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Gerber EAB Lite 2.8" Pocket Knife

$6.68 from Amazon »

Cheap gifts that don't suck are the best! Gerber always seems to pull through for me around the holidays, this year with their EAB Lite, a tiny pocket knife that will take up only 2.8" of space inside the pockets of people...

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Dozuki Z Saw

$28.71 from Amazon »

Seeing Dozuki's "Z" Saw reminds me this dude Franz I used to know always called me "Big Z." I asked him why once, but he pretended he didn't hear the question. I think it's pretty clear now though that there's a new Big...

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Grill Tumbler

$49.99 from Amazon »

Tumble your raw meat and veggies into BBQ gold! Or at least make sure they're fully marinated and evenly cooked with the help of Brookstone's Grill Tumbler. Step 1: Chop your grub and dump it into the enclosed octagon....

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KLAX - Lightweight Multi-Tool Axe

$30 from Amazon »

Without a handle the Feller KLAX axe head serves as 7 different practical tools, including a hex wrench, hex bit driver, ruler, and bottle opener. And for anyone who likes huntin' for the best stick in the woods between...

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Hand Machined Fire Piston

$115 from Amazon »

A Hand Machined Fire Piston is the best Christmas gift for the best part of after Christmas: the Christmas Tree Bonfire. My friend Mikey Z holds one every year, inviting all he knows to bring their dead, dried-up firs...

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The Blaze Fire Tower

$499 from Blaze »

Blaze looks to combine the best parts of a fire pit with the best parts of a grill in their Blaze Fire Tower. And me, I'm lookin' to come out the other side of Christmas in a Blaze of glory....

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Onegee Bungee Adjustable Bungee Cord

$14.99 - $16.99 from Amazon »

Onegee Bungee to rule them all. Really. According to the makers of this adjustable bungee system, without the restrictions of a set length and stretch you'll find thousands of applications for the cords and their slide-and-lock...

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Gerber Center-Drive Multi-Tool

$99.99 from Amazon »

Gerber's new Center-Drive Multi-Tool is going to be the Zyllion shiatsu massage pillow of the 2016 holiday season. That is, the gift you unwrap and think, Hey, cool, thankee, Mama! and then you use it once and think...

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FireDisc Carbon Steel Grill

$313.18 - $374.66 from Amazon »

"We challenge each customer to put this grill to the test as the most rugged, best designed, quality tasting and cooking grill you can buy." Well. No one can say there's a lack of confidence in Katy, TX, home of the FireDisc...

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Kobi Autonomous Yard Work Robot

$3,999 from Kobi »

Kobi eats snow for breakfast! Kobi mows lawns with the stamina of a gamer sitting down to Gears of War 4 for the first time. Kobi sucks up leaves and spits them out like a piece of sushi that looks delicious on the plate...

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Kootek Self-Defense Flashlight

$23.99 from Amazon »

Need a knife, a hammer, and a self defense club in a flash? Then you might want to carry Kootek's knife, hammer, and self defense club in a flash...light....

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The Reel-Quik Hitch

$349 from Hitchrific »

The Reel-Quik Hitch is the Alex Hitchens of trailer and boat hookups. Even if you're not an Albert Brennanman with your truck or SUV, Hitchrific's clever gadget can help make the connection process way smoother, quicker...

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Brush Hero Water-Powered Detail Brush

$35.99 from Amazon »

You can Brush Hero your car tires, you can Brush Hero your bike tires. You can Brush Hero your headlights and all the bits under your hood. You can Brush Hero your dirty grills and your dirty flower pots and your dirty...

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Sven-Saw 21" Folding Saw

$37.99 from Amazon »

Low in weight, high in strength, and bendy as a Russian gymnast, the Sven-Saw is a rugged outdoorsman's tool whose blade folds away into a safe and compact strip when not in use. This model has a 21" Swedish steel blade...

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Solo Stove Bonfire

$249 from Solo Stove »

Solo Stove's latest release, the Bonfire backyard firepit, is one of the hottest campaigns on Kickstarter right now. At printing it was flaming with over $200,000 in backer pledges, smoking its $15,000 funding goal and...

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Smokemiester BBQ Smoker Grill Converter

$99.95 from Amazon »

Holy smokes...miester! A Weber, a hole saw, and a coupla Bud Light Limes on a Saturday afternoon, and my Bru-BQ Wayne kettle grill becomes a Bat-Smoker too! The Smokemiester BBQ Smoker converts any covered grill into...

