Ernest Hemingway had a well known insatiable appetite for the good things in life. His love of writing was only rivaled by his voracious appetite for good food and drink. The Hemingway Cookbook ($15) is a collection of over 125 recipes from both his life and his art and feature such unique and delicious dishes as Dorado Fillet in Damn Good Sauce, Woodcock Flambe in Armagnac, Campfire Apple Pie and Fillet of Lion washed down with Gordon's Gin and Campari cool Cuba Libre. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but here it leads us to Hemingway's mind, brilliant.
Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction ($14) was PopularMechanics.com selection for one of The Best DIY and Home Improvement Books of 2009. We have come an awful long way from the era of the peashooter and with so many modern household items and office supplies around it is so much easier to create your own mini arsenal. Clothespins, toothpicks, rubber bands, binder clips, ballpoint pens, paper clips, plastic bits and pieces and, of course, matches and barbecue lighters, they are all in here and you have to see what you can make from them to believe it. The toy designer John Austin takes us through easy to follow step-by-step instructions for every project with materials, diagrams, ammo lists and construction tips. Boy this book is fun!
Simply put, Furtif Evercut Knives ($138) only need to be sharpened every 25 years. That simple fact should overcome any reservations about the hefty price tag. These knives are made from a laser-bonded titanium-carbide surface that lasts 300 longer than standard steel and 5 times longer than a ceramic knife. Additional features include a full tang blade, which makes the knife substantially stronger, and a striking faceted black handle which goes beautifully with the black blade. The knives come in three lengths to cover most applications.
At some point this summer you'll be SCUBA diving or snorkeling and you'll wish that you didn't have to hold your underwater video camera. Now you can take beautiful underwater images while keeping your hands free for the important stuff. Octomask's Diving Mask ($80) lets you mount any model GoPro, so you can handle dive computers, lights or other important stuff. The mask is made with a tempered glass lense and has a super soft silicon skirt.
Inspired by the hi-tech suit designs in Star Wars and manufactured by a Russian military center for future forces, the Russian Exoskeleton Suit ($NFS) is a revolution in the world of combat equipment. It was unveiled at the largest high-tech prototyping center at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow. The concept model features a full helmet, cutting-edge body armor to protect the wearer from potential attacks, and a powered exoskeleton that increases performance and stamina. Designed to aid soldiers on the battlefield and noted as the military suits of the future, this next-generation exoskeleton combat system will soon be seen on Russian forces in combat.
Are you tired of the limitations and annoying foibles of your current electric bike? Well it’s time to witness the next revolutionary step in electric bike design, the RadRover Electric Fat Bike ($1500). Designed by a team of engineering experts the Fat Bike features a host of technology that makes it an efficient, lightweight, ultra-reliable and cost effective mode of transport that’s radical as hell! With each part specially chosen for the best performance you can enjoy approx. a 20mph top speed and a range of around 20 miles thanks to the beefy on-board Samsung 48 volt 11.6 Ah battery. Possibly even more excitingly the RadRover Electric Fat Bike features fat tires that can cut through any terrain with ease, opening up a whole host of new adventure possibilities! Enjoy a traditional design with some amazing modern twists with the Fat Bike from RadRover. Open up a whole new world today and own it!