Unicorn taxidermy ($900)
Here are a few links I’ve collected over the years, but an never going to get around to blogging. Enjoy, there are plenty more where these came from:
Backpack Stove: Use a Pepsi can (these work great!) Lifehacker
Messenger Bag: Make your own from plastic bags. Get Outdoors Blog
Bedroom Bouldering Wall: Make your own cave. Get Outdoors Blog
Pen: Make your own Mont Blanc quality pen in 2 minutes. BoingBoing
Pincushion: Looks like an eyeball. BoingBoing
Stain Remover: Make your own. Seven recipes. Dumb Little Man
Bologna Bubble Gum (Discontinued): Blow your lunch. BoingBoing
Atwood Mini-Tools: Multi-functional works of art. Cool Tools
Bivanorak: Think “Snuggie for the outdoorsman.” Cool Tools
Credit Card Survival Tool: A toolbox that fits in your wallet. Lifehacker
CRKT Zilla Tool: Multitool with an attitude. The Goat
Dry Bag: With straps. The Goat
Field Tweezers: Tiny, flat pack, key-ring friendly. Cool Tools
Knot Tying Tool: You’re not a Boy Scout. You still need knots. Get Outdoors Blog
Pelican Micro Case: Waterproof, possibly hippo-proof protection for small electronics. Lifehacker
Tarptents: Lighter than many pack tents. Better cover than a tarp. Cool Tools
Tick Remover: Does what it says. Cool Tools
Sardine Can Survival Kit: Decent kit, great concept, fun gift. BoingBoing
- People are dying to see Ventura’s favorite dog park become a cemetery?
- Speaking of dying, no wonder soft drinks are refreshing. Soda contains so much mercury that when it gets hot, you get high.
- Rebel, rebel. What your Nalgene may be doing to your genes.
- Free lunch. Making electricity from thin air.
- Speaking of thin air, that pretty much describes the trail to Mount Hua in China dubbed “the world’s most dangerous hike.”
- At least with this free GPS app for Mac OS it won’t cost you anything to map your route.
- And maybe you should train for that hike at this Swiss dam with a 225 meter multi-pitch climbing route.
- If you live through your experience you might want to write a book about it. Here’s how to write a book.
NOTE: Some of these links are newer than others. I’m cleaning out my closet of starred RSS feeds.
Do it in the dirt: Wikipedia-style dirtopia.com maps out off-road trails by state and region
Coffee has its perks: Moderate coffee usage reduces health risks
Buddy can you spare a dime? How to be a microlender
Low impact living: zero-carbon city…in the desert
Feckin’ brilliant: build your own Surefire tactical flashlight knock-off (tell me how it goes for you)
Cold comfort: Buell Adventure Gear for motorcyclists gives one rider the cold shoulder
Human hair fertilizer: unfortunately it doesn’t help you grow human hair
DIY Slave unit: unless you own one of the newer Nikons, slaves are a good thing it seems
Hate to burst your bubble: a great visualization of the feedback loops behind the current financial meltdown
Over-protective: 6000 people a year are injured trying to open clamshell packaging