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Levoons Self-leveling Measuring Spoons

Levoons Self-leveling Measuring Spoons

These clever measuring spoons from Dreamfarm ensure you get exactly the right amount of ingredients instead of an approximation. Once you fill them, squeeze their handles to wipe away any excess for perfectly-level spoonfuls. Each set includes 1 tbsp., 1 tsp., 1/2 tsp., and 1/4 tsp. measuring spoons.

BK Skeleton Skinner Knife

BK Skeleton Skinner Knife

A lightweight, skeletonized knife from Belnap Custom Knives. The expert blade maker has been making a custom version of this ulu-style knife that sells for $175 and is ramping up for a more affordable production model. Each is made from D2 tool steel and comes with a fitted Kydex sheath. View a 3D model of the knife here.

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Da Cracka Freeze Dried Pizza Slices

Da Cracka Freeze Dried Pizza Slices
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Taking a page out of Back to the Future II, Hawaii’s Holomua Kitchen makes and sells skinny slices of freeze-dried pepperoni pizza, packed in an airtight bag. We haven’t tasted this crispy, crunchy snack food yet, but the 5-star reviews on Etsy sound quite promising.

ReyLight LAN V3 Brass Flashlight

ReyLight LAN V3 Brass Flashlight
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This substantial machined brass flashlight features a high-CRI Nichia LED that outputs a natural white 4000K beam. Its tail cap has cutouts that can hold up to 16 tritium vials (not included) for a glow effect. With a standard AA battery, the light outputs 130 lumens, while a 14500 battery cranks that up to 470 lumens.

Reapr Versa TAC Wrecking Bar

Reapr Versa TAC Wrecking Bar
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This mid-sized pry tool offers greater leverage than pocket-sized pry bars, but at 10″ long, it’s still small enough to toss in a backpack. It includes a sharp cutting and prying blade, ripper hook, multi-wrench, and nail puller, all set into a full tang stainless steel bar with 6″ textured handles for maximum grip.

Airdesk GEN2 Studio Workstation Desk

Airdesk GEN2 Studio Workstation Desk
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Want a recording studio in your home? This tiered workstation is ideal for music or video production. It has three smooth-gliding shelves for keyboards, controllers, and other equipment and a top shelf for an ultra-widescreen or multiple displays and speakers. It measures 60″ W x 40″ H x 15″ D, and comes in a variety of wood finishes.

ArcEnCiel Tactical Messenger Bag

ArcEnCiel Tactical Messenger Bag
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A rugged and versatile shoulder bag for your everyday loadout. It’s made from waterproof and fade-resistant 1000D nylon fabric. It has a large central compartment that can hold a 14″ laptop, multiple external pockets, MOLLE-compatible webbing, and a hook-and-loop patch panel. Available in coyote brown or basic black.

Carbon Fiber Dump Tray

Carbon Fiber Dump Tray
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Keep your watch, wallet, keys, and other accessories organized in one of these handmade trays from Italy-based artist Virginio Brambilla. Each tray is made from real carbon fiber weave for a technical look and durability. The small tray measures 15 cm x 23 cm (5.9″ x 9″), and the bigger one is 20 cm x 37 cm (7.9″ x 14.6″).

Creepy Baby Head Mugs

Creepy Baby Head Mugs
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Do you like your coffee with sugar and bad dreams? Stoned and Fired Pottery creates these delightfully creepy mugs in the shape of a baby’s head. The vacant eyes and empty skull make them all the more unsettling. Each one is handmade from ceramic stoneware and holds up to 22 oz. of your beverage of choice.

WOLOLOW Futuro House Lamp

WOLOLOW Futuro House Lamp

Architecture and design nerds will recognize the shape of this lamp as the Futuro House by Matti Suuronen. This 1:32-scale version of the UFO-shaped home serves as an art piece and an ambient light. It comes in several lovely colors as well as a slick chrome-coated version, and a special yellow and blue Ukraine edition.

2Hold Snack + Work Lap Desk

2Hold Snack + Work Lap Desk

This bentwood lap table combines a laptop stand and a snack tray so you can work and relax from the comfort of your couch. Its snack level has bins for multiple munchies, while its laptop level has a ventilated surface, and a modular mouse pad, a phone holder, and a self-balancing cupholder that prevents spills.

Bosscal Mezcal Joven

Bosscal Mezcal Joven
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Beware, vegetarians. The rascally rabbit on the label hints that Bosscal Mezcal isn’t just made with agave, per usual. It’s made with meat. Organic agave is triple distilled in Durango, Mexico. During the third distillation, a skinless rabbit is suspended in the still, allowing the liquid vapors to pass through it.

S&A Woodcraft Laptop Stand

S&A Woodcraft Laptop Stand
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Most portable laptop stands are made from plastic or metal. This one is handcrafted from bamboo wood. The trio of wooden bars fit together to place your laptop at an angle, improving ergonomics and your posture. It offers two height positions, and comes with a carrying pouch so you can keep it in your backpack or bag.

