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Goal Zero Torch Uses Sun’s Energy to Charge Your Torch and Smartphones

Goal Zero Torch 250

If there’s one thing you’ll be happy to have during an emergency, it’s the Goal Zero Torch Solar Kit. It’s bigger than your average torch, but that’s because it includes a Nomad 7 Solar Panel that turns sunlight into usable energy. It powers up the torch and also charges up the Goal Zero’s internal lithium battery so you can charge your smartphone and other mobile devices when you’re on the go.

The best part? The Goal Zero Torch Solar Kit is both lightweight and weather-resistant so you can take it with you anywhere. It’s available for $160.

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Bear Skin Picnic Blanket is All Sorts of Adorbs

Bear Skin Picnic Blanket

 

It doesn’t make sense to use a bear skin rug as a picnic blanket, but it makes all sorts of sense to use this bear skin picnic blanket. It has the typical red checkered pattern you’d find on most blankets with a marked difference: it’s shaped like a bear! A bear skin rug, actually, with the grinning face of an adorable bear.

The blanket is generously sized so your usual picnic party can fit right on it. Just pack it with a well-stocked picnic basket and you’ll be good to go.

The Bear Skin Picnic blanket retails for $49.99.

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Hammock Backpack: So You Can Nap On the Go

HackedPack

Nothing beats lying back on a hammock with little to no cares in the world, as a gentle breeze blows to keep you cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, thoughts of lying on a hammock remain just that–thoughts–unless you’re the type who takes one with you wherever and whenever.

That’s not always a very practical thing to do, what with the added bulk and weight, unless you’ve got one of these HackedPacks. As the name implies, these backpacks have been hacked. Aside from having enough space to carry all of your gear, it also has a built-in hammock crammed into it.

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Functional Decoy: Security Camera Birdfeeder

Security Camera Birdfeeder

The Security Camera Birdfeeder lets you be nice to birds and have something hanging outside your home to deter criminals and hoodlums from attempting to do something that they shouldn’t. Granted, it obviously doesn’t look real during the day, but only the foolish (or the most foolishly daring) would choose to attempt a break-in in broad daylight.

The birdfeeder is ready to hang and can hold up to 2 cups of seed for your avian buddies.Continue Reading

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

Viteo Shower: Shower From the Ground Up

Viteo-Shower

 

Step out into your garden and into the Viteo Shower to stay cool, even under the summer sun. It’s too nice outdoors to stay cooped up in your room. And because it can get too hot for comfort, it makes sense to have something like this out on your lawn so you can cool down when you need to.

You can switch the sprinklers on and step into their inconsistent spray–or hook the Viteo Shower up to a hose and step onto it to get rained on from the ground up. Your body weight sets of the Viteo’s shower jets, so water gushes up from below and over your head before falling once more like drops of rain.

The Viteo Shower is available online for €750 (about $850.)

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Strange, But It Just Might Work: Portable Folding Napkin Table

Foldable Napkin Table

 

Picnics are fun, but it’s hard to eat a decent meal without a table. That’s why most people pack finger food and sandwiches in their baskets instead to prevent any potential mess. A concept by Michael Jan, who’s an industrial design graduate from Taiwan’s Tunghai University, might soon change all that though.

Michael came up with this portable folding napkin table that’s essentially a cross between, well, a napkin and a table. Both ends are meant to be worn by people who are sitting opposite one another. The table-slash-napkin has slots for bowls and cups so you can have a proper meal without the fuss.Continue Reading

BarkerBag is a Sleeping Bag For You and Your Canine Companion

BarkerBag

You wouldn’t leave your best friend out in the cold now, would you? There’s no reason to, really, even if he does happen to be of the furry, canine type. That’s because things like the BarkerBag exist now. If you’re fond of taking your dog with you when you go spend some time in the great outdoors or go camping, then this pet-friendly sleeping bag might just be what you’re looking for.

Aside from a sleeping compartment for you, the human, there’s an extension off to one side for your canine best friend. The extension also has a cinchable collar to keep your dog secure in place so he doesn’t run out and run off into the night.

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TravelMate: All the Cutlery You Need In a Neat Package

TravelMate

 

Eating takeout using the flimsy plastic spoon and fork that most restaurants hand out sucks, especially if they break or show signs of bending the moment you scoop or try to slice up some grub. Cutlery sets are on-the-go dining are readily available, and one particularly eye-catching and practice option is the TravelMate.

It comes with a detachable fork and a 4.87-inch blade knife with a Paperstone handle. The fork is a multi-tool in itself as well, since it’s also a bottle opener, can opener, flathead screwdriver, and grill scraper. Cut meat, slice veggies, spread butter, turn stuff over on the grill–it seems like there’s little the TravelMate can’t do.

It’s priced at ~$50.

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