Just imagine after a great day of hiking, you finished setting up your camp and the fire is roaring. Wouldn't be nice to have a beer. But who wants to add the weight of six pack to an already bulky pack. Well now there's a beer concentrate that weighs nothing and all you have to do is add water. Pat's Backcountry Beer Concentrate ($10) works in conjunction with their carbonator bottle. The carbonator bottle ($29) is 16 ounces and all you have to do is add some water to the concentrate to get a beer. Pat expects the beer concentrate to be released in September and a 4-pack will sell for about $10. You can sign-up at their website for release information.
The Danner Explorer 650 Boot ($190) is a workhorse of a hiking boot. It was originally inspired by the Danner light hiking boot, but it now comes with the latest performance features and tech. The upper is made out of durable full-grain leather and nylon that's waterproof. While also featuring a Vibram midsole and a Vibram megagrip outsole. The midsole provides world class cushioning, and the outsole provides best-in-class traction regardless of the terrain. If you're looking for a great pair of hiking boots these are the ticket.
Rail Yard Studios started off as a railroad construction company. Needing something to do between jobs, Robert Hendrick, put his industrial design degrees to use and started making furniture. One of their coolest pieces is the Railroad Tie Bike Rack ($1495). This double height rack can hold 2-4 bikes, and can be customized to even include some wine racks. Which is perfect after a hard day of riding around town.
The announcement of the 2014 Corvette Stingray ($50,000) ends years of speculation about the next generation C7 Corvette. The new Corvette is beautifully styled and pulls no punches with its performance. The Gen V small block 6.2 liter v8, hits 450 horses with 450 lb-ft of torque. This is the most powerful Corvette to date. With those specs you can expect to hit 0-60 in under 4 seconds. For transmission you can get a six-speed auto or seven-speed manual. This is not your fathers Corvette. Available third quarter 2013, you can get more information on Chevy's website.
If you've seen any of Food Networks Iron Chef or Top Chef episodes, then you've surely seen Chef Edward Lee. His new book, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen ($20) pulls from his Korean and Southern influences and provides more than 130 recipes to excite the palette. Chef Lee is an American Korean, raised in Brooklyn, who eventually settled down in Lousiville, Kentucky, where he owns world acclaimed restaurant 610 Magnolia. His new book is filled with cooking techniques, like pickling, fermenting, frying, and smoking, that make you feel right at home.
Here's another badass ride making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003 ($2.3M) is a built-from-scratch supercar that comes in two versions. The SCG003C is track only and the SCG003S is for you road warriors. We don't yet have any details on the track version, but the "S" will have a range of available engines with the top of the line being a twin-turbocharged V-12. SCG isn't giving split times, but they do say the power to weight ratio will rival the Koenigsegg One's one hp to every 2.2 pounds of weight.