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  • May 25, 2016
    This is the Star Trek Federation shuttlecraft inspired camping tent concept designed by Dave Delisle. The shuttlecraft's thrusters double as the tent's carrying cases. Sadly, it will probably never become a real product because I question the market for a probably expensive S... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2016
    This is a video from Healy, Alaska of a moose playing a home's wind chimes with its head. I can't tell if it's trying to scratch its face or just likes the sound, but that moose is really going at it. Are wind chimes considered an instrument? Let me Google that. *Googles* ... / Continue →
  • May 9, 2016
    Meet the Hammocraft, the lovechild of a hammock that blew into a lake and banged a paddleboard whose owner was presumably eaten by an alligator or catfish. The $1,000 Hammocraft consists of a metal frame designed to mount to two paddleboards, and can support up to five hammock... / Continue →
  • April 8, 2016
    Because beer is best when shared with your bear friends in the woods, this is the ManCan portable keg system (starting at $195). You just pour your beers in, seal it up, and the thing keeps your beers fresh and carbonated (using a tiny CO2 canister) until you're ready to guzzl... / Continue →
  • February 29, 2016
    These are the clear inflatable bubble tents available from Hollyweb on Amazon (previously: rentable room bubble tents available in France). They cost around $1,600 and provide zero privacy whatsoever. Still, I guess it will be nice to know when you're out camping at night and... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2016
    This is the Fatboy Picnic Lounge, a 82″x 107″ picnic blanket that looks like an oriental rug. Unfortunately, It does not fly. It also doesn't cost less than $249, making it a little bit out of my picnic blanket budget at the moment. Let's just sit on the bare grass. "But wh... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2016
    This is a video from Bracken Cave in San Antonio, Texas of some of the 20-million Mexican Free-tailed Bats that roost in the cave from March to October leaving the cave to go hunting one evening (previously: 3 million bats leaving a cave in Malaysia). FUN FACT: Did you know ba... / Continue →
  • January 22, 2016
    This is the conceptual Camping Doughnut tent system designed by Sungha Lim, Hyunmook Lim, and Han Kim. Instead of traditional tents, it consists of collapsible curved sections that can be attached to one other in different shape arrangements like S and O. There are also strai... / Continue →
  • January 21, 2016
    This is the toilet seat made for attaching to a parked car's tire. I can not stress PARKED CAR enough because you do no want to try to use this thing while the vehicle is in motion, someone will almost certainly see your ass. I've actually seen toilet seats that mount to a tr... / Continue →
  • October 16, 2015
    This is hiker Adrien Whistle's GoPro footage of a New Zealand suspension bridge failing, sending him and his fellow hikers 25-feet into the water below (PROTIP: pause the slow-motion version that plays after the regular speed version while they're falling for some pretty cool s... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2015
    This is a video of a man confronting a giant brown bear who's been napping underneath his deck. Presumably because the bear thought it was Goldilock's house but couldn't find a way in to f***ing break everything. I would never get that close to a bear. The bear let's the dud... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2015
    This is a photograph captured by Ama la Vida TV, of two Julia Butterflies drinking turtles' tears in Ecuador. The behavior, known as lachryphagy (tear-feeding), is most common in moths and butterflies. Plus me -- I drink tears. Mostly the tears of my enemies. They taste lik... / Continue →
  • December 10, 2014
    This is a video of two hikers walking across a crystal-clear frozen lake (have you been watching the videos on Hedonistica? Go watch the videos on Hedonistica) in the High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia. Wow, what a magical adventure that must have been. I imagine later they g... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2014
    This is the blood and guts camping tent designed by artist Andrea Hasler. It's made out of wax-covered fiberglass (try carrying that in your backpack!) and doesn't look that comfortable to sleep in. Of course, if it's cold and raining out anything is better than getting eaten... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2013
    Allegedly the orchid mantis is the first known species of predator to lure prey pretending to be a flower (not hiding in the flower like some spiders do). Apparently they're so convincing they're more likely to be visited by insects than actual flowers. That's something you m... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2013
    Note: Video is NSFW for reasons of BUTT NAKEDNESS (which, coincidentally, is my favorite reason for NSFWness). This is a segment from Sweetgrass Production's video Valhalla. This particular segment features nothing but naked skiers and snowboarders (both men and women) nake... / Continue →
  • October 2, 2013
    Note: Not a real fire, I just added that for effect. This is the FlameStower USB charger (links to Kickstarter campaign if you want to order one). It charges any USB enabled device with the power of fire. You just unfold the unit, fill the cup on top with water (no word if s... / Continue →
  • September 24, 2013
    IMAGE REMOVED This is a picture of a cane toad in Peru that caught a bat in its mouth. Me? I caught a bat in a pillowcase once because it was trapped in my parents screened porch. Then I released him into the night. He promised he would come back to visit, but I never saw hi... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2013
    This is a video of a precious little scrapheap of a dog using a slow moving stream to play fetch with itself. Apparently the owners were right there watching him too -- he's not just playing by himself because he has to. Which is a relief, because if your dog teaches itself t... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2013
    This is a short video of a Wicked Lasers Spyder III 3 Arctic laser with a perpendicular plane lens and a Krypton laser with a star lens making some sort of trippy moving starfield in the smoke of a campfire. I really felt like I was traveling through outerspace. Still, what go... / Continue →