Survival

Mountain Man Tinder Pouch by rrazor37

This pouch is made of supple yet strong leather. It has been hand stitched with waxed cord, and includes a large antler button with a leather thong to close it tightly. Inside the pouch, is a Medium Firesteel. At 3/16 inch thick, and over 2 inches of striking area, this pendant can be used for many hundreds of fires. Only $17 at rrazor37’s Etsy shop.

Apolis Activism Expedition Duffle

Gorgeous. Handcrafted, oversized carry-all. 18 oz. wax canvas exterior, vegetable-tanned leather handles and straps, a cinch-style closure with mountaineering hardware, and shoulder straps. $454 at Apolis.

Genetically Enhance Humanity Or Face Extinction by Julian Savulescu

Festival of Dangerous Ideas, Julian Savulescu, Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford and Head of the Melbourne–Oxford Stem Cell Collaboration:

“…examines the nature of human beings as products of evolution, in particular their limited altruism, limited co-operative instincts and limited ability to take account of the future consequences of actions. He argues that humans’ biology and psychology are unfit for the kind of society we live in and we must either alter our political institutions, severely restrain our technology or change our nature. Or face annihilation by our own design.”

Which is a nice way of saying he makes a strong case for meddling in the genes of our children, and more importantly, can now identify just which ones to tweak.

Sexy Hotness Sleeping Bag

Sexy Hotness is the perfect sleeping bag for making love in the woods. Zippers on both sides allow you to connect as many sleeping bags together as your party requires. With extra girth, Sexy Hotness offers plenty of space to move around in. Use the extra space to follow along the Kama Sutra print interior. Centrally located middle zippers allow for access to the erogenous zones. The middle zipper allows for easy walking and airing out your nether regions. With the built-in padded slippers, you never have to get out of your sleeping bag for those pesky middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks. Phenomenal. $150 from ALITE.

Makr Ruck Sack

Available in a very light natural, brown, or black canvas, this simple pack features stylish exterior closures, multiple pockets, leather washers and reinforcements, cotton webbing, and padded straps. $160 at Makr.

Leather Vessels from Hardwick Leather Goods

Pure medieval awesomeness. Pocket flask only $35! The 2 Qt (pictured above) is only $110! In love. Find ’em at Hardwick Leather Goods.

Chicken Ark

Making it easy for us to have backyard chickens. $500 from Handcrafted Coops.

Radius First Aid Box

Safety in style. Made from stainless steel and nylon fabric, the Radius is available in Home and Professional styles for $70-$125 at Radius Design.

Lafuma X800 Sleeping Bag

Rated to 40F (4C). Stuffs down to 12″ x 6″ and only weighs 1 Lbs 10 Oz. Water repellent ripstop shell. Thermolite Micro insulation. Perfect for damp and wet conditions. It has a Lifetime Manufacturer’s Warranty. More info at Lafuma. $80 from Amazon. Props to Steve for this one..

Saucony ProGrid Razor

The Saucony ProGrid Razor is a Red Dot Design Award-winning running shoe meant to keep your feet protected and comfortable out on the trail. Features include a three-quarter cut for protection against the elements, an eVent waterproof fabric bootie, a Vibram Trek outsole for superior grip, ProGrid impact deflection technology, and more. $135 at Saucony.