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Suncast Wood & Resin Deck Box

$129.19 from Amazon »

As if the end of summer isn't depressing enough, now I have to figure out where to store all of my patio furniture cushions and floating pool bars for the winter. Since everyone thinks I'm the master of looking up crap...

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Kamp-Rite Double Tent Cot

$179.95 from Amazon »

A double Kamp-Rite Tent Cot?! Now that's a fine looking piece of sleeping dry and critter-free amidst the glory of nature and a liter of hooch. But my girlfriend hates camping. I only go with my friend Cornelius and...

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Hardcore Survivalist Hatchet

$135 from Amazon »

What's in a name? If you're the Hardcore Survivalist Hatchet, at least enough to get me to click on you when I see you in my Amazon search results. I hope a 19-ounce head and 18" American Hickory curved handle will make...

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Microtech Bounty Hunter Tactical Knife

$350 from Amazon »

But is Microtech's Bounty Hunter Knife sharp, strong, and jagged enough to help Boba Fett claw his way out of the Sarlacc? (The one in my toilet, maybe?) This nod to Star Wars and Mandalorian Green is a Microtech factory...

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Table Top Charcoal Grill

$59.98 from Amazon »

Anyone out there expecting a Labor Day BBQ that's not going to be rained out or celebrated under a thick, grisly, old-musty-bedspread-from-the-Motel-6 cover of clouds? Well then. Pin a rose on your nose, and set a Char-Griller...

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EGO Power+ 14" Cordless Chainsaw

$249 - $319.99 from Amazon »

Yeah, this will power my ego alright. The EGO Power+ Chainsaw claims its 14" bar and chain, and smooth, high-efficiency brushless motor will provide Power Beyond Belief. They even capitalize "Power Beyond Belief" because...

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Buck Kinetic Series Throwing Knives

$135.57 from Amazon »

Take a different kind of Buckshot with Buck Knives' Kinetic Series of throwers. The 3-piece set debuted at game time during one of Chuck Buck's church picnics in 2005, but the knives haven't been publicly available until...

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Nordic Ware Indoor/Outdoor Kettle Smoker

$59.54 from Amazon »

Want to smoke out? Or smoke in? With their 365 Indoor / Outdoor Kettle Smoker, Nordic Ware says you can invite some friends over and smoke up however you want....

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LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter

$51.10 from Amazon »

The original LifeStraw was a Time Magazine Invention of the Year Winner. LifeStraw Steel is the company's "evolved" version, adding a 2-stage filtration system and more durable steel body to a 9" personal water filter...

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GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker Chair

$89.97 from Amazon »

Those who would rather sway than snuggle at the tailgate and 'round the campfire this fall can go for GCI Outdoor's Freestyle Rocker over Kelty's Low Loveseat chair. This standard-height seat is fitted with a spring-action...

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Crua Hybrid High-Low Tent

$249 - $269 from Crua Outdoors »

Sometimes you feel like rooting to the earth, and sometimes you feel like hanging from the trees. And sometimes the mud, snakes, and crawlies make a unilateral decision about where you're going to set up camp for you....

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Caribe Clear Bottom Fishing Kayak

$1,289 from DirectBoats »

The Caribe is a sit-in-top kayak with a prime view of what's down below so you know best when to cast over the side. The one-man fishing boat--or tandem tourer, as the kayak is modular for seating adjustment--comes standard...

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Human Submarine Suit

When all the other kids in Phil Nuytten's class said they wanted to be astronauts when they grew up, Phil went rogue and said he wanted to be an aquanaut. Then, while all the wannabe astronauts ended up living in their...

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Kelty Low Loveseat Chair

$74.96 from Amazon »

Kelty wants to help all the lovers out there get low. This folding chair built for two is you and your S.O.'s key to covert cuddling...and other monkey business...at backyard BBQs, campfires, open-air cinemas, and outdoor...

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Mini Emergency Gear Cutter & Knife

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While still pretty small and light, this gear cutter and knife looks to me like a Hulked out version of Gerber's Zip Blade. A little bulkier. A little rougher around the edges. A few more teeth. And probably better equipped...

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ONAK Foldable Canoe

$1,335 - $1,450 from ONAK Canoes »

I've now seen--in the spirit of Sesame Street's The Count--one! One origami boat! Two! Two packable personal water gliders! Three! Three foldable floaters! A-ha-ha-ha-ha! Following a lead set in 2012 with the Oru Kayak...

