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Thursday, January 23, 2014
By: Behance

Diving free of cumbersome tanks and lines, and with an unlimited underwater air supply? That's like...like...making love out of nothing at all. Unfathomable! And although human gills are indeed a ways away from sporting goods...

Saturday, September 13, 2014
$149.50 from Amazon »

Dig a trench and feel grateful you and your friend Cornelius are bidding farewell to last night's Chinese takeout on a 2-passenger field latrine in your mama's backyard rather than pinching one off in a Belgian forest wondering...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
$49.99 from Vvego »

TSA isn't going to like this EDC blade attached to your boot, but that incredibly hot chick in purple yoga pants who just noticed a wad of gum congealed to her shoe as she removed it for the X-ray belt probably will. After you scrape it off for her she might even leave the security line and, like, give you a blowjob in an airport utility closet before you figure out how to check your Vvego T-1...

Sunday, July 20, 2014
$49k from Strand Craft »

Strand Craft knows the best thing to do after you get hot is...get wet. So for the hot rod enthusiasts ready to take it to the next level, plus everyone else looking to showboat their wealth with a cushy, seafaring 2-seater...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
$54 from Tribord »

It's not a set of human gills, but at least Tribord's Easybreath snorkeling mask doesn't require technology that hasn't come forth from hypothetical existence yet to work. This will make it somewhat easier for two-legged wannabe...

Friday, August 22, 2014
$320 from Zubin Axe »

The Zubin is a walking stick. That can also chop firewood. Or spear a fish. Or pop my friend Cornelius in the back of the head with a slingshotted acorn. Ping! That'll teach him to walk faster than 2.7 mph. Equally appealing: Zubin Axe calls its unique, camping-minded multi-tool a Survival Staff. I've never heard that term before. And it is music to my ears....

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
$6,495 - $8,775 from Schiller »

I used to see this dude pedaling around a lake near where I live on a water bike. He always had his Westie dog with him, riding in a milk crate attached to the front. Like a Bizarro World Dorothy and Toto. I don't think his...

Saturday, June 8, 2013
$250 from Vipukirves »

Honestly, the Vipukirves Leveraxe initially intrigued me because the guy holding it in one of the above photos is wearing black-and-white gloves that sort of make him look like he has a hook hand, and I thought perhaps this...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ahhh. It's a see-through canoe/kayak that seats two and provides the perfect setting for a romantic, yet adventurous date of paddling the high seas and taking in all of its technicolored fishies, regally swaying anemones...

Sunday, January 5, 2014
$25k from Track N Go »

When people ask me if I want to go snowshoeing I always say no because this activity usually involves walking. Often up a steep slope. In the snow. It's cold, labor-intensive, and there are no Playmates wearing nothing but...

Sunday, August 10, 2014
$15.27 from Amazon »

Surfers, SCUBA divers, mermaids, and baby seals now have a means of deterring the Ultimate Dread. Thwarting the very reason some break a sweat at the mere mention of the ocean. These here grenades contain a highly calibrated...

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Sold Out from Amazon »

What the WTF Amazon? You're in the weapons trade now? These costume-y looking hand claws have real blades of razor-sharp, 8.75-inch, 440C stainless steel, which make them exponentially and disturbingly more portentous than...

Saturday, December 7, 2013
$969 from OuttaGEAR »

If my family were to bug out, probably the first thing we'd do is tear apart this bag of supplies in search of the Xanax and Scotch it does not contain to help calm ourselves down. Luckily, in the event that one of us got...

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
$309.95 from Amazon »

They call it a flashlight, but turn on the handheld Tiny Monster, or TM26, from NiteCore and you might find the 3500 lumens it emits look more like a punch in the face from the sun. They say it's the world's smallest flashlight...

Saturday, May 10, 2014
$749 - $779 from Tentsile »

Here's a tip about stingrays: if you fear getting slapped or impaled by one while walking across the ocean floor, shuffle along the sand instead of taking normal steps. Rays like to lay low, and your disturbance of the environment...

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Now might be the first time in my entire life I am tempted to use a certain acronym. I definitely, 100% won't write it, but when I saw this Minecraft Creeper squirrel feeder in Rick Roemer's Etsy shop I legitimately did do...

