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Don’t Go Camping Without This Collapsible Camp Stove


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


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

Doppelganger Sleeping Bag

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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Evaporative Misting Fan Requires No Hose


It’s never too early to start planning for summer.

“The Auramist Milo is a portable 18″ cooling fan that releases ultra-fine evaporative mist to effectively reduce the surrounding area’s air temperature by up to 30 degrees, while keeping annoying flying insect squadrons at bay as well.”

The nice thing about this particular fan is that it doesn’t need to be tethered to a garden hose. Just fill up its 2.7 gallon tank and you should be able to get a cooler patio for up to 5.4 hours.

“It features three fan speeds, an oscillating fan head, wet or dry settings, three non-clogging nozzles that create almost dry to the touch mist, and wheels for easy mobility.”

It’s yours for $400.

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Drinkmaster Hoodie Lets You Drink In Style In the Great Outdoors

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If you’ve ever tried to drink outdoors on a cold night, then you might’ve been able to make the unpleasant realization that it’s not as simple or easy as it looks. It’s too cold to grip the bottle using your bare hands, but it slips and slides when you try to hold it using the sleeve of your jacket. Then there’s the matter of trying to pop the bottle open with shaking and shivering hands. So do yourself a favor and swap out your regular jacket for the Drinkmaster Hoodie.

It’s the only hoodie in the market that’s made especially for a drinker’s enjoyment. The Drinkmaster is fashioned from quality cotton and polyblend. It has a built-in Neoprine-lined beer koozie pocket, a zipper with a bottle opener wedged somewhere in between, a flask pocket on the inside of the jacket, and built-in drinking gloves on the sleeve with a non-slip grip. It even has a snappable ID pocket so you can hand your ID over to buy your booze in a snap.

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Homelite 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter

Having a cabin in the woods doesn’t automatically mean you’re a rugged outdoorsman. You can enjoy the fine pleasures that being away from the city provides (fresh air, anyone?), while still indulging in the comforts and luxuries urban environments have accustomed us to. The Homelite 5-Ton Electric Log splitter will make stocking up on firewood as easy as pressing a button. Its 15 Amp electric motor can split logs up to 20 inches long and 10 inches in diameter, and its 20 second cycle time will give you just enough of a rest to not strain yourself from loading the logs up in the first place. It’s a $300 luxury that will have some more genuine woodsy types looking down on you, but one that you’ll be happy you purchased anyway when you’re watching Will & Grace reruns on your flatscreen TV “in the woods”, while sipping on some hot cocoa.

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Datrex 3600 Food Bars Can Save Your Life When Stranded In The Wild

If you’re about to embark on the sort of journey that could have you away from civilization for a prolonged period of time, you probably want to spend some time looking at the gear you take with you. Chief among this is the stuff that’ll keep your body ticking: food. The Datrex 3600 food bars aim to cram as many calories in as small a package for as little money as possible. The bars are ready to eat and do not provoke thirst, and each of the Datrex 3600 will provide, yes, 3,600 calories of sustenance. That’s about enough for one day’s worth of walking through a forest, looking for help, though of course you’ll also need water. They have a 5 year shelf life and no, we have no idea what they taste like though some reviewers seem to have come away not completely disgusted. And lets be honest, it’s probably better than anything Bear Grylls would have you eating…

It’s $8.45 for one package, which contains 18 chunks of 200 calories each.

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The VitalGrill Is A Green, Turbocharged, Portable BBQ

When you start a fire, it’s well known that fanning or blowing on the flame will make it stronger. It’s the principle behind turbos as well: more oxygen means a stronger, hotter fire. The VitalGrill uses this to its advantage to reach an output of 20,000 BTU without gas or accelerants of any sort. It’s a portable stove and BBQ with an integrated battery-powered fan. It accepts any dry biological material at hand as a source of fuel: pieces of wood, paper, cardboard, twigs, straw, natural fibers, charcoal and combustible waste. Put them in the stove, and start up the fan and in three minutes it will reach its maximum temperature. The flame is too hot? Just dial down the fan.

The BBQ is easily portable, weighing in at 8 lbs and measuring 13 inches across. It’s too small for your Sunday tailgate parties, but will do nicely for one of those camping expeditions where you’ll be catching some fish or whatever and feel like cooking it on the spot. The stove sells separately (if you want to put pots on it, fox example) for $80, and the BBQ with stove are $150.

Hit the jump for links and a video of the VitalGrill in action.

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