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Tactical Self Defense Flashlight

$14.99 from Amazon »

This flashlight has a super bright Cree XM-L T6 bulb so you can see...where you're jabbing its 4 diamond attack heads. They say the pointy pokers are ideal for breaking a window during a home or car emergency, but I'm...

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Lodge Seasoned Steel Grill Pan

$37.99 from Amazon »

The one thing that sucks about meat and veggie kebabs is...kebabbing the meat and veggies. They're a B to thread, a B to keep on the skewers, a B to flip, and then a B to get back off after the heat congeals the chicken...

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Kite Shield DEET-free Mosquito Spray

$15 - $20 from Kite »

Three years ago Kite launched a crowdfunding campaign for their mosquito patch, a 1-1/2", non-toxic skin stick-on that blocks mosquitos' ability to track and detect humans for up to 48 hours. Since most people don't care...

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Dream House Portable Glamping Tents

$589 - $709 from Amazon »

You don't want to go glamping. I know that. But she probably does. In fact, the offer of sleeping in a tent roomy enough for 2 Queen beds (or 8 children, enthusiastic procreators!) and a stove with chimney pipe might...

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Cyfie Multi-functional Grappling Hook

$33.99 from Amazon »

This multi-functional grappling hook can do a lot more than pincer up money for the coin laundry (though, in the style of the Claw Crane arcade game, it can do that too.) The assembly has a magnetic hook that itself can...

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Collapsible Folding Utility Wagon

$69.99 - $88.36 from Amazon »

Use this Folding Utility Wagon from MAC Sports to help you and 150 pounds of your gear peace out to the beach, the park, or, ugh, your cousin Ricky's kid's pee-wee soccer game. Now at what age exactly do they learn to...

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Neolite Trek 13-Ounce Hammock

$44.99 from Amazon »

I know how that dude got his Neolite Trek hammock to a secluded forest river. The thing weighs only 13 ounces and packs into a stuff sack smaller than my left butt cheek. And I know how he got it strung up between 2 trees...

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Rib-O-Lator BBQ Rotisserie

$120.68 from Amazon »

Hopefully the Rib-O-Lator is as winning in execution as it is in name. The rotisserie basket fits inside your existing grill where it ferris wheels (i.e., rib-o-lates) your whole chickens, roasts, baby back pork candy...

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Sport-Brella Recliner Chair

$59.99 - $69.95 from Amazon »

Recline, chillax, drink up, and avoid the sun squints. The Sport-Brella Recliner Chair packs a lot of perks into its outdoor lounger. In addition to the same olds of folding portability and weather-resistant construction...

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Grillo BBQ

Design firm formAxiom has a nice looking little BBQ concept here. The Grillo is caveman's fire in the middle meets medieval knight's chainmail on the bottom meets Fibonacci's sequence on top. And it all folds up nice...

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The Softub

$3,595 - $5,195 from Softub »

Indoors, outdoors, on a dock in the middle of the river with a thatch roof on top. The Softub is the kind of hot tub that goes where and does what you tell it to. Without lip and without draining your wallet....

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Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Mattress

$26.49 - $44.95 from Amazon »

I just finished a 8-mile hike that had 1,000' of elevation gain per mile on the way up. And now all I want to do is curl up on the couch and bask in my man stink for a while, but my girlfriend says if I touch my body...

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Land Shark Sculpture

$180 from Uncommon Goods »

Shark Week might excite, amaze, and terrify for 7 days, but the Land Shark lawn ornament will do it all. year. long. Tucson Artist Chris Crooks smiths his Great Whites of the back yard by hand from 16-gauge cold rolled...

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Cheeseburger Beach Towel

$29.99 from Amazon »

Time to grease up for the beach. I started the day out with tacos, and now I'm ending it with cheeseburgers. I must be hungry today. Or, more likely--given what the taco's used for and what's on top of this cheeseburger...

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Intex Challenger Inflatable Kayak Set

$64.61 from Amazon »

Intex doesn't make the best kayak in the world. Probably not even the best inflatable kayak in the world. But they might make the best cheap inflatable kayak that also comes with a paddle, pump, and repair patch, and...

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The Ronny Fisher Life Jacket

$159.95 from Amazon »

Imagine it: sunny and 78 degrees with a gentle breeze. Less the swallows and the squirrels you are alone with your thoughts. Casting. Reeling. Floating. It's like an out of body experience that...oh Jiminy Cricket, there's...