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Best Water Bottles 2022

Best Water Bottles 2022

Water is life. And when you’re outdoors in the heat, keeping hydrated is even more critical. A high-quality water bottle is essential to any camping, hiking, or survival kit. Everyday Carry put together a showcase of 15 great water bottles like the vacuum-insulated Hydro Flask, which keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours.

WESN MT Multitool

WESN MT Multitool
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WESN’s lightweight pocket tool is about as minimal as you can get. Milled from titanium, its open-loop body can hang from a keychain or carabiner and provides four functions: flathead screwdriver, scraper, pry bar, and bottle opener. It’s available in natural titanium or black finishes.

Finewell Gothic Style Bitters Bottles

Finewell Gothic Style Bitters Bottles
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We always appreciate barware that makes us look like we know what we’re doing. Made of lead-free crystal, with a silver-plated finish over a stainless-steel dasher top, Cocktail Kingdom’s bitters bottles add finesse when a drink calls for a dash of bitters, house bitters, or absinthe. Also available with an Engraver’s style typeface.

Puncher’s Chance Bourbon

Puncher’s Chance Bourbon

Puncher’s Chance Bourbon is a knockout, a one-two punch of 5- and 6-year-old Kentucky straight bourbons made from a mash of 75% Corn, 13% rye, and 12% barley. The 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition gold medal winner won a 95-point review from The Tasting Panel. We give it two boxing-gloved thumbs up.

ACME Cargo Coffee Table

ACME Cargo Coffee Table
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This metal coffee table is designed to look like a shipping container. Underneath its surface is a large storage area that can be accessed behind a single sliding door. It measures 26″ D x 47″ W x 18″ H and comes in gunmetal or white finishes. They also sell several other pieces of cargo-inspired furniture in the collection.

ThruNite T1 Flashlight

ThruNite T1 Flashlight
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Despite being just 2.7″ long, this pocket-size flashlight manages to crank out an impressive 1500 lumens in its maximum power mode. It has a CREE XHP50 LED light source, Firefly, Turbo, Strobe, and stepless dimming modes, and recharges via a USB cable. Available in neutral white or cool white LED color temperatures.

Screw Biter Screw Extractor Drivers

Screw Biter Screw Extractor Drivers
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Removing an old, rusty, or damaged screw can be a massive pain. Crescent Tools aims to solve that problem these special drivers, designed to be struck with a hammer to dig into the heads of stuck screws, improving grip and the likelihood you can extract them properly. The 2pc. set includes 1/4″ flat and #2 Phillips drivers.

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ORCA 20 Cooler

ORCA 20 Cooler
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Keep your cool with an awesome cooler. ORCA coolers have integrated insulation for maximum cold retention, a lid gasket for a tight seal, and durable, roto-molded construction. Comes in 20-140 quart sizes and a rainbow of cool colors. And like an actual Orca, it has a spout for drainage and whale tail-shaped closures.

Rokit Rider Fishing Tool Holder

Rokit Rider Fishing Tool Holder
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Keep your fishing gear organized with this patented tool holder from Bits Mfg Co. It attaches to rocket-style fishing rod holders and is perfect for holding needle nose pliers for extracting hooks and small scissors for cutting line. Pairs perfectly with Bubba shears (not included.)

BeachBack Beach Lounger

BeachBack Beach Lounger

This clever beach lounger folds into a backpack in seconds. In backpack mode, it’ll hold up to 35 liters of your towels, swimsuits, suntan lotion, and hats. In sunbed mode, you get a reclining backrest, a padded mattress, a wind-resistant towel, and a sun canopy. It’s also got an insulated pocket for keeping drinks cool.

Victorinox LE Picknicker Pearwood Knife

Victorinox LE Picknicker Pearwood Knife
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This limited-edition Picknicker knife has a gorgeous pearwood handle and a uniquely-patterned Damasteel main blade. Designed for serving the perfect picnic, it has a cheese blade, a corkscrew, can and bottle openers, along with useful tools like screwdrivers and a wire stripper. Just 6000 numbered pieces will be produced.

Making a Double-bladed Saw

Making a Double-bladed Saw

The Q typically spends his time building things that aren’t particularly useful. But this time out, he came up with a design for a saw that can cut through tree limbs twice as fast as usual. The saw uses a pair of blades and a spring to clamp down against the wood to double cutting speed.

Mini Coca-Cola Machine + Fridge

Mini Coca-Cola Machine + Fridge

New Wave Toys’ 1/6th-scale Coca-Cola Classic and New Coke vending machines are accurate down to the last detail, including working coin slots that trigger the release of tiny soda cans with the push of a light-up button. Inside you’ll find a working mini-fridge that chills two 12oz. cans or one 355ml bottle of Coke.

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