Because electronics are always essential in off-grid locations like mountaintops and backcountry campsites, Outdoor Tech’s new Kodiak Waterproof power supply is going to be a lifesaver. Shockproof, waterproof, & impervious to the elements, the 9.4-ounce gizmo will supply 6000 milliamps of power to your phone, tablet, GoPro, & other rechargables.
The other 8 or 9 books about Bob Dylan cover the music, his influence, interviews. This new one from Bob’s close friend and tour manager Victor Maymudes is the story of Dylan’s personal history, constructed using Maymudes’ taped, 24-hour recording of personal memories, after which he died from a brain aneurysm.
It’s pretty dumb that most phone batteries last about 1 day. That’s definitely not the case with this new and decidedly old school Nokia. Its battery will maintain power for up to 36 days in standby mode. The no-frills phone features a classic 9-button keypad & built-in fm radio but also a color video screen & a Micro SD slot for adding up to 32G of storage. Standard features like video and music playback are also included. Fans of lo-fi will surely hope to see this released in the U.S., but for now it will be made available in emerging markets.
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.
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.
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.
Amped up on “Arctic Fever”, the USS Jeanette set sail for the uncharted waters of the North Pole in 1879. It never came back. Amazingly though, the few sailors who survived the ice-pack shipwreck walked 1000-miles across Siberia battling Polar Bears and starvation.
If you’re in need of something to keep the hair out of your face and/or you need a superlight little tool, surprise, we found it. The Leatherdos is a stainless steel hair clip that also has screwdrivers, a wrench, a trolley coin, a ruler & cutting edge, all in one.
Cooking flesh on the end of a stick over an open fire becomes at least one level more civilized when you place the carcass between the welcoming jaws of Grandpa’s FireGrill, a collapsible, packable stainless camp cooker that attaches to any stick offering a more secure way to do dinner caveman style.