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Awesome Outdoors

Video: Big Ball vs Cars

Video: Big Ball vs Cars

We’re not going to pretend playing kickball with a 4Runner or an S2000 is safe, but Big Ball vs Cars is ridiculously awesome fun; next time, pick an empty lot away from kids and breakables.

Tactical Canned Bacon

Tactical Canned Bacon
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Whether you’re surviving zombies, aliens or financial collapse, Tactical Canned Bacon has your back: each includes approx. 54 slices of delicious bacon with a 10+ year shelf life.

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Lotus L42 Lighters

Lotus L42 Lighters
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If the Elise is out of your budget, these Lotus L42 Lighters mix European design and feature triple wind-resistant torch flames, a fuel level gauge and integrated 8 mm punch.

Pool Party Seating

Pool Party Seating
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We’re used to furniture in the pool after a windy day, but this Pool Party Seating is best kept wet: it’ll stay in the shallow end once filled with water, making pool pizza parties possible.

Diamond Plate BBQ

Diamond Plate BBQ
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If you put more than cars in their garage, the Diamond Plate BBQ is a steel and aluminum cabinet with 4 burners, 6,000 lb of capacity, welded 6″ phenolic casters and optional HDTV.

SpiceBox

SpiceBox
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Light My Fire’s SpiceBox is a modern version of the classic traveler’s spice box; it’s airtight, shockproof and waterproof with three compartments for carrying your favorite spices abroad.

Stargate Airsoft Field

Stargate Airsoft Field

You’ll need to bring your own Zat guns, but this Stargate-themed Airsoft Field based near Coventry, UK lets you take on the Goa’uld with replica Stargate and dialer. Thanks, Aaron!

Oakley Tool Pocket 2.0

Oakley Tool Pocket 2.0
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Oakley’s Tool Pocket 2.0 sports a 70 oz. hydration system and anti-microbial protection; the top-loading mid-sized backpack weighs in with 250 cubic inches of space.

Hounds Mountain Glove

Hounds Mountain Glove
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Made specifically for skiers, Oakley’s Hounds Mountain Glove features grippy silicone on the palms, a 5,000mm waterproof rating, 3M Thinsulate, antimicrobial lining and goggle wipe.

Video: Cowboy In The Suit

Video: Cowboy In The Suit

Cowboys are sadly a dying breed, with well-dressed ones even more so: The Cowboy in the Continental Suit is a wordless, slickly shot film featuring real-life rider Rocky McDonald.

Sangean Radio/iPod Player

Sangean Radio/iPod Player
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Sangean’s Radio and iPod Player features a watertight compartment for your iPod and can survive up to a 5 foot drop, making it ideal for rough and tumble worksites and environments.

Margaritaville Explorer

Margaritaville Explorer
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Take your margaritas on the road with Margaritaville’s Explorer: it features a rechargeable 18 V battery pack, pre-programmed drink settings, and a plastic 36 oz jar for durability.

Digital BBQ Tongs

Digital BBQ Tongs
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These Digital BBQ Tongs do triple duty: first, as a thermometer with backlit LCD display, second as an LED flashlight, and third as a memory aid with 7 preset temps for meats.

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EF2000is Generator

EF2000is Generator
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Ideal for RV owners and able to power most appliances and tools, Yamaha’s 2000 watt EF2000is is also a portable generator; it weighs only 44 lbs with up to 10.5 hours at 25% load.

2010 Polaris 600 Rush

2010 Polaris 600 Rush
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The 2010 Polaris 600 Rush is a tough snowmobile to miss: a unique, progressive-rate rear suspension that won’t bottom out along with a stiffer chassis makes it a potential game changer.

Spaceball Trampoline

Spaceball Trampoline
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Used by NASA in the 1960s to condition astronauts’ bodies for space travel, the Spaceball Trampoline mixes volleyball and basketball and features elastic vertical and horizontal walls.

Nixon Outsider Tide

Nixon Outsider Tide
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Consider Nixon’s Outsider Tide watch future proof: it has tide info for 200 beaches for the next 15 years, a digital dual time display, stopwatch, countdown timer, and wave counter.

Walk on Water Ball

Walk on Water Ball
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You’ll look like a floating hamster, but this Walk on Water Ball features inset cups that grip the water so you can race across pools like a rodent Michael Phelps; it inflates to 6 feet in size.

The Survival Stove

The Survival Stove
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Compact and light, The Survival Stove is a 1,200°F cooker that uses no artificial fuels, works in cold weather and burns any dry fuel material available; it’ll run up to 24 hours on AA batteries.

Platune Sand-X Bike

Platune Sand-X Bike

Platune claims its Sand-X is the world’s fastest offroad vehicle, and with a 0-100kph of 2.8 s, we won’t argue; it’s basically a hybrid ATV and snowmobile designed to carve up sand dunes.

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Rally Fighter

Rally Fighter
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Chosen from 21,000 submissions at Local-Motors.com, the Rally Fighter is pipe dream become reality: when built, it’ll pack a BMW 3.0L twin-turbo diesel good for 425 lb-ft of torque.

Colorado XT Pontoon Boat

Colorado XT Pontoon Boat
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The Colorado XT Pontoon Boat is a fishing minivan: sitting atop two 9-ft pontoons, it sports a 3-position seat, foot rests, storage basket, 20 pockets, and most importantly, cup holders.

Nixon Ground Swell Bag

Nixon Ground Swell Bag
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Designed for surfers, Nixon’s Ground Swell Backpack features a water-resistant shell, wetsuit pocket, front organizer, waterproof wax pocket and a padded, reinforced back panel.

Cardboard Tube Fighting

Cardboard Tube Fighting

And a thousand Penny Arcade fans squealed in delight: Cardboard Fighting League is a real-life Seattle-based group that’s heading to the East Coast 7/11 and 7/12 to recruit new members.

Suunto Core Extreme

Suunto Core Extreme

Limited to 3,000 pieces, Suunto’s Core Extreme is a premium version of their flagship multifunction watch; it includes an altimeter, barometer, compass and chrono in a black case.

Alessi Barbicu

Alessi Barbicu

Designed by Piero Lissoni, the Alessi Barbicu is both functional and portable; able to use gas or charcoal, it can be configured as a low-slung pit or regular trolley-style BBQ grill.

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