Claimers generally claim that they’re heading into the wilderness to disconnect. Yeah right! So why are there 57 different products for charging your phone in the woods? Exactly. Here’s another. The collapsible FlameStower captures the excess residual heat from your cookstove to charge USB powered devices. Phone, iPad, mini-RC helicopter, you know, all those things you need to get in touch with mother nature.
Yeah, Zippo makes it but don’t worry, it’s not flammable. Not going to turn your tent into a molten polyester death cocoon. It’s actually just a super-durable LED lantern that you can drop, soak, or throw at your snoring tent mate’s giant head. You can also extend the life of the Li-Ion battery with its adjustable brightness feature by turning it down as low as 10%.
From the fine folks who brought high-end woodchopping devices to Brooklyn comes a knife/multi-tool for the avid seaman. The British-made stainless steel knife features a marlin spike, a serrated sheep’s foot blade, can opener, & a locking slot shackle. A vital piece of hardware whether or not you ever set sail.
Getting caught in the act while building your little dream office with the new Architecture Studio isn’t nearly as embarrassing as your inexplicable Star Wars Lego playtime. Which we found out the hard way. Comprised of over 1200 white & clear pieces, this set lets you build whatever you want & comes with a 250-page book of experimental projects for you to try.
If you want to eat like a king in the wild, just apply the old Boy Scouts adage & be prepared. The Mini Chef keeps your backcountry kitchen organized & equipped with space for everything you need to really get cooking. Made of Baltic Birch wood, it flips open to provide a countertop and also features a leather carrying handle.
Despite what the locals might tell you, the big sharks out there don’t actually want to eat you. Their bite is more like a taste test; one that occasionally leaves surfers legless. And even if they are maneaters, this wetsuit is emblazoned with a stripe pattern proven to confuse and deter hungry sharks, so they’ll stay away. And you get to keep your legs for walking and stuff.
You’d never guess that the one-of-a-kind, American-made bags by Sword & Plough are constructed using 80% recycled materials. But they are. Fabrics repurposed from Gore-Tex sleeping bag bivies and laundry bags are accented with local Colorado leather and they come in a variety of styles.
Attempting to cut down actual trees with most cordless chainsaws is kind of like the amputation scene in 127 hours. Not fast or easy. But Makita’s new X2 LXT is a Lithium-battery powered ripper that will do the job painlessly. Weighing in at less than 10 lbs. this thing will shred trees up to 6” in diameter and do so for 90 nonstop minutes on a full charge.
Hydrogen fuel cells are amazing and experts claim that before long we will all be driving cars powered by nothing but water. Until that momentous day arrives however, we’ll have to amuse ourselves by playing with the world’s most technologically advanced toy car. It’s called the i-H2GO. You control it from your iPhone. No batteries required. Just water. Android version coming soon.