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Tag Archives: Outdoors

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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This Ought To Add Some Panache To Your Home’s Exterior

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We’re really not sure what kind of person would get a kick out of adding a little statue to the down spout from their gutters, but someone somewhere thought someone somewhere else would like it. So it’s here, and it’s called Big Boss Bear Gutter Guardian Downspout Statue. It’s made from “designer resin”, marketing slang that tells us that its target market is possibly the sucker; you know there’s one born every few minutes. It purports to steer water away from your foundation and into your lawn, while simultaneously brightening up your home. Sure. It’s a bear with a spout stuck up its behind. But hey, we don’t judge (we’re lying, we do). It’s $32.

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Doppelganger Jacket Transforms Into a Wearable Sleeping Bag

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There’s no shortage of multi-purpose and multi-functional tools and clothing in the market. The latest one is called the Doppelganger Outdoors Wearable Sleeping Bag that’s currently being sold on Japan Trend Shop. As the image above implies, the Doppelganger is a jacket, a coat, and a sleeping bag, all rolled into one nifty but silly-looking package.

Strange appearance aside, it’s perfect for when you’re planning to spend some time in the great outdoors. The purple part is the jacket, which you can wear for some extra warmth or protection from the elements. Unzip the bottom part and the gray part of the jacket provides some extra leg protection. When you’re ready to go to bed, just extend the blue part and voila!–it’s now a sleeping bag.

The Doppelganger Outdoors Wearable Sleeping Bag retails for $138.

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