When raccoons pillage your food supply, the Zubin Axe will keep you completely covered until the Park Rangers swing back through on their 4-wheeler. It’s a multi-tool survival walking stick with stainless steel accessories including an axe, saw, spear, fishing spear, and even a sling-shot.
Cinemax’s new series The Knick promises turn-of-the-century medical drama that gets gory but this book about renowned Dr. Thomas Mütter who practiced only 50 years earlier chronicles straight-up butchery. But Mütter pioneered the use of ether as anesthetic & the sterilization of surgical instruments, making surgery safer for all.
Hand-built to the original Jaguar standards, the British carmaker is re-creating the iconic E-Type through its Jaguar Heritage & Special Operations program. Constructed entirely of aluminum & featuring a 237c.i. in-line 6, the new Lightweight E-Type will be the first E to roll out of the Browns Lane workshop since 1964. Only 6 will be built.
There’s no coping, no channel, and it doesn’t come with finger-boards but the halfpipe desk was inspired by skateboard ramps. A minimalist worktop design with elegantly curved edges, it features a riser shelf for your monitor & another shelf underneath for storage or a printer. Available in 3 styles: oak, birch, & walnut. via
It’s got its off-road roots but the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR is really a high-riding sports car. A supercharged 5.0-liter V8 with an output of 550 horsepower makes it the most powerful Rover ever, capable of 0-62MPH in 4.5 seconds (or about 1 second slower than the 2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS).
Even when all your gear is wet, the lighter is empty and your firesteel is lost in the mulch 8 miles back down the trail, if you’ve got Flint Laces, you’ve got fire. They’re bootlaces but each lace tip holds a 1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. Pop the cap, strike the rod with a steel edge & you’re blazing.
Somewhere on this planet, old-fashioned board games are apparently popular enough to warrant the creation of things like this: solid wood tables that transform from finely-crafted furniture to gaming tables featuring special drawers, flip-down desks & player stations designed specifically for playing Scrabble, D&D, Parcheesi or whatever.
Amped up on “Arctic Fever”, the USS Jeanette set sail for the uncharted waters of the North Pole in 1879. It never came back. Amazingly though, the few sailors who survived the ice-pack shipwreck walked 1000-miles across Siberia battling Polar Bears and starvation.
The key component of this 20-liter commuter pack from Canada’s Arc’Teryx is the easy-access laptop/tablet pocket accessible through a zippered back panel. It also features a watertight zipper & weatherproof construction. Fits up to a 15” laptop.