No need to ruin the sleek design of your bike by some Velcro-secured plastic monstrosity of a light. The Blink Steady Bike Light ($125) is more than capable of keeping you safe while adding to the aesthetic of your cycle. Machined from solid aluminum in Brooklyn, this smart light secures to your seatpost, making theft highly unlikely, and sports an internal accelerometer that turns the LEDs on when you're riding and off when you're not, and makes the choice between a blinking or steady indicator as easy as flipping the unit over. A photosensor senses when it's dark enough to need the light, so you're not burning through unnecessary batteries during the daytime, making this one of the smartest accessories you can bolt on to your bike.
Whether you're preparing for the worst or just planning for an extra-long hiking trip, the Lifesaver Jerrycan ($450) is a handy thing to have around. Capable of holding five gallons of fluid, the Jerrycan incorporates the same filtration technology seen in the Lifesaver Bottle, allowing you to transform filthy, germ-ridden water into clean H2O with just a few pumps. And just in case the worst happens, it can filter enough water to sustain a family of 4 for nearly a year — which is way longer than that stash of bottled water in the basement is going to last.
Why buy a Master Lock when you can buy the lock they use as a basis for theirs? Commando Locks ($12-$20) use the same Interlock technology as Master — Commando invented it, after all — and are available in a variety of styles and sizes that should fit your needs. They're not 100% made in the USA, but they do try to use as much domestic manufacturing as they can, which goes a long way when a vast majority of locks on the market are imported from somewhere else.