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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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Edilble Business Card Gives You a Boost, Leads You to the Right Direction

Edible Business Card

 

High altitudes do weird things to the human body, even if it might be one that belongs to a seasoned trekker. Dizziness, nausea, fatigue, headaches–these are pains you wouldn’t want to have to go through in the middle of a climb. That’s what the folks from the Kokopelli Backpackers hostel had in mind when they rolled out their edible business cards that double as anti-altitude sickness remedies.

First of all, it’s a business card, so all the hostel’s pertinent contact information are printed on it. Then comes the interesting part: each card has a detachable, edible section made from coca leaves that gives climbers an extra boost as they chew on it.

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What a Melon Tent Is a Sight for Sore Eyes

What a Melon Tent

 

What better time to head out and go camping than summer? Fresh air, green grass, birds chirping–it’s time to replace your drab old gray tent with the What a Melon tent by FieldCandy. If you have $655 to spare, that is, because that’s how far this eye-catching tent will set you back.

It might seem like a novelty product, given the fact that it’s essentially a tent that looks like a giant watermelon, but you can expect the usual quality since it’s by FieldCandy after all. It’s made from durable materials that can withstand even the harshest weather conditions. The set comes with a designer flysheet, a matching bag, an innter tent, A-frame poles and pegs, waterproofing, an owner’s manual, and a carry bag to stuff everything in.

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Rainmaker Turns Old Soda Bottles Into Watering Cans–Er, Bottles

Rainmaker

 

House plants need constant watering and it’s always better to spread the water out evenly rather than just pouring it on. If you don’t have a watering can and just fill old water bottles up to water your plants, then the Rainmaker is something you need to get. It’s an attachment for plastic bottles that basically transforms it into a watering can of sorts so you can make it rain for your plants with a quick squeeze of the bottle.

The Rainmaker is compatible with most water or soda bottles, although it works best with 1 to 2-liter cola bottles. They’re available online for $11.99.

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Spare Tire Mount Grill: No Flat (Stomachs) Here!

Spare Tire Mount Grill

So this is the Spare Tire grill from Front Runner, and the first things you’ll notice are its peculiar-looking legs. In fact, the grill itself looks unlike most of the other grills on the market. The Spare Tire grill won’t be able to replace the grill that’s already in your backyard, but it will be your go-to grill for traveling or when you go camping.

There’s a reason why the grill’s solid steel legs are oriented that way. Staying true to its name, the Spare Tire grill can be hooked over a spare wheel (only those that measure 29” to 37” anyway) so you can fill your car with either more people, more meat, more coolers, or more sleeping bags. The grill is laser cut and forged from stainless steel, with grill and griddle sections so you can cook your food the way you want to.

The Spare Tire grill is available online for $125.

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Spark SPI is a Sleeping Bag You Can Hold in the Palm of Your Hand

Spark Spl Sleeping Bag

 

Camping and spending time in the great outdoors is fun. The packing part–not so much. There’s only so much that you can carry in a backpack and it’s unfortunate how much space a sleeping bag can take. That’s a first-world problem addressed by Sea to Summit with their Spark SPI sleeping bag.

It’s comfortable, as it’s packed with 850+ loft goose down in an ultralight 10D shell. What sets it apart is its portability: even with its cushy comforts, the entire sleeping bag can be folded, rolled, and compressed into a ball of sorts that fits right in the palm of your hand.

Thee Spark SPI is available online for $390.

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SolarCooler Keeps Drinks Cool With Sun Power

Solar Cooler

 

Can something hot be used to cool other objects down? You don’t have to think too hard before answering “yes.” That’s precisely what the SolarCooler does. It’s a portable cooler of sorts that’s powered by solar energy. It has solar panels covering its surface to harness the power of the sun, which is used to cool down the contents of the cooler.

The applications of the SolarCooler go beyond keeping those six-packs of beer cool for your road trip. It can potentially be used to transport vaccines in areas of the world where they are needed. In fact, the team behind the cooler plan to sponsor a pilot run of Vaccine SolarCoolers in Africa.

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CES 2014: Cat B100 Phone is Tough As Nails

Cat B100

 

Rugged and outdoorsy types, this is the phone for you. Many phones that are geared for people with active lifestyles have been released by various manufacturers over the past few years, but none are quite like the Cat B100 by Caterpillar. The brand takes “rugged” to an entirely new level, as the B100 is IP67 certified and provides MIL 810G protection. That’s coded speak for dust-proof and water-proof, and it can be immersed up to three feet deep. It’s also shock-proof and will keep on working even after it’s subjected to extreme temperature changes.

The Cat B100 features a 2.2-inch 240 x 320 resolution display and is equipped with a 3-megapixel camera. That might not be much compared to most other phones, but you have to keep in mind that this probably wasn’t meant for people who take a gazillion and one selfies or food shots a day.

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Campfire Fishing Rod Makes Roasting Stuff Infinitely More Fun

Campfire Fishing Rod

 

Plain old sticks and metal prongs are boring. If you want to roast marshmallows, hotdogs, sausages, and other stuff over the bonfire, then do it with the Campfire Fishing Rod and go fishing instead. So your mom might’ve taught you not to play with fire or with food, but this is one instance where doing both at the same time won’t get your in trouble or put anyone in harm’s way.

The roasting stick is made up heat-resistant wooden handles and a stainless steel line with roasting hooks at the end. No bait required. Just pierce veggies, marshmallows, corn, sausages, and whatever else you want to roast and cast out your line into the fire.

The Campfire Fishing Rod is priced at $29.95.

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