Just in case you were confused by the name, this isn't a company making candles out of Anheuser-Busch's budget beer. Instead, these Natural Light Candle Co. Firestarters ($14) are made from shaved hardwood chips and food grade wax, stuffed into a small paper cup, and ready to turn your wet/damp/soaked wood into a fire that's worthy of a cold beer... just no Natty Light, please.
Stay warm at the ballpark, campsite, or hunting lodge this winter with the Pendleton Roll-Up Blanket ($100). This portable cover features 100% pure virgin wool with a plaid pattern on one side and nylon backing on the other, as well as a nifty roll-up design complete with handles. Keep one in your overnighter for impromptu snuggling, or keep one in the car just in case you end up in a Downtown Owl-style blizzard.
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Even if you're an experienced off-roader, you can still sometimes find yourself stuck in a situation where you could use a little more lift and a little more traction. The LiftTrax Off-Road Recovery Device ($250-$300) offers both in a rollable, portable, inflatable package. These ultrarugged air mats feature a flexible outer shell covered in rubber grips which offer traction in nearly any condition to vehicles weighing up to 8,800 lbs., letting you get on with your adventuring no matter what sort of 4x4 you're driving.