Friday, August 1, 2014
$189 from Strike Cam »

If you can watch the Strike Cam video without vomiting it gets pretty alright around the 1m30s mark. An underwater camera pack created to capture a fish's take of the bait...and subsequent demise...the Strike Cam is waterproof...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
$56.99 from Amazon »

The Big Easy Glo is an Easy Wedge kit from Steck that assists motorists in retrieving the keys that lay mocking them from inside their locked cars as they stand outside on the pavement swearing and kicking pigeons. No $200...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
$22.50 from Amazon »

The Covert Razor Blade. It's non-metallic. Wear-resistant. And razor sharp. Indefinitely, they say. The non-dulling blade is made from zirconia ceramic, a compound significantly harder and tougher than metal. In addition to...

Monday, March 18, 2013
$18.99 from Rocky S2V »

Pull the pin and Rocky S2V's Survival Grenade blows up a cornucopia of Mountain Shepherd Wilderness Survival School tools for the outdoor conquistador. Enveloped in 10' of military grade 550 paracord are everything from a...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
$12.49 from Amazon »

It's the Friendly Swede! With sharp eye knife! The Friendly Swede has added a 2" stainless steel eye knife to its survival grenades. The small, yet practical kits each consist of a carabiner clipped to a knife's jutting eye...

Friday, May 2, 2014
$65 from Bad Day Bat »

Well I know when I'm having a bad day all I want to do is smash shit up. Not surprisingly, there's a bat for that. But the Bad Day Bat serves as even more than a conduit for rage. With this bat in tow, after I smash shit up...

Sunday, June 1, 2014
$34.99 from Amazon »

Praying mantises and ladybugs are heralded for their ability to rid gardens of many common pests, but in my experience they're utterly useless when it comes to eradicating the front yard of smug, chubby, razor-phobic gnomes....

Sunday, November 24, 2013
$34.95 from CountyComm »

One more Bat Toy for my Bat Toy Box! This pocket-sized tube that adeptly screws into a grappling hook was originally produced by EDO Robotics in response to a desert warfare operator's request for a lightweight, reusable tool...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Panamanian inventor Morris Shahbazi once bragged to disbelieving ears that his SOS Parachute, an emergency evacuation system for people in high-rise office buildings, hotels, and residences, could open in 100 feet, or 1.5...

Friday, March 21, 2014
By: red dot

Designers Prof. Doh Han Young, Jeong Koo Hee, and Kim Min Hong recently won a Red Dot Award for their Grass Printer. As you might have guessed, the Grass Printer is a device that prints stuff in grass*. It literally mows graphics...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
$950 from Gerber Gear »

Funny how even though Bear Grylls was alleged to be kind of a fraud several years ago--the guy who roughs it to the bare bones, in the jungle with nothing but a pocket knife, some fishing line, and his wits by day, but off...

Thursday, May 1, 2014
$7,795 from Manley Orv »

I don't have a truck or an SUV, but I bet if I bought Manley ORV's MORV Explore trailer I could hitch it up to my friend Cornelius rickshaw-style. What, on bike or on foot? Hmmm...your choice, C. Then he could chauffeur me...

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

One time a couple of minutes ago I saw a patio that turned into a swimming pool! That's crazy! Almost Fletcher Capstan expandable table proportions of crazy, and definitely more in compliance with my agenda of spending the...

Thursday, September 1, 2011
$37 from Etsy »

This is what we call an imperfect synergy. In the battle of the two tackiest, yet most often seen yard decorations (no offense fake plastic deer), it looks as if the gnomes have won. And it was bloody. Zombie gnomes 1, Flamingos...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ambient Glow Technology's Glow Stones combine with concrete--they either mix in freestyle or nestle in methodically--to create everything from illuminated pathways to Fairyland to sculpted lawn ornaments to mood-setting bathroom...

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
$155.51 from Amazon »

A tent cot. It's the combination of a covered and raised shelter. It's the midpoint between sleeping on the ground and sleeping in a tree. It's the lightweight, portable companion to your ventures into the wild. Or the back...

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
$2,499 - $2,999 from JAG Grill »

I don't really want a JAG Grill for myself. I mean, it's a lot of money and seems like a lot of work to put together and maintain, and then you have to, like, clean it.... But I am very much in favor of someone I know really...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
$374.95 from Etsy »

You say tomayto, I say tomahto. You say Crrribbean, I say Caribbeeean. You say roomy, I say...orgy. Here is a great big hammock. A Mega Hammock. The listing specifies that it comfortably fits 3 people, but I think it can easily...

