Grillight Illuminated Spatula - $29.95

more info:, Facebook

Tin Cloth Utility Apron by Filson - $105

more info: Filson, Working Person Store

Padlock and lockable fabric harness by Mitch Pomerantz



Gold Bars

Accepted worldwide - anywhere.

These are 1 gram gold bars. They are my preferred choice, unit cost per bar is a little more than buying 5 gram bars but they are easy to conceal and ideal for small transactions.

Doing it right.

Switch by Quirky - $89.99

Interchangeable tool pocket knife. 

info: Quirky

Blackbird hammock and Super Fly tarp by Warbonnet Outdoors - $135-$255 depending on configuration

Photos from a review by: Valley Deep Mountain High 

info: Warbonnet Outdoors

The Schmidt Dynamo front hub or SON (Schmidt’s Original Nabendynamo) is extremely reliable and has almost no drag. Made by Wilfried Schmidt Maschinenbau in Tübingen, Germany, the hub is quiet and is designed to give at least 50,000 kilometers of trouble free riding between servicings.

Schmidt Hub Dynamo hub & Disc Version - $272 - $350

info: Peter White

Mmmh. I love it. I want ten. Looks like a glow-in-the-dark guitar pick.


New kit marker……

So the first version of the new Glow in the dark kit markers arrived for testing today, from my good friend Ru from

This version has SOLAS on one side and IR the other.

This will be being put on my Ute pack from hill people gear for use with SAR.

As you can see from the pictures so far I am impressed. It will be going away with me on my up coming trip next week.

Stay tuned,


The Yeti Roadie 20 - $229

Keeps ice for about three days. Super insulated. Super durable. First photo, credit: Brad Fischer, Yeti Photo Contest Oct. 2013.

more info: Yeti Coolers, Gizmodo, Businessweek

Amphibear Expedition Vehicle

info : Expedition Portal, Amphibear

20 L Water Can with Recessed Tap - $70.00
info: AT Overland Equipment,

20 L Water Can with Recessed Tap - $70.00

info: AT Overland Equipment,