Kneeling down & drinking straight from the stream is not advised: it will turn you from a happy camper into a dual-spout human geyser. And no tent-mate deserves to witness that. By killing 99.99% of bacteria, protozoa, & bacterial disease, Vapur’s BPA-free, flat-pack filter bottles mean Montezuma’s Revenge won’t ruin your trip weekend in the woods. Available Spring 2013.
Until that inevitable day when the YOLO Multi-tool is launched, we’ll keep ourselves in the game with the WTF keychain. This pocket-size titanium tool has the soul of a throwing star but it’s really a wrench that fits standard 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, 7/16″, & 1/2″ heads plus metrics in 6mm, 8mm, 10mm, 11mm, & 13mm.
Award-winning war photographer Tim Hetherington survived embedded tours in Afghanistan’s Korangal Valley (aka hell on earth) for the making of the acclaimed documentary Restrepo and his book Infidel, only to be killed in 2011 by a mortar blast while covering the Libyan Civil War. Journalist Alan Huffman tells Hetherington’s story; a life dedicated and ultimately lost to showing war for what it really is.
Drinking a good cup of coffee doesn’t need to be a complicated, 10-step process requiring Pyrex lab equipment. The simplicity of these coffee drippers from Kalita takes making your morning Joe back to basics. Drop a paper filter into your stainless, ceramic or glass dripper, add coffee, hot water, and in minutes it’ll fill your cup with the good stuff.
A quick cruise around the Kickstarter site will offer plenty of proof that you’re not the only one with weird ideas floating around in your head. The difference between you & them: they’re putting theirs ideas into action. Really, where else can you find solutions to things like “wimpy refrigerator magnets”?
With the lofty aim of being “inspirational,” the book by the famous head coach usually ends up as a steaming heap of worn out locker room cliché and macho-man nonsense. That’s a very negative statement, we know. But it’s also true. In this book by legendary college basketball coach Bob Knight, negativity is the secret ingredient for success. And who are we to argue? Knight’s unique philosophy of negativity carried his teams to over 900 NCAA wins.
Insert joke about “wood in your pocket” then add two facts. Fact one: these slim, bi-fold wallets are made with leather and either Walnut or Zebrawood. Fact two: this is better than the “wood in your pocket” joke would’ve been.
If your wrist has been feeling a little naked since you yanked off the LIVESTRONG bracelet, here’s a replacement that won’t disappoint. Naimakka’s utilitarian braided bracelets are woven with 8 feet of military-grade paracord, which like duct tape, can be used for a million different things in a pinch.
In certain situations, wearing protection does more than just keep your equipment safe and unharmed. It can also improve your performance. Take Cleatskins for example. They’re made of natural-feeling SkinTek that stretches over your bike or athletic cleats, allowing you the freedom to keep your sport-specific footwear on wherever you roam while also protecting them from abrasion and wear, so they last longer.
If you’re able to overlook what a complete & utter a-hole Mel Gibson is in real life you’ll welcome the release of this Blu-ray box set of Gibson’s best work: the post-apocalyptic Mad Max trilogy that includes Mad Max (1979), Mad Max Road Warrior (1982) and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985). Available June 4.