If you're going out in the wilderness you need to be prepared for everything. This is especially true when it comes to making fire. Matches get wet, lighters stop working. When you reach that final resort there is nothing better than flint. The Flint Laces by RattlerStrap ($14) guarantee that you're never for from a spark. Each lace contains a 1 inch ferro rod capped with rubber. Just remove your laces and strike the tips with a steel edge and your good to go. The laces come in multiple lengths to accommodate any boot in your closet.
Craft brewery's have come into their own in the United States. In 1975 there was only one, now there are over 2,300. Those brewery's are making hundreds of millions of dollars and make some of the best beer in the world. The Audacity of Hops ($14) is an amazing look into the world of these craft brewery's. The book is based on hundreds of interviews with some of the most influential people in the industry. It weaves these stories, and shows a revolution that beat formidable odds to become an American success story.
The BROPENER is simplicity at its finest. The BROPENER ($16) is a piece of aircraft grade aluminum that you can adhere to almost any dry, sturdy surface. Just put your bottle cap on top of the aluminum and a with a quick tap of the first, Walla your beverage is ready for consumption. And don't worry about having caps all over the place, there is a magnet embedded in the back of the BROPENER. Check out their [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=S4LfrJ2P49w width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see it in action.
The Morgan Motors Morgan Aero 8 ($TBA) is touted as a "True British Sports Car." Morgan says it's their most refined Aero to date. The Aero was designed for the driver to experience the environment with the top down the vast majority of the time. The clam shell rear trunk hides the mohair hood, while the optional hard top transforms the Aero into a beautiful coupe.The Aero 8 is powered by a BMW 4799CC V8, paired with a 6 speed manny. This combination will push 370 horses with a max torque of 370 lb/ft. Top speed is 170 mph.Now these specs might not be chart topping, but lets get real. The Aero 8 was meant for cruising the countryside in style, not for hitting the track. But it's nice to know its got a little kick if you need it.
The season of the festival is upon us, and if you're anything like me keeping tracking of everything you need or where its located can be difficult during the day let alone at night. But never fear Victorinox has created the Swiss Army Knife of festival apps with the introduction of Festival Ready ($FREE). Festival Ready has a number of tools to make everything run smoothly. It marks your campsites location, provides you with a packing checklist, live weather reports, ticker messaging, sound flares, and a torch. When its late at night and everything starts looking the same, this is one app you'll be happy you have.
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.