booze
Beer Should Absolutely Make You Feel More Outdoorsy

If beer is at the centre of your back-to-nature trip, then things may not go entirely according to plan. Safety first, people. But that isn't stopping the rugged and cozy masters at Patagonia from partnering with New Belgium Brewing to put out some branded lager. Read More >>

environment
Walking to the South Pole (and Returning Alive)

Endurance athlete, polar explorer, and motivational speaker Ben Saunders is on his way to Antarctica. Recreating Robert Scott's heroic but ultimately doomed "Terra Nova" expedition from 1910-1912, Saunders has launched his own Scott Expedition to reach the South Pole on foot—and, more importantly, to walk back to the coast alive. If successful, this will make him and his co-traveler, Tarka L'Herpiniere, the first human beings ever to have done so. Read More >>

tools
Forge Your Own Path With This Collapsible Trail-Clearing Multi-Tool

If you'd rather take the path less followed when you hit the great outdoors, it might need a little TLC along the route. And that's where the lightweight collapsible Trail Boss will serve as your perfect hiking partner. It lets you carry four long-handled tools in a compact pack, so you can make short work of fallen branches, exposed roots, or whatever else hinders your progress. Read More >>

design
Just Add Water to Grow This DIY Concrete Garden Furniture

Everyone knows it's important to water the garden, but what about watering the furniture? Normally, that might just be proof of insanity, but if you plant a few of these of these customisable chairs, it's just the first step to growing a nice crop of outdoor stools. Read More >>

gadgets
A Simple Design Tweak Makes Sleeping Bags Less Like Straight Jackets

A tapering mummy-style sleeping bag is easier to travel with since they can be compressed extremely compact. But if you suffer from even a smidgen of claustrophobia, spending a night in one can be like sleeping in a straight jacket. To make them more comfortable and compatible with those of us who toss and turn, Nemo has created a spoon-shaped sleeping bag which provides extra space where it's needed, without sacrificing portability. Read More >>

gadgets
Bonk the Day Away With a Floating, 4-in-1 Fisherman's Best Friend

For the fisherman with space constraints, cramming every little piece of gear you'll need into one little tackle box can be just as frustrating as it is disorganized. Fortunately—at least for the smaller bits—the Kombo Fish Tool will keep you from fumbling around by wrapping four serious fishing necessities into one handy package. Read More >>

rumours
Rumour: Samsung Preparing a Waterproof, Ruggedised/Extreme Galaxy S4

Reporters present at the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S4 in the Gulf region are claiming the local Samsung boss told them there's a "rugged" version of the Galaxy S4 in the company's super-fat future product pipeline, which will apparently be announced by the tech giant in a matter of "weeks." Read More >>

gadgets
Pump Up This Pressurised Hydration Pack So You Never Have To Suck

The most important thing you can pack for a long outdoor trek is water, which is why hydration packs are an ideal accessory. But trying to suck water through a long hose when you're exhausted, well, sucks. So Geigerrig is releasing a new pressurised hydration pack that's like having a Super Soaker strapped to your back. Read More >>

design
This Pretty, Portable Fireplace Looks Fit to Burn Rocket Fuel

Sure, it's easy to whip yourself up a old-school backyard fire-pit with a ring of rocks and whole lot of ugly. But wouldn't you rather have a portable, modular fireplace that looks ready to blast off to the stars? Who wouldn't? Read More >>

gadgets
A Brilliant Toilet Paper Dispenser To Leave Crapping Campers Clean and Hassle-Free

Camping purists may prefer to eschew traditional toilet paper in favour of nature's very own brand of sticks and leaves, but to the untrained eye, becoming one with Mother Earth might might leave a lasting, painful reminder on those tender, poison-ivy-scrubbed nether regions. So for those of us who aren't quite ready to give up all the comforts of home, students at the Alberta College of Art and Design have put together this clever, waterproof toilet paper dispenser to make outdoor defecating a delight. Read More >>

iphone
This Case Turns Your iPhone Into a Satellite Phone

When people call Apple's iPhone a "global device" it's really something of a misnomer. Can it work on a desolate, high peak? Or in the middle of the ocean? No, it's limited to a network of ground-based antenna. This simple case frees the iPhone from those shackles, and lets it work pretty much anywhere in the whole wide world. Read More >>

gadgets
How Could Anyone Not Want a Product Called the Strap and Crap?

Even with an outhouse, relieving one's self in the great outdoors is an unpleasant experience. But having no choice but to just squat on the ground is as terrible as it gets. So after a "particularly unpleasant outdoor restroom experience", Laura Stude was struck with the inspiration to create the solution to every nature lover's biggest woe with the Strap and Crap. Read More >>

gadgets
This Sleeping Bag Is Every Sub-Zero Camper's Dream/Nightmare

Whether you prefer to spend your summers in the Arctic or simply miss the suffocating warmth of a mother's womb, Nemo's newly launched Canon -40 sleeping bag may just cure what ails you (unless it's the latter in which case please seek professional assistance). Read More >>

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Night Skiing with Light Suits Is Like Being in Tron for the Winter

Inspired by night surfers wearing LEDs, Switchback Entertainment made this video for Salomon Freeski TV showing skiers wearing their own light suits. Strapped with EL-wire on their bodies, the skiers slalom down the powder covered mountain like it's The Grid. Awesome. Read More >>

science
How to Light a Fire with Your Pee

If you're a normal person who happens to find yourself in a desperate need to light a fire and you have, like, no fire lighting equipment... you're screwed. But wait! If you can pee, you'll be totally fine. The guys at The King of Random figured out how to light a fire with urine. Read More >>

maps
Find Out If You're About to Be Flooded Out In Real Time

Next to a good cup of tea, Britain is also well known for its ever-changing weather. With long spells of hideous rain making up the most of the past week, many places have suffered some severe flooding. With more rain surely on the way, there begs the question: 'Will I get flooded next?' No longer do you have to look out the window or even put your wellies on and check outside, just check out this awesome map. Read More >>

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