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Soto Pocket Torch Turns Any Regular Lighter Into Powerful Windproof Torch

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Did you know that that disposable lighter you bought for a couple bucks can actually be turned into a powerful, windproof torch capable of outputting a 2,300ºF flame. You just have to get the Soto Pocket Torch pictured above, and insert your disposable lighter in it. It won’t work with any lighter; they do have to be of a certain size and type, but it’s not brand specific. And at $20 for the device, it’s a really cheap way to light stuff on fire around the house.

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Funnell Backpack Stores Easily Retractable Rain Jacket

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When you’re out for an extended period of time, you’re always running the risk of being caught in the rain. You’re not made of sugar, boy, so it ain’t so bad, right? But why get wet if you don’t have to? The Funnell backpack looks like any old regular bag, but it features a built-in waterproof jacket that you can pull out in seconds. The jacket covers both you and the backpack so you’re completely protected from that pesky rain.

Made primarily with motorcycle riders in mind, the Funnell is still perfect for the trekker, the cyclist or any outdoors enthusiast. It features several storage compartments, and is made from high quality materials. There’s a back protection panel, and a dedicated laptop compartment, as well as a a drainage tube that allows you to store your wet jacket back in the bag without worrying that it will get smelly.

It’s a $188 pledge to get yours, assuming the Kickstarter completes its funding goals.

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Matador Pocket Blanket Is A Must-Have Outdoors Accessory

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If you’re out walking in the woods and suddenly feel the urge for a nap or a picnic, it might not be a bad idea to have a blanket around. The Matador Pocket Blanket is an ultra-compact piece of fabric that you can whip out in an instant, providing you with some protection from the elements or a barrier from the ground. It’s waterproof and puncture proof, and has weighted corners so it won’t fly away in the wind. It’s made from “HyprLyte Nylon”, a special fabric that’s only 90 microns thin. This means that once it’s folded, the Matador is the size of a small pack of smokes. In order to help you fold it up again, there are stitch marks all around the optimal fold lines; just follow the patterns and you’ll be able to get it back in its pouch in no time.

It’s $25 for the full-size Matador, while a Mini version will set you back $20.

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Kimono Sleeping Bag: Wear It, Sleep In It, Stay Warm

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Kimono? Check. Sleeping bag? Check. Bag full already? Yep. It’s always best to pack light when you’re traveling or camping because nobody wants to lug around a bulky or heavy backpack. If you had a choice between bring a jacket and a sleeping bag, or something that combines both in one neat little package, then which would you go for?

If you chose the latter, then that would be the aptly-named Kimono Sleeping Bag. It is both a kimono that you can wear to stay warm, and a sleeping bag that you can sleep in when night rolls around. Continue Reading

Foldable Lonely Tent

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There are times when you need to shield yourself from the outside world, but are too far from home to just ‘go inside’. Well, the BT1-11 Foldable Lonely Tent is designed to give you an easily-deployed cube of solitude when you’re outdoors. Unfolding easily, somewhat like a folding reflector, the BT1-11 stands 1300mm (51in.) x 1600mm (63in.) x 1300mm (51in.) when fully open and weighs just 2.2kg (4.85lbs.). It’s not meant to replace a full tent, but instead to serve as a makeshift office where photographers out in the field can quickly do their thing while blocking out some of the sun. There are air vents so you don’t completely suffocate on hot days, and then entire thing is expected to cost around $80 when it’s released. We don’t know when that’ll be, though.

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Rhino Laces Are Unbreakable

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Tough jobs call for tough equipment. That means boots that can stand up to whatever is thrown at them, and perhaps more importantly, laces that will keep those boots on your feet. Rhino Laces are guaranteed to be indestructible, or you’ll get free replacements. That means you can’t cut, burn, saw, chop or otherwise break them. Created by two firefighters who discovered that the harsh environments they tended to walk through made short work of their regular laces, Rhino Laces feature a blend of materials and construction that was deemed worthy of applying for a patent. This patent is now pending, but you can buy the laces now for as little as $20 for a pair. Or $12.50 directly from their website.

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For Happy Breakfasts: Crack a Smile Mold

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Not everyone wakes up to greet a new day feeling chipper and full of life. That’s especially true for night owls and for people who just aren’t morning persons. For these people, something that can help or at least add a little cheer is the Crack a Smile egg mold. As the name implies, the mold basically turns scrambled eggs into smiley faces and you probably can’t help but crack a smile when you see a humongous, yellow smiley face on your plate.

If you’re not much of an egg person, then you can use the mold for your pancakes instead.

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Just Make Sure No One Else Sees: Birdhouse Key Hider

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Running out of rocks and welcome mats and garden gnomes to stuff your keys under? Maybe it’s time to find a completely different hiding place that most people won’t even think of looking, like somewhere overhead, for example. You can do exactly this with this Hide-a-Key Birdhouse, which is exactly what it’s name implies it is.

It’s an actual birdhouse that has a discrete magnetic trap door underneath where you can hang your keys. So you get to give birds shelter from the elements while hiding your keys in a place where most burglars won’t really think to look at (unless they’ve read this post and recognize that the same birdhouse is hanging in your garden or porch, that is.) Now isn’t that nice?

The Hide-a-Key Birdhouse retails for $20.

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MacGuyver Tool Is More Puzzle Than Useful

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That’s sort of the point of a MacGuyver Toolkit though, isn’t it? Of course this one isn’t called “MacGuyver Toolkit” for trademark reasons, but calling a little tin box containing seemingly unrelated and potentially useless things an ‘Action Hero Toolkit’ isn’t fooling anyone. You’ll probably spend more time trying to figure out how to use the items than doing anything useful with them, but that’s half the fun in this. So what does $10 buy you?

Bobby Pin – Pick locks or keep your mullet funky fresh with this heroic hair product.

Strike-Anywhere Match – Seven second campfire.

Rubber Band – Bazinga!

Bubble Gum – Not just for chewing.

Birthday Candle – Suitable for a “Happy Birthday MacGyver” cupcake. Or slow burning fuse.

Paper Clip – TPS reports should be stapled. Bombs should be defused with a paper clip.

Shoelace – Makeshift handcuffs. Makeshift shoe binder.

1¢ Stamp – Cover your laptop webcam to protect yourself from the NSA. Or send a postcard in 1873.

Duct Tape – Exactly as strong as MacGyver’s jawline.

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