MacGyver was a TV show that ran for 7 seasons back in the 80s & 90s featuring a secret agent who could do things like repair an airplane with a chewing gum wrapper. His unique ability to fix anything with almost nothing inspired this emergency toolkit. It includes: a bobby pin, a single match, a rubber band, a piece of bubble gum, a birthday candle, a paper clip, a shoelace, a one-cent stamp, and a small piece of duct tape.
If you pack light, everything you need for a weekend away will fit in Filson’s bombproof 72-Hour Briefcase. A spacious main compartment with a laptop sleeve plus two large, zippered outer pockets makes this bag just as good at getaways as is it is on office days.
The Blackfire Clamplight Lantern combines the grabbing grip of a clamp with the illumination of 2 CREE brilliant white LED lights for a flashlight/lantern that will squeeze onto all kinds of clampable surfaces: table, tent, car, you name it. The light head itself is adjustable for getting the light angled right where you want it. Powered by 3 AA batteries.
The Rhino blurs the line between tool and destruction device but then again, sometimes destruction is part of the job. It’s made of D2 tool steel and designed for fun activities such as: prying, digging, chopping, hammering, cutting, smashing rock, lock removal, & smashing out windows.
Reciprocating saws need lots of juice because they move back & forth as well as up & down. Unfortunately most cordless ones are underpowered. Not anymore: Milwaukee’s new M12 Fuel Hackzall is the fastest cutting and most powerful saw in its class, delivering over 4X more battery life & up to 70% faster cutting than the competition. Available May 2014.
If you’ve ever been camping, you know it took way too long for this to come along: The Aesent tent features a built-in air mattress. In fact the whole floor of the tent is inflatable, which means you can roll all over the place in comfort, on a cushy 6-inch bed of air.
You finally got your ideas down on paper. Hooray for you. But without an intern, will your chicken-scratch concept ever see the light of day? If your notebook is The Mod, then yes. Their thread-bound notebooks feature 120GSM paper; and once you fill up the pages, you mail it back to Mod in their pre-paid envelope and they digitize it & send it back to you.
The coins we use everyday cost more to make than they’re worth but these new limited edition collectible coins from the US Mint are different. They’re the 2014 Baseball Hall Of Fame commemoratives: a $5 gold coin, a $1 silver coin, and a clad 1/2 dollar coin. And unlike normal coins they’re rounded, as in not flat. And this is the first time the mint has ever created such a coin. The design works with the original coin art: on the rounded side a baseball, on the concave side a mitt.
The design of this roll-top pack from Betabrand makes it easy to convert from a 3-layered shelf pocket set-up to its full 42-liter capacity or something in between. Just unhook the shelf pockets and fill ‘er up.
You may not know it but your phone is filthy. Because it’s warm and you put it down everyywhere, it’s covered with bacteria and germs. If this thought disturbs you, try PhoneSoap. It’s a smartphone sanitizer that uses UV light to clean all the creepy-crawlies off your device in just 4 minutes.