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KRU82 Vodka

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

I stopped by the liquor store today (don’t judge) and noticed these bottles of KRU82 vodka on the shelf. As you can see, they’re metallic, shatterproof bottles with resealable caps and black straps with metal carabiners attached, and they go up to 1.75L in size. If one were so inclined, the container could make a handy emergency survival bottle, provided one had the foresight to bring a bottle of vodka with them while “…hiking, fishing, sailing, skiing or whatever…”


Camouflage Swiss Army Knives

Friday, October 5th, 2012

It looks like the classic Victorinox Swiss Army Knife got an update with a design closely resembling Woodland-style camouflage. It contains 7 tools: knife, nail file w/ nail cleaner, screwdriver, scissors, toothpick, tweezers, and key ring, although models with an expanded combination of tools and camouflage options, including the huntsman in digital camo, are also available.

Victorinox Swiss Army Knives – Camouflage Swiss Army Knives

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

Friday, September 28th, 2012


The LifeStraw is an inexpensive yet effective water filtration device that’s perfect for outdoor carry. Without the use of chemicals, batteries, or moving parts, it filters a minimum of 99.99999% of waterborne bacteria and a minimum of 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites from at least 1000L or 264 gallons of water. It also features a shelf life of 5 years, so you can feel safe in storing a couple in a bug-out bag or emergency kit.


Tippmann U.S. Army Camping Equipment

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Along with their U.S. Army licensed paintball markers, Tippmann also has a line of U.S. Army licensed camping equipment. The two models seen above are the:

Basic Training tent

– 68d 600mm polyester construction
– U.S. Army branded zipper pulls
– 300D Carry Bag
– ACU Camo trim
– Glove Dry waterproof system
– internal storage pockets and gear loft

It measures 80″x50″x38″ with 28 sq. ft. of interior space.

Bravo sleeping bag

– 68d 600mm polyester outer shell and liner with a 3lbs solid polyester fiber filler
– Rated up to 40F
– Hood system w/ draw cord
– Hanging tab and elastic straps for two storage options
– Full length wrap around zipper
– ThermAir insulation
– 185T polyester carry bag

It measures 34″x78″ and fits up to 6’4″.


Blue Forest

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Blue Forest is a UK-based company that deals in sustainable design and construction. Although they’re best known for their series of amazing tree houses, like the one in the above image, they’ve also done work on a wide variety of educational buildings and hotel projects involving eco lodges and tree house resorts. With such a proven track record of high-quality projects, perhaps it’s not out of the ream of possibility for them to make, say, an Apocalypse-scenario hideaway high in the trees, safe from any marauders, ghouls, or mutated animals that may inhabit. Just in case.


Pr0n Will Survive The Apocalypse – Slightly NSFW

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

L.A.-based Pink Visual, an adult entertainment studio, has started construction on a bunker to ride out the 2012 Apocalypse as predicted by the Mayan calendar. The bunker, which is being built in a secretive location, will feature such amenities as a “refrigeration beverage center”, “standing work kiosks with sliding gun rack compartments”, “world disaster satellite monitor” and “private fertility chambers”. 1200-1500 individuals will be invited to stay in the bunker when construction is completed in September 2012, “…with Pink Visual performers, active site members and Twitter followers getting priority over the general public.” Better safe than sorry, I suppose, but if the end of the world never comes I’m sure they’ll find a good use for the facility…

Source: CBS Los Angeles

Cook An Egg In An Orange Peel

Monday, August 29th, 2011

This is a fun, neat little trick to try if you’re out camping and brought eggs, oranges and tin foil. You start by burning a fire down to the coals. Meanwhile, split an orange in half and hollow out the contents. You then place an egg inside each orange half, wrap them in the foil and place them on the coals. 3-5 minutes later, you have an egg cooked to perfection, with a hint of orange flavor to boot.

The above video shows a slightly different method involving placing the orange directly on the coals, but the principle’s the same. I just prefer foil since it keeps everything more secure.

