Tired of the one-eyed views offered by traditional telescopes? Check out these Celestron SkyMaster Binoculars ($70). Dubbed "giant" binoculars, the 3.3 lb SkyMasters offer 15x magnification, a large 70mm objective lens for maximum brightness in low-light and long-range conditions — as in, celestial bodies at night time — and also feature multi-coated optics, a large center focus knob, an included carrying case, and a tripod adapter. A perfect companion to that Star Walk app you just installed.
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.
Protein bars usually contain as much sugar as a doughnut and have an ingredient list that requires a doctorate to pronounce. RXBARs are different. With no more than eight ingredients, each bar contains real, whole foods and delivers 12g of quality protein without any added sugar. At the core of every bar is a mixture of egg whites, fruits, and nuts — which they print right on the front of the package — and each of their 12 flavors are gluten-, soy-, and dairy-free. Our favorites are Chocolate Sea Salt, Blueberry, and Peanut Butter, but we recommend starting with the best seller pack, which comes with six of their top selling flavors. Keep a few of these in your gym bag, office drawer, and kitchen pantry for when you need a snack and resist the urge to scarf a candy bar.
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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.