Industrial designer John Moriarty has developed The Cocoon, which is an outdoor survival tent-like thing that you can hang from a tree. "Bright warm colors and fabrics on the inside help you stay warm by keeping your body heat in and any wind and wetness out." It does look nice and cozy doesn't it (except for the schematic where the guy is smashed up in there)? It's sort of like a womb, but a lot more like a man's change purse. This thing just makes sense. Dangling from a tree in a giant blue testicle is practically the definition of outdoor survival.
Hanging Balls Of Outdoor Survival [ohgizmo]
Treepees are tents that hang from trees. They kind of remind me of the dangling blue-balls of survival we saw awhile ago. They come in green, brown, or pink and cost $600. You just hang it from a sturdy branch, stake the four corners (if you want), and you're good to go. I ... / Continue →
The iStraw, thanks to special micro-filtration technology, makes drinking water from the toilet safer than ever. Available for $40 from ThinkGeek, the straw can filter about 130 gallons and "reduces up to 99.99999% of all waterborne bacteria." Wow, that's a lot of 9's! You c... / Continue →
Just like a Phoenix, but waaaaaay less badass.
Hey -- you ever wanted to be a tree? Well now you can (provided you're dead) thanks to the $225 Spiritree, a biodegradable urn that feeds a tree planted in the middle WITH YOUR BURNT-ASS REMAINS. I can't wait to be a mighty oak!... / Continue →