American-made Hardcore Hatchets are pretty cute but they’re built for doing ugly work. American hickory handles and forged steel heads make jobs like chopping off turkey heads and splitting logs super easy.
All you need is one outlet and this happy little portable power unit lets you juice up four devices at once: Two USB ports and two grounded three-prong plugs. If you don’t find that absolutely thrilling, try sticking a paperclip in one of the outlets.
Pelican makes the original bombproof, waterproof camera & equipment cases used by photogs, filmers, & media pros. Now they’re making a slim sports wallet with the same crushproof characteristics. If you happen to go overboard on your next outing, your cash and cards will be safe.
This forged steel axe has a secret chamber in the handle that holds a gnarly little knife. If you happen to accidentally catch one of your fingers between the piece of firewood and the axe, you could, theoretically, pull out the knife and use it to make a clean amputation. You could use it for other stuff, too, like whittling. Source
Lego’s Haunted House is recommended for ages 14 and up. But seriously, if your fourteen-year old is still playing with Legos, it’s probably time to have the talk. For old guys like you though, there’s not much hope so you may as well keep playing.
There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a stiff vodka & soda after a few hours slogging up a hiking trail loaded down with a backpack. And if your pack happens to contain a Carbonator Bottle, you can mix yourself up that cocktail in seconds flat. The bottle design features an activator cup where you pour in the carbonating powder, then simply shake it and start sipping a bubbly beverage.
The original Wenger Swiss Army knife really needs no introduction but L.L. Bean is releasing a fresh model to mark their 100th Anniversary. This one is made with reclaimed walnut wood, making each limited-edition knife unique in color and grain. It also features a 100-year logo engraved in the blade.
Tools are like beer, if you’re into them, you’re always searching for the new one that has it all. With that in mind, the Matrix system tool from Black & Decker is a good find. The design features a single base power unit with a variety of head attachments that let you go from drilling, sanding, routering, and sawing by just popping on a new head. Available October 2012.
Conquering the main goal in taking your lady camping depends entirely on maintaining that “rugged, outdoor-type” mystique that vanishes the instant she realizes you have no idea how to set up the tent. To ensure that you actually do get her into said tent, Kelty has developed an inflatable tent design that allows even the most clueless to pitch it in under a minute. Available Spring 2013.
What you’re looking at here is the latest Dremel. It’s the most powerful model in their line of versatile rotary tools. Think of it as the Dodge Viper of Dremels. 6-speeds, top speed of up to 35K RPMs, tool-free EZ-change head, plus they offer 40+ accessories. Available October 12.