on your body using magnets to keep it in place.
Paper is a renewable resource but considering its production footprint, any alternative material is worth a look, especially something as good as this. Repap is ‘paper’ made using calcium carbonate, which is recovered from stone quarries and waste from the building industry. Making it requires no petroleum, trees or water and the paper itself contains no acids or chlorine yet feels just like a normal notebook. Source
In an emergency survival situation, the Survival Grenade could keep you from becoming a buzzard’s lunch. Not because it will blow those scavengers to smithereens but because with survival supplies including everything from a firestarter to fishing tackle bundled up in 10’ of military paracord, you probably won’t die in the first place.