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Fenix LR80R Flashlight

Fenix LR80R Flashlight
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This powerful spotlight blasts out 18,000 lumens in turbo mode, with a maximum beam distance of 1130 meters (~3707 feet). Its six SST70 LEDs are powered by a 12,000 mAh rechargeable battery with USB-C fast charging. An intelligent distance sensor decreases brightness as you get closer to objects to prevent fires.

TekFire Lighter/Battery

TekFire Lighter/Battery
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UST’s rugged gadget is the perfect addition to any adventurer’s kit. Not only does it contain a plasma arc lighter for starting campfires without butane, but it also doubles as a 3000mAh emergency charger for your USB-A or USB-C powered devices. It comes with a paracord lanyard with a red core that doubles as tinder.

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SOG Kilowatt Electrician’s Knife

SOG Kilowatt Electrician’s Knife
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The SOG Kilowatt is great for electricians, homeowners, or anyone who works with wires. In addition to its 3.4″ clip-point blade, it has a built-in stripper with openings for wires from 10-gauge to 22-gauge. It’s also got a spring-loaded UTP stripper for cable jackets and a durable glass-reinforced nylon handle.

Amazon Echo Show 15

Amazon Echo Show 15
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This larger version of the Amazon Echo hangs on the wall like a picture frame. Its 15.6″ FHD display lets you choose from widgets for news, weather, notes, recipes, and more. It works as a smart home control panel and music controller too. It can be mounted horizontally or vertically, or on an optional tabletop stand.

Leatherman Free K2 EDC Pocket Knife

Leatherman Free K2 EDC Pocket Knife
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The Free K2 incorporates a 3.3″ 420HC steel blade with 7 additional tools. The multipurpose EDC has a pry tool, multiple flat drivers, a Phillips driver, a bottle opener, a package opener, and an awl that can be deployed from its aluminum body. Each tool is designed for one-handed access, and its blade locks magnetically.

Picquic Teeny Turner Screwdriver

Picquic Teeny Turner Screwdriver
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This miniature screwdriver is small enough to fit into cramped spaces, and comes with seven precision-machined bits to handle a variety of assembly and disassembly tasks. It includes P00, P0, 2mm slot, 3mm slot, T5, T6, and T8 bits. Picquic also sells a 3-tool set with two larger multi-drivers.

How to Wrap a Gift without Tape

How to Wrap a Gift without Tape

Do you still have Christmas presents to wrap? With this handy tutorial from BeatTheBush, you can wrap up boxes using a Japanese technique that requires no tape but still looks clean and professional. We still struggle trying to figure out how much paper to tear off.

Bastion G2 Carbon Fiber + Stainless Steel Pen

Bastion G2 Carbon Fiber + Stainless Steel Pen
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Bastion’s deluxe writing instrument features a real carbon fiber tube wrapped around a stainless steel core. It has a secure and reliable bolt-action mechanism, and its tip doubles as a glass breaker or self-defense tool. It comes in stainless or black finishes.

Combar FoldAxe

Combar FoldAxe
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ACLIM8’s camping axe and hammer has a unique design that allows its head to pivot inward, protecting its sharp stainless steel blade edge when not in use. Its glass-reinforced nylon handle can be upgraded with optional modules including a drop-point knife and a folding saw. They also make an expensive titanium version.

Boat Gadget

Boat Gadget

This 10-in-1 utility tool is a great gift for boaters. Its functions include a square drain plug wrench, survival whistle, gas cap key, flip-top gas cap crank, flat-top drain plug tool, canvas snap opener, a fishing line cutter, deck plate tool, and more. It also works as a bottle opener and wine corkscrew.

Making a Floating Workbench

Making a Floating Workbench

John Heisz wanted a place to store some of the tools and other items that didn’t have a home in his shop. So he created a wall-mounted cabinet that provides cubbies, drawers, and a work surface on top. He built it from scrap plywood and wood from previous projects. That gizmo in the upper left is a twin-screw vise John also made.

Bent Wire Trophy Heads

Bent Wire Trophy Heads
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No animals were harmed in the making of these wire trophy heads from L.A.’s Bend Goods. Choose from 48″ wide longhorn or a 40″ high gazelle designs. They’re made from galvanized steel and powder coated in orange, black, white, blue, or gold, so they’re safe to hang indoors or outdoors.

OLIGHT Swivel 400 Work Light

OLIGHT Swivel 400 Work Light
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This compact work light has a versatile design that works as an angled stand, a hanging hook, a handle, and a magnetic base. Its COB LED emitter kicks out 400 lumens of smooth and diffuse light, maximizing your work area. It’s also got a flashlight built into its side for when you need a more focused beam.