Sunday, June 15, 2014
$2,199 from Going Gear »

The Foursevens Maelstrom XM18 uses 18 Cree XM-L2 LEDs to blast out a blinding 18,000 lumens of light. Not an exaggeration. Think you'll shoot your eye out with a BB gun? Look into, or even sideways, at the XM18 and both of...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
$99.95 from Bison »

The Bison Airlighter ejects a 4" flame to ignite charcoal and wood, and then blows a shot of air into its ear to spread the fire and get it really hot. As an air-driven lighter it claims to be faster, cleaner, and safer for...

Monday, July 21, 2014
$206.90 from Amazon »

What would be really great is if they could add a foot rest and a reclining seat to this Cumberland inflatable fishing float tube. That way at least I could take a nap while I'm waiting all day long to not get so much as a...

Saturday, May 17, 2014
$299 from BioLite »

The BioLite Base Camp Stove uses wood both to power and make power. It will massage fruits of the forest into fuel for grilling hot dogs and charging smartphones. Similar to BioLite's original leaf-and-twig-powered Camp Stove...

Thursday, October 3, 2013
$42.72 from Amazon »

Anymore, the ability to write is a mere secondary attribute of a great pen. I might want to scribble a note to buy more Fresca every now and then, but mostly I'm using pens like POLAR as anything from a magnetic toy to a protractor...

Sunday, May 11, 2014
$5 - $10k from Solar Roadways »

Scott and Julie Brusaw, an electrical engineer and a counselor in private practice, have created a modular paving system of solar panels they envision using to replace entire cities' paved streets. Despite having glass surfaces...

Sunday, October 20, 2013
$20k from Optics Planet »

Optics Planet, the same purveyor of hunting, sport optics, tactical, military, and all-around Man Gear that brought us the $24,000 Z.E.R.O. Zombie Apocalypse Kit, is now testing Alpha interest in another supernatural musing:...

Saturday, August 2, 2014
$246 from Amazon »

Let me say first of all that putting an "X" on it does not make work more fun. But the WORX Aerocart should make your opposite-of-fun jobs around the house easier and more efficiently handled. The 8-in-1 chore buddy is an...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
By: Aquaclimb

Does AquaClimb's addition of a swimming pool to the bottom of a rock climbing wall make the activity less or more likely to score me a ride in an ambulance? Less because when I inevitably fall--repeatedly--I will hit a liquid...

Thursday, December 27, 2012
$12,900 from Tree Tent »

I wish it didn't look like the wasp nest I fell on as a result of being clumsy when I was kid, but other than that the Tree Tent seems pretty cool. An environmentally-friendly suspended abode that can comfortably accommodate...

Monday, August 4, 2014
$57.98 from Amazon »

I know Alite designed its Monarch chair for easy-carry, low-rise camping and festival comfort, but with back to school time upon us all the poor bastards who actually have to go back to school, I was thinking this might make...

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sold Out from Amazon »

Can you tell I'm an avid swinger? First I dreamt of this rustic porch swing bed, and then the outdoor patio arch swing, and now, for those who prefer to sway in the summer's breeze seated upright, I present Outsunny's hanging...

Monday, April 14, 2014
$289 from Amazon »

The Pit Barrel Cooker is like a smoker mashed with a Crock Pot mashed with a 55-gallon barrel of lube. Minus the lube. The self-described "vertical cooking experience" says it will heat and flavor perfect hunks of meat over...

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
$45k - $545k from CultureNordic »

Have you always dreamt of owning your own authentic Viking ship, built by craftsmen in the ancient Nordic capital of Roskilde? Well I hadn't really given it much thought before, purveyor of fine Scandinavian gifts CultureNordic...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
$650 from Pro Idee »

The Picnic Trolley is like a food truck that holds just enough food for ME! And maybe my friend Cornelius. And I guess my mama since she'll probably be the one who cooks it....

Thursday, May 29, 2014
$699.99 from Amazon »

Not only is M-SPA's inflatable Silver Cloud Bubble Spa (uh, I think they'd sell more just calling it a bow-up hot tub) significantly less expensive than a permanent installation, but according to Amazon reviewers, you can...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
$36.89 - $136.29 from Amazon »

Though he'll probably stick with Mjolnir for wailing on Loki, if Thor were a construction worker I bet he would use one of Wilton's BASH Unbreakable Sledge Hammers. Touted the toughest sledge ever built, BASHes with heads...

