For backyard barbecue ambience, outdoor oil lamps are key. But instead of ramming those bobo campground tiki torches into your grass, try these. They’re long-lasting wall-mount torches made from recycled green wine bottles and burn the same lamp fuel you can find anywhere.
This is a battery charger designed specifically for recharging regular alkaline batteries. In just 90 minutes it’ll safely recharge the AA & AAA batteries you usually throw in the trash.
What good is a wine barrel once it has been drained of its contents? Well, the folks from Napastyle figured something out. They’ve created this wine rack made from a pair of reclaimed oak barrel staves. It holds five bottles, which isn’t much wine really. Maybe you should get two.
Sure, the JetBoil is idiot-proof but the Stove In A Can is even better. By burning a fuel cell made from recycled natural materials that dissolves as it burns, you eliminate one more piece of waste in camp cooking. No empty fuel canisters headed for the landfill. This stove is also fast and efficient. It’ll boil water in 5 minutes flat and each fuel cell burns for one full hour.
Etsy is amazing. Where else could someone sell something as beautifully ridiculous as a piece of raw wood with a clock in it? The little quartz-drive clock is German-made and the wood, well, that was made in the forest through a process called photosynthesis.
In the past few years pellet stoves for home heating have revolutionized the way people keep warm by burning renewables. They’re more efficient and totally sustainable. Now the Oorja stove has been developed and could spark a similar revolution. These smoke-free, biomass burning pellet stoves, developed in India for people who can’t access clean energy, can cook a meal for five using barely a fraction of the resources LP gas or wood use. They’re currently being used in homes and restaurants all over India, where they’ve proven to be nothing short of amazing.
The idea of being “off the grid” is highly romanticized these days but let’s face it, for the few who actually do it on their annual camp out or canoe trip, it can get freakin’ dull. This wood-powered BioLite camp stove could change that. Not only does it burn wood in a clean, no-smoky-taste way, it generates electricity, allowing you to power up iPods, phones and such, via its USB port. Camping season is coming.
If you’re a real wine expert you’ll be able to guess the winery this oak barrel stave chair comes from just by the tint of the burgundy highlights in the finish. Or you could cheat by looking under the seat where the winery’s name is branded. The chairs fold up flat and work great for indoor or outdoor use, where their natural oil finish will stand up to the elements. They also make a bench model for you cuddlers.
The majority of electric motorcycles look pretty much like a two-wheeled Prius. In contrast, American-made Brutus Motorcycle look like they’ve actually got some balls. With Sport-Cruiser styling, a 100-mile minimum range and 3-hour charge time, they’re taking this whole category a solid step forward.
You might not believe this but we found a battery charger/power supply for your phone, computer, & electronics that runs on water. Yup. It’s a hydrogen fuel cell that converts water into electricity. Don’t expect us to explain this weird science but we can tell you this: the futuristic little PowerTrekk unit is eco-friendly and provides power totally off the grid. Available May 2012.