Hope you never have 127 hours to yourself, stuck out in the wilderness. But with this ultra-compact survival kit, you might actually make it out without having to cut off your arm. Weighing just over 6 ounces, it’s light enough to bring on every adventure. It’s got fire-starting tinder, 150lb-test nylon cord, mil-spec stainless steel wire, and an emergency fishing kit. Better to have it and not need it than vice-versa.
Fellow Jedi, set your alarm for Dec 31st and stay close to your internet device all day, because a limited-edition series of Star Wars movie posters will be released this Friday at a random time. The illustrated posters, designed by Tyler Stout come in an edition of 850 for $50 and another more limited run of 250 for $100. Be ready to click fast and use the force if necessary.
To further abuse a worn and hackneyed marketing tagline, yes, there’s an app for that. Get your meat done right without having to mother over the grill. Tip a few back with your guests instead, letting this Bluetooth-enabled thermometer send updates to the iGrill app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Track temps and cooking times on the grill from anywhere in your house.
The term “Made in America” should’ve never gone away and we think it’s a good sign it’s making a comeback. Portland, Oregon’s Tanner Goods makes quality leather products the old-fashioned way, with timeless styling. Their vegetable tanned leather belts, featuring heavy-duty brass and nickel-plated buckles, are built to last by American craftsmen. This is what we call positive change.
Seminal New York punk pioneers The Ramones had a patented recipe for their songs: A 3-chord riff with a 4/4 beat. And this simple recipe has had fans eating up their records for over 30 years. But because there’s no punk-rock pension, drummer Marky Ramone is now working on another recipe. This one is called Brooklyn’s Own pasta sauce.
Nobody ever wants to rush for the med kit. But it’s a lot worse to go hunting for it, while a geyser of blood is shooting out of your fingertip. Mount this OSHA-approved unit on the wall and the big red cross will remind you where to run when something gross happens. Trauma pads, bandages, gloves, antiseptic – check.
A uniquely durable material we usually see in the form of FedEx mailer envelopes or as a weather barrier on houses, Tyvek™is an unlikely material for sneakers. But that didn’t stop Civic Duty founder, Steven Weinreb, who developed the material and the brand for a good cause. Offering 5 styles in pop colors, Civic Duty also creates a unique shoe each year, donating 100% of the profits to social charities.
So you weren’t a Boy Scout. Do one better. Use this traditional Adirondack firelighter to start your fireplace. The firestone soaks in a vessel of simple lamp oil. Just take it out, roll it in the ashes, light, and place it under the firewood. It will have your fire cracking in minutes flat. Instead of crumbling up newspaper and hunting around the house for stuff to burn, you can just kick back & get cozy.
Bringing nature indoors is a dominant design trend right now. The two guys behind Antler & Co. nailed it. Groovy, natural racks for your home made of real, cast-off American deer antlers. They anchor easily to your wall creating a place to hang your hat, jacket, even artwork. You should know male deer naturally shed their antlers every season, so there’s no harm in their charm.
The movies Easy Rider and The Last Picture Show were two seminal films in the emerging “New Hollywood” of the 1960s. These and five other acclaimed movies, featuring Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and the like, are part of a new Criterion collection showcasing the work of BBS Productions. A group of counterculture kids who turned Hollywood on its head funded by the money they made off inventing the fake pop group, The Monkees. True story. All in Blu-Ray HD.