A dependable, army-style fire starter that can last up to 12,000 strikes, works even in extreme conditions, and includes a built-in emergency whistle.
A huge thermos that’s easy to carry and pour, and keeps liquids cold for 16 hours or hot for 12 hours.
The warmest and longest-lasting blanket you’ll ever own (and maybe your grandchildren too).
An awesomely bright red beanie.
A desktop star chart that inverts the night sky for immediate and complete reference of the essential heavenly bodies.
A super-affordable sharpener that may just be the last one you ever buy.
A stellar sharpening system that includes everything you need to keep your pocket knife sharp and your fingers safe.
A disposable packet full of fresh coffee for brewing a cup on the trail, pourover-style.
A quality hatchet made with old-world craftsmanship and guaranteed to last.
A packable iron skillet with similar heat retention properties to cast iron, but with half the weight.
MilestonePod is a really interesting device for runners and walkers. On first glance, it looks basic. It doesn’t look high tech at all. By design, it’s simple. It’s attached to your shoe, and it’s always tracking your runs/walks. You can then sync the device over Bluetooth to their iPhone or Android apps. There is no start or stop button. You simply get moving, and the device tracks your steps. At $25, MilestonePod is a really in-expensive fitness tracker for runners of any kind.
The Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest Hammock is one of the highest rated hammocks on Amazon. It includes aluminum wiregate carabiners, a 400lb capacity, and it’s triple stitched for extra durability. It’s big enough for two, but hey, someone has to watch the kids, right?
A super simple and compact action camcorder that won’t break the bank.
Portable USB batteries are great, but what happens if they run out of power? That is where FlameStower comes in. Instead of having to use a portable battery, the heat from your campfire is converted into electricity to power your electronics. You just slide the FlameStower into your fire and your phone or camera can charge. It outputs 2.5 Watts, so it can charge an iPhone completely in about 3 hours.
The new Megaboom is completely waterproof, has Bluetooth connection range of 100 feet, and packs 20 hours of battery life.
Photo credit: Álvaro Serrano. Be sure to also read the story behind the photo. * * * This waxed-canvas pannier by Anhaica Bag Works is a beautiful, versatile messenger bag for cyclists. It clips securely onto the bike’s frame via MEC pannier clips, which are covered by a velcroed flap while the bag is unclipped and being used as a shoulder bag.…
The Nomad 20 by Goal Zero is a portable, foldable solar panel with a max power capacity of 20 watts (hence its name) and multiple connector ports. It fits nicely into a backpack and is generally awesome for camping and other outdoor excursions. In the span of an hour or so, it can charge most of an iPad mini’s battery or about…
TOPO Designs and Doane Paper have teamed up again to produce the 2.0 edition of their Mountain Briefcase. It can be carried in three ways: Two-handle briefcase Backpack with stowable straps Over the shoulder with removable strap The exterior combines a a natural Horween butternut leather base panel with a dark maroon Cordura body that not only gives it a unique look…
In case the name didn’t already give it away, the SpiderHolster Black Widow is an easy-access holster…for your camera. More specifically, a lightweight point-and-shoot or micro four thirds camera. It attaches directly to your own belt or to the more specialized Black Widow Belt (pictured above, sold separately). From there, it’s a simple matter of screwing the included mounting pin into your…