Shoelaces That Include Everything You Need To Start an Emergency Fire

Unless you're trying to prove yourself on some ill-conceived reality survival show, it's always a good idea to bring some way to easily start a fire when you head off into the wilderness. But if things go awry, this simple set of shoelaces can be used to start a fire in the event of an emergency. » 8/08/14 12:02pm 8/08/14 12:02pm

Put This Compact Grill On a Stick To Turn a Campfire Into a BBQ

Believe it or not, when camping you can't just survive on toasted marshmallows and s'mores. You need vitamins and protein to keep you fuelled through canoe trips and hikes, but don't toss that pointy stick just yet. Grandpa's FireGrill is compact enough to bury in a backpack, but jam a stick into the end and suddenly… » 8/07/14 5:00pm 8/07/14 5:00pm

Keep Dangerous Animals At Bay With This 950,000V Hiking Stick Stun Gun

If you're on a hike and come across a predator that's determined to protect its young or its turf, you're not going to have much luck scaring it off with whistles or loud noises. You need a deterrent that's a little more convincing, like a 950,000-volt stun gun on the end of a 56-inch hiking pole that helps you keep a… » 8/07/14 2:16pm 8/07/14 2:16pm

This Fanny Pack Could Save You From Drowning

Fanny packs fell out of fashion sometime in the mid-1990s, but would you still wear one if it could possibly help save your life? Or, if it meant that when boating or kayaking you didn't have to wear an awkward and uncomfortable vest-style life jacket? Dakine is betting you will with its new unobtrusive waist pack… » 8/05/14 7:54pm 8/05/14 7:54pm

A Tent With Built-In LED Lighting Eliminates Midnight Flashlight Hunts

If you're sleeping out in the woods, and suitably far enough from civilization that you wake up in complete darkness, finding your flashlight to investigate a noise outside your tent can be all but impossible. So tent-maker Big Agnes has announced a new line of temporary abodes featuring LEDs built-in to the… » 7/17/14 5:25pm 7/17/14 5:25pm

Columbia Designed This Camo To Make Anglers Invisible To Fish

Hunters wear camouflage clothing from head to toe to blend in with their surroundings and sneak up on their prey. But fisherman never do, so Columbia has designed color-changing shirt with what it's calling a 'Solar Camo' pattern that only appears in the warmth of sunlight, helping anglers avoid being spotted and… » 7/10/14 5:00pm 7/10/14 5:00pm

Can't Find a VW Camper Van? This Retro Trailer Is the Next Best Thing

If your ideal vacation has you cruising the countryside in a VW Camper Van, but you're having a heck of a time finding a used one for sale, Dub-Box USA might just have a decent alternative. In fact, the company's retro-styled camper trailers are probably better option than an aging VW, thanks to modern amenities like… » 7/10/14 10:01am 7/10/14 10:01am

A Puncture-Proof Emergency Blanket That Folds Up Smaller Than a Wallet

There are some emergencies in life that don't leave you panicked. Like if you happen to stumble across a sunset at a gorgeous park and desperately need to picnic, or you've wandered into an outdoor concert and need somewhere to sit. For those moments the Matador, a nylon waterproof blanket that can easily squeeze into… » 6/27/14 5:20pm 6/27/14 5:20pm