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

Kimono sleeping bag

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


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


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

Smile Egg Mold

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

Birdhouse Key Hider


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


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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This Stake-Out Kit Has Everything You Need to Keep An Eye on Santa

So you’re a quarter of a century old, and you haven’t met Santa Claus yet? Year after year, you get presents from family and friends from all over the world, and sometimes something special and unexpected from the big guy. Isn’t time to thank him properly, face-to-face, man to man?

Providing everything you’ll need to stake him out and more is this stake-out kit by PlanetOptics. It comes with a bevy of disguises, protective gear, and gadgets that protect you from the elements without compromising your mission.

The entire kit contains the following:

Camoflage Gear OPMOD Ghillie Suit Snow Camo Final Approach One Shot Blinds Final Approach Pull-Over Cover

Propper Crew Neck Mens T-Shirt
BlackHawk Omega Elite Tactical Vest #1
Under Armour Coldgear Hitch Lite Cushion Boot Socks
BlackHawk ECW Pro Winter Operations Gloves
Tru-Spec H2O Waterproof ECWS Gen 2 Parka

OPMOD P.A.C. 3.0 Personal Articles Carrier Bag

Hydration & Food Storage
Neverlost Food Thermos
Primus C&H Commuter Mug Stainless Steel

Camping Gear
Eberlestock Ultralight Sleeping Bag w/ G-Loft Insulation
Boker USA Bon Appetite Knife

Hunting Gear
Cass Creek Harmon Synthetic Mule Deer Female in Heat Scent
Leupold RX-1000i Compact Range Finder with DNA
Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam Night Vision Field Scan Trail Camera
AimSHOT Heatseeker Infrared Spotter with Laser

Gen Pro Tactical Stocking with MOLLE
Bolle Mojo Snow Ski Goggles
Zippo Hand Warmer, Black
Surefire P2X Fury Flashlight – Dual Output Tactical Light
Pro Ears Pro Hear IV BTE Digital Hearing Device
5.11 Tactical Field Ops Watch
Brite Strike Technologies Tactical Balls White LED Rolling Devices
OPMOD TBO 1.0 Limited Edition Tactical Bottle Opener
Uniden Two-Way FRS/GMRS Walkie Talkies
OPMOD WB 1.0 Limited Edition 8x42mm Waterproof Binoculars

Night Vision, Thermals & Cameras
Carson OPMOD DNV 1.0 Limited Edition Mini Aura Digital Night Vision Pocket Monocular
Elmo Indoor Day/Night Network Dome Security Camera
Brinno TimeLapse Motion Sensor Digital Camera Bundle
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Digital SLR Camera Kit
FLIR Scout PS-24 Thermal Camera / Digital Thermal Imager
Celestron C90 Mak Spotting Scope w/ Tripod

You can get it all–if you’ve got $6,500 to burn, that is.

Otherwise, you can just drop the whole thing and stake out your dad instead when you head home for the holidays. We all know who the real Santa is at home, and that’s more than enough.

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Don’t Go Camping Without This Collapsible Camp Stove


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


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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