Camping is fun, but if you miss the creature comforts of home when out in the wild, the WaveBox Portable Microwave ($200) is just the thing. It can run at 660 watts with a direct battery connection via the included alligator clamp cable, and can also run directly from a car power outlet at a slightly less-inspiring 175 watts. Not full-powered, but it sure beats eating unknown forest fruit. [via]
If you've been living with winter temperatures but no snow, take matters into your own hands with the SG5-LED Snowmaker ($750), the highest volume home snowmaker available. The SG5 is built to connect to commercial or home pressure washers, or a dedicated machine like the 6GPM Snowmaking Pump ($1800) that is capable of making 180 cubic feet per hour when paired with the SG5. Sure, you're not going to open your own resort with this setup, but giving your kids a chance to go sledding — and being able to pelt your ammo-less neighbors with snowballs — is just as rewarding.
Life's not a party if you have to stumble around in the dark. You can remedy the stumbling with the Pak-Lite Super White LED Flashlight ($25). This minimalist flashlight, powered by a nine-volt battery, puts out light near that of natural sunlight quality via two super bright white LED blubs.