If you're the type of person who jumps out of planes into unknown wilderness simply to see if you can make it back to civilization, you're either Bear Grylls, or you need to have your head examined. You also need to pick up a Gerber Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Kit ($50). This compact kit includes a host of survival tools — including a mini multi-tool, a waterproof bag, a miniature light, a hand saw, a signaling mirror, survival blanket, fire starter, waterproof matches, a cotton ball to use as tinder, snare wire, an emergency cord, waxed thread, a fishing kit, a sewing kit, Land to air rescue and SOS instructions, and a pocket guide that should help keep your ass alive.
The season of wintry weather is nearing its end — or so we hope — but it's never too early to start gearing up for next year. The Hublot Sledge ($TBA) is a design concept that melds the attention to detail of fine watch making with the thrill of flying down a hillside on your ass. Features include an ash wood frame, hand-sewn leather seat, carbon fiber handles, and steel runners, all of which add up to a great-looking sled that fast, stable, and maneuverable, and unfortunately limited to a run of just 10 pieces.