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The Paxis Backpack Features A Handy Swingarm

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The Paxis Backpack is likely to appeal to any serious outdoors enthusiast. Its main claim to fame is that the lower third of the bag detaches from the upper portion and swings around to the front so you can access its contents without taking the whole thing off. Whether it’s your fishing lures, your first aid kit, or any other item that you’ll be needing on a more regular basis, having the option to access it without going through the trouble of removing everything, well, that’s just great.

– Interior tablet / hydration pocket
– 2 interior zippered pockets for small items
– Soft interior pocket for fragile item
– High visibility lining
– Exterior pocket for tripod/ski poles/ walking poles
– Exterior accessory pocketHighly water resistant fabric
– Waterproof zippers
– Free standing design
– Waterproof bottom

Of course we’re talking about a serious backpack, which comes with a pretty serious price tag at $236. Considering the features though, we figure this is reasonable.

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Surviv-All Survival Knife Lets You Cut Cords Without Unsheathing

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Survival knives are all over the market, and they all boast differing always of features that make them more or less attractive.; the Surviv-All Survival Knife happens to have some of the more innovative and ingenious ones. Particularly, the sheath features an opening towards the front that lets you cuts twine and other smaller ropes without having to take the entire blade out. Additionally, there’s a firestarter rod on one side, as well as a sharpening block on the other.

It boasts a 4.25 inches long high carbon 440 stainless steel full tang, drop point blade that sees to your cutting needs, while a rubber textured, ergonomic handle ensures grip confidence. The latter also features a stainless steel pommell at the end of the handle too. [There’s even a] patent-pending para-secure paracord handle strap that ensures the knife stays sheathed even in the roughest moments.

It’s a nice looking knife with a lot of utility, which is why it’s extra attractive at its price point of $45.

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LuminAID Solar LED Lantern Folds Flat, Lasts All Day

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When you step away from the modern world, full of taken-for-granted conveniences, it’s always a good idea to prepare yourself properly. Spending any amount of time in the wilderness requires not only a bit of courage, but some decent illumination at night. The LuminAID Pack Lite 12 Inflatable Solar Lantern is a waterproof light source that folds flat for easy storage, but once turned on, will provide you with up to 16 hours of brightness on a single charge. This charge, incidentally, is easily obtained by leaving the thing in the sun for 7 hours. The 12 bright LEDs contained inside are also able to flash in an emergency beacon mode, making it easier to find you at night if you ventured too far off the path and can’t find your own way back. Considering it’s only $23, it wouldn’t make any sense to make this an essential “must-pack” item for anyone contemplating extended time outdoors.

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The Scrubba Bag Means Handwashing Your Laundry With Ease

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If you’re out in the wild for a long period of time, you’re gonna start smelling like a witch’s armpits in no time if you don’t wash your clothes now and then. You could resort to the age old washboard, or even older beating-your-stuff-against-rocks-near-a-stream method, but it’s the 21st century, brother. There’s stuff like the Scrubba bag to help you out. Out since 2012, the wash bag looks like a simple waterproof bag, but the inside is lined with hundreds of “nodules” that scrub your clothes clean. Just toss all your laundry in there with some water and soap, and start mashing. There’s a little window to let you see how your clothes are coming along. Then when you’re done, empty the sudsy dirty water, refill with clean, and rinse. It’s a simple, easy-to-carry solution for any backpacker or camper or nature lover. Weighing in at just 5 oz., it allows you to pack much lighter than you normally would since you don’t have to bring clothes to last you the entirety of your trip. It’s $53 for one bag.

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Poseidon Is A Rugged And Waterproof Portable Charger And Light

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If you’re the kind of guy that sets out in rough environments on a regular basis, you’ve probably spent some time purchasing gear that can withstand the sort of environmental stresses that go with your activities. Some of that gear may need charging from time to time, and now with the Poseidon Portable Charger and Light, you can bring extra electricity that won’t stop flowing even if you throw the device underwater, drop it from a tree, toss it in sand or dust, kick it or otherwise subject it to abuse. Measuring 5.74″ high, 3.19″ wide and just .51″ thick, the Poseidon charger packs 8,000 mAh of power in a casing that’s rated at IP68, the highest Ingress Protection (IP) standard possible. This means you can submerge it for up to 45 minutes in as much as 4 feet of water, and it’ll still do its job once you pull it out. Heck, it even seems to survive a shotgun blast from 35 feet away. It’s an $89 pledge with shipping in July.

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The JawSaw Cuts Through Branches In The Safest Way Possible

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There are a number of reasons why you’d need to get a chainsaw and cut stuff up in your yard. You felled a large tree and want to gather its branches for heat? Or you just want to do a little landscaping? A storm knocked your trees down? Whatever the reason, playing with a chainsaw can be dangerous. It can kickback, twist in your hands and severely injure you. The JawSaw however features an entirely different design that minimizes this danger. Looking like a shark’s mouth, the device will automatically scissor the blade across anything you place in the opening, up to 4 inches across. The blade is entirely enclosed, making it almost impossible to get cut. This also makes it possible to cut things that are already on the ground without even having to bend down. The handle is extensible so you can reach high up without using a potentially unstable ladder. An automatic chain tensioner as well as an oiler keep the JawSaw’s maintenance levels to a minimum. And the $106 price tag make it interesting even for those with tighter budgets.

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The Survival Grenade Could Save Your Life

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Who would’ve thought that a grenade might just save your life when you’re stranded or lost in the great outdoors? Not the ones that go boom but rather, the Z.A.P.S. Gear Survival Grenade. Designed by a marine scout sniper, the “grenade” is actually an uber-compact survival kit that contains things you’ll need to get by when you’re stuck in the wilderness: a steel shackle, compass, wire saw, snares, fire starters, fish hooks, knife blades, Ziploc bags, a whistle, and water purification tables, among other things.

It also comes with a user’s guide so you’ll know what each one is for and how to use them, should the need arise.

The Gear Survival Grenade is available online for $75.

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The One Ring Firering

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Lord of the Rings fans, check this out. It’s a firepit, made to look like The Ring. It’s “26 inches in diameter and uses 16 gauge steel with a 12 gauge steel bottom. It’s then finished with a high temp black paint” When the fire blazes within, you can just imagine how awesome it looks on the outside.

It’ll look great in your backyard, but will sadly set you back a hefty $515.

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Innovative Grip: Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife

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Venturing out into the wilderness requires equipment, and that’s a little sad. Humans just can’t, like their animal counterparts, survive too well in nature when stripped of their tools. We are, at least, much smarter than they are and we’ll take the intellectual trade-off anytime, especially if it means getting to carry cool knives like the Böker Plus Pogn DCW Tactical Knife. It features an innovative perforated grip that allows you to wrap paracord and create a complete grip that’s as wide or narrow as you’d like. The fact that most of the cord is located inside the tang also means less wear.

The entire thing is about 8 inches long and weighs 138g. It’ll cost you 89€, or roughly $112USD.

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