Friday, July 11, 2014
$392.81 from Amazon »

Why hello, miss. That's a real nice pink bunny rabbit tattoo you've got there on your L4 and L5 vertebrae. How's about you, me, and the Energizer mascot go take a dip in the water and a roll in the ha...mster wheel?...

Thursday, April 17, 2014
$66.36 from Amazon »

A folding metal cot covered in heavy-duty polyester fabric. You wanna crash at my place, that's what you're getting. It's pretty comfortable though. Body-contouring. And at 77" x 25", with legs reinforced with steel pipe inserts...

Saturday, May 31, 2014
$49.95 from Amazon »

While a backpacker's true culinary dream is probably something along the lines of Padma Lakshmi awaiting at each day's destination with a 4-course gourmet meal of filet mignon, lobster tail, and piles and piles of naan bread...

Saturday, June 14, 2014
$199 - $499 from Anywhere Fridge »

A fridge, a freezer, a solar-powered wonder child called the Anywhere Fridge. Portable for camping and sturdy and weather-resistant for transport or permanent outdoor installation, this wheeled powerhouse of food preservation...

Monday, July 7, 2014
$56.44 from Amazon »

The Wonderbag. Huh. It looks like a dog bed, but they say it cooks food. So well, in fact, that the portable slow cooker can serve as a a simple, inexpensive, and effective means of reducing energy costs and usage worldwide...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dutch artist Paul Seger's Stealth Pavillion is an art installation and thematic exploration of heterotopia, the idea of anti-space within a expressed context. I know. I hate it too when people define a word that doesn't mean...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
$35 from Kite »

Do you often set out to enjoy a BBQ or camping trip only to find yourself trading in the anticipated revelry for a full-scale, hostile, bug-obliterating offensive? OK, well do you tend to step outside on a pleasant summer...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
$159 from Edyn »

Kid down the street who used to water my mama's flowers when she went out of town, you're fired. Don't worry, it's not that we're not downsizing or shipping your job overseas. We're just replacing you with a robot. Edyn, a...

Thursday, March 6, 2014
$125 from Front Runner »

The Front Runner Spare Tire BBQ Grill: For roadkill feasts wherever you may roam....

Thursday, September 5, 2013
$275 - $410 from Sierra Madre »

The Jetsons-approved Nube [insert fancy French acute accent over the "e" and say "New-bay"] awards people who like to sleep outside with the benefits of a hammock: suspension, simplicity, motherly rocking; without the tribulations...

Sunday, February 16, 2014
$8,050 - $10,350 from Waterwolf »

Surfing without the waves. Stand up paddle boarding without the work. Water skiing without the boat. Waterwolf's MXP 3 is an electric surfboard designed to torch through the lazy waters of lakes, bays, bayous, deltas, and...

Sunday, June 23, 2013
$59.95 from Amazon »

I think it would be very uncomfortable to get axed in the head with this Trucker's Friend. I guess that's why they picked a zombie to play the receiving end of the axing-someone-in-the-head demonstration. So no one would feel...

Sunday, September 8, 2013
$88.88 from Amazon »

If the car's a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'. And even if the car is sitting completely still, please do not disturb because it probably means I am sleeping like a cherubic child of Zeus on my Fuloon inflatable back seat...

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
$49.95 - $59.95 from Amazon »

If you believe any steak not cooked precisely the way you want it is a steak wasted, this series of thermometers from Sur La Table could save you many waves of disappointment. Unabashed in their high opinions of themselves...

Thursday, March 22, 2012
$90k from Seabreacher »

Seabreacher water jets snugly seat two people with exceptional control over their stomachs and bowels for a nautical roller coaster ride of dives, breaches, spins, and respective surface and subsurface speeds of up to 50 and...

Monday, May 26, 2014
$19.97 from Amazon »

Dude reader Richard B. wrote to me in reverential verse about the ThermaCELL, a battery-operated personal mosquito repellent. His words were so moving and convincing that I really had no choice but to pass the endorsement...

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
$34.95 - $99.95 from Amazon »

I would like it very much if CGear's Sand-Free Multimat stayed sand-free by emitting an invisible dome barrier that repelled...no, forcefully rejected all granular compounds...and children...that got within a foot of it. But...