The Survival Kit in a Sardine Can ($14) is packed with over 25 items including: fish hook and line, compass, tea, sugar, first aid supplies, duct tape, matches, whistle, signal mirror, razor blade, fire starter cube, chewing gum, salt, safety pin and much more. Novelty or useful — you decide. We just hope it doesn't actually smell like sardines.
The great outdoors is a wonderful place to reconnect with nature — but it’s not the best place to cook soups or rice. If you often find yourself fishing, camping, or just wandering through the wilderness, you might want to consider picking up a JetBoil Personal Cooking System ($80). Winner of Time Magazine’s Most Amazing Invention Award in 2004, the system integrates the burner and cookware to minimize the risk of fire, and the insulated cup makes sure your grub stays warm longer. Now if they could just come up with a little portable microwave… [Thanks, Mark!]