The American Red Cross FRX3 Hand Turbine Radio and smart phone charger is something that I am convinced every home should have, it can be powered by a hand-crank, batteries or solar and can receive AM/FM/weather band radio.
The Leatherman Freestyle Multi-Tool is one of the less expensive and more minimalist tools offered by the Portland based company, it also happens to be one of my favourites.
The PowerPot is a relatively small, portable power generator that just requires a campfire or heat source to operate. It’s capable of charging everything from cell phones to GPS units and radios, or anything else that runs on lithium ion battery units.
The Gransfors Scandinavian Forest Axe are individually hand-forged at Gränsfors Bruks, a family owned forge in a small town in Sweden.
This magnesium and flint firestarter costs $36 USD, a seemingly cheap price tag for something than can kick off magnesium shavings that burn at 5,610°F (3,098°C)…
The Wenger Swiss Army Knife with a Cigar Cutter is an altogether appealing little pocket knife that can slice cheese, open a bottle of wine and cut a cigar.
This is another winner from the designers at Deus, they’ve teamed up with MAKR CARRY GOODS to create a rustic, no nonsense tool roll that’ll accommodate all the random spanners, wrenches and sockets that you’ve bought, borrowed, found and stolen over the past few years.
The Woodman’s Pal Military Machete is one of those tools men like to own for no good reason, it just seems important that we have it in the tool collection.
The Leatherman Skeletool is a fascinating piece of modern engineering, almost every man I know has at least one Leatherman and whenever something goes wrong with an engine on a ride, you can bet there’ll be more than one of the tools pulled from pockets and saddlebags. This model is the Leatherman Skeletool, it represents the…
The Hammer Screwdriver Combination Tool is one of those things we all need around the house, it includes a hammer, claw, 2 phillips and 2 flat-head screw drivers that all screw into the handle when not being used.
I’m very easily convinced to buy things like the Switchblade Bottle Opener, I think all men are attracted to gadgets in the same way that women are attracted to ridiculous looking shoes that end up needing their own wardrobe and costing more than the GDP of a small West-African nation.
I don’t know why, but I love gear like this. Perhaps I’ve watched Jericho too many times but the idea of having something in the glove compartment or saddle bag that can light fires and offer some protection is hugely appealing to me.