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Solo Shelter Sleeping Bag/Tent Combo Lets You Tackle The Great Outdoors By Your Lonesome Need to clear your head? Get away from it all? OK, so maybe you just got evicted…whatever. Either way, there’s a lot to be said for going nomad and living off the land (and the occasional 7-Eleven). And when it’s time to rest, the Solo Shelter from 5 Owls should do nicely. This is a versatile, lightweight tent/sleeping bag combo for one that could be very valuable for anyone on a hiking, camping, hunting, or fishing trip. DIY Marbled Glassware When graphic designer and artist Joanna Bean Martin shared with us her technique for marbling the bottoms of glassware with nail polish, we couldn’t wait to try it ourselves. Who knew it would be such an easy way to add color and pattern to your next tablescape or party? Remember, the brighter and bolder colors you use, the more the glasses will radiate and glow. Have fun! You’ll need:flat bottomed glasswarevariety of colorful nail polishclear nail polisha disposable plastic containernail polish removerpainters tapetoothpicks Mask off the bottom of the glass with painters tape.

Gerber Ding Dong Breaching Tool Ding dong. Who’s there? Gerber’s badass new breaching tool, ready to tear down any door that stands in its way. Looking for a new sledgehammer? DIY Clay Jewelry Dish It’s hard to believe that I have yet to find the ideal system for organizing my jewelry. Where is that perfect piece of storage for necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets so they could all live happily and neatly in a single place?! Alas, I have a handful of decorative ceramic bowls and porcelain dishes scattered along my dresser, separating rings from bracelets from earrings. And after seeing this tutorial on how to create a sweet faux porcelain dish, I immediately had to try it. Why not add more to my ever growing collection . . . You’ll need:one small and one medium sized ovenproof bowlsa baking sheet or wax papera paper or fabric lace doilya rolling pin2 ounces of polymer claya knifean ovena nail file (optional)

Fury Tactical Kuba-Kickz At first these might look to be nothing more than a joke, but the Fury Tactical Kuba-Kickz (the name doesn’t help) were designed for real life self defense situations. And the reviews are overwhelmingly positive. While not everyone wants to carry a gun or a knife, everyone does want to feel protected in the event of an attack. Kuba-Kickz are considered the only non-lethal self defense tool designed specifically for your footwear. Simply place the device on your tongue, and run the laces through it.

DIY Sachin + Babi Rorschach Necklace Is it a bat, a butterfly, a moth, a pair of wolves, or even two dancers? However you perceive it, we certainly won’t be examining your personality or providing you with a diagnosis today. Instead, we’ve collaborated with Sachin + Babi to create a fabulous statement necklace, inspired by three elements from their Spring 2012 Collection: Rorschach ink blots, leather, and gold! You’ll need:5″ x 7″ piece of faux leather vinylRorschach pattern (available here)8 feet of thin chain (cut into 19 5″ pieces)20-21 inches of thick chain21 4mm jump ringsa black permanent markerdouble sided tapea leather rotary punchsmall sharp scissors2 pairs of pliers

GEARWARD The Anti-Kidnapping Band is designed to allow you to carry escape tools in your watch band. It's a wearable insurance policy for military personnel, foreign aid workers, and journalists in conflict zones, as well as for travelers in countries with a high risk of kidnapping for ransom. *** The A-K Band is currently sold out - A huge thanks to SSD, Dude, and Gizmodo for their coverage. The next batch of A-K Bands will be available in a week. If you would like to reserve one, please email *** The A-K Band allows the wearer to escape from rope, duct tape, zip ties, and handcuffs.

DIY Wrap Bracelet You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists. The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! Military-Style Camping Cot There’s nothing like being invited over to a friend’s house for a spot to crash after a night of drinking only to find that there’s no decent place to lay your head down and sleep. Now, if you were prepared, you would have had your Earth Products military style folding cot in your arsenal and ready on a whim. This badass military grade cot is crafted for camping and even the casual overnighter, without making it look like you’re staying all week. Starting out at a meek 37x8x5”, the folded unit comes with a side storage bag system for your drinks, ibuprofen glasses and more. A pillow is also available to take up an expanded area of 77x25x17.

Bracelet tubes dorés I have very vivid memories of walking into a bead store for the first time, almost 15 years ago, and being overwhelmed by the million and ten ideas that filled my mind. I was immediately hooked on the concept of transforming simple and unexpected elements into something beautiful and wearable. That moment was the catalyst for my eventual path into jewelry design and craft – my higher calling, if you will. Today’s tutorial takes me back to my first foray into jewelry making, where I’ll show you how to make two delightful bracelets using the same basic component. Get inspired and have fun!

If Pens Could Kill: The 12 Best Tactical Pens There’s a good chance you already include a nice writing pen as part of your every day carry, so why not opt for one that could help save your life in an emergency? Tactical pens are sturdy writing tools that double as formidable weapons. The word “tactical” in itself has military connections, and tells us there is some form of combative innovation included in this otherwise ordinary item.

Bracelet chaine/ fils coton Chain link bracelets, with colorful threads woven through them, have been popping up here and there. We adore Aurèlie Bidermann‘s Do Brazil bracelets and thought it was about time we graduate to the ultimate “grown-up” friendship bracelet. With a curb chain bracelet and some embroidery thread, we’ll teach you how to make your own woven chain bracelet.