You can carry a backpack, and carry a tent. Or you can wear the Moedal & Totem Backpack Tent on your next excursion. Totem, the one-man, three season tent, was designed to work with the Moedal backpack, attaching to its rear side via zipper, and setting up in just 30 seconds. Once it's up, you can detach the backpack to keep your gear with you as explore the wilderness nearby, or use the handy access door on the back to get to your gear without needing to leave the tent. Each set is hand-cut, sewn, and assembled by a 100% blind workforce in Raleigh, NC, giving employment to those who otherwise might not find it.
Inspired by the first kayaks, which stretched animal skins over wood, this Kayak from O Six Hundred in Australia brings a 4,000 year old design to our modern culture. Made up of 30 pieces of hoop pine plywood, it's light but incredibly strong, with pieces that snap together quickly and easily. Once the wood skeleton is built, just lace it up with the included translucent carbon fabric for your next glide down a lazy river on a summer afternoon.
You don't need to head to an outdoor store to find a trail-ready lighter. Odds are, you already have one in your drawer at home. The Exotac FireSleeve takes any standard-size Bic lighter and turns it into an outdoor-ready piece of kit thanks to a polymer outer shell and cap. The cap keeps it watertight and prevents the gas button from being pressed accidentally, the gas lock lets you keep the lighter going without burning your fingers, and the attachment points keep it close by. And when it starts running low, you can pick up a replacement at the nearest the gas station.
You may have outgrown your use for a slingshot, but that doesn't mean they're not still fun to play with. The Hella Slingshot is a tasteful interpretation of this classic weapon, handmade in San Francisco from forked tree branches and coated in a walnut finish. The grip is made from shellacked hemp, the bands from natural latex tubing, and the pouch from leather. Each one is unique, but you can count on yours measuring between 7-10 inches tall and 3-6 inches wide.