Hat Tip: lifehacker.com

Swag Backpack Bed

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The Swag is a lightweight backpack that turns into a single-person shelter with a 6’2″ EVA insulated foam mattress and a top cover fabric made from UltTrex Lite™, a material 7 times more waterproof than canvas. Besides this, the Swag is anti-mildew treated, windproof, and features steam-sealed seams, zippered mosquito mesh, four zippered external pockets, an internal waterproof pocket, a lockable internal pocket (brass lock included), Velcro front pocket, Kevlar security loop, 2 wind clips, two carabiners, and three built-in ropes, among other features. Plus, every Swag purchased buys another for a homeless individual.

You can buy it here.

Sawyer Squeeze Filter

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The Sawyer Squeeze Filter consists of a filter with a push/pull cap that attaches to one of three different sized reusable pouches, 12, 16, or 32oz, or most threaded plastic bottles. The system is lightweight, weighing only 3oz., and is very portable. Despite its small size it removes upwards of 99.99999% of all water-found containments. The filter can even stand up to high-pressure backwashing due to Sawyer’s robust hollow-fiber membranes, although because of the filter’s large surface area this isn’t a frequently required task.

You can buy here.

The Chinese Entrenching Tool

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

This may prove to be the most entertaining 8:46 of your life, or the most terrifying if you consider the Chinese hoard all armed to the teeth with these shovels. It slices, it dices, it juliennes. Truth be told, a couple of the features such as the “scissor” and nail puller are pretty cool, but music and effects make this one worth the price of admission. Make sure you stay long enough to see the entrenching tool museum.

Fanboy note: Where can I get one of these?

This article was originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.

Tuff Writer Tactical Pens

Monday, April 25th, 2011

Looking to trade up from your standard space pen? Then you may want to give one of these these a look. Tuff Writer tactical pens are made from oversized stock 6061-T6 aluminum which is hard anodized to Mil-A-8625 “F” standards. In addition, they are designed to write in the most extreme conditions, specifically in altitudes upward to 12,500 feet, in temperatures ranging from -30 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and underwater. The pens feature both a sharp and rounded end, with uses ranging from a defensive implement to a PDA stylus. Also, each pen uses a standard Fisher Space Pen cartridge, so they’re easy to refill. Simply put, these are some amazing writing implements.

Visit tuffwriter.com to check out the full product line, local retailers, and to order online.

Backcountry Intimacy Kit – A Little NSFW

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

While camping, it helps to be prepared for any variety of situations that could occur. The ‘Backcountry Intimacy Kit’ by Adventure Medical Kits takes this to the extreme. Included in the kit are lubricated condoms, packets of lubrication, wet wipes, compressed towels, and a disposable bag. The carrying pouch itself is zippered and waterproof. Basically everything you need to practice safe “intimacy” in the relative privacy of nature. I mean, what else are you going to use that tent for besides sleeping?

You can buy yours from mountaingear.com

The Kit You Find In Movies These Days

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

One very observant reader pointed out that the Source USMC Tactical 3L hydration system is featured in this poster for Battle: Los Angeles, the upcoming extraterrestrial invasion flick. Keep ’em coming, readers!

Zombie Jerky

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

This jerky has the unsettling appearance of zombie flesh. Besides that, it’s totally edible. Teriyaki flavored, even! Not gross at all! …I’m not sounding very convincing, am I?

You can get your own package of Zombie Jerky at thinkgeek.com.

SOG Knives Vid Staring The Gunny

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Do you like SOG knives? Do you like The Gunny? Then like SOG Knives on Facebook. The full film, which details the rest of The Gunny’s fishing trip, will be up at 7pm EST. My guess is he yells that rock into non-existence, or shoots it with one of his Glocks. After watching the film, you have the chance to win one of several SOG products by answering two questions about it. So pay attention to the film, and you could end up one SOG knife richer.