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Don’t Go Camping Without This Collapsible Camp Stove

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You can technically subsist on nuts and berries for weeks, but let’s face it, cooked food not only tastes better but is also more nutritious. Of course you knew that, and you wouldn’t venture out into the wild without some cooking solution, but we think that as far as portability and convenience is concerned, it’s hard to do better than this collapsible camp stove. Oh sure, this has been made since time immemorial, but we didn’t claim it was cutting edge tech. Just something neat we stumbled on and think some of you may get a kick out of, especially at it’s $59 price point.

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Tactical Apron Should Satisfy The Warrior Griller

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With BBQ season in full swing, we’ve had no shortage of BBQ-related items to report on lately. Add the above Tactical Apron to that list. Looking a lot like a long bullet-proof vest, it’s covered in a real MOLLE System, as used in the Army. This allows for the attachment of various MOLLE-compatible pouches and accessories, which in this case is going to be spatulas, tongs, and knives. It comes with 2 large pouches and 3 smaller pouches in which you can store salt and pepper shakers, or your phone. Whatever you need to do your job on the grill, you can store it on the Tactical Apron. It’s a pretty badass purchase, and at all of $35, is worth every penny.

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S’More To Love Metal Tray For Making, Well, S’Mores

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The arrival of the summer isn’t a short-lived affair where one moment it’s winter, the next it’s summer, and everyone moves on. For the colder climates, it’s a drawn out period during which you appreciate the long awaited thawing out and celebrate all things summer, all the time. For example, we’re going to get all excited over stuff like the above S’More To Love metal tray for making everyone’s favorite campfire treat, the good ole S’More. The tray locks in the Graham biscuits, the marshmallow, and the chocolate, six S’Mores at a time, so that you can just place them all at once over your fire (or in the oven) and be efficient about your cooking. After all these treats are great when you’re actually eating them, not when you’re crying about how they fell into the fire and now you have to start all over again.

It’s $15.

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Finger Sloth Ring Sure Seems To Make Some Kind Of Statement

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We suppose people like to wear jewelry for a variety of reasons, but very often it’s to denote a semblance of affluence. Sure, it doesn’t have to be about that… a lot of people like quirky adornments. Case in point: the Sloth Ring, pictured above. Made by hand in polymer clay, the lovely sloths attach themselves to your fingers and do what sloths do: just stay there. Letting yourself be seen wearing one could mean anything from “you’re a sloth lover”, to “this is how lazy I am, and I’m proud of it.” Whatever your inclination for wanting one, it’ll set you back $20.

Hit the jump for one more pic, and links.

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Is The Honda Grom The Moped For Grown Ups?

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You could argue that anyone can ride a Vespa-type of moped, but there is a strong contingent that will find it rather emasculating. There’s something about traditional mopeds that only teenagers and girls can get away with, and please don’t shower us with complaints; we’re just stating a known fact about a particular demographic. And yet not everyone that would want to ride a “grown-up” bike has the time, money or inclination to really do so. The 2014 Honda Grom appears to possibly bridge the gap between the two. While it’s definitely still a moped, the 125cc motorcycle seems to have enough muscle to please the manly man (or rather the manly 20 something), while still not entering the territory of higher-priced, higher insuranced, higher consuming, full-fledged motor bikes. Starting at only $3,000, you can use the Grom to go to college without spending half your tuition money on real-bike costs and without running as much of a chance of meeting a ditch at high speed.

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Aspekt is a Modular SLR Camera System That Lets You Keep On Shooting

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Not all cameras are created equal. The same can be said for accessories. Photographers and hobbyists prefer different tools to create and capture their photographic masterpieces, which is why it’s so difficult to choose from only one brand because other lines might have more suitable options.

With this in mind, a team from the University of Applied Science in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany created Aspekt, a modular mirrorless SLR camera system that lets users attach and use different accessories and older lenses that are not normally supported by SLR cameras.
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Recoiling Bicycle Mudguard Works Sort Of Like A Snap Bracelet

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Getting mud sprayed all over your back when you’re riding is fun. Ok, no, it’s not. But mudguards are often badly made, unsightly, and people generally tend to avoid them. If they had the Plume, pictured above, they might change their mind. Made from stainless steel and a flexible polymer, the Plume “extends out into a sleek mudguard or recoils back into a tight circle under your seat with the gentle press of a finger, even if you’re in motion.” The action is much like that of the snap bracelets of your youth, and doesn’t require springs, or any special mechanism. It’s $35, currently on pre-order on Kickstarter.

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Onnit Chimp Primal Bell Will Add A Little Flavor To Your Workouts

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Crossfit is gaining popularity and with it, the use of kettlebells. These have been around for a while, by the way, but now that they’re popular again, why stop at buying a simple ball-shaped one, when you can get yourself the Chimp Primal Bell from Onnit? It weighs 36lbs. (1 pood, for those of you who speak Crossfit-ese) and is made from “chip resistant iron.” That just probably means it’s made from iron, which tends to be more malleable and not chip in general, rather than some form of special iron that doesn’t chip.

It’s $86 for a kettlebell with some personality.

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LoungePac Chair Is For Professional Beach Bums Only

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Summer is on everyone’s mind these days, and that means trips to the beach are on the horizon. You can either go there like an amateur, with… a towel. Or you can gear up and bring the LoungePac Chair. When folded up, the 10kg (22lbs) chair is not much larger than a carry on bag, measuring 32″Lx25″Wx12″H. Once unfurled, ten seconds after you reach, you have got an adjustable umbrella, two large thermal Coolers with cupholders (coolers can hold wine bottles), and a removable tote bag. Even the leg support is removable if you fancy having your toes in the sand.

Versatility at the beach doesn’t come cheap, though: $259.

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