With a specially formulated scent for every state, American made, hand-poured Homesick Candles are made from soy-based wax and burn for 60-80 hours. Texas has hints of leather, cotton, & sage while Florida is orange, sea mist, & driftwood. For Oregon it’s pine tree, hazelnut, & pear. 27 states are currently available with the remainder of the 50 coming soon.
If your gear needs to be super compact & ultra light, or you just want to keep a backup blade on your keychain, this knife is all you. The American-made TRAK (Titanium Runner’s Anywhere Knife) is a 100% surgical-grade titanium micro-knife you can carry everywhere.
Legendary adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary described Irish explorer Tom Crean as “a great man of immense strength and endurance and afraid of very little.” Indeed. At 15, Crean ran away from home for a life at sea and went on to play a key role in the Antarctic Expedition. He spent more time at the South Pole than Robert Scott or Ernest Shackleton & he survived to collect 3 Polar medals from the UK royal crown.
Author George Christie spent 40 years in the Hells Angels, rising in the ranks to become one of the club’s most influential leaders—the cool-headed negotiator & spokesman who countered the recklessness of Sonny Barger. Within 2 weeks of retiring from the club he was black-balled by the brotherhood. Now he’s telling his tale, the wild & weird life of an outlaw biker.
He never surfed but re-wrote the book on pop music with the Beach Boys. With fame came mental illness, the drugs, & the booze. His years as a deranged & reclusive “genius” alone in his Bel Air mansion. Eventually, there comes redemption. All this and a lot more of the story is revealed in the forthcoming Brian Wilson memoir.
Powered by a rechargeable, Li-Ion battery, the Max Pump provides about 90 minutes of inflating power for your air mattress, fishing float or inflatable toys. Weighing less than half a pound, it is ounce-for-ounce, the smallest yet most powerful pump in the world.
The simple elegance of this design is everything. Pen Uno is a space-grade aluminum pen that uses Hi-Tec C Coleto ink cartridges & also transforms into a mechanical pencil just by switching 2 small components. It is available in 5 colors: gold, rose gold, red, black, & grey. A funded Kickstarter.
Choosing a reusable water bottle over single-use plastic is just smarter. Then again, the majority of water bottle makers have their products made in China. Not Liberty BottleWorks. They are the only metal bottle brand that makes their stuff in the USA. Union Gap, Washington to be exact. They use FDA-approved, food grade recycled aluminum and offer a wide range of sizes and designs. Use their online bottle builder to design your own & they ship for free.
Professional funny man Norm MacDonald shares his unbelievable life story in a new memoir. From his disastrous start in show biz to his days on SNL to the not-so-funny depths of gambling addiction. It’s a book filled with jokes, true Hollywood stories and MacDonald’s one-of-a-kind wit.
There are tourists and then, there are explorers. This forthcoming guidebook is definitely for the latter. Atlas Obscura celebrates over 600 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. From architectural & environmental marvels like the Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia to the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India, to weird museums, & cultural events—like the baby jumping festival in Spain. Open it to any page and expect the unexpected.