If a frontier does exist beyond local, seasonal and organic, farmers markets and meat from sustainable sources then it must include fishing, hunting and foraging. A lifelong forager and angler who later became a hunter, Hank Shaw chronicles his passion for both hunting and gathering through his popular blog Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. This has evolved into a veritable bible for foodies and outdoors people alike. Dedicated to finding a place on the tables of America for the myriad of underutilized and overlooked wild foods just waiting to be collected, Hunt, Gather, Cook ($20) is an insight into his world.
Do you remember the blood covered 1974 Chevy Nova from pulp fiction? How about the bullet riddled 1934 Ford Model 730 Deluxe Sedan? Cars are iconic parts of our favorite movies and some time, make the movie themselves. Jesus Prudencio, a graphic designer, from Seville, Spain has captured the essence of those vehicles in beautiful prints. His Cars & Films Prints ($28) are original illustrations, started in pencil and finished with a wacom tablet. They are then printed on matte coated 11.7" x 16.5" paper and signed by Jesus. If you're a gearhead or love movies these prints would make a great addition to your collection.
Paracord is great, and it can save your butt if you're ever in a jam. Rocky S2V has taken it to the next level with their S2V Survival Grenade ($19). The Grenade is a compact survival kit that contains everything you need. The grenade is made from 10 feet of military grade 550 paracord. It contains a firestarter & tinder, knife blade, 2 fishing hooks, 2 swivels, 2 weights, tin foil, and wire. Whew, thats a lot for such a small package.
These are some of the best rolltop backpacks we could find. They are stylish and perfect for work and for outings to the city for the day. If you're looking for something a little more rugged you should take a look at our Tactical Backpacks buying guide. But first up is the Sandqvist Eddy Rolltop. A beautifully rugged rolltop for almost any occasion.
Michael Young, a designer out of Hong King, has brought his interpretation of the Moke to life. The Moke International By Michael Young ($TBA) comes more than 60 years after it was originally introduced. Michael was approached by Moke after he completed a rebuild of the storied truck and the rest is history. The Moke has been modernized while keeping its visual appeal intact. About 1000 will be produced each year and they'll be available in left or right hand drive.
An entire flight crew taking ill during a flight and an ex fighter pilot with a drinking problem and a fear of flying taking control doesn't exactly sound like the perfect ingredients for a comedy, yet Airplane ($5) is a true comedy masterpiece. Directed by Jim Abrahams and David Zucker and starring Leslie Nielsen, Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty, this laugh fest will have you in stitches from the very beginning. Still an outstanding comedy 34 years after its original release, chances are you will still be splitting your sides and remember;