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Tag Archives: Outdoors

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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Your Everyday Shed The Tetra Shed Is Not

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You think assembling IKEA furniture is challenging? Try the Tetra Shed on for size, then. The modular, multi-use cabin comes flat packed and can be assembled in a number of different configurations, depending on your needs. You’ll get a whopping 28 sq. ft. of storage, where we hope you’ll park something just as luxurious and valuable than this shed. Considering you’ll have to spend $25,000 to get your own, there’s a chance all the stuff you own is also worth a pretty penny.

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Only For the Gutsy: Blood and Guts Tent

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This tent by artist Andre Hasler wins the award for World’s Goriest Tent, hands-down. Even people who would normally opt for comfort and protection from the great outdoors would probably opt to sleep outside of it, because it’s really too grotesque for words. You could say it’s literally a pile of raw, bloody, gunky-looking goo.

Well, that and the fact that it’s made from sculpted fiber glass that’s coated with wax, because what’s the point in freaking yourself out if it isn’t comfortable at all? Hit the break for more pics of the tent.

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

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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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Solar Spark Lighter and Survival Tool

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Stuck in the woods in need of fire? There’s a great big ball of it a few million miles away, and the Solar Spark Lighter and Survival Tool will let you harness some of it to get a flame going. It’s a stainless steel parabolic mirror with a vertical holder placed right at the focal point. Wedge a piece of wood, or some other tinder and point it at the sun and in no time you’ll have the beginnings of a fire; that spot can reach hundreds of degrees despite the tool’s small size. Measuring 4.5 inches across, it’s relatively portable and definitely on the “must-pack” list of any self-respecting outdoors enthusiast.

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Don’t Go Camping Without This Collapsible Camp Stove

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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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Part Beanbag, Part Hammock, The Beanock Is All Awesome

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Get a sweet sweet hammock? Or a sweet sweet beanbag? The Old El Paso girl would respond unequivocally: why not both? Indeed the Beanock allows you to do just that. It’s a slightly flattened beanbag that you hang from its four corners, and that promises to give you many an evening spent in comfort and relatively relaxing bliss. It’s made from cotton, so you should store it inside when you’re not using it, lest your comfort and bliss be shared by mold and other undesirables. And like many such items, the price tends to match its uniqueness: $315(USD) and up.

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