Having all your survival essentials together in one place makes it harder to forget that one thing you will inevitably forget. This kit from VSSL is an 8-inch long by 2-inch diameter tube made of anodized aluminum that carries your supplies: fire starters, fishing tackle, reflective trail markers, a wire saw, water purifiers, and so on.
The emberlight allows you to turn any light into a smart light by simply screwing the Emberlight unit into the existing bulb socket. Connecting easily to your wi-fi network and the App, it let’s you dim & adjust one or many lights with a single touch or preset “moods.” A funded Kickstarter project.
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.