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microfix2Basically an extended version of the Breitling watch, this Personal Locator Beacon will call in the rescue teams anywhere in the world.  When you’re ready to put up the white flag simply flip the antenna up and just hit the red button.  Immediately a personalized coded signal beams into space, to designated COSPAS-SARSAT satelites, telling them where you are, who you are, any pre-set medical conditions, and that you are in a life threatening situation.  Within hours search and rescue, and sometimes the military, will come grab you (at a cost).  U.S. Air Force Rescue Center Approved. $600 BUY

January 26, 2009 at 5:56 am

Boule PetanqueThe ancient Greeks are the first recorded in history to begin tossing coins as far as they could.  The Romans came along and updated the game by giving it a target.  Today, in the south of France, Petanque is played – with a chilled glass of wine in hand.  Easy to play, simply toss the small ball about 35 yards on clay or grass.  Then alternate trying to toss the big balls as close to the small one as possible.  You can knock others out – and closest gets 1 point.  If you have two closest you get 2 points.  More on the rules here.  Easy enough, and still enjoyed after thousands of years. Polished alloy set of six, comes with canvas carrying case.  $50 BUY

January 12, 2009 at 5:10 am

Best BinocularsLeica is taking things one step further – yet again.  Geovid Binoculars inlude a laser range-finder, meaning a digital display inside the lens tell you how far the object is.  Perfect for knowing how far until you reach that summit, or distance to an animal.  Also included is 56 millimeters of the highest quality lenses available in the world.  Low light situations are not a problem with these wide lenses and Leica multilayer coating.  In the words of Leica, “perfect for the modern stalker.”  We couldn’t make that up.  Regardless of your purpose for buying these – they are the best binoculars money can buy. Which explains the price.  $2,700 BUY

December 18, 2008 at 5:07 am

Emergency CoffeeIn our never-ending quest to provide you with the necessities for getting through the Holidays, we think this might be worth it.  Don’t get stuck at a relative’s home, rummaging through their coffee beans and filters.  Just take along the “Emergency Coffee” and you’re set.  One order provides two tins – and each comes with four, one cup individual filter packs.  No coffee maker needed and beans and filters are set. If you can boil water – you’re day just got much brighter.  $8 BUY

December 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm

If you happen to need a computer that can be submersed in a bathtub for 1/2 hour, have a car driven over it, or withstand heat of over 200 degrees for extended periods of time, well here it is.  The Switchback Ultramobile PC advertises that you can drop it 3 feet onto conrete as many times as you want and nothing will break, and by the looks of it – we think they’re right.  Meant for the most extreme weather, these are used by military personell mainly – but who knows maybe you’re planning a trip somewhere similar.  If you drop your coffee on this keyboard – you should worry more about the coffee than the computer.  $6,300 BUY

December 9, 2008 at 5:35 am

And on the travel theme…few seem to know you can grab a helicopter in downtown New York and take it to JFK or Newark airport for less than $160 each way. US Helicopter will fly you over all the traffic – and even check your bags nad clear you through security when they pick you up – so you can go straight to your gate once you land at the airport. Flying time? 8 minutes. Think of it as Taxi Fare + Time Saved + No TSA line + Experience = Justification. Flights every half hour from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. PURCHASE TX


April 30, 2008 at 5:18 am

Robert Pelton YoungRobert Pelton Young is no stranger to danger. He embedded himself with the CIA in its hunt for Bin Laden, he spent time with both insurgents and Blackwater in Iraq, spent time with Special Forces, and writes for National Geographic. Who else would own the domain www.comebackalive.com? Pelton’s “Guide Book” is now in it’s 5th edition. So if you’re headed into a country on the State Department’s list of sketchiness, you might want to pick this up. Maybe use it as a checklist? Or maybe not. $16. BUY

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April 24, 2008 at 8:30 am

jetpack.jpgIf all goes to plan, yes – the future will become reality. Jetpack International’s T-73 will let you travel 11 miles on one tank of fuel. Albeit jet fuel. The company has manufactured a few jetpacks, but none yet that can last the 9 minutes that the T-73 will boast. Scheduled to be released “early to middle” of this year, we anxiously await word. If it’s real…we don’t know what to say. $200,000.

March 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm

Charter your own train

Jets are great, don’t get us wrong. But to actually see the America we usually fly over, may be a nice change of pace. Few know you can charter your own train car and attach it to an Amtrak train. Go virtually anywhere. Make it your temporary office. The Hickory Creek car above sleeps 8. Amtrak charges about $2/mile to latch on.

February 28, 2008 at 5:21 am

Get away for the weekend and take camping to the next level with Airstream’s Basecamp. Roomy enough to sleep two, and you can even pack your kayaks, motorcycles (optional ramp) or other gear. You can include a tent option on the back, engineered by Kelty, to expand room. Even has kitchen with sink, oven and skylights. Interior comes in Pacific Blue, Forest Green, or Fire Red. $26,000.

 

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February 26, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Now you can toss your laptop in the backseat of your car. In fact, you can now drive over it, run through a rainstorm….make it a flood. The Pelican 1495cc2 Notebook Computer Case/Briefcase is ready for anything you can send its way. Lid organizer, overmolded handle, even an automatic pressure equalization valve so the lid never vacuums shut in altitude changes. Watertight, dust proof, crushproof. Fits up to a 17″ laptop and comes with included unconditional lifetime guarantee. The briefcase for business, travel, leisure – and any extreme element. $165.

February 25, 2008 at 5:19 am

The Solio Universal Hybrid Charger can keep your cell phone and iPhone charged on long hikes, camping, skiing or at the beach. Also perfect for emergency kits, it is well worth the $95 and may even save you in the long run on the electric bill. Being green never looked so good.

February 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm


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