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Apollo Neuro Stress Relief Wearable

You stress out all day. You can’t sleep. Repeat. If you’re stuck in this vicious cycle, let us introduce you to Apollo Neuro. The first-ever wearable that’s proven to improve your resilience to stress, Apollo Neuro actively works to rebalance the body’s stress response with novel touch therapy. Save 10% today.

UFO Burger

UFO Burger

Korean restaurant chain UFO Burger makes sandwiches that come sealed inside of a UFO-shaped bun. The design keeps its contents from spilling out and just plain looks cool. In addition to cheeseburgers, they make bulgogi and spicy chicken sammies. We’re hoping that they expand outside of Korea so we can eat some.

Whiskey Candles

Whiskey Candles
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Truckee, California’s Rescued Wine recycles wine bottles to house these great smelling soy wax candles, which combine the fragrances of whiskey and bourbon with notes like oak, cedar, tobacco, leather, and various herbs. They also make candles inspired by other spirits like rum, tequila, and moonshine.

ExoTac Nanostriker XL Firestarter

ExoTac Nanostriker XL Firestarter
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This palm-sized, waterproof tool uses a ferrocerium rod and striker tool to produce plentiful sparks and get your fire started in seconds. CNC-machined from 6061 anodized aluminum, its 1/4″ rod will last up to 3000 strikes. Available in gunmetal and black finishes.

Sorako Precision Screwdriver Set

Sorako Precision Screwdriver Set
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What sets this 118-piece precision screwdriver set apart from others is that it includes a tabletop organizer rack, making it easy to grab the right tool right from your workbench. It contains dozens of drivers in square, flat, Phillips, Pozidrive, hex head, and Torx styles, each made with a magnetized S2 alloy tool steel.

Foosball Drink Cooler

Foosball Drink Cooler
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This outdoor drink cooler is a fun and functional addition to your patio or deck. It holds up to 68 quarts in its stainless steel insulated ice chest and its lid doubles as a compact foosball table. It also has a bottle opener with a catch tray, a lower storage shelf, and casters for easy moving.

Nocturn Catch Tray

Nocturn Catch Tray
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Keep your wallet, keys, and other small EDC neat and tidy with this elegant catch-all tray from Craighill. Each one is crafted in Michigan from premium American hardwood, and measures 7.5″ x 11″. Choose from black walnut, natural maple, or ink-stained maple.

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Making a Plywood Hexagon Wall

Making a Plywood Hexagon Wall

You could cover your walls with paint or wallpaper, or you could do something a bit more special like woodworker Paul Jackman did. He used an X-CARVE Pro CNC machine to make 800 plywood hexagons, cut them to varying heights, colored them with Minwax stains, then glued them to his wall in an abstract pattern.

Building with Hemp Bricks

Building with Hemp Bricks

Just BioFiber makes sustainable building materials from hemp plants, lime, and a biocomposite frame. The bricks stack like giant LEGO blocks up to 30 feet high, are as strong as concrete, and are self-insulating. Exploring Alternatives met with BioFiber President Terry Radford for a look at this innovative construction material.

2-Can Cooler Stack

2-Can Cooler Stack
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This insulated tube from GSI Outdoors holds two standard 12 oz. drink cans and keeps them cool for up to 18 hours without ice. It’s made from durable stainless steel with a screw-top lid and a carrying handle. Available in blue, red, yellow, or green.

Using PVC for Survival

Using PVC for Survival

PVC is quite the versatile material. It can be used for plumbing, building support structures, or even storage units. In this clip, SensiblePrepper shows us 17 different ways you can use various sizes of PVC pipe and fittings to help you survive when things go south. His ideas include weapons, tools, storage vessels and a makeshift canteen.

Fake Books

Fake Books

Puebco’s library of weathered and tattered books look completely realistic, but they’re actually secret storage boxes. To make their contents even less appealing to would-be thieves, they come in such fascinating titles as “3208 Industrial Engine Parts Book” and “Rapid Identification (Spot Testing) of Some Metals and Alloys.”

Unplug Ultimate Adventure Bag

Unplug Ultimate Adventure Bag
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Unplug’s all-weather bags are made from a 100% waterproof TPU-coated ripstop oxford fabric and have an airtight rolldown top to keep out the elements. They can be carried as a duffel or worn as a backpack, and since they’re weatherproof you can even transport them on a roof rack without worry. Available in 65L, 110L, and 155L sizes.

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