This simple cardboard shelf makes starting fires easier. In part, because it’s designed to promote airflow and elevates the base of your fire off the ground but also because it is water-resistant & treated with a slow-burning flammable chemical. So even if it’s raining and it’s your first time, you can still earn your fire-starting badge.
Bosch is introducing wireless inductive charging for their power tools. A new battery pack and charger is all it takes to convert current tools to their Power Ready wireless charging system. No more plugging in or fumbling with backup batteries. Just drop it on the charger every time you need to set the tool down.
The Rumpl blanket is like a tech sleeping bag without the zipper. Made of ripstop nylon and treated with DWR water-repellent coating, it features lightweight synthetic fill, so it will definitely work outdoors as well as out-perform your regular indoor blankie.
It’s not every day that Lego adds a new kit to their Ultimate Collector’s Series but when they do, they go big. Boba Fett’s ship Slave 1 that appeared in The Empire Strikes Back, will soon be available as a kit containing nearly 2000 pieces and when completed is 14” wide and 17” tall. It also comes with 5 mini-figures: Boba Fett, a Stormtrooper, a Bespin Guard, & Han Solo in & out of the Carbonite. Available January 2015.
Starting a fire like a caveman is cool if you’re Bear Grylls but the fireSLEEVE makes an ordinary Bic lighter waterproof. Much more convenient. The little plastic case also floats, allows you to lock the gas lever on, and features attachment points so you can strap it on and keep it handy.
The Chargerito is the world’s smallest phone charger; roughly the size of a car key fob. Offered with Apple Lightning connection or USB, it also features a built-in bottle opener.
Digitsole is not the first heated insole but it is the first one you can control with your smartphone. Aside from temperature adjustment, it also tracks your distance and counts burned calories. Another fully funded Kickstarter project.
For quality espresso shots on the go, try the compact, portable Minipresso machine. It uses either ground coffee or Caffitaly capsules and requires just a few presses of the push-button pump to create 116psi for optimal extraction. Small enough to fit in your pack or carry-on.
Add ambiance to your next outdoor gathering with the BlazingBlock, a portable, self-contained bonfire made from a simple block of wood. All you need is a fireproof surface to put it on and a flame to light the included Fatwood starter stick, then sit back and bask in the warm glow. 3-hour burn time.
This lightweight fixed-blade tactical knife from Germany’s Böker brand features a perforated grip allowing you to personalize it with your own grip wrapping, like paracord or leather.