The BioLite campstove is an award-winning design that burns biomass instead of gas to cook camp meals and charge electronics. By the looks of their latest add-on, the KettlePot, this ultra-efficient camp cooking system just keeps getting better. The kettle design makes boiling and pouring hot drinks fast & easy and also works as a thermos to keep them warm.
Retro, 70s-style cruiser skateboards are easy to find but you’ll have to do some searching to find ones handmade with recycled and sustainable woods like bamboo, & oak. Or, as usual, just let us do the searching. And now the sharing: Natural Log skateboards are made right in our backyard, San Diego, California. via
If you want something truly special to remember your life with Breaking Bad, get your bids in early at ScreenBid.com’s upcoming auction. They’ve got some hot BB items on the block: a pair of Walter’s tighty-whities, Tuco’s iced-out grill, some Los Pollos Hermanos fry batter buckets, and more—all props actually used on the show.
Loading, transporting & unloading a traditional kayak isn’t easy. That’s why these modular kayaks make sense. They clip together or apart for easy set-up & breakdown in just seconds. Instead of struggling with an unwieldy 16-foot plastic pontoon on & off the car roof, simply throw the pieces in the trunk and go. via
You won’t even be able see Uranus with that lame astronomy app for your iPad. If you really want to see what’s up, you’ll need serious hardware & this 20-inch diameter GPS-enabled telescope goes deep space. You’ll be able to watch the counter-rotation of the bands around Jupiter and see stellar winds in the Orion nebula. All kinds of stuff the iPad can’t deliver.
Acre is a new S.F.-based brand that makes cycling apparel and weatherproof packs for all-mountain riding. Their packs are hydration compatible and made in the USA while the apparel collection utilizes premium materials like Merino wools and Schoeller waterproof/breathable technologies. Coming soon. via
There are a couple of comments that this 13-inch talking Ron Burgundy action figure makes that are not PG-13. Which is one of the main reasons to buy it. The others, like his “classy” polyester suit plus the included robe, slippers, shades, and mug are also awesome but when he’s says, “You are a smelly, pirate hooker,” don’t act like you’re not impressed.
Playing cards. Stashed in a little black book. Instead of standard art & markings to denote which card is which, these feature images made of typography and also include some sort of mystical significance about birthdays and astrology that may tickle your tin foil hat but mainly, they’re just cool looking cards. Play poker with them or go fish.
Sure, when you’re filthy dirty on your roadtrip, you could just stop at a random motel and get a hot shower. But you might also get bedbug bites, lice and a case of athlete’s foot in the bargain. Better to stay on the road and use this instead. The Road Shower mounts to your roofrack, is solar heated and holds 5 gallons of water that you pressurize with a little shot of CO2. Much cleaner.
Gorilla Pods are versatile & make ‘getting the shot’ way easier than other tripods because they grip onto and wrap around just about any surface. Now they’ve built one especially for your Android, Windows or iPhone device. The M-Pod works as a tripod or simply as a stand, using a secure elastic grip to keep your phone in place no matter where you put it.