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Tag Archives: Outdoors

Flint Laces Are The Perfect Outdoorsman Accessory

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Out in the woods and managed to both lose your lighter and get your matches wet? If you were smart enough to tie your boots with these Flint Laces from RattlerStrap, you can still hope for a dry and warm night. The tip of each lace features a “1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. This is just enough to produce a robust spark to start a fire in the wilderness. Remove and strike with a steel edge.” The laces themselves are made from Type lll 7 strand 550 Paracord, which sounds robust enough to even the toughest terrains. And considering they cost all of $14 for a pair, there’s really no reason not to get them.

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Yeti Hopper Cooler Keeps Your Drinks Cold For Days

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It seems the time is ripe for coolers to receive an update. After the furore caused by last week’s announcement of the Coolest Cooler, it’s only fitting to see news about yet another kind of innovative drink-chiling container. The Yeti Hopper Cooler is a waterproof bag with a 1 inch insulation throughout. It holds a massive 5.2 gallons of anything, which in theory is supposed to be a healthy mixture of loose ice and beverages. The zipper is watertight, which means you can toss it around and not worry about contents spilling out. And the claims are that the insulation is efficient enough to keep things cold for days. Whether that’s true or a marketing stretch on the word “days”, we don’t know. We can tell you that it’ll be available in October for $300, which is a hefty price to pay for something like this. Still, we haven’t come across many shoulder-mounted 5.2 gallon cooler bags, so you might be limited in your options if this is something you really want.

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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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The MSR Flex 4 System – The ‘All-in-One’ Cookware System

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Most of us have a tendency to over-pack when we go trekking or camping. In fact, some of us are so concerned about our creature comforts that we often leave out the vital essentials like cooking utensils and other supplies, and end up surviving on berries and mountain water! With the MSR Flex 4 System, you can make sure that all “the bare necessities of life with come with you!” Comprising a nested design with a dual-handle aluminium pot (5.3 L) that contains another, smaller pot (3.2 L), strainer lids, 4 stainless steel mugs and 4 deep plates, this 13-piece non-stick cookware set is convenient and space-friendly. Get it on Amazon for $160 – and never leave home unprepared again.

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Is That A Klax In Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy To See Me?

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It’s completely possible to imagine that if you’re going out in the woods for an extended period of time, you may at some point want to cut some wood down. Axes have been known to make a quick number out of this task, but carrying them with you in your backpack can be very inconvenient. Not so much if you get a Klax. It’s a detachable axe head that features a special clamp, allowing you to secure it to any piece of wood you find (and which fits the clamp). So, put it in your pocket, go camping, and whip it out when you need to get your cutting on. But… we haven’t told you the best part yet. Most of the models feature multi-tools, which could come in super handy in the wilderness. Take the Klax Lumberjack, for example. It has: a Stainless Steel Ax Blade, Hammer Head, Hex Wrench Set, 1/4” Bit Drive Socket, Bottle Opener, Lanyard Hole, Caribiner, Ruler and KLAX Clamping System!

Different models come with different sets of tools, and will set you back different amounts. The top of the line model, made of Titanium, is $550. But the other ones range between a much more reasonable $115 to $160.

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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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Bison Airlighter Turbocharges Your Firestarting

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Getting a good fire going requires two things: a source of heat and good airflow. The Bison Airlighter provides both at once. It’s a butane torch that provides a 4 inch flame that’ll ignite just about any combustible material in seconds. But more importantly, an integrated fan will also deliver a flow of air that should help you spread the fire around. Gone are the days of cramming your face into the smoke in order to blow on it, or fanning the flames with an old newspaper. You’ll have a pile of burning coals in seconds and won’t keep anyone at the tailgate party waiting. It’s $99 for the Airlighter, plus $10 for a can of Butane if you don’t already have one.

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Go Bear in the Wilderness: Sleeping Bear Bag

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You might’ve heard about French artist Abraham Poincheval and how he spent 13 days living inside a taxidermy bear for his performance art piece. Now you can sort of do the same with the Sleeping Bear Bag by artist Eiko Ishizawa, who first debuted it back in 2007. Now seven years down the line, the sleeping bag is now available for purchase, although only seven of them will be available.

You won’t be able to live inside it, but you can sleep in it and it looks way more comfortable than Abraham’s living quarters. The entire sleeping bag is handmade from its fake nose and fake teeth.

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