This is a video from a Youtube user dalemclmm testing REI's Storm Proof Matches. Tests include: burial, stomping and water-dousing, then all three at once. I'm not really surprised the matches survive considering they're sulfur-coated (versus a traditional wax-dip for weatherproofing), it's just impressive to watch. $5.50 gets you two boxes of 25 matches. Plus I read in the product reviews they're great for performing tricks to impress women at the bar. As in, "hey sessy lady -- I bet you the shirt you're wearing I can dunk this match in water and it'll still burn". BOOM -- another novelty Christmas sweater for your closet! (Next time wait for somebody younger).
Hit the jump for the short but neat-to-watch video and a link to product site.
This is a slow-motion video of a match lighting at 2,000 frames-per-second, which ends up taking two-and-a-half minutes to watch. It's pretty neat, but not nearly as neat to think about as how the hell they managed to slow down time. *shaking videographer like a ragdoll* TELL... / Continue →
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 →
This is the Survival Split snowboard built by Signal Snowboards and jam-packed with everything you'd need to survive a night in the wilderness without getting sexed by a Yeti just you can sleep by the fire in his cave. *shivers* Never again.
[The board] separates into three ... / Continue →