If you want to step up to the big leagues of professional picnicking, you’re going to need one of these. This American-made Paperstone cutting board & knife combo is easy to stow and it’s always ready for an impromptu snack break. via
20th-Century industrial design guru Dieter Rams designed everything cool that the Braun brand ever made. His style has also influenced many more recent designs coming out of Apple. If this re-issue of the 1987 Braun ET66 calculator looks familiar, that’s because the calculator on your iPhone is a direct bite on Ram’s original, minimalist design. And not that you need 2 calculators, but you can now own the real deal, too.
It sounds almost too good to be true but this light & compact solar kettle will boil water, heat your soup or coffee, even desalinate ocean water for drinking in “just a while.” The length of that “while” of course, depends on how sunny it is but since it uses nothing but the energy of the sun, you can’t find a cleaner, greener kettle for off-the-grid use. via
Sick of that featherweight, totally waterproof tent that packs down to the size of a foot-long sub? Thought so. Here’s the polar opposite: All canvas construction. Sets-up with a single, collapsible hickory pole and features an antique brass zippered entry. American made. Horse and saddle not included.
Topo Designs builds bags & packs right here in Colorado, U.S.A. Their Mountain Briefcase can be carried three ways: as a brief, a backpack, or sling. Simple styling and plenty of pockets make it versatile enough for workdays & weekends.
The aptly named Portland Press is a french press for your Mason jar, manufactured in Oregon using raw materials from the USA, and backed with a lifetime warranty. If WANT was the first thing that popped into your mind when you laid eyes on it, check out their page on Crowd Supply and back it.
There is a cosmic law that when you’re camping—usually setting up the tent in the dark—the flashlight batteries will die. Solution: the Voto light charges up using the power from your camp stove. As you cook, Voto’s fuel cell charges up, offering bright, white LED light for up to 30 hours on a full charge.
Made in the city of Chicago with reclaimed, ancient, and historical woods, these fine, handcrafted writing instruments from Allegory are an excellent alternative to plastic or metal pens. Allegory also uses no fresh cut lumber for their pens, in fact they go as far as planting trees with the National Forest Foundation when you buy one.
When you’re stuck in the middle seat on your next flight, you’ll wish you had a HoodiePillow. It’s an inflatable neck pillow with a hood attached to it. Essential for pretending to sleep between Mr. SoWhatDoYouDo? and Mrs. GoingToSeeMyGrandKids.
For some reason, nobody ever tries to reinvent the wheel but as you can see here, some dudes tried their hand at reinventing the hammer. The Cole-Bar Hammer is 7 tools in 1: hammer, crow bar, demolition tool, angle measurement tool, ruler, socket wrench